Month: January 2009

mrgan: Thelonius Monk’s advice to saxophonist Steve Lacy (1960) just absolutley tremendous. i’m printing this out and kicking my ass with it every morning. wow.

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mrgan: Thelonius Monk’s advice to saxophonist Steve Lacy (1960) just absolutley tremendous. i’m printing this out and kicking my ass with it every morning. wow.

Of Pig Bones and Pillars: Why Josiah Matters

As much as I’m drawn to Dura Europos, the interesting convergence of narrative interpretation, post-colonial criticism and historical authenticities surrounding the study of 7th and 6th century Judah as played out in the Deuteronomistic “History” of Joshua thru II Kings (and Jeremiah and parts of Hosea, Genesis, etc) is too fascinating to avoid. I really …

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Intelligent Design is Bad Theology

Looks like a fun book (Saving Darwin: How to Be a Christian and Believe in Evolution ): Seeing and Believing: “Miller brilliantly exposes ID for what it is: a farrago of theological assertions and discredited scientific claims designed to inveigle a religious view of life into the biology classroom. IDers have no defined program of …

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Testing My Faith

[Later Addition/Redaction: As Prof Bibb points out in the comments below (and go read his fantastic blog, btw… I’ve been subscribed for the last few weeks and it’s one of my fav reads now), this is satire. And yes, I’m an idiot for a) not catching that and b) not doing my homework and clicking …

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What Will Archaeologists Think of Us? Or Do Post-Moderns Dream of Electric Sheep?

Being that I’m of the historical mindset, it’s something I ponder often… what will our archaeological legacy be if the bits that we are creating even survive the coming millennia? I’m not alone: I sometimes wonder what future archaeologists and historians will understand about our society. It may seem unthinkable that future scholars would have …

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