The deadline for submission for papers and full panels for the 2017 SCSC annual meeting in Milwaukee is 15 APRIL 2017.
Abstracts (up to 250 words in length) for individual presentations and complete panels must be submitted online at: http://www.sixteenthcentury.org
Within four weeks after the April 15 deadline, the Program Committee will notify all those who submitted proposals. The conference will once again host poster sessions. Poster proposals should be submitted as “papers” to the digital history track. Please email: email@example.com for a poster session code BEFORE submitting poster proposals.
In addition to standard panels, the organizing committee will be accepting proposals for four types of alternate panels:
- Workshop Option A: Discussion of pre-circulated papers in a workshop format (limit of 4 participants).
- Workshop Option B: Analysis of thorny translation/paleography questions; pre-circulation not required (limit of 3 participants).
- Workshop Option C: Examination of a big issue or question with brief comments from presenters and lively audience participation (similar to roundtables with more audience participation; limit of 4 participants).
- Roundtables sponsored by affiliated societies.
Questions about formats should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
An ecumenical gathering of Christian leaders issued an amendment to the biblical canon Monday, clarifying that getting a tattoo in the Hebrew language is in fact a prerequisite for becoming a leader in the local church.
The statement officially changes 1 Timothy 3 to read, “Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money, and inked with a dope Hebrew tat.” Similar tweaks were made to the list in Titus 1, according to the council of Protestant authorities.
“Getting a lit tattoo in one of the biblical languages is obviously in keeping with the spirit of Paul’s other requirements for elders and leaders in the church as laid out in the pastoral epistles,” one commentator at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary said. “We would definitely recommend inking yourself a word written in Hebrew if you truly desire to become a teacher in the church—maybe even get a cool tribal design that melts away into a word like ‘shalom.’ That would be totally fire.”
Sources also confirmed that the chosen Hebrew word doesn’t have to be theologically significant, so long as it “looks really cool and authentic.”
That’s about how foolish they look too.
But life intervened. Alas. Perhaps next year.
Today promises to be a weather disturbed day. Ugh.