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 do uphold the position that Hezekiah and Josiah (especially Josiah) are the main characters of the OT (from a narrative …

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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 scientific research. Although they spend huge sums of money on public relations, they have not produced a single scientifically refereed …

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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 over to Edward Current’s YouTube page (lots of great stuff as well). So, on with my righteous indignation…] Besides my …

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Danes, Swedes and Post-Religious Morality

Growing up outside of a faith community (and in my hometown context, that meant Southern Baptist) until I was 13, my friends would often ask (even at our young age) how I knew right from wrong if I didn’t go to church. Those experiences have always stuck with me. Of course, those questions made sense because as kids in the 80’s we were constantly on the alert for the godless communists that wanted to obliterate …

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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 as much disagreement about basic things as we do about the ancients, but I’m sure it seemed just as unlikely …

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NASCAR Folks on Twitter

TallGlassOfMilk has a great listing of NASCAR fans, bloggers, press, teams and tracks that are on Twitter. I absolutely love this for a number of reasons.  It’s tremendous fun to watch an event (like a race) and interact with folks in real time on the web.  CNN and Facebook proved that during Obama’s inauguration last week.  Plus, it’ s even more fun to be at a race in person and interacting with folks on Twitter …

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Forgiving Holocaust Deniers?

As a Christian, I believe in the redemptive quality of the creation (and humanity). That being said, I dare not speak for Pope Benedict XVI, but I can’t imagine why this move was made: Anger, Dismay as Pope Reinstates Holocaust Denier Has the work of John Paul II and his outreach to Jews been made null with this move? John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter (and participant in the NPR story linked above) calls …

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ASCII by Jason Scott / FUCK THE CLOUD

ASCII by Jason Scott / FUCK THE CLOUD “Can I be clearer than that? It’s a sucker’s game. It’s a game suckers play. If you are playing it, you are a sucker.”

Welcome to the Holodeck

Are you real? What does that mean, anyway? Our world may be a giant hologram – space – 15 January 2009 – New Scientist: “The idea that we live in a hologram probably sounds absurd, but it is a natural extension of our best understanding of black holes, and something with a pretty firm theoretical footing. It has also been surprisingly helpful for physicists wrestling with theories of how the universe works at its most …

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The End of Solitude – ChronicleReview.com

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ASCII by Jason Scott / FUCK THE CLOUD

http://ascii.textfiles.com/archives/1717/comment-page-2#comment-7655 “Can I be clearer than that? It’s a sucker’s game. It’s a game suckers play. If you are playing it, you are a sucker.”

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