Category Archives: General Announcements

FYI: Announcements

A couple of quick announcements for the afternoon. 1.  I have to be out of town this coming Friday, so my colleague, George Phillips, is going to sit in for me and administer the exam.  He’s also going to bring … Continue reading

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Instructions for Monday & Wednesday, With Other Announcements

Remember that on Monday and Wednesday, we will not be meeting in our regular room.  Instead, we’ll be meeting in the Young Library to conference and work on our group projects.  Attendance is still required for everyone.  Here’s what we’ll … Continue reading

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Multimodal Products: Ideas for Final Essay Project

As a part of your final essay project, you are to compile and produce some multi-modal artifact, a video, an audio file, a photo essay, or something of the sort that can be circulated on this blog.  The artifact must … Continue reading

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Time is Short: Weekend Announcements

Happy Sunday evening everyone. Please read through this list of announcements to keep track of what’s going on in class during this last week of primary reading. 1.  Group prospectuses should have been posted on Friday.  I’m in the process … Continue reading

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Late Semester Exam Extra Credit Advance

At the end of next week, we will be having our late semester exam.  Study guide to follow.  In case you are interested in public discussions about theology, justice, and the Old Testament, and if you are interested in gaining … Continue reading

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Weekend Announcements

I hope everyone is safely coming down to earth after the final four fog is lifting.  Here are some things to keep in mind as we move forward in the last month of the semester. 1.  See posts below for … Continue reading

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Important Weekend Announcements and Schedule Updates

I covered most of this in class on Friday, but here are a few bits of information to keep in mind as we head into the week in which our major essay is due. 1.  Please bring two printed copies … Continue reading

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Weekend Announcements

Happy post-spring break, everyone! I hope we all took the prophet Isaiah’s advice to heart:  “eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die.”  Here are a few things to keep in mind as we get back into the rhythm … Continue reading

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Stuff We Don’t Have Time to Cover in Class

Good evening everyone. We’re in the thick of essay writing and mid-term studying, and there’s also a lot going on in class, probably too much to cover and still have an informed discussion of Amos and Isaiah. So please read … Continue reading

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Class on Friday at B35 in Young Library

Hello everyone.  This post is a reminder that on Friday, Feb. 4 (tomorrow) we will be meeting in the Young Library to talk about research strategies for our major writing projects.  Please plan accordingly!

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Snow Day and Week Ahead

Obviously,  the weather prohibited us from meeting in class this morning. We’ll move into our third week of classes without having had a full week, but that’s okay.  On Monday, we’ll briefly cover the contents of the Documentary Hypothesis and … Continue reading

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Who Wrote the Bible?

For many years, the traditional view about the authorship of the Torah is that God imparted words to Moses, who wrote them down directly. See, for instance, Deuteronomy 31: When Moses had put down in writing the words of this … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King, Jr. & Weekend Announcements

Remember that there will be no class tomorrow, Jan. 17.  Instead, we’ll be remembering the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Dr. King will be a frequent subject of conversation in our class.  He often alluded to … Continue reading

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Welcome to ENG 270 Old Testament as Literature

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Old Testament as Literature.  This blog will be the home base for our class discussions, writing, reflection, assignments, and communication to an outside audience.  Especially if you are new to blogging or don’t usually … Continue reading

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