Monthly Archives: November 2013

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SBL 2013 – A Very Nice Time

We will be leaving first thing in the morning tomorrow, but had a great time. I heard a number of excellent papers and saw so many great friends who shared their love and concern for us. It was affirming, sad, and wonderful all at once. There is a consultation on the Megilloth in which I presented a paper and heard even better papers. I thought Andrew Davis had a very thought provoking paper with a few […]

The 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

Today marks that anniversary. There are events going on around the nation and I offer these photographs taken at the Soldier’s National Cemetery. More can be found on my flickr. President Lincoln was a remarkable man in so many ways, but, as he points out in the quote below, he was like all of us in that he experienced deep grief. His words, I find, are comfortable. “In this sad world of ours sorrow comes […]

Neither death nor life will separate us…

From God or those who love him. This powerful and moving picture is from 1888 Holland. via Retronaut. Rom. 8:38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,  39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.  

Veterans: Do not let them be forgotten

Many of you have probably seen the video below via Facebook or some other site. It is a time-lapse production of the amazing transformation of Jim Wolfe, a US Army veteran who has struggled “for decades with poverty, homelessness, and alcoholism.” It was produced by Dégagé Ministries, a homeless shelter and ministry in Grand Rapids Michigan as part of a fundraiser for Veteran’s Day. [pullquote]What is the Mission Statement of Dégagé? To reflect the love […]

Don’t just say it, wear it: “It’s in the Syllabus!”

From Inside Higher Ed: ‘It’s in the Syllabus!’ October 18, 2013 By Colleen Flaherty Some things are better worn than said. At least that’s what one Austin Community College professor of English thinks, based on his “It’s in the syllabus” T-shirt. A student posted a photo on Reddit and Imgur of David Lydic flashing the shirt this week, with the caption, “Frustrated with the same old questions, my professor ripped off his shirt in the middle of lecture.” It […]

It’s that time: Movember so that Mo May Live

Short version: Go to my Mo Space: and please consider donating either to my account, our Penn State Team, or if you would like, join our team and start collecting yourself! Thanks! Last year you may recall that I shaved my mustache last year for Movember. I was going for the Abe Lincoln look, but ended up closer to Zeke from Lancaster. The basic idea is to alter your facial hair (if you are able, if […]