Robinson on Sex, Slogans and Σώµατα

Jonathan Robinson has made his MTh thesis available online. The title is “Sex, Slogans and Σώµατα: Discovering Paul’s Theological Ethic in 1 Corinthians 6:12-20.” [Read more...]

English Translation of 2 Enoch

Thanks to Jim Davila for pointing out that the English translation of the Slavonic text known as 2 Enoch by  Florentina Badalanova Geller is available for free in pdf form, courtesy of the Max Planck Institute. [Read more...]

The Irony of Revelation’s Curse

The words of Revelation 22:18-19 are familiar. Here’s how the NIV renders them: I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll. And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, [Read More...]

Luther on Revelation (and more)

Internet Monk posted today about a Bible you’d never find at your local Christian bookstore: Luther’s Bible, with several books relegated to a secondary, questionable status, and prefaces indicating his rationale. We discussed this in my class on Revelation, and what Luther had to say about Revelation got quoted. My favorite part was also the [Read More...]

SBL Student Survey

Pat McCullough has been very active in trying to get student members of the Society of Biblical Literature to make their opinions heard on the subject of the new rules for paper proposals. Today he posted a link to a survey and invites SBL student members to fill in the survey and contribute to this [Read More...]

Synthese on Evolution and its Rivals (Free Access)

Thanks to John Pieret and John Wilkins for pointing out that Synthese, An International Journal for Epistemology, Methodology and Philosophy of Science has an issue dedicated to “Evolution and Its Rivals” and is allowing free access to it in pdf form. Here are the impressive contents: “Introduction” by Glenn Branch“Can’t philosophers tell the difference between science and religion?: [Read More...]

The Gospel according to Sybok

Drew Tatusko has shared some thoughts on the religious themes in Star Trek V. [Read more...]

Science, Science Fiction, and Spirituality: P. Z. Myers and Star Wars

I have often explored the intersection of religion and sci-fi, and I’ve often suggested that religion is, at its heart, akin to aesthetics and appreciation of literature, music, beauty, etc. And so perhaps I shouldn’t be surprised at this revelation: P. Z. Myers doesn’t like Star Wars, and apparently never has. [Read more...]

Markan Priority and Q Skepticism

In case Mark Goodacre has some time to spare between the end of exams and the big holiday event that he and I both celebrate at this time of year (the Doctor Who Christmas special), I thought I would pose a question that occurred to me today. Goodacre (we’re on a first name basis, but [Read More...]

Kató Lomb – Polyglot: How I Learn Languages (Free Online)

Thanks to Oliver Stegen for pointing out that the book Polyglot: How I Learn Languages by Kató Lomb is available for free online as a pdf. The site which hosted the first place I found it online is the Electronic Journal of Teaching English as a Second Language, which may also be of interest to some [Read More...]

Academic Blogging at the Digital Immigrant (featuring good advice for academic bloggers!)

If you have any interest in the intersection of technology, the academy and/or the library, you should be reading and following the blog The Digital Immigrant, belonging to my colleague, librarian Brad Matthies. His latest post focuses on academic blogging, and provides a sage bit of advice for academic bloggers drawn from my own experience! [Read more...]

Learning Jazz with help from YouTube Tutorials

For a long time, I’ve wanted to learn to play jazz. I had a friend in high school who would play things like “Ain’t No Need To Worry” by the Winans with cool jazzy chord progressions, and a piano/organ player at a church I attended in the UK who would add jazzy interludes in songs. I [Read More...]

Top 50 Blogs by Theology Professors

The blog Masters of Theology has put together a list of top blogs by “theology professors” (covering those who teach Biblical studies, theology, philosophy, church history, and other such subjects). They are listed by category rather than some other ranking system, and Exploring Our Matrix gets a mention. I’m usually wary of such lists, which lately [Read More...]

Every Star, Every Planet

Searching (as I always seem to as Christmas draws near) to see if any new recordings or videos or the Christmas carol “Every Star Shall Sing A Carol” by Sydney Carter have become available, this year I was struck that the keywords of that title brought up as a suggested alternative “Every Star, Every Planet” [Read More...]