Month: August 2008


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What If Constantine Had Converted to Judaism Instead?

The following is a short piece I wrote tonight for a Jewish-Christian Relations seminar in response to Prof Marc Saperstein‘s question of what would have happened had Constantine converted to Judaism rather than Christianity in the 4th Century CE: Prof Marc Saperstein’s question of how history might have been different had Constantine converted to Judaism …

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Research Day

Going back to school does have its benefits… you can completely geek out and surround yourself with out of print books and arcane ideas all in the name of pursuing knowledge: Today, I’m writing a paper on Dura Europos and its overlooked place in the (I argue non-historical) Parting of the Ways model that describes …

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Suggestive Church Sign

I’m in Atlanta today visiting with Anna’s brother and his new baby girl. I saw this church sign on the way to the hospital and couldn’t resist snapping a quick BlackBerry photo: “Give To the Lord Until It Feels Good” hmmm… Best Church Sign Ever on TwitPic

Leveraging Social Media Presentation Feedback

My presentation at Affiliate Summit East earlier this month in Boston had pretty good reviews. Thanks so much to Missy Ward, Shawn Collins and Amy Rodriguez! Here’s the presentation: Leveraging Social Media View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: ase08 affsum) And here are the reviews: Sunday – Leveraging Social Media Sam Harrelson, Publisher, …

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Real Time

I’ve been having conversations with folks about why (or Laconica, the mothership code base of which is the flagship derivation, but there are many possibilities available such as Leo Laporte’s TWiT Army) matters so much for the present and future and why Twitter has failed to keep the great commission by hampering its …

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Bible 2.0

Twelve (?!?!) years ago in 1996, I bought the first edition of the Harper Collins Study Bible (NRSV of course) for a summer school session of Old Testament 101. Back then, I was a self-assured Chemistry / Computer Science freshman double major at Wofford College and decided to take summer school to get a couple …

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Today is my last day of being a 20-something year old. It’s one of those big days that we in the cultures of the West like to put great emphasis upon. You spend your 20’s figuring out who you are, exploring ideas, being idealistic. Then, you transition into a real adult focused on career, family, …

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