Saturday, 23 January 2010

back at starbucks these 2 days! it can only mean 1 thing...

there is only 1 reason for the reb to be at starbucks. not just to drink coffee (i can do that at cheaper joints!).

but it means markus my son is playing scrabble again at berjaya times square. he is playing at the masters level at the cny scrabble competition organized by MSA (malaysian scrabble association). he needs to play to get enough games per year and to improve his ranking which is currently around ~1,700 (he doesn;t tell me his exact ranking but the top guy in malaysia is about 2,000+).

but today the reb's stay at starbucks is short-lived. have to rush down to melaka for the 3pm district conference. so this morning will be here until around noon. tomorrow is the 2nd day of the competition and it means i get a whole day (until 6pm) here at starbucks! as usual, it means the reb drinks one cup of latte which will last hours (to get a place to sit and surf)! unless someone wants to come and join the reb for some OT discussion! we can do it online at the table. bring a notebook.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

some people have all the fun

imagine the size of this! and the reb was catching peanuts in ye olde days.


Wednesday, 20 January 2010

further internet links for scholarship on web

seminary students, check out the above website. it has further internet links to lots of areas e.g. theological journals, turabian, free on-line journals, free on-line writings, history sites, free scholarship on the web, writing papers guide, research methods etc.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

new way to study the apostle paul

new way to study the apostle paul. anyone want to sign up?:


dear Colleagues,

Although Dr. Kent Richards will be writing to all SBL members in the
coming days, I want to give all of you a heads up that the Society of
Biblical Literature has accepted the proposal of Dr. Philip Towner of
the American Bible Society and me to establish a new initiative entitled
THE GLOBAL PAUL,” a minimum three year project that will include a
series of academically oriented journeys with lectures and discussions
that will attempt to penetrate more deeply the theology of St Paul
through visitation of the sites at which the Apostle was present
together with a more profound study of and interaction with the
Graeco-Roman world in which he carried out his missionary and pastoral
activities. This initiative is also linked with the Mellon funded
project on “Paul, Judaism and the Graeco-Roman World.”

THE GLOBAL PAUL emphasis will begin with a most unique and exciting
academic study tour of Pauline sites in Syria, Turkey and Cyprus this
May. Initial information has now been posted on the Society’s website
(www. on the front page under "In the News" and I would
encourage you to view it. More detailed itinerary information as well as
costs and registration procedure is available from Dr. Scott Elliott

I would be most grateful if you would share this information with your

With all best wishes,
Karl Donfried