Friday, November 24, 2006

Picture of James Crossley during his SBL paper!

A lot has been made of James' picture on his blog, I was fortunate enough to hang with James (nice enough lad), and although I did not make it to his paper presentation at SBL, I was able to get my hands on an artists rendition of James directly after his paper.

ETS: a recap

I had a great time at ETS. It is always nice to re-connect with old friends and meet new ones. I read my paper at ETS on Romans 13, and it went well, I got some really good feedback. (Thanks for everyone who came to my paper and for all the much needed feedback!) ETS was at a much better venue this year, ironically we were in the hip Dupont Circle area of D.C. for ETS, and as a consequence there were some really good restaurants, and some nice pubs. Chimay on tap!

I only went to one group of papers at ETS, it was the Young Evangelical Scholars group, it was the best put together session I have ever been to at an ETS. If this is the future of ETS, then we are in good hands. I was really impressed with the presentation by J. Kameron Carter, and Shane Claiborn from the Simple Way had a lot to say that made me a bit conscious of my lack of imagination.

It was a good time overall, but since the Yadav brothers were missing it was not quite the same!

More to come on SBL...

Friday, November 03, 2006

research tools


Cory Doctorow
: Brendon sez, "Zotero is a very interesting Firefox-based browser that has been modded to accomodate the needs of scholars and infovores. It basically pulls a bunch of research tools into one browser, for the benefit of humanities scholars who get easily confused. Supports export to EndNote, storage capability, ability to search through your collections of stored data, etc."

Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives right where you do your work — in the web browser itself.
Link (Thanks, Brendon!)