Happy Birthday to Who

On this day, November 23rd, back in 1963, the first episode of Doctor Who aired. Happy 48th birthday, Doctor Who! That was, of course, also the day after president John F. Kennedy was assassinated. I wonder how and whether the convergence of the two affected the memories of anyone who saw the show when it [Read More…]

Best Birthday Greeting Ever?

I came across this on Facebook (name removed): Yes, once again the planet upon which you live has successfully circumnavigated its star while you have remained afixed upon it. Congratulations and happy [name] Existence day. I think I may just have to make that the way I wish people a “happy birthday” from now on! [Read more…]

Happy Bultmann’s Birthday

Jim West posted several entries on his blog connected with the fact that today is the anniversary of the birth of Rudolf Bultmann. Although I appreciate his New Testament work, it is his theological work that I value most. Although many have misconceptions about his idea of “demythologization,” what it is, in essence, is an [Read More…]

Happy Belated Birthday to Chick Corea!

Apparently yesterday was Chick Corea’s birthday. I’m a fan, and actually saw him with his Elektric Band live as a teenager. Here’s some music for your enjoyment from the Elektric Band era. [Read more…]