It’s hard for me to concentrate on productive pastimes, but I’ve found some more examples of positive uses of digital media for New Testament teaching. On the audio side, Philip Harland’s podcasts on the Historical Jesus will complement the course I’ll teach at Glasgow (Home Office willing). You can listen to them from Philip’s website (new, improved link, thanks to Phil’s comment below), or download them from Archive.org. For video media, St John’s Nottingham has been producing excellent video segments on theological topics (heavily weighted toward the New Testament). I expect to point students to several of these as well.
Now, imagine that all the sorts of resource I’ve been discussing lately were produced and supported by one school (or by an organized network). The instructional and reference sites from Luther Seminary; the downoadable-PDF/print booklets from VTS; the audio from Philip Harland, the video from St John’s. Imagine that this were an integrated project, with resources designed deliberately to complement and support one another. How much better could the SBL do than that? Why reinvent such a project, when such exemplary instances stand right before us?
And, ahem, no word from the British Embassy yet.