Archives for May 2012

Postcolonial Krotons

My recent post on the Doctor Who episode “The Krotons” has been shared at the Journal of Postcolonial Networks [Read more…]

Arrival in Tel Aviv

We have made it to Tel Aviv! Our flight was about an hour late leaving JFK. It was probably thanks to some of the initial delay that Maddie was able to catch the flight, since her flight to JFK was delayed. There was fog at JFK which was probably a major cause of both delays. [Read More…]

Peder Gram – Symphony No. 3 in E minor Op. 35 (1954)

A 20th century composer from Denmark. You may not expect to like “classical” music, but keep in mind that technically this isn’t “classical” – it is modern music of the late Romantic style, from a period which also shaped what has become characteristic film music. And so it is unsurprising that the person who shared [Read More…]

At JFK Airport in New York

  Off we go! I took the photo above near the gate in Indianapolis, but did not have time to post it before we left. We have arrived at JFK airport and made our way to the gate where our departure to Tel Aviv should be. We are so early that it is not listed [Read More…]

Off to Israel

I’m off to Israel today with a group of students from Butler University. I hope to post photos and updates here regularly. There is also a blog I’ve set up specifically for this trip, where not only I but the students can post as well. And so if you want to keep an eye on [Read More…]

Fringe: For Scientists Playing God, Creating a Universe Can Take Longer Than 6 Days

The season finale of Fringe focused on religious themes from the outset and continued throughout. Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen it yet. William Bell turned out in this timeline to be behind the activities of David Robert Jones and the attempt to collapse the two universes and create a new one. In the season [Read More…]

What if the Doctor had met Rose when he was younger?

Via The High Council of Timelords on Facebook, where Sid who shared it wrote: “Hmmm I wonder if the fans and/or rose would have been so keen on a love interest, if it was this incarnation of he Doctor. Though it is the youngest we’ve known the Doctor, and 10 was several hundred years older” [Read more…]

Jezebel in Thyatira: Join Our Sunday School Class to Learn the Deep Teachings of Satan!

Today in my Sunday school class we continued our study of Revelation. In looking at the message for the church in Thyatira, we considered the figure of Jezebel, and why the author of Revelation might have labeled a certain prophetess in that church by the name of the famous/infamous Phoenician princess by that name, whose [Read More…]

Review of More Than Matter by Keith Ward

Keith Ward is an author for whom I have a great appreciation. His book What the Bible Really Teaches was and is enormously important to me in helping me become comfortable in my identity as a Liberal Christian. I am thus always eager to read his latest book. But I admit to feeling some trepidation [Read More…]

Time and Relative Dimensions in ROCK

HT Phil Plait [Read more…]