Monthly Archives: March 2009

Where Did That Come From?

On March 19th, my Flickr Photostream seems to have gotten nigh onto 3,000 hits — while no single photo got more than eight hits (and that was Margaret’s and my wedding invitation; second place was PIppa’s Crime Scene Halloween costume). … Continue reading

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Busy Day

I tweeted and back-channeled up a storm at Freedom to Connect today. Don’t have much energy to write about it all again. It was great to see David Isenberg, David Weinberger, Doc Searls, Dean Landsman, Bruce Schmoetzer, and the John … Continue reading

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Weekend Update

Leaving in just a few minutes for Freedom to Connect. Pippa and I have stocked up on CDs (our current car doesn’t have an “Aux” input for our iPods) of music and spoken word. Snacks, seltzer, paper towels, check.   … Continue reading

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John Hope Franklin, Edmond Rostand, and Me

I began our Thursday class with prayers of thanks and intercession for John Hope Franklin and his legacy. Since Franklin was a Duke hero, local public radio listeners have been immersed in reports about his admirable life and career. In … Continue reading

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If A Tome Falls In The Woods…

I had a bad day yesterday; discretion prevents my being too specific, but it involved a vivid indication that the twenty years of deliberation, research, imagination, and composition that have gone into my scholarly work simply haven’t made much of … Continue reading

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Daughters of Ada

I promised to take part in Ada Lovelace Day — I meant what I said and I said what I meant, a postmodern hermeneutical preacher-technologist’s word is one hundred percent.   Awkwardly, I have a hard time singling out one … Continue reading

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Stagger For Your Life

I’ve been intrigued and bemused by the different ways my body has responded to my beginning to exercise more intentionally. Some days my legs feel quite leaden, hard to lift — not sore, just inert. Some days my biggest problem … Continue reading

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Inexact Change

I feel for Dave. Just a month or so ago, Peachpit Press published his very helpful introduction to Facebook, and no sooner does it hit the shelves than Facebook alters its interface so as to disrupt the smooth connection between … Continue reading

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Beautiful Day

Even though my NCAA brackets are a disaster (thanks very much, Wake Forest and Maryland); even though our job situation is not any more nearly resolved than it was several weeks ago; even though Pippa has spent almost the whole … Continue reading

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How Long, O Lord?

One aspect of the online conversation several of us were holding involved the question of whether “we” or “students” or some other constituency could read long-form texts adequately any more. If students can’t read The City of God but immerse … Continue reading

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Rick Warren and Me

Last year, David Isenberg spontaneously called on me at the Freedom To Connect conference to offer a “prayer for the internet.” Now, I spent enough years teaching for Protestants that I have some practice at extemporaneous prayer; such prayers are … Continue reading

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Bacon For A Theological Vegetarian

This morning I spent some time pondering the extent to which Francis Bacon’s diagnoses of intellectual errors persist in contemporary theologizing (as well as in professedly non-theological biblical interpretation). In the course of contemplating a renewal of Baconian asceticism from … Continue reading

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