Former Speaker of the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress Tip O’Neil once said, “all politics is local.”Â When I say that we read the Bible locally I am speaking confessionally. Growing up in Dayton Ohio in the Church of the Brethren, a denomination historically dominated by a German immigrant ethos, even though I was [...]
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My first book Experience and Tradition provided me an opportunity to think with others about Black biblical hermeneutics. That book began as I reflected on growing up in a Black and White world in the Midwest and five years in Atlanta. The book Stony the Road We Trod pioneered African-American hermeneutics.Â TheÂ African Americans and [...]
A few weeks agoÂ IÂ gave a mini lecture on Pentateuchal studies. I spent time talking about the French physician Jean Astruc and the Lutheran Pastor Bernhard Witter who were among some of the earliest writers on the documentary hypothesis of the Pentateuch. We also talked about the groundbreaking work of DeWette who correlated the [...]
Chris Long of Penn State Â made a compelling presentation on curating your digital vita and an evolving digital resource ecosystem fascinating. He uses Mendeley, Dropbox, GoodReader, Evernote and Zotero as an ecosystem. Mendeley is a both a social network site as well as a bibliographical index. For instance when I did a search on psalms [...]