|Tekton Website Updates|
December 6, 2013
E-Books: Now that the Christmas book is up, I went back to work on the e-book on conspiracy theories. That will occupy me a while.
Website Update: Still working on files in the "TULIP" folder.
E-Block: Put up the new issue and plotted the next one, then started on an article for it, on the use of the number "42" in the Bible.
Film Projects: 2 new TektonTV vids this week.
Blogs: The Ticker hasa book review of Burnett's Where is God?, and a commentary on pastoral neglect of apologetics coming home to roost. Deeper Waters has posts on arguing from silence, being informed, and heaven and hell.
November 29, 2013
E-Books: Yes, the new e-book is up. It's titled Christmas is Pagan and Other Myths.
Website Update: We're still working on files in the "TULIP" folder.
E-Block: Finished an article on the scarcity of scribal resources in the Biblical world. The new issue will go up early next week.
Film Projects: 3 new TektonTV vids this week, including a promo for the e-book. Plus for the DVD version of Hitler's Christianity, added more guest voice work.
November 22, 2013
Website Update: We're working on files in the "TULIP" folder.
E-Books: Switched over to finalization work on the e-book on Christmas as an alleged pagan holiday. We'll look to have this out the day after Thanksgiving.
E-Block: Did some work on an article on the scarcity of scribal resources in the Biblical world.
Film Projects: 2 new TektonTV vids this week, plus for the DVD version of Hitler's Christianity, added more guest voice work. .
Blogs: The Ticker has a past E-Block item on the concept of the economic Trinity.
Finally we'd like to feature an item on the Resurrection by a hopeful talent.
November 15, 2013
Website Update: I finished converting the articles on "Liberated Christians" -- see a sample here. We're now working on files in the "TULIP" folder. This is just the start of a process that will probably take at least a year.
E-Books: Continued work on the e-book on conspriacy theories. At present, this is mostly modifying chapters that also appeared in the earlier response to Know Your Enemy. Soon I'll start on some new subjects for this expanded work.
Film Projects: 1 new TektonTV vid this week, plus background work on another that will be released next week. For the DVD version of Hitler's Christianity, added more guest voice work. .
November 8, 2013
Website Update: We're beginning today on a test folder to implement the new inside page design. I'll be converting the articles on "Liberated Christians" first to see how that goes.
E-Books: Continued work on the e-book on conspriacy theories.
Film Projects: 3 new TektonTV vids this week. I also have to start disabling comments on older vids on the channel, because YouTube has instituted a laborious comment management system intended to plug for their "Google Plus" pages. I'm not interested in helping them with that, since I'm on YT fo business, not socializing. It'll take me a few days to disable comments for older vids. For the DVD version of Hitler's Christianity, added more guest voice work. That will be all I can do on it until my guest can record some more.
E-Block: Prepped several items for the next issue. We just have one more to do, but the next issue isn't until December, so this will be all we do on it for a while.
November 1, 2013
E-Books: Continued work on the e-book on Christmas and also did some substantial work on the e-book on conspriacy theories.
Film Projects: 2 new TektonTV vids this week. For the DVD version of Hitler's Christianity, I worked with one of my guest voice providers, and we got part way through.
E-Block: Loaded the new issue.
Deeper Waters has podcast announcement for guest Brent Sandy, some remarks on Pliny, on fighting unarmed opponents, a review of The Demon Haunted World, a post on
the task of relationships, and a post on whether Christians should celebrate Halloween.
Finally, a reader has issued a sixth item responding to Zeitgeist.
October 25, 2013
Now that we feature the latest materials on the front page of the site, I'll use this update space to sum up all ministry work for the week, with relation to the material listed in the Ministry Manifesto.
E-Books: Continued work on the e-book on Christmas. This will likely be done early next month.
Film Projects: 2 new TektonTV vids this week. For the DVD version of Hitler's Christianity, I completed a rough audio version and got some feedback from experts. At their suggestion, I'll be asking one of special voice actors to redo my own part as narrator. We'll have him do that in a couple of weeks.
E-Block: Did an item reviewing a book on near death experiences, and started a reply to old material from a former Skeptical nemesis.
Deeper Waters has a podcast announcement for guest Benjamin Wiker, posts on Christianity and the Japanese, and historiography, and book reviews of The Lost World of Scripture and Lies Your Sunday School Teacher Told You.
A reader has also released a final installment in a book series on pagan copycat claims.
October 18, 2013
Two new TektonTV vids this week:
We also have a plug for a reader's book, You Bet Your Life.
October 11, 2013
We have the first appearance of our new look on the site; the front page is revamped, and the rest will follow in time.
We also have the 2014 Ministry Manifesto posted. Have a look at what's ahead for Tekton and how you can help make it happen!
We have two new TektonTV vids this week:
Our one Ticker post this week is an informational link on the Amish fulfillment of Biblical community.
We'd also like to plug a reader website here.
October 4, 2013
One TektonTV vid this week:
Deeper Waters has podcast announcements on the subject of ex-homosexuals and guest Robert Gagnon, and three book reviews: Love Still Wins, How to Talk to a Skeptics, and How to Think About God on a Plane.
Next week....we hope to get a revamped front page up for the site, and also announce the 2014 Ministry Manifesto.
September 27, 2013
TektonTV has two new vids this week:
The Ticker has an "open letter" to a church near me that has got itself into debt building things like swimming pools, plus a response to Zeitgeist on Mithra and Raphael Lataster on Tacitus.
September 20, 2013
TektonTV added 11 new vids this week; all but one was part of the series connected to the vid listed two weeks ago. For that series I also released an e-book version (for those who still prefer the printed page to watching vids!):
The Forge has news of a plagiarizer caught in the act.
Finally, a plug for an event called Ethics Week by Ratio Christi!
September 13, 2013
We loaded 15 more vids in the series noted last week. Links to each one are within the "hub" vid in the last entry. We have 10 more to go for next week!
September 6, 2013
Big news this round as we announce the release of the newest Tekton e-book, Hitler's Christiantity. At the link you'll see all the details, including a brief TektonTV vid explaining the contents.
Today I'm also loading 6 vids in this series, which is a response to a Christian conspiracy theorist:
The Ticker has an announcement of Hitler's Christianity and a review of Reza Aslan's Zealot.
August 30, 2013
TektonTV has six new vids up this week, but that would be a lot of clutter on this page, so I'll just note that you can get to all of them via the bottom one for the last upload, by way of annotation links at the end.
August 23, 2013
Two new TektonTV vids this round, including one that is the start of a series against a "Jesus myther":
Deeper Waters has a book review of What's in the Word, a post on the importance of reading, another on limiting debate topics, and the podcast announcement of guest Andrew Pitts. We'd also like to announce the following:
On Sept. 9th at 4pm, Ratio Christi UCI will be hosting and moderating a teleconference debate on the topic, "Is it more reasonable to believe in Jesus' resurrection or to doubt it?" The debate will be between Nick Peters, who is associated with Ratio Christi and runs "Deeper Waters" which includes a blog and BlogTalkRadio. Matthew Ferguson, a skeptic PhD student of ancient history at UCI will be taking the opposing position. People can listen live at:
Conference dial in number: 1.559.546.1301
Participant Access code: 116676#
August 16, 2013
One new TektonTV vid this week -- but many more coming soon!