Thursday’s attack in Nice, France (le 14 juillet) follows a painful procession of recent attacks that have occurred throughout our world, many within the past month of Ramadan. France, still collectively recovering from Le Bataclan (and Hebdo before it) finds herself in a heartbreakingly familiar and now seemingly permanent state of alertness and grief. Elsewhere […]
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, […]
ATLANTA, GA – This past November (2015) the Cheesological Society had their annual meeting to discuss one thing: cheese, of course. At this annual meeting there was a session dedicated to the relationship between Mozarella and cheese. The two plenaries were given by Jack McGouda and N.T. Swiss. McGouda argued that Mozarella was such a […]
For the past few years, I have been pretty intensely involved in a particular field of academics that generates a ton of monographs, books, and other book-like-things every year. One of the great ways us young academics can get our name listed along with all other rockstars of the Biblical studies field is to review […]
I received this invite for a cool conference opportunity from my friend Andrew: Good morning, and greetings from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC! I hope you are doing well. We at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary are pleased to announce the 2016 SEBTS PhD Symposium Competition on A Theology of Faith, Work, and […]
I once attended a funeral for a man (lets call him “Joe-Bob”) who was renowned in our little town in South Dakota for his regular place at the local bar. It was a unique affair with testimonials that praised Joe-Bob’s happy outlook on life, his ability to hold his alcohol, and his consistent appearance at […]
I am pleased to say that my newest article has just appeared in the latest issue of Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal—the only academic journal devoted exclusively to the life and work of C. S. Lewis. My article is on C. S. Lewis’ (arguably) greatest work of fiction, Till We Have Faces, and looks […]
I first received the news of Howard Marshall, one of the most influential New Testament scholars in the world, passing away late Saturday night. Several blog posts are cropping up containing tributes and summaries of his life and work. In this blog post, I thought I might add a few personal notes about my experience […]
I love books. Books have been my faithful companions since childhood. I remember always having a book with me, no matter where I went, even if I was going to a large social gathering, I would take a book in my purse. Actually, especially at large social gatherings, I would take a book with me […]
When I was starting my undergraduate degree in biblical studies, I naïvely expected that those in Evangelical Christian scholarship were all spiritual superstars who had the entirety of their ish together in life. It seemed natural for me to assume that those spending their career studying the character of God and his word would be incredibly […]
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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 ...