Archive for the 'History' Category

The Story of Everything

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

On First Things blog, “First Thougths” I was introduced to the following video… I wanted to share this on my blog as I think it smartly integrates good theology with a creative presentation.

Religulous and The Indefensible God

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Quiet a few days Paula, our friend Simon Jones, and I were discussing religion and culture during which Simon showed us a clip from the film Religulous in which Bill Maher goes to The Holy Land Experience (A theme park that the proprietors refer to as “a living biblical history museum) to confront Christians with [...]

I’m Gonna Get Medieval On You

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

It has been 28 days since my last post because I am buried in preparations for the new class I’m teaching, Medieval & Early Modern Civilizations, which historically covers an 1100 year period between the 5th and 16th centuries, and culturally covers Western Europe, the Byzantine East, Islamic Society, African Cultures, Central Asian Cultures, and [...]

Ego Trumps Spiritual Growth

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Remember that “Through the Bible in 90 Days” program I started a while ago, well I have turned it into “Through the Bible in Somewhere Between 120 to 150 Days,” which is still better than I have ever done in my life, since, as I mentioned, I have never read straight through the Bible before. [...]

The Racist Walls of Jericho

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Last night I saw the America often expressed in its ideals, but too little seen in its landscape. First, there was the results of a campaign season that was itself historic. A black man has been elected to the highest office of the land, an act that goes along way toward moving America beyond the [...]

Incarnation & History – Part I

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

When I was an undergrad studying intellectual history my whole focus was on understanding the dominant ideas of a given age, how those ideas were possibly related to one another, and how earlier ideas contributed to the development of later ideas. As I am preparing to enter into a doctorate program in history (at some [...]

What I Should Have Been Doing

Monday, August 11th, 2008

936 hours of inactive blogging, hours that were filled with home improvement projects, camping in the woods, a gaggle of reading, and a smidge of blogging apathy. To be honest, I am not sure if the apathy is completely purged from my bones, but I felt it has been long enough, and though I don’t [...]