The Bible: Choose Your Own Adventure

In talking with someone over the past few days about my efforts to develop a “Choose Your Own Adventure” textbook, I realized that the Bible itself can be viewed as a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book. Think about it. No one gives equal attention to all of its contents, and so you get people following [Read More...]

LOTR PSA

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Total Recall

I recently watched the remake of the movie “Total Recall,” this version starring Colin Farrell rather than Arnold Schwarzenegger. There were some other major differences, many of which are introduced right at the start of the movie. For instance, the plot focuses on Britain and Australia rather than Earth and Mars. Some of the technology [Read More...]

Augusta Holmès

Two pieces by this Romantic-era composer, courtesy of YouTube:   [Read more...]

Schelomo

I had the privilege of attending a concert at the Hilbert Circle Theater tonight. It featured cellist Zuill Bailey as soloist on Ernest Bloch's Schelomo and Nico Muhly's new Cello Concerto, together with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. They also performed Camille Saint-Saens' Symphony No.3, the “Organ Symphony.” It was wonderful! I had heard Schelomo several [Read More...]

Thomas Brodie Not Fired

After the sensational headline from last week, it seemed to some that the Dominican Biblical Institute had required Thomas Brodie to resign because of a book he wrote in which he claims that Jesus never existed: Beyond the Quest for the Historical Jesus: Memoir of a Discovery. A new article in The Limerick Leader challenges [Read More...]

Return of the Jedi: How It Should Have Ended

The latest in the hilarious “How It Should Have Ended” series. HT SF Signal. This one had me laughing out loud – literally! [Read more...]