Blog as a Digital Portfolio

Reading an excellent book called The Innivator’s Mindset. In it the author calls for blogging as a form of reflection for educators. Also, this can serve as a digital portfolio for self reflection and evaluation of both teachers and students. 

Also mentioned was microblogging, something I’ve tried and failed to do before. Going to give it a shot. This is my first time blogging from my iPhone in an effort to succeed at this for once. 

NLT in Three Months

I have spent many years collecting and analyzing various Bible translations, and it was a major topic of discussion on my prior blog. Last week I was engaged in a conversation about versions that use the vocabulary and syntax of everyday English (here in the Ozarks). I found myself making the defense of the New Living Translation (NLT) as the best version for this purpose, even though it is not my favorite translation of the Bible. During conversation it occurred to me that I have not actually read entire Bible in the NLT, and so I’ve resolved to attempt to read the entire NLT by the end of the year. I’ve got a checklist and have been diligently pecking away at my reading. I need to read about 15 chapters a day to complete my goal.

Apologetics Conference

Yesterday I attended an apologetics conference at another Baptist church here in Buffalo. Technically it started on Friday night, and the entire thing was fun, interesting, and educational. I really enjoyed the exposure to people outside of my normal bubble of friends, family, and acquaintances. Digging into deeper things of scripture and how to approach my faith is not something I am used to doing often with people I’ve just met. I even met a few bloggers and was able to discuss the subject that got me into blogging in the first place: how to teach oneself Greek. I might pick this up as a subtopic again, as it seems there might be some of this happening locally in a very small group setting. We shall see. 

I also discovered that the HCSB bible translation is being updated and renamed the CSB; a critique I and other bibliobloggers brought up back when the translation was first introduced. Better late than never. Most exciting was that the Apologetics Study Bible is going to be updated and rereleased in 2017 and I’m going to pick it up for the first time when that happens.