2012: Re-inverting an Ancient Epic

I just finished watching the movie 2012, which uses religious imagery and ideas in interesting ways. On the one hand, there is a strong anti-religious message. It is as though every time someone prays in the movie, their death is ensured to follow shortly thereafter. Now it may be fair to poke fun at those [Read More...]

Seitz Violin Concerto No. 5 3rd Movement

Some performers that will be familiar to you playing the 3rd movement of Seitz’ Violin Concerto No.5 from Suzuki book 4. [Read more...]

Grasping Mashi’ach And The Only True God

The blog Grasping Mashi’ach has posted a review of my book The Only True God. Take a look! [Read more...]

Virtual Choir performs Eric Whitacre’s Lux Aurumque

I am a fan of Eric Whitacre’s choral music, and was pleasantly surprised when his name popped up on some blogs whose feeds I subscribe to. Both were highlighting a project in which people were encouraged to record themselves singing parts of his composition Lux Aurumque and post them online. Whitacre then compiled them into [Read More...]

Biblioblog Top 50 April 2010

The latest biblioblog Top 50 has been posted. [Read more...]

There Was Never Any Magic

I just saw the recent Sherlock Holmes movie [SPOILER ALERT], and was surprised to find it so full of Hebrew/Aramaic letters. I resisted the temptation to rewind and freeze each time to see if what was shown consistently spelled actual words. Movies take so much longer to watch when you do that. Sometimes there were genuine words (I glimpsed tsedek and shelemuth), [Read More...]

Mandaic Spoken Here (On Long Island)

The New York Times (HT Jim Davila) has a video about rare languages spoken in New York. One of them is Mandaic, that is, Neo-Mandaic, the modern spoken dialect. Unfortunately the video cannot be embedded. If Dakhil Shooshtary or any other Mandaeans living in the United States have in their possession copies of the Mandaean Book of [Read More...]

We Didn’t Hear The Question

In connection with a discussion of banning laptops in classrooms, a music video has been made with that well-worn phrase that sometimes accompanies in-class laptop use: “Please repeat the question.” There’s a transcript as well as the video here. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=3508179&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 Please Repeat the Question from Amanda Bakale on Vimeo. HT Greenflame [Read more...]

Locke Untangled

The latest LOST Untangled is a music video about the life of John Locke. It is called “Locked and Loaded,” although the chorus is “Don’t Tell Me What I Can’t Do.” Fans are going to love this… http://a.abc.com/media/_global/swf/embed/2.6.1/SFP_Walt.swf HT DocArtz [Read more...]

Jennifer Knapp Interview on Larry King Live

Here’s Part One of a video of Jennifer Knapp being interviewed by Larry King on CNN: You can find a transcript on the CNN website. The parts are also on YouTube, and the whole thing is interesting. HT a time to rend [Read more...]

Videos Galore! Noah, the Arkeologists and Much More!

There are lots of interesting video items today. Jim West and the ASOR blog share the ABC News coverage of the latest alleged discovery of Noah’s Ark, featuring Eric Cline. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be possible to embed it here, but it is definitely worth watching. Bible Films Blog shares that the documentary “Jesus [Read More...]

Church of the V

Tonight’s episode of “V” cranked up the level of spirituality and religious themes. Although hints of Anna being viewed as like a god were raised in the last episode, tonight’s showed what might well be a realistic response to the arrival of aliens who demonstrated an ability to heal otherwise incurable human illnesses and injuries. After [Read More...]

Lostless Tuesday

As fans try to cope with this Tuesday without LOST, here is an account by Nikki Stafford of the things that run through LOST fans minds’ as they sit in church… [Read more...]

Boobquake on the Colbert Report

For those following “boobquake,” a humorous “test” of the connectedness or otherwise of immodest dress and earthquakes, it made it onto the Colbert Report. The whole thing started with a student named Jen McCreight right here in Indiana. The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Boobquake Day Causes Earthquake www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full [Read More...]


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