Jesus vs. the GOP

The contrasting quotes come via Jonathan Bernier on Facebook. In making the meme, I chose two images of Jesus interacting with people with preexisting conditions. [Read more…]

Tolkien Have Mercy

Dănuţ Mănăstireanu drew my attention to the video above. It is striking how its creator felt that this music – Kyrie Eleison – fit well in conjunction with scenes from the Lord of the Rings. What do you make of the juxtaposition? [Read more…]

Butler University Course to Teach “Strategies of Resistance” against Trumpism

Even the Daily Mail is reporting on a course at Butler University that explores the election of Donald Trump and strategies for resistance. It is ironic that the article (and the conservative blog posts it is based on) views the offering of such a course as somehow against the spirit of inclusivity. If I may (in the [Read More…]

Happy Star Wars Day!

A happy Star Wars Day (and bad pun day) to those who celebrate the occasion today! For your amusement, to mark the occasion, here is a LEGO Star Wars playset spoof that has apparently landed LEGO in hot water for giving a “spoiler” about “The Force Awakens.” If you are among the few who still [Read More…]

On the Plus Side

A Facebook friend drew this cartoon by Tom Gauld to my attention. This could be a discussion between a professor and their undergraduate student, or between two academic colleagues. There are different kinds of impenetrable language, but I suspect that the aim is often the same: to shield the actual claims (if there are any) [Read More…]

Harder Than I Thought

This morning the two recent statements by president Donald Trump coalesced in my mind into a single meme. I hope it manages to make its point well. If you like it, please share it!  If you are from outside the United States and I need to explain the background to the joke, here it is. [Read More…]

Michael Kiefer, Psalm 22

The composer wrote the piece after experiencing the death of his child. [Read more…]

The Residents – Wormwood

Perhaps the most unusual example of Biblically-themed music that I have come across in my explorations of that intersection… [Read more…]

Economic Eschatology

The “end of the world” is typically good news for someone. In some dystopian scenarios, big corporations make enormous profits. And in some utopian scenarios, those same corporations get what’s coming to them. What are your thoughts about this cartoon? [Read more…]

Doctor Who: Thin Ice

The Doctor and Bill land in London 1814, and the episode starts with lots of interesting discussions of the danger of time travel to a time when slavery still exists, as well as the potential to step on a butterfly and alter the future. With respect to the latter, the Doctor says it is just [Read More…]