SBL Day Three

Because Margaret and I had both paid our debts to academia, we took today relatively easy. We slept late (for a conference day), ate a leisurely breakfast, spent the morning book-shopping (mostly for Margaret, whose need for print resources is greater than mine), and socializing. I had a lunch meeting with the representatives of Baylor…

On Stilts

Kevin pointed me to a pertinent review of The da Vinci Code in the Telegraph. Great summary: “Brown’s book is not garbage, it is garbage on stilts, hyper-garbage that invokes garbage in self-authentication.”

SBL Day Two

When I arried at the book display, yesterday, Margaret tipped me off that one of my articles has been published in a collection of essays on theological education and rhetoric. My original title was, “What Has Vincennes To Do With Jerusalem?” but the editor required me to demote that to a subtitle, in favor of…

SBL Day One

The annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (and the American Association of Religion) has gotten off without a hitch, at least for Margaret and me. I got to the 7:30 breakfast meeting on time, but only by the sheerest chance did I arrive at the correct hotel (there are two Marriotts side by…

Friday Take-Off

Waking up early this morning, I finished packing and set out to the airport where I successfully found my beloved Margaret (I thought I knew how much I missed her before I saw her — how foolish of me!), and we made our way to the departure gate. There we re-enacted the annual ritual; of…

Manic Thursday

My full day today included working on my response to the Hauerwas paper, various appointments and errands, writing letters of recommendation (about which I try to be scrupulously honest and careful, so they take me ages), and the disputatio between the Augustinians and the Pelagians in my Early Church History course. The judge (in the…

Josiah Born Again Here

‚ÄúThe Baby Crusher‚Äù Originally uploaded by AKMA. One of Seabury’s “plunge” teams went to Christ Church, New Haven, where I served in my first parish staff positions. Si was baptized there, and he and his brother Nate have always referred to the the grand font there as “the Baby Crusher.” You can see why, from…

Coming Attractions

At this point, it seems as though we’re going to give up on the corrupt MT database — translation: “the database that I garbled irredeemably” — and start the Disseminary websites over again. I’m only slightly miffed that it turns out that Trevor had backed up the Limature database a mere few hours before I…

Vanitas

David Weinberger has generously pointed to the Real Media version of the CSPAN webcast of the first John Kluge Lecture at the Library of Congress, wherein David alludes to me (the real reason everyone was watching, David) at. . . well, I haven’t come to the part where he mentions me, but Josiah phoned last…