The Sparrow After 20 Years

Mary Doria Russell mentioned on her blog that a 20th anniversary edition of her novel The Sparrow is planned. That novel, together with its sequel Children of God, are ones that I have mentioned here before on more than one occasion (including a podcast as well as movie plans that, for better or worse, seem to [Read More…]

Existential Comics: The Wrath of Kant

The latest from Existential Comics brings philosophy, humor, and Star Trek together. And so of course I had to share it.   [Read more…]

Islamic Holdem

From Existential Comics [Read more…]

Philosophy News Network

From Existential Comics. Be sure to read the scrolling headlines at the bottom. [Read more…]

Descartes’ Demon

Another great treatment of philosophy of religion from Existential Comics. [Read more…]

A Hat Greater Than Which Cannot Be Conceived

The latest from Existential Comics. Click through to see the rest of the comic. If you don’t get the jokes, ask! [Read more…]

CIC Information Fluency Workshop

I am currently in Baltimore with some colleagues, at a workshop focused on information fluency in the disciplines of religion, philosophy, and the history of ideas. It started yesterday, and has already offered a lot of fascinating perspectives from faculty and librarians, including practical examples and specific online tools that can be used for teaching [Read More…]

The Meaning of Tragedy

The quote comes from Rev. Stan Duncan’s article in the Huffington Post, “What God’s Role in Tragedy Really Is.” [Read more…]

The Dark Knight of Faith

From Existential Comics (who will explain the joke to you, if you don’t get it). [Read more…]

God as Levitating Turtle

A bit of interaction on the blog between two commenters produced a helpful analogy to explain why some thinkers find the concept of God a useful one, and preferable to alternatives. One commenter mentioned the famous image of infinite regress: “it’s turtles all the way down.” Another suggested that, when positing a single God as [Read More…]


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