Lutherans Watching Star Wars

  Via Facebook. That image led me to find this one:     [Read more…]

Apparently It Needs To Be Pointed Out

Today's Non Sequitur   [Read more…]

Jesus, Socialism, and Capitalism

Via Nancy French, I learned of a bizarre online article by Liberty “University” professor Johnnie Moore, in which he claims that Jesus was a capitalist fundamentally opposed to socialism. Why this person thinks it wise to pontificate about Jesus and the Bible without first studying them in their historical context is beyond me. Here is [Read More…]

Fringe Finale Trailer

The above is a new trailer for Fringe (HT IO9; go here if you haven’t seen the previous one). I am rather sorry that there isn’t the same sort of excitement that there was about the finale of LOST (so much so that my posts about the LOST finale continue to get visits). Not only is [Read More…]

If Jesus had an iPhone

  HT Jim West   [Read more…]

Kurt Atterberg, “Ballade Without Words”

One of my favorite pieces by one of my favorite composers, who died 39 years ago today. [Read more…]

Birthday of the Most Famous Liberal Christian

While next Monday is celebrated as the official holiday Martin Luther King Day in the United States, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was born on January 15th. On this the birthday of one who is surely the most famous politically, economically, and theologically progressive Christian, it seemed worth sharing some of the many quote posters [Read More…]

The CRAP Test

As I focus in my classes on the skills needed to search for and find relevant and reliable information, that topic in the news. Bill Tai was quoted in the New York Times today as saying the following: When there is too much information, there is high value in search, navigation and discovery. This is [Read More…]

Jim Danko, Religion Major

Butler University students: Please join President Danko (John Carroll University, BA Religious Studies) and the Butler Religion Faculty for dinner and a discussion on possible career paths with a  degree in Religion. Thursday, Jan. 17th, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Center for Faith and Vocation (Blue House).   Stop in JH202 or email to RSVP. [Read more…]

Kurt Atterberg in Memoriam

On this day in 1974, Kurt Atterberg, one of my favorite composers, passed away. Since I recently shared his “Sinfonia Funebra” which might be more appropriate to the occasion, I’m sharing his Symphony No.8 which I have not shared previously. [Read more…]