John Green’s Butler University 2013 Commencement Address

I just saw that John Green has shared the text of his commencement address, delivered at the graduation ceremony at Butler University this year. It was great, and so I encourage you to click through to read it!   [Read more…]

Doctor Who season finale “The Name of the Doctor” leaked early!

If you are a Doctor Who fan, you have surely heard the news that some copies of the season 7 Blu-Ray shipped early, meaning that a few lucky people in the United States who pre-ordered them now have access to the season finale, “The Name of the Doctor,” before it airs next Saturday. If you [Read More…]

Happy End of Spring Semester!

From Prof. Gandalf… [Read more…]

St. Arbucks: The New Patron Saint of Scholars

HT Jim West   [Read more…]

Religions of the World Class Harlem Shake

In case you ever wondered what students in religion classes at Butler University get up to. This is in my colleague Brent Hege’s class. Taking on the Harlem Shake is just the latest end-of-semester activity. He usually does a class photo at the end of each semester. Here’s one from a previous year: [Read more…]

Happy Star Wars Day!

May the Fourth be With You! (But see also the Imperial attack ad against this holiday) [Read more…]

That’s No Research Paper

Via Joel Watts [Read more…]

The Matrix Retold by Mom

Since it has been a long time since there’s been anything related to the Matrix here on my blog which has Matrix in the title, I thought I should share the above video – the Matrix as retold by someone’s mom. HT 3QuarksDaily. [Read more…]

Use the Force, Isaiah!

I liked this Biblical parody of the well known meme-image that aims to infuriate nerds. It works just as well. If you are a Biblical scholar, or just someone who knows the Bible well, did it make your head explode? From Cake or Death   [Read more…]

Facebook vs. Monotheism

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