Daily Archives: April 17, 2009

4 posts

What is the deal with Samson?

I have asked the question before but I thought I would solicit your comments yet again.  How is this guy anything more than a horny thug with violent tendencies? How is it that he is preserved in the canon as being a great leader of Israel? Can it really be that his sole divinely ordained purpose was to kill lots of Philistines (Judg. 14:4)? What do you think? UPDATE: The comments are going well. Please […]

The Narnia Code (?!)

I took some time this morning to catch up on newsfeeds and at Bruce Edwards’ “Further Up & Further In” I came across this traler for a documentary that aired last night in the UK. Watch it first before reading on. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aPQmoyzXx8&feature=player_embedded So that left me befuddled. I had not heard of Michael Ward’s Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis and so had no idea what this was about. […]

The White House covering up symbols of Christ

[I changed the title of the post. A bit more provocative? Yes, but also accurate.] Inside Higher Ed has a short take on some hoopla about an Obama speech at a Catholic educational instution. No, this is not about his speaking at Notre Dame’s graduation, rather it is about a policy speech he gave at Georgetown University which is a Jesuit school. Georgetown University and President Obama have come under criticism for a decision to […]