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My thesis which was accepted by the University of Glasgow in 1981 has been, I just discovered, digitised and is available here: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/2080/

“Presence and Pixels: Some impacts of electronically mediated communication on Christian living,” Review and Expositor, 111,1, 2014, 56-63. I’d be particularly keen to get feedback from readers here who may see this. Your ideas would be welcome grist to the mill of my thinking :)

I’m not sure I listed these here, and I do want to brag about the quantity, I’ll leave you to judge the quality ;) 2013 “The Troubling Theology of Jeremiah” In Global Perspectives on the Old Testament, edited by Mark Roncace and Joseph Weaver. . Pearson Education, 2013. “A Masculine Reading of the Book of […]

eBook readers

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OK, so I’m a chronic late adopter of hardware (but within that limitation early adopter of software), but at last Barbara is thinking of getting me an eBook reader. Anyone with experience of eBook readers care to comment? The criteria are must be readable outdoors in full sunshine must have dictionary and web lookup (e.g. […]

For years it was hard to draw listeners (except a faithful few) to podcasts, while blogs attracted visitors lie nectar draws in bees. However, at last this seems to be changing. 5 minute Bible is now (according to Alexa) more popular than Sansblogue among biblical studies sites. And it regularly attracts also a number of […]

Among the reading for my MIT MediaLab MOOC, Learning Creative Learning, is the huge report: Mimi Ito et al. (2009): Learning and Living with New Media. MacArthur Foundation.  The executive summary includes this sentence, which reminded me why the term “new media” is so much better than the older “digital” to describe the current cultural shift: […]

Publication

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My videos on You Tube have passed 250,000 views recently. Since this takes no account of the views on Facebook or on 5 minute Bible this form of publication clearly reaches places conventional “publishing” cannot reach ;)

Carnival time

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The October Biblical Studies Carnival is up a blt Biblical Studies Carnival, blame the lateness on the storms of various genres that have struck the USA in recent weeks, or perhaps it was waiting for the added bacon to be ready ;) It is a fine collection with a wider than usual catchment, so everyone will […]

Mark Goodacre posted an interesting comment: The Jesus’ Wife Fragment and the Transformation of Peer Review? which linked to an equally interesting post Le véritable scoop de «l’Evangile de la femme de Jésus»: la transformation des normes de publication académique (peer-review), raising questions about what the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife saga may teach us about […]

SBL Podcasts

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There is an interesting (if somewhat restricted) discussion on the SBL’s Facebook page about the possibility of podcasting (some) sessions from the annual meeting. The suggestion is simple. Record sessions (unless the speaker asks not to be recorded). Make the recordings available on the web. The advantages are clear. Much wider access to this forum […]