March 31, 2006

Professors and Instructors Beware

Just when you think they're reading Harvey's, beware!

March 24, 2006

Thirty-Year Old Fruit

With the 30th anniversary of Apple Computers just around the corner, the Associated Press has published an article surveying the last three decades of the beloved computer company and its innovations.

Have a look at the article: Apple Computer Set to Mark 30th Birthday.

Speculation persists on how Apple may celebrate with a product launch.

March 22, 2006

Sacred Destinations

Friend and blogger Jason Jones of The Back Streets of Heaven has pointed out a site called Sacred Destinations, a travel guide with photos of sacred sites, pilgrimages, religious buildings, and sacred places around the globe. It is a wonderful concept and well done, and includes links to web resources for each site as well as interactive maps. Ido think it could use more pictures, in my opinion.

Of course, reliance upon such a resource alone is not adviseable, for it is bound to be incomplete in contrast to a published book. For instance, when browsing Turkey, there is no page covering Priene, Miletus, and Didyma, which I might argue are the biggest "must sees" on the western coast second only to Ephesus.

OK, Pergamum is extraordinary too, (especially if you've already been to the Pergamum museum in Berlin)... so, second only to Ephesus and Pergamum... or third rather.

March 14, 2006

Bart Ehrman on The Daily Show

I watch The Daily Show on Comedy Central nearly every night. (It's where my generation gets its news.) I was looking forward to seeing Bart Ehrman, who was tonight's guest. Prof. Ehrman came across well. Jon Stewart often impresses me with his informed dialogue with an author. However, the interview was rather brief. All they really discussed was the notion that we have no original Greek authorial manuscripts, just copies through the centuries. That in and of itself is a profound point that I often take opportunities to get across to my church members as well. I'm sure the appearance will boost sales for Prof. Ehrman's book, Misquoting Jesus. Future airings can be found on the The Daily Show web page, but they typically include midnight tonight and late morning and early evening tomorrow. The show also included a "This Week in God" segment, which is always worth the effort to see.