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Steve Jobs (1955-2011): Death of a Human Tech God? | Religion Dispatches

5 October 2011 Technology

Steve Jobs (1955-2011): Death of a Human Tech God? | Religion Dispatches. On the occasion of Steve Jobs’s death, Religion Dispatch calls attention to a funny Umberto Eco quote which makes Mac out to be Catholic and DOS out to be Protestant: I am firmly of the opinion that the Macintosh is Catholic and that DOS is […]

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Two GoogleDocs Education Usage Scenarios

31 October 2010 Education

Occasionally, I like to post on a tool that has been useful for me, either in teaching or research. Today, I’d like to talk about a tool that’s useful for both: GoogleDocs.

By now, most folks are aware of the existence of GoogleDocs. It should come as no surprise that I, being a rabid Google fan, would be a user. Let me take you through two ways that I use GoogleDocs. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments.

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Harvard Posts Papyri (Huzzah!)

14 December 2007 Biblical Studies

It’s certainly been a while since I’ve been able to update Withering Fig. “What could have possibly brought me out of my Salinger-like public coma?” you ask. Well, images of papyri, of course! Goodacre, over at the NT Gateway, has called my attention (via his excellent blog) to some new images of papyri that Harvard […]

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Strange Unicode Issue on Intel Mac

13 July 2007 Technology

I took delivery of a new Macbook (the Blacbook) Monday. Since then, I’ve been working to get everything setup just how I like it (the thought of just copying over a Home directory sounds boring. Plus, this way I get a chance to keep things clean—as if that’s going to last). First off, this thing […]

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5 Superheroes of the Bible >> Bible Study at Church Hopping

10 May 2007 Old Testament

5 Superheroes of the Bible >> Bible Study at Church Hopping So, I just submitted my entry for ProBlogger.net’s group writing project: “Top 5.” I started browsing through other entries, and I happened upon this awesome one! Josh Rives list’ includes: David (aka Batman) Elijah (aka The Flash) Moses (aka Captain Planet) Josheb-basshebeth, Eleazar and […]

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Top 5 Bible Study Technologies

10 May 2007 Biblical Studies

It’s the 21st century, and anyone studying the Bible should be aware of a few technological advances that can really help them. So, here are my “Top 5 Bible Study Technologies.” If you’ve got some others, feel free to post ‘em in the comments! Accordance — I’m a Mac guy, so Accordance is my Bible […]

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UnSpun by Amazon: Best Blogs about Biblical Studies

16 April 2007 Technology

UnSpun by Amazon: Best Blogs about Biblical Studies UnSpun has a list of the top blogs for Biblical Studies. Withering Fig is a glaring omission, but that’s OK…I’ll live to blog another day. There are some surprises, however. For example, Josh McManaway with his blog “A New Testament Student” currently comes in at #9. By […]

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April DeConick’s New Blog and Her First Post

2 February 2007 Technology

April DeConick, of Rice University, right here in my hometown of Houston, has just entered herself in the blogosphere with The Forbidden Gospels Blog. I don’t know much about Prof. DeConick, but it appears that her research interests include early Jewish and Christian mysticism, Gnostic thinkers, etc. Additionally, a quick portrait in front of some […]

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A Social Networking Map of New Testament Characters

31 January 2007 New Testament

Joe Weaks of the Macintosh Biblioblog notes that the makers of the ESV (English Standard Version) have used a data visualization technology (Many Eyes) to create a social networking map of new testament characters. I don’t know much about data visualization, but it appears to be a technology that is being used more and more […]

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