Prosperity Gospel and the Singularity

Despite the fact that my alma mater has strong historic ties to the seed-faith movement and its offspring the Prosperity Gospel — I have always viewed these sorts of theologies with suspicion, if not downright contempt.  But while reflecting today … Continue reading

Beowulf: the Monsters and the Presidents

In the interest of disclosure, I should admit up front that I am unquestionably biased when it comes to my fondness for the Beowulf Epic. I have studied it extensively, been inspired by it, and taught it as well. It’s … Continue reading

I think they LOST something.

[Spoiler Warning] Last night’s season premiere of LOST didn’t deviate too much from the usual structure: There were flashbacks, revelations, forest chase-scenes, fistfights, weirdness (hello, forced-to-watch-videos-boy), and of course, surprises. Although seriously, who (besides the ex-husband) didn’t see that bus … Continue reading