For Lent

I am sure that you can Google “filioque” if you don’t get the joke. Try “Pope Francis” and “Bartholomew I” if you don’t recognize the two individuals in the image… [Read more…]

Bishop as Composer

The above is a setting of the Psalms known as the “songs of ascent” (or similar titles), by Russian Orthodox bishop and composer Hilarion Alfeyev. Below is his setting of St. Matthew’s Passion. And here is his Christmas Oratorio:     He is also the author of numerous books…   [Read more…]

St. Martin

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Doctor Who: Before the Flood

The entire episode “Before the Flood” is about the bootstrap paradox, something that comes up sooner or later in every science fiction story, and is nothing new to Doctor Who. But this episode tackles it explicitly – indeed, so explicitly that the opening segment prior to the credits is essentially a PSA about the bootstrap paradox. [Read More…]

More Star Wars Icons

Via Mike Bird, I became aware of Alex Ramos’ Star Wars icons. Click through to see more of them. [Read more…]

Geek Orthodox

Neil de Grasse Tyson tweeted yesterday: The next time anybody asks me about my religion, I think I’ll reply “Geek Orthodox.” The next time anybody asks me about my religion, I think I’ll reply “Geek Orthodox” — Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) July 18, 2015 It isn’t what Tyson has in mind, but I could totally [Read More…]

An IT Approach to Religion

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Too Many Desktop Icons

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Third Council of Nicaea

In remarkable news, Pope Francis and the Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople are planning an ecumenical synod in Nicaea for 2025! The Patriarch said: “[Pope Francis and I have] agreed to leave as a legacy to ourselves and our successors a gathering in Nicaea in 2025, to celebrate together, after 17 centuries, the first truly [Read More…]

Mr. Putin Goes to Church

On Tuesday, Nadieszda Kizenko, Patrick Michelson, and Paul Valliere spoke at Butler about religion and freedom of expression in Russia, focusing on the now famous case of the punk band Pussy Riot and their “Punk Prayer” video that got so much attention on Facebook. The video of the lecture is now available, and I want to [Read More…]