>Today I am leaving for Atlanta to attend the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL). The SBL is an association that promotes the scholarly study of the Bible. Every year, scholars from all over the world meet to share their research with other scholars. The annual meeting of the SBL is a great opportunity for those involved in teaching the Bible to share ideas and become familiar with what other scholars are doing.
I will not be blogging while I am in Atlanta. There are so many lectures that I want to attend that it becomes almost impossible to take time to blog. I will begin blogging regularly again after I return from Atlanta.
Those readers who read my blog regularly and those who subscribe to it have noticed that lately I have been unable to blog every day. The reason for the scarcity of posts is that this academic year has been a very busy time for me. For the first time in a long time I am teaching three courses during the Fall Quarter, and two of the courses are brand new. This means that I have to spend a lot of time reading and preparing for classes.
In addition, m students have to write papers and submit written reports every week. When students submit their papers and reports, I have to read them and then present a written response to what they have written. During the Fall quarter my days begin at 6:00 a.m. and finish at 11:00 p.m. I generally use the weekend to write a post to be posted on Monday. If I have time during the week, I try to write one or two more posts. At times this has been almost impossible.
The Fall quarter is almost over. Once the quarter ends, I will go back to my regular schedule. During the Christmas break I hope to update my web page and my blog. There are several links that need to be changed. There are several blogs that need to be included to my blogroll. I hope to finish all this updating by the first week of January.
After I return from Atlanta, I will post my reaction to SBL 2010.
Enjoy your Thanksgiving. May you and your loved ones be blessed. Take time to bless the Lord.
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary
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