Monthly Archives: March 2011

22 posts

Free ebook: The Gospel of Ruth: Loving God Enough to Break the Rules

An old roommate (that is, we were roommates long ago, not that he is old now, well, we are older) sent me this link. I don’t know anything about Carolyn James and it appears to be very much a Christian devotional work, but if Zondervan is making it available for free who am I to not download it? The link is at the bottom of the blurb. This isnt the Ruth, the Naomi, or the […]

Some aids for the older bibliobloggers amongst us

This was forwarded to me by a friend and I believe that there are those older bloggers who might benefit from this helpful list. As you get on in years it can be tough to keep up with the kids and their crazy lingo, but Old Folks have their own code words. ATD – At the Doctor’s BFF – Best Friends Funeral BTW – Bring the Wheelchair BYOT – Bring Your Own Teeth CBM – Covered […]

SBL Paper on Social Media

I have been asked by the good folks from SBL’s Student Advisory Board to present a paper/lead a discussion on how graduate students and recent PhD’s can best use social media (and what to avoid). I wonder what you think of this for a title and abstract? “On the Internet no one knows you’re a grad student.” Or how social media can help you, build you up, and tear you down. I will consider how […]

Thinking more broadly about technology and biblical studies

You may have read my “modest proposal for assessing digital biblical studies.” My focus there was on issues relating primarily to promotion and tenure, the coin of the realm for academia, and how we as a discipline can properly assess and present the emerging digital production for P&T committees. Technology is impacting our field in far more ways than simply blogs and online journals. Think about everything from our desire to have free (or affordable) […]

BibleTech : 2011

I am not sure how I missed this (the conference is three years old!) but I see lots of familiar names. (Hi Chris H!) I am interested to hear more about BibleTech and see what those folks have to teach those of us interested in similar session at SBL. BibleTech:2011 presents a unique opportunity to hear from some of the world’s leading Bible study technologists. Amazing things are being done at the intersection of biblical […]

Flipbook-style plug-in for WordPress!

The Chronicle of Higher Education blog ProfHacker put me on to a great WP plugin that makes your site look and work like Flipboard, a great magazine like news-reading experience for the iPad. I have it running now, what do you think? OnSwipe describes itself as “a platform that makes it insanely easy for publishers of all sizes to make their content and advertising a beautiful experience on touch-enabled devices via Web browser.” Any blog […]