Jack Chick Goofed

I really like this reworking of Jack Chick’s famous tract, “This Is Your Life,” in honor of Chick’s death, by Gretchen Koch. Of related interest, Randal Rauser shared that someone made a movie version of the Chick Tract “Somebody Goofed”… [Read more…]

Cloud Piano

The video above is about the fascinating musical project by David Bowen, which has a piano played according to the way clouds move across the sky. You can read more about it in this article, or on the composer’s website. The video above is mostly informational, while this one is more music: [Read more…]

Misusing Manuscripts of Music and Bible

Talking about Handel’s Messiah in the chamber chat on December 12th with Maestro Matthew Kramer, the question of the “authentic version” of Messiah came up. It was interesting to note how similar the issues are that connect music and Biblical studies when one approaches them by way of questions about manuscripts. Manuscripts in both areas [Read More…]

Inquiry on Religion and Migration

Via Religion in American History: THE CENTER OF THEOLOGICAL INQUIRY CALL FOR APPLICATIONS, 2017-2018 ACADEMIC YEAR INQUIRY ON RELIGION & MIGRATION During the academic year 2017/18, the Center will hold an “Inquiry on Religion & Migration.” The human species has been a migrant one since its evolution out of Africa. In an era of forced [Read More…]

Webster’s Dictionary Defines

As a student at university, you should know the base meaning of words and treat that as a given. If you don’t know the meaning of a word, you should definitely look it up. But you should not treat looking a word up as though that were university-level research, rather than you getting caught up [Read More…]

How To Avoid Rogue One Spoilers

I haven’t seen Rogue One yet, and so am trying to avoid spoilers. And thus I thought I should share this bit of advice for others who, like me, are trying to avoid spoilers until they see the movie: Do not go see the movie called Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. They spoil Rogue One [Read More…]

I Ate Rudolph

It has been so nice having Scotty’s Dawghouse on campus. I’m a big fan of their chicken sandwich with bacon and cheese, and so I usually order that when I eat there, with their waffle fries and hot sauces on the side. But sometimes they have a burger of the month, and if it sounds [Read More…]

Religion and Power Conference #CFP

https://relcfp.tumblr.com/post/154384836546/submissions-for-resonances-current-theme [Read more…]

God’s Author Page

The second commandment is being observed, I see…or rather, I don’t see. [Read more…]

Enabling Constraints in the Study of Religion

Via Religion Bulletin: Enabling Constraints: A Symposium on the Demands of Frameworks and Data in the Study of Religion April 27-28, 2017 With Keynote Addresses from: Dr. Winnifred Sullivan, Indiana University Bloomington Dr. John W. Marshall, University of Toronto The study of religion operates in a tension between the demands of its frameworks and the [Read More…]