Cyborg Classics Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce a one-day symposium, sponsored by BIRTHA (The Bristol Institute for Research in the Humanities and Arts) to be held at the University of Bristol, on Friday July 7th 2017. Keynote speakers: Dr Kate Devlin (Goldsmiths) Dr Genevieve Liveley (Bristol) Dr Rae Muhlstock (NYU) The aim of the day is to bring [Read More…]

Our Galactic Center as Seen from the Sky

The view of our planet from the sky can be breathtaking. But what happens when a pilot takes advantage of his enormous window to look upwards, and takes a video of what he sees? That’s what pilot Sales Wick shares with us in the video above. Wow! [Read more…]

Complicated Theories

Do you agree? Why or why not? [Read more…]

A Vibrant Future For Christianity Without Churches?

A semester has passed since I concluded my class on Religion and Science Fiction. Yet I still have topics to blog about left over from that experience. One activity from that class was asking students to imagine what the future might hold for some existing religious tradition. One possibility that was mentioned was that Christianity [Read More…]

Learning to Paraphrase

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Doctor Who: Smile

Last night’s episode of Doctor Who began with a discussion of why the seats in the TARDIS are so far away from the controls, the fact that you don’t steer it you negotiate with it, and the fact that he doesn’t know how much it cost because he stole it. There is also a reference [Read More…]

Thomas Paraphrased

Chris Tilling shared his own translation of John 20:25: And Thomas said unto them, “Pics or it didn’t happen.” What do you think? Does this preserve the gist of the text while expressing it in a modern idiom? See my earlier post on this common expression for more on this topic. [Read more…]

Trust Data

A clever punny Star Trek sign from the March for Science in Seattle. [Read more…]

Larry Hurtado’s Lanier Lecture

Larry Hurtado shared the above lecture on his blog. [Read more…]

The Birth of Monotheism

Lecture by Mark Smith, via Biblical Studies Online. See also William Hart Brown’s post on the same topic. [Read more…]