Archives for October 13, 2009

Kurt Atterberg

One of my all-time favorite composers is Kurt Atterberg. While you can’t (to my knowledge) listen to my favorite piece online, you can listen to other beautiful works composed by him. Here’s one example: [Read more…]

Jewish Publication Society Audio Bible

The Jewish Publication Society announced today that it has completed recording the JPS Bible in audiobook format. In connection with this, they are making podcasts available to listen to for free on their web site. Here’s the full press release: JPS & JBI PROUDLY ANNOUNCE GROUNDBREAKING RECORDING OF THE COMPLETE JEWISH BIBLEPhiladelphia, PA – For [Read More…]

Ned Flanders Goes To The Museum

Here’s a classic clip of a scene from The Simpsons focusing on evolution and creationism. I have to admit I laughed out loud at the “soundtrack” for the creation exhibit… simpsons creationism vs evolutionby PigLips HT Daniel Florien [Read more…]

Evolution is Real Science

The Panda’s Thumb shared some videos that provide very useful explanations of aspects of evolutionary biology, highlighting in particular how evolution has led to fruitful hypotheses, explanations and discoveries in biology, genetics, and other related fields. Here’s one example: [Read more…]

YouTube as a Resource for Keyboard Players

As I posted on Friday night, the Cinema Show solo is coming along, and so all that’s left is to keep practicing it. Presumably the place to go next is the keyboard solo from In The Cage. I actually tried learning it by ear many years ago, and I’m surprised that at key parts I [Read More…]

Be The Angel

The comment below left on a recent post deserves to be highlighted in a post of its own: I had heard the interpretation several times before that, despite the praise for Abraham in the text, the fact was that Abraham FAILED the test, that God wanted Abraham to make the ethical choice and refuse the [Read More…]

More Monotheism

I have only begun to listen to it, but there can be no doubt that the recent episode of the UK radio program Unbelievable, which features Richard Bauckham and James Crossley discussing monotheism and Christology in earliest Christianity, is worth listening to. Click here to listen! [Read more…]

Early Jewish Monotheisms

I am delighted to be able to highlight further developments related to the Early Jewish Monotheisms project based at the University of Goettingen. The project is directed by Nathan MacDonald of the University of St. Andrews. Here’s the project description from its web site: The origins and development of monotheism in ancient Israel has been [Read More…]