Nominations for May's Biblical Studies Carnival
I've been somehow too busy to write responses to most of the good posts I've bookmarked so far this month, so, for students who might miss out, and as my first round of nominations for May's Biblical Studies Carnival I'll not especially these posts that I wanted to respond to, but haven't :(
John at Ancient Hebrew Poetry
mused on questions of Canon, Inspiration, and Authority
in probably the most thought-provoking biblical post this month. His superb Electronic Dictionaries of Biblical Hebrew
series was mainly last month... but I'm still hoping to respond to that... one day!
Of course there was the Class Attendance
debate, since in the Tyndale Carey Graduate School I'm living at the intersection of two systems:
- one that says if students don't attend that's their loss - and potentially failure
- the other says less than 80% on the register (yes people they take a register!) and you cannot pass the course
I'd love to write an opinionated response to Tyler
(who deserves an opinionated
response), and the rest of you. Frankly and briefly, since B is awake and needs coffee - any student who voluntarily misses classes is not worth having (I was such a student, so I know that of which I speak) and any teacher who cannot be interesting or provocative enough keep students coming deserve each other
Oh, yes, and they found the tomb of some guy called Herod, who appears in the other third of the Bible.
Labels: canon, teaching