Earlier this week, a friend of mine pulled out his phone and opened what looked like Google maps. Only, it looked more pixelated, and it showed not restaurants but Pokemon. I was introduced then to the new craze that is Pokemon Go. Pokemon Go is a virtual reality smartphone game in which players can find, […]
I’m realizing how narrow my vision is. I get so busy in seeing the urgent problems in front of me, that I forget to step back and see the bigger picture in what is actually happening. For example, since I work in Purchasing, and it’s currently nearing the fiscal-year end, we’ve had a high volume […]
Last summer, I blogged about attending ‘The Actuality of the Theologico-Political’ conference which featured a panel with Rowan Williams and Slavoj Žižek sitting next to each other. This summer of the British election year, there seems to be a fair few events related to ‘political theology’ in the UK, and I thought I would list them […]
I am very excited to announce that the third installment of Ecclesia and Ethics is just around the corner! This year our main theme will be: Human Sexuality. Registration is now officially open; the cost of admission is $10, which goes straight to charity. You can find information for registration here. Be sure to tell […]
A friend and I are working on a Digital Humanities Project called AncientThought.com and we are currently looking for contributors. I am currently serving as the Pauline Editor and my task is to round up people involved in work at the post-grad level (or beyond) that would be willing to contribute a short (500-1,500 words) essay […]
The University of Aberdeen (in Scotland) will be hosting a conference on the legacy of the Reformation, entitled, The Freedom of a Christian Ethicist. It looks like a fantastic conference and if I hadn’t just moved across the pond I’d be very keen to check it out. The conference will be held 24–25 October, 2014 […]
This past week my family and I had the great blessing of attending a famous Christian conference that has been held for over 139 years in the same place here in the UK. The conference itself is named after the city of Keswick which is situated right in the middle of the Lake District, one […]
If you plan on attending the annual AAR/SBL conference this November in San Diego, CA and enjoy craft beer like we do, then you won’t want to miss out on our reception: the Society for Beer Lovers & Assorted Academic Research (SBLAAR). Save the Date: Saturday, November 22nd from 7:00pm—10:00pm at Saint Joseph Cathedral (1535 […]
Last May we had our first meeting of the Ecclesia & Ethics conference. This conference was live, on-line, in real time via Webinar (gotomeeting.com). There were no airplane fees, no travel days, no accommodation fees, no annoying roommates, no special travel documents required, nothing like that. We simply asked that everyone make a small donation […]
If you’re in Baltimore already or coming later this week for the annual meetings of SBL, AAR, IBR, ETS, and all of the other annual conferences, do come along to a craft beer reception that I am co-organizing with my colleague and office-mate, Christopher Brewer (isn’t that name just perfect?! The Christ-bearing Beer-maker). The reception […]
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Billy on The Sacrament of Pokemon Great insight Jack! Love your creativity and connections
Justin Daneshmand on Living with Clutter Jamie Smith, you hit the nail on the head. That ...
Jamie Smith on Living with Clutter I'm so happy to see this issue being addressed here. ...
Jack Franicevich on Harry Potter: Worse Things than Death, Better Things than Life Great post! I especially love your citation precision. This has ...