Report on Teaching a Twitter Chat College Class

A few weeks ago I posted about my plans to hold a live Twitter Chat Class—a college class in which I required my students to actively engage the course content over Twitter. Here’s how it went.

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Why Kristof’s Latest Column Stings & Why He’s Right

Kristof says professors should move beyond our academic “turgid prose” and “gobbledygook” and shape our culture’s great debates. He’s right, but he misses much of the point.

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For Real? Planning to Hold a College Religion Class as a Live Twitter Chat

Is it crazy to hold a college class on Twitter? Perhaps. But we’re going to give it a try. Here’s how…

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Review: My Move from the iPad (Biggie) to iPad Mini

I’m writing this post because, a few weeks ago, I Googled for a similar one without avail. I hope it’s helpful for folks considering the move from an iPad biggie to iPad mini. Before the Switch Before I moved from the iPad (biggie, 2nd gen) to the iPad mini retina, I used my iPad every […]

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The Future of Theological Education

How does graduate theological education need to change? Why is bi-vocational a dirty word? What does the wise Robert Saler have to say about it?

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When the Bible Becomes a Textbook

Thoughts on how to respond to the advice, “Whatever you do, don’t let the Bible become a textbook.”

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Ready or Not, Spring Semester Has Come

The semester has begun again and, ready or not, I’m in for a full one. Before I’m too swamped, here’s a few quick highlights of the last 10 days and expectations for the semester ahead. College Conference at Montreat Along with my dear friend Taylor Lewis Guthrie Hartman, I served as Co-Director of the College […]

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Top Struggles of 2013!

Rather than trumpeting my accomplishments at the end of the year—anyone can do that, after all—I’d like to reflect briefly on my year’s biggest struggles both professional and (slightly) personally.

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Caroling the Cross at Christmas

You won’t be hearing this new/old version of “What Child Is This,” over the mall’s speakers. The scandal of the incarnation meeting the scandal of the cross does not sell.

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