To blog or not to blog…that is the question. At least for graduate students.   Recently updated!

During the Q&A period of the panel discussion with Bart Ehrman, Will Gaffney, and Larry Schiffman were asked about whether or not grad students should blog. There response was an unanimous “no.” Some of their specific reasons were concerns of exposure, that they might post things/opinions that could come back to hurt them in the job […]



The Life of a Blog from Cradle to Maturity (?)   Recently updated!

UPDATE: My brother corrected my memory: he is the one who registered the name “pseudonymous.” My first blog attempt was anonymous, but fittingly, I suppose, I can no longer remember the name. The last session of the “the Blogger and Online Publication” group was a great success. Our chair James McGrath has an excellent summary of […]

Blogging comes of age

I will be presenting in the Blogger and Online Publication session this year. It should be a fun and informative session. My presentation will be a bit more organic, or really, about the organic process of how my blog has developed over the last dozen years. The Life of a Blog from Cradle to Maturity (?) […]


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Tech or religion blogger? 1

If you went by frequency and topic of posts you might be forgiven for supposing that my area of expertise was biblical and rabbinic literature. But if you go by the WordPress site statistics, the posts that get the most attention would suggest I am a tech blogger. And to that I say, “Yes.”

SBLAARggers Get Together 4

Brian LePort is trying to organize our annual conference gathering of bibliobloggers. After a false start in naming convention, he asks that we all take his survey to determine the best time for SBLAARggers to gather. Who knows, perhaps I might even break out the mics again for a podcast!

Biblioblog Podcast in action.

Sacred Techs is up!

I am very pleased to announce that the first post and podcast of Sacred Techs are now up! (The podcast is even available via iTunes.) This site is a collaboration between myself and Dr. Robert Cargill. We describe the site as, “posts and podcasts relevant to the study of things ancient using things very modern.” With […]

Eighth Annual Ralphies are up!

My friend and colleague Ed Cook is the author of Ralph the Sacred River and the Eighth Annual Ralphies are up! Go and see what his picks for books, music, and movies are this year. As usual, I do not feel that I have much to offer in terms of top reading, listening, and viewing, but I will give it […]

To blog or not to blog

Is not really a question. I will blog, but on what and how frequently? Right now my schedule is ridiculously busy with my job (that thing which enables me to support my family and habits like registering useless domain names) which, during the semester, involves all sorts of other things aside from doing research. So […]

Once more, what makes a biblioblogger? 5

Scott Bailey brings up this nagging question and Jim responds with his usual…rhetoric. I am not going to try and answer the question (by most definitions I might well not be included as one), but I am going to ask, when was it that so many self-defined bibliobloggers became the TMZ or Perez Hilton or the […]

Suggestions for the August Biblical Studies Carnival (and why I am out) 5

To all those who enjoy the Biblical Studies Carnivals and care what is represented in them I encourage you to go over to Daniel McClellan’s site and post or email him your suggestions. I may send some links, but I won’t be hosting any more carnivals. I know this topic has come up in the […]