Here are my picks in full. My Final Four: Gonzaga over St. Louis, Indiana over Florida. Then Indiana over Gonzaga 72-69 in the title game.
Sharpen your knife and your priestly reflexes: are you ready for the Ultimate Rule Book? Leviticus! Play the role of a busy priest working to keep God happy by sacrificing choice offerings of sheep, goats, and bulls with frantic speed and slicing precision. Combo your actions and the rewards get BIBLICAL! Three sacrificial services a … Continue reading
New music today from Atoms for Peace, Thom Yorke’s outfit (that includes Flea on the bass). You can hear it in its entirety right here at Grooveshark. After three listens, I really like it. Its official release date is today, and you can find it here on Amazon.
Within minutes of each other I had Facebook connections posting on Google Glass and linking to Luci Shaw’s poem “Knitting in the Wild.” First I watched the trailer for a new Google-pioneered technology. It’s sort of like having a smartphone on your face, which is perhaps best experienced through this clip rather than described: The … Continue reading
I’ve already mentioned my excitement about hearing some new Postal Service tracks. One of those new tracks is now released. Listen to “A Tattered Line of String” here.
How my 5-year-old son responds to the blizzard: What my 2-year-old son does: What our car looks like:
Well. This is some good news. In the early to mid-2000s Ben Gibbard decided to spend all his music energies on Death Cab for Cutie and not do any more with side project The Postal Service. The latter’s Give Up (2003) is a classic. Dance music for indie kids, I always thought, but as the … Continue reading
The full text of the new NA28 Greek New Testament is available online for free. No critical apparatus (that will probably be for-pay only), but it’s nice to be able to easily access the text now. You can go here to do that. More about the Nestle-Aland edition is here.
I wondered tonight whether this week’s Greek Isaiah readings might have something to say to the recent school shooting in Connecticut. Indeed, here is Isaiah 2:17-19 (my translation from the Greek): Then every person will be brought low, and the haughtiness of humanity will collapse, and the Lord alone will be exalted in that day. … Continue reading
Psalm 46, a Psalm for tragedies and disasters, reads: God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of … Continue reading