Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The Jesus Tomb

Weekend Fisher has devoted maybe a bit more effort than it merits to the "Jesus tomb" hype. But his posts sum up well why this nonsense is - yes nonsense. A strange way to celebrate easter the media has developed...

Post 1
Post 2

Biblicalia: Sayings of the Desert Fathers

Kevin P. Edgecomb has started to post his translations of the Apophthegmata Patrum, one of the most important and interesting of the early Christian texts. If you're not familiar with these sayings, here's you chance.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Eddie Izzard - Mother Nature handing out methods of procreation.

This is the best piece of comedy ever. Ever.

Eddie Izzard on Creationism

Rev. Sam posted a Eddie Izzard clip. I want my own.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Exit Q.

Looks like they finally solved the synoptic problem.

A shame, I was always a "priority of Matthew" kind of guy. You gotta trust the fathers.

HT: Connexions

Friday, February 09, 2007

A day in your life.

Mike Bird has posted his daily routine... I thought I'd do the same. I think this speaks for itself.

6.55 Radio turns on. Lies in bed for half an hour listening to the news and morning, talking to my wife if she is conscious. Pondering what the day will hold.

7.30 gets up, gets dressed, eats breakfast and reads the paper.

8.30 gets on bus. I read theology on the bus that is not related to my PhD.

9.15 at work. Checks e-mail, reads some blogs, checks some internet news pages. Start "working"

10 -10.30/10.45 Tea Break. If something interesting is discussed, might be even longer.

10.30/10.45 - 11.15 Work.

11.15 - 12.30 or longer Lunch. I make it a point never to do less than an hour of lunch. I consider this the most important part of the day. Lunch discussions are on of my main sources of inspiration for work and life. I consider long lunches my most important counter-cultural activity.

12.30-15 Work. I usually need a break at some point here, maybe to go to the library or just surf the net.

15-15.30 Tea break. If work has been good - longer break.

15.30-16.15 Work. Usually ends with ten minutes or so of doing whatever feels interesting at the moment, reading articles on the net and so on.

16.15 - 17 Bus home. More reading.

Evenings consist of Karate practice 2-3 times a week, Band practice now and then, whatever extra projects I have going on. If my wife and I are both at home, we try to spend time together. No tv. Some blogging perhaps. In summer garden work.

In bed by ten. Asleep by eleven. That hour can be spent in different ways.

I have been constantly ahead of schedule on my PhD project. I consider myself to be very disciplined. People just work too much.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Monday, February 05, 2007

Christian Peace Bloggers

A new webring has been created by Michael Westmoreland-White to bring together bloggers from all kinds of backgrounds who reaced the conclusion that Christian faith means taking a stand against war. A very diverse bunch so far, alway a good thing in matters like this. If you are interested you can join by scrolling down and looking for the webring links on the right side and hit "join".

Great initiative!