Time Traveler

Marc Cortez was one of several people to share a UK heritage blue plaque about a time traveler. I thought that this one made more sense: [Read more...]

CFP: Academic Loncon 3

Today I had my attention drawn to the fact that the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention or Worldcon, known this year as Loncon 3 because it will be in London, will have an academic component, Academic Loncon 3. The theme will be “Diversity in Speculative Fiction.” Visit the Academic Loncon 3 website for more details [Read More...]

Science Fiction and the Bible CFP

Religion Call for Papers passed on an exciting bit of news: The European Association of Biblical Studies will be holding a workshop in Leipzig next summer on science fiction and the Bible! There’s more information on the EABS website, and the call for papers opened today. Sounds like something I really ought to find a [Read More...]

Adoration of the Magi by Ottorino Respighi

Two different performances of the second piece from Respighi’s Trittico Botticelliano, and the most appropriate for the Christmas season: “Adoration of the Magi.” [Read more...]

Doctor Who: The Visitation

As I continue my Doctor Who re-watch, I suspect that I am going to end up with two streams of it – not inappropriate for a time-travel series in which the Doctor’s various regenerations intersect, I dare say! As I continue working through from the beginning, because there are so many lost episodes, I will [Read More...]

Conference: Beyond Old and New Perspectives on Paul

Chris Tilling shared the news that a New Testament conference will be held at King’s College in London in December. It will focus on Douglas Campbell’s The Deliverance of God and you can find more information on the conference blog. [Read more...]

Blogging Israel Round-Up

For those friends and family who missed my series of posts about my trip to Israel while I was there, here’s a round-up of the posts from the trip: Tel AvivFrom Tel Aviv to Jerusalem to Bethlehem and HebronThe Old City of JerusalemQuote of the Day (Jerome Murphy-O’Connor)The Dead SeaLast Full Day in JerusalemOn the [Read More...]

The Doctor Who Experience

One of the non-conference-related highlights of my recent visit to London was taking my son to the Doctor Who Experience. This post will contain some spoilers which, if you are planning on going, you might want to skip. Then again, I remember thinking as I was waiting in line to go in, and the guide [Read More...]

International Society of Biblical Literature Conference – Day One

I got to London yesterday for the International Society of Biblical Literature conference, being hosted by King’s College. Unlike the SBL Annual Meeting in the US, and apparently previous international meetings, the first day of the conference “hit the ground running.” I was rather dismayed, as a result of not having planned my travels with [Read More...]

Monotheism at the International Society of Biblical Literature Conference

I’m currently working on an article on “monotheism” for a scholarly dictionary-type reference work, and am glad to have been allowed to submit it after the International Society of Biblical Literature conference in July in London. To find out why, pay a visit to Dan McClellan’s blog, which surveys papers that are to be presented [Read More...]


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