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Category Archives: Academic Blogging

BigBible.uk: Biblical Literacy & Reception in a Digital World

BigBible.uk: Biblical Literacy & Reception in a Digital World

Part of my work at CODEC has been to redesign and relaunch the Big Bible Project. In its recently re-launched mode,

Its purpose [is] To host and curate the best short-form content related to Biblical Literacy and Reception on the web, with a special focus on the digital environment.

The typical articles are written by scholars and aimed at a general audience. Consider subscribing!

Website re-design: dropcaps, indents, and more with CSS

Website re-design: dropcaps, indents, and more with CSS

I took advantage of some down time to redesign the blog. My design goal was to (1) maintain some of the minimalism but (2) dial up some sophistication and (3) give a nod to old-book elegance: dropcaps, indentation, and retro font. The previous iteration of the blog was uber-minimalist and came at a time in which my priority was improving backend speed and security (i.e.,… Continue Reading

Blogs for Scholars, Tools for Everyone!

Where? Expositus.org. And you can help us launch by participating in our KickStarter, now live HERE: Expositus.org helps humans learn about the humanities. Humans need the humanities–subjects like history, literature, religion, and philosophy that are at the heart of culture, the soul of human existence. With a platform for discussion and resources designed for both… Continue Reading

Back to Regularly Scheduled Programming

It has been awfully quiet around here the past week and a half, and for good reason! My family of three became four (about 10 days ahead of schedule), and I am just now wading back into my work. Still more to come on the Bible software front, including a bit later this week. Continue Reading

Watson, Gospel Writing, Chapter 3 Summary

Watson, Gospel Writing, Chapter 3 Summary

For those who may be interested, over at the New College Readers Blog I have contributed a summary of chapter 3 of Watson’s Gospel Writing. Overall I am enjoying some of the broad epistemological/hermeneutical questions Watson raises, but I find a number of his detailed arguments about gospel origins problematic. More on this later. Continue Reading

Steve Walton is Blogging

Steve Walton is Blogging

And I look forward to visiting his site often. In a welcome post, Steve writes: I’m a New Testament scholar by trade, presently working on a major commentary on Acts, and my blog will focus on my areas of academic interest. So you’ll read me writing about Acts, what’s going on in the world of… Continue Reading

'Press Publish': A Summary

'Press Publish': A Summary

Thanks once again for all those who participated in the series on academic blogging. We’ve heard from 14 academic bloggers whose answers to four questions I asked are quite diverse, but not without a few common threads. The interviewees were: Ben Witherington Jim West Mike Bird Anthony Le Donne Scot McKnight Mark Goodacre (preamble, why/when,… Continue Reading

‘Press Publish’: Interview with Joel Watts

‘Press Publish’: Interview with Joel Watts

The following is part of a series of short interviews with academic bloggers. (The ‘hub’ for the discussion is the initial post on Starting an Academic Blog where the discussion and links to interviews are kept up-to-date). Today I share the final planned interview, this one with a student/early-career blogger, Joel Watts. He holds a… Continue Reading

‘Press Publish’: Interview with Tim Bulkeley

‘Press Publish’: Interview with Tim Bulkeley

The following is part of a series of short interviews with academic bloggers. (The ‘hub’ for the discussion is the initial post on Starting an Academic Blog where the discussion and links to interviews are kept up-to-date). Today I am pleased to share an interview with Dr. Tim Bulkeley (Ph.D. Glasgow), among those very early… Continue Reading