Kuhn Rhapsodies

I don’t think I had heard of composer Joseph F. Kuhn before coming across this YouTube video. If you like late Romantic music, and especially piano concertos of that era, you will like this. The video includes three works: Manhattan Rhapsody, Midnight Rhapsody, and Rhapsody d’Amour, all from 1961. There are moments which are highly reminiscent of works like [Read More...]

Helicopters and Spaceships in Ancient Hieroglyphics?

OK, admit it, when you look at this picture, it does remind a modern person of helicopters and spaceships, right? So is there a logical explanation for this – one that doesn’t involve ancient aliens? There most certainly is, and I’m grateful to Michael Heiser for drawing attention to it. Click through to the MDW-NTR blog to [Read More...]

That’s a Fact

From Joe Heller via Open Parachute. I don’t think the scientist does a good job of conveying scientific knowledge. It is rarely “just the facts.” We sometimes choose to speak that way, but when we do, it is often unhelpful, because denialists regularly think that they are looking at the facts, too. And so one needs [Read More...]

A Different Mantra

Crystal St. Marie Lewis blogged about a mantra that is associated with Joel Osteen, suggesting that the following is a better alternative: This is my Bible. I am a witness to what it says, and a student of why it says what it says. I can do as much research as I wish on the origins and [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: Raised by Another

This episode begins with Claire’s eye. She is no longer pregnant, and hears a baby crying in the jungle. She follows the sound, and meets John Locke, whose eyes are one black stone and one white one. He tells her that he was her responsibility, but she gave him away. Eventually she finds a crib, [Read More...]

Who’s On First (Rock and Roll Edition)

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Unlocking the Gospels

There is no way to “unlock” the Gospel of Matthew. It does not have hidden secrets. It is a text, and it has no underneath, and so no hidden depths. It is all surface. There isn’t some sort of skin that you can peel back and see something more profound underneath. What you see depends [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: Solitary

In this episode, Sawyer makes reference to Jack trying to “buy his way into heaven” by trying to patch Sawyer up, after the attempt to torture information out of him had resulted in a knife fight in which he was injured badly. Sayid set out in the last episode to explore the island. In this one he finds [Read More...]

Doctor Who: Flatline

The title of this episode may remind one of “flatland,” that famous illustration of dimensions, and so it should. In “Flatline,” the Doctor and Clara encounter beings from a universe of two dimensions, who have been causing the disappearance of people on a particular housing estate in Bristol. The lack of police interest is highlighted, [Read More...]

YEC: First Step Towards Atheism

It is entirely possible that Ken Ham genuinely believes that his life’s work is filling holes in the cracks in the dam that he thinks keeps the flood of atheism from sweeping over weak Christians. But as I’ve pointed out here before, the truth is quite different. The flood he fears actually includes much that [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: Confidence Man

I have loved this episode since the first time I saw it. It takes a character like Sawyer who has been trying hard to be unlikable, and digs into his background. When Sawyer sees the kid who reminds him of himself, he walks away from a deal. The letter is a wonderful touch, as it [Read More...]

Modern Parable of the Kingdom

Via Episcopal Church Memes on Facebook. [Read more...]

Secrets of Early Christian Galilee

My friend Eldad Keynan shared the above video on YouTube. Eldad is fascinated with a subject that is far too neglected, namely the evidence of Christianity in ancient Galilee. We know from both Jewish and Christian texts that Jewish Christianity had a significant presence in the region in the first few centuries after the time of [Read More...]

Just Kidding

Saw this in a collection of funny church signs. It comes from a congregation in New Hampshire. [Read more...]


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