Geoffrey Burgon: Connecting the Church, Monty Python, Doctor Who, and More

In exploring the Naxos music database’s new releases, I discovered Geoffrey Burgon’s Requiem. Burgon is known for TV soundtracks (including Doctor Who) and film score work, such as on Monty Python’s The Life of Brian. I read the conference volume that looked at Jesus and Brian, but although the music was mentioned, no one seems to have focused [Read More…]

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Review of Jesus and Brian

I’m grateful to Bloomsbury to have been given the opportunity to review the book Jesus and Brian: Exploring the Historical Jesus and his Times via Monty Python’s Life of Brian, which was just released. Not everyone is aware that the famous Monty Python film reflects not just sharp British wit, but also profound understanding of the [Read More…]

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The Black Knight Rises

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Blessed are the Cheesemakers: Is the Sermon on the Mount Effective Communication?

I decided to use the clip above, from Monty Python’s Life of Brian, in my class about religion and communication. It gives a funny way into discussing aspects of communication by focusing in on people in the back row at the Sermon on the Mount. We actually talked about whether the Sermon on the Mount, considered [Read More…]

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Quote of the Day

“It’s not lost, it’s not a gospel, it’s a very naughty marketing campaign.” — Rev. Arun Arora, speaking about the claims in Simcha Jacobovici’s book The Lost Gospel. [Read more…]

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God Wants Christians To Think

This quote from John Shore came to my attention on Facebook (via Unfundamentalist Christians): I found myself thinking of this scene from the Life of Brian: [Read more…]

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Fringe: There is Only One God in this Laboratory

The episode of Fringe “Black Blotter,” which aired last week, fascinated a lot of people because of its LSD-augmented aspects, and in particular its surreal tribute to Monty Python (with an Empire Strikes Back moment worked in for good measure). There has been a connection between religion and psychedelic drug use for as long as [Read More…]

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Biblical Studies Carnival Approaches, and the Biblioblogosphere Says Farewell to its LOLCat Epicenter

Jim West drew attention today to the fact that Phil Long will be hosting the next Biblical Studies Carnival, featuring posts from this month, July 2012, and has asked for submissions. Phil has also taken it upon himself to take up Jim Linville’s fallen mantle, and organize the upcoming Biblical Studies Carnivals, since Jim’s blog [Read More…]

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Star Wars Meets Monty Python: The Black Knight of the Sith

If you like this, then see also The Holy Sith which I shared some years ago – a different approach to a Star Wars Monty Python mash-up. From The Poke HT Brad Matthies   [Read more…]

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The Black Knight of the Sith

How could I not have seen this before? Hilarious! [Read more…]

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A Pythonesque Christmas

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