Winter 2011-2012 Updates
Many of you likely know that I’ve accepted the directorship of The Green Scholars Initiative. I’m into my second year, and some amazing things are developing. I’m still the Assistant Provost at IWU, and I’m fortunate to have funding for release time to do this as well. If you peek at the following website, you’ll catch a glimpse of what we’re doing with the Green Collection, the largest collection of ancient texts associated with the Bible (over 44,000): www.explorepassages.com. This exhibit, called Passages, had over 63,000 visitors in Atlanta. Also, the lecture series sold out four months in advance. The new exhibit is in Atlanta, and this week I confirmed the final speakers for the series. Those are at the website. Also, see www.greenscholarsinitiative.com for the research side of this. We’ll also be hosting an exhibit at the Vatican in March, 2012, along with a lecture series. I’m also pleased to share that since my last posting I’ve had a few books surface. They’re listed under publications. After a flurry of engagements this year, and as a veteran of many conferences (dozens and dozens), I was pleased to attend one of the more engaging ones in recent memory—Baylor’s on wisdom. My reflections are at: http://www.booksandculture.com/articles/webexclusives/2011/november/educatingwisdom.html.