Introduction to Paul

I recorded the class I taught yesterday, introducing Paul the apostle and the interpretation of his letters. I thought I would share it here, in case it is of interest. [Read more...]

2014 State of the University

At the start of every academic year, the president of Butler University gives a talk called the “State of the University” address. I thought I’d share this year’s, since it is on YouTube, and it includes pictures of some of the exciting building projects that are planned on campus for the near future. There’s more about [Read More...]

Neglected Romantic Piano Concertos

Have a listen to the piece above, which I lamented on a previous occasion is not easy to find. It is the piano concerto by Ilmari Hannikainen. I love it when people upload hard to find music to YouTube! This is a really enjoyable piano concerto of the Romantic era, and it deserves to be [Read More...]

Grace(land) Unlimited

I love the fact that Josh Turner, a Butler University student who offers his musical abilities to the campus ministry Grace Unlimited, has now had his cover of Paul Simon’s “Graceland” go viral, landing him on Good Morning America. Here’s the video: Since the song is not just literal but metaphorical, and my church settled [Read More...]

Historical Jesus Lectures

I previously shared a selection of YouTube videos of lectures about the historical figure of Jesus, but one of them has since disappeared, and several more have come to my attention. And since a friend asked about videos and podcasts, I thought I would share a collection of some more such useful videos. Click on [Read More...]

Viva La Library at 10,000 Views

Yesterday the information literacy video I made almost a year ago reached 10,000 views on YouTube. Thank you to everyone who has watched and/or shared it. It seems as though I ought to do something more to mark the occasion. Is it time for another educational musical parody? What about a song about footnotes and [Read More...]

Reading Genesis With Ancient Eyes

John Walton discusses the interpretation of Genesis’ creation stories. HT Allan Bevere [Read more...]

Best Prank Ever?

I think that this is the best prank ever. Do you agree?   [Read more...]

Free Live Streaming of Bill Nye Ken Ham Debate

For those who have wanted to see and hear the upcoming debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham, but have not wanted to give money to support the Creation Museum, there is good news. A website has been set up to livestream the debate, at http://debatelive.org/     [Read more...]

Historical Jesus Lectures on YouTube

I remember just a few years ago when the number of scholarly materials on YouTube was minimal. My how that’s changed! Johnny Walker mentioned this lecture by Dale Allison on his blog today: That lecture relates to his book The Historical Christ and the Theological Jesus. Below is another lecture, by John P. Meier, on [Read More...]

Fear of Judgment

I’ve talked in the past about how science fiction about parallel universes (which may or may not turn out to be science fact) turns out to offer a similar comfort to Abrahamic religious beliefs about an afterlife. The cartoon above from “People in White Coats” suggests that science fiction can offer an alternative to the [Read More...]


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