Monthly Archives: March 2007

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A Poem About Isabel

Today Ed Cook of “Ralph” posted a poem he wrote in his college days. I thought that was a great idea and went to look for one that I had written when I was in college, I seem to recall putting it on the computer a few years ago, but instead all I could find was this Shel Silverstein inspired poem about my daughter. Thanks for the additional inspiration Ed! What do you think folks? […]

Demigodness Bono

If ever someone deserved this honor he does. (Although clearly not everyone agrees. According to the Good Dr. West Bono has replaced Chris Tilling as the devil.) And their music is good too. U2’s Bono awarded British knighthood on Yahoo! News Irish rock star and global humanitarian Bono became a knight of the British empire Thursday %u2014 and joked that his youngest son thought he was about to become a Jedi instead.Bono, 46, was named […]

Skype: Very Cool, Podcasts Next?

My brother has finally convinced me to sign up for Skype. For those who do not know what this is in brief it allows you to use your computer, connected to a high speed network, to call other computers anywhere in the world for free and other (regular) phones for not much ($29.99 unlimited calls in the US and Canada for a year). If you have a MacBook, for example, you already have a mic […]

Pete Williams Named Warden of Tyndale House

From Christian Today – Christian News The Cambridge-based International Biblical and Theological Research Centre has appointed its youngest warden. The internationally respected evangelical centre for biblical and theological research has invited Dr Peter (Pete) Williams, currently Deputy Head of Divinity, History and Philosophy, and a senior lecturer in New Testament at the University of Aberdeen, to lead the community of around 50 full and part-time scholars, ranging from those just starting out on doctoral studies […]

Fresh Air : Francis Collins on ‘The Language of God’

I only heard snippets on the way home, but this sounds good and I wanted to bring it to everyone’s attention. NPR : Francis Collins on ‘The Language of God’ Geneticist Francis Collins is director of the National Human Genome Research Project. He is also an evangelical Christian, and author of the book The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief. Listen to it here.  

Rock Ethics Institute – Climate Change

I will be moderating a panel discussion in two weeks on the biblical creation narratives and climate change. It is part of a series by PSU’s Rock Ethics Institute: Rock Ethics Institute – Climate Change. It should be a good series. It will be focused primarily upon Christian interpretations, which is unfortunate, but it is Pesach which makes it impossible for our local rabbi to attend. If you are in the area, please come by! […]

Every Student?

I was perusing FaceBook and found this ad set up by someone at Tulane Tulane Flyer Hunting for Easter Eggs? On the first Easter, they weren’t looking for eggs.They were searching for the body of Jesus.A man who claimed to be God and said he would prove his deity by bodily rising from the dead. So, did he? The text linked to this site,, which in turn is “provided by” which is “a […]

Goodacre Rounds Up the Latest on the Talpiot Tomb

The title says it all. Talpiot Tomb Various There are several additional things that are worth mentioning on the Talpiot tomb story from recent days. Randy Ingermanson has uploaded a clear, detailed investigation of the statistics and the tomb, co-written with Jay Cost. Some will remember his earlier piece, Statistics and the “Jesus Family Tomb”. This piece builds on that one and takes it to a whole new level of thought and detail, though with […]

Penn State is Everywhere

We just flipped over to the Discovery Channel (“Dirty Jobs” is our current family favorite, followed by MythBusters; anyone else recording Planet-Earth starting tonight?) and “Deadliest Catch” is on. The captain of the ship is wearing a PennState baseball cap! (Captain Andy is his name.) Go State!  

Scholar Creates new Web 2.0 Company: Weebly

This site/product is being produced by 3 Penn State students, all seniors, I believe, one of whom is a Schreyer Scholar! They will be featured in Newsweek within the next two to three weeks. I will bring you more as I have it. Weebly – Website Creation Made Easy Easy Drag & Drop Interface Variety of Designs Numerous Content Elements Photos, Videos, Maps, and more Free Hosting No Technical Knowledge Required UPDATE: Turns out that […]