Voting for the Best Biblioblog?

As a result of my suggestion that Jim West be given serious competition for the status of top biblioblogger. Debate is raging on Facebook, and a new blog dedicated to the “Bibliobloggers Top 10” has been created, the idea presumably being that voting may be better than simply measuring traffic. I think the fairest way [Read More…]

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The Christmas S.O.C.C.E.R. Team

Today at church instead of Sunday school we had a cooked breakfast, and instead of the usual service we had a musical, The Christmas S.O.C.C.E.R. Team. The kids (and the self-proclaimed “geezers”) did an amazing job, and we had guest musicians including a soprano saxophone offering jazzy compliments to the singing and keyboard on “Sing We [Read More…]

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Jerry Coyne on the Gaskell Affair

Jerry Coyne has a blog entry on the case of Martin Gaskell, an astronomer who did not get a job he applied for at the University of Kentucky, and is accusing the university of discrimination against his religious views. I want to share this because issues like this tend to get polarized, and so I [Read More…]

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TRON Legacy and Isomorphic Algorithms: Not Mere Technobabble

Sci-fi fans know that scriptwriters for Star Trek: The Next Generation would often simply insert “tech” into the script in certain contexts and leave it to specialists to fill the space with technobabble. So, for instance, the scriptwriter would write Picard: Engineering, what seems to be the problem?Engineering: There’s a problem with the [TECH] and [Read More…]

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Jim West Declares War!

Jim West, irked by my call to biblioblogdom to rise up and challenge his streak as #1 biblioblogger, has posted a declaration of war. He’s so much fun to get riled up. I have a confession to make: I enjoy snow more because he posts complaints about it… [Read more…]

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Watch A Charlie Brown Christmas For Free

Thanks to PositivelyKate for pointing out that the famous Charlie Brown Christmas special is available for free on Hulu: http://www.hulu.com/embed/DUDz6zKWGUzJwOd8Bt68fQ [Read more…]

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Corul Madrigal – Colind

Here’s the Madrigal Choir of Bucharest singing another Romanian Christmas carol: The choir and Romanian Christmas music are not known as widely as they deserve to be outside of Romanian circles, and so hopefully no one will mind my sharing some of the recordings that are freely available online. [Read more…]

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Barbara Buzzard Reviews The Only True God

In an e-mail I received recently, my attention was drawn to a review of my book The Only True God by Barbara Buzzard. The review is in essence an assessment of whether my book argues that a unitarian or trinitarian view of God should be a tenet for Christians today. Anyone who has read it will know that the book focuses on [Read More…]

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Nijay Gupta reviews James D. G. Dunn’s book, Did the First Christians Worship Jesus?

Nijay Gupta has posted a review of Jimmy Dunn’s recent book on Christology and monotheism in the earliest church: Did the First Christians Worship Jesus?: The New Testament Evidence. [Read more…]

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Take The Totally Depraved Jim West Blogging Challenge

I’ve long puzzled over Jim West’s unchallenged and seemingly unbeatable status as the number one biblioblogger. I mean, he managed to keep that status even when LOST was drawing to its finale…without blogging about LOST! How is that even possible?! I have suspected for some time that the secret is neither sheer popularity nor totally [Read More…]

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Take the Liberal Democrat Jesus Out Of Christmas, and Give Tax Cuts for the Romans

Many other people have already shared this video from Stephen Colbert. Sorry it took me so long to watch and share it. The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Jesus Is a Liberal Democrat www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog March to Keep Fear Alive HT to Faith in [Read More…]

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The Boy Paganini

That’s not my description of him, but the name of the song he is playing in this video. I’m not the accompanist in this one. [Read more…]

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TRON Legacy: The Likeness of the Creator

This post will reflect a bit more on the religious overtones, symbolism and message of TRON Legacy, and in doing so will discuss details of the story. And so if you have not seen the movie and are trying to avoid SPOILERS then you should bookmark this post and come back to it after you’ve [Read More…]

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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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