TRON’s Musical Journey

By some quirk of synchronicity, I found the CD of Journey’s album Frontiers on the clearance shelf at Half Price Books today. Their biggest hit from that album, “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart),” featured in TRON Legacy, and of course Journey contributed two songs to the original TRON soundtrack. I’ve always particularly liked this one, “Only [Read More...]

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TRON Legacy

I went last night (sorry, very early this morning) to see the 12:01 showing of TRON Legacy. I’m not certain why the movie is getting so many negative reviews. Perhaps, as with more recent Star Wars movies (which are appreciated just fine by the young and spoken of with disdain by many of their parents), [Read More...]

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Wikibooks Revelation Commentary

I mentioned previously the need for professors to get students to spend less time reading Wikipedia and similar sources, and more time writing Wikipedia, contributing reliable information based on other reading they’ve been doing. Wikipedia is a busy place and many of its pages are the front lines of an internet battlefield. Leaving that to [Read More...]

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Quote of the Day (Andre Gide)

A student included this quotation, attributed to French author Andre Gide, in an essay this semester: “Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.” I just read it a few moments ago for the first time, as I was grading, and thought I’d share it. Thoughts? [Read more...]

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Iată Vin Colindători

The Bucharest Madrigal Choir sings the Romanian Christmas carol “Iată vin colindători“: [Read more...]

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Hurtado on Early Devotion to Jesus

Larry Hurtado has shared a recently-published essay on his blog. The title is “Early Devotion to Jesus: A Report, Reflections and Implications.“ [Read more...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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The Gospel according to Sybok

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

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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...]

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