Daily Archives: 14 Jan 2017

Jerusalem in Virtual Reality: The App

A virtual reality company has produced a visual app that is touted to present an archaeologically accurate 3D reconstruction of ancient Jerusalem as it appeared during the time of King Herod, around the time of Jesus of the Christian New Testament accounts. The company, known as Lithodomos VR, was founded in Melbourne, Australia in 2016 and is purposed to produce meticulously researched, accurate reconstructions of various locations and subjects of the ancient world. It has just unveiled its first app, Ancient Jerusalem in VR, and the  founder, Simon Young, believes it will serve not only as an entertainment product but as an educational tool, as well.


The US Congress Gets Paid Health Care- So Should Every American

And if every American doesn’t, neither should anyone in Congress.

Academics, When Students Have to Sell Their Blood To Buy Your Assigned Texts….

It’s time to assign something else.


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Luther to Cheer You Up

lutherIt makes me tingle with pleasure from head to toe when I see that through me, poor wretched man that I am, God the Lord maddens and exasperates you hellish and worldly people, so that in your spite you will burst and tear yourselves to pieces – while I sit under the shade of faith and the Lord’s Prayer, laughing at you devils and your crew and you blubber and struggler in your great fury.  — Martin Luther

The Art of Disagreeing Badly: Religious Dispute in Early Modern Europe

Take a look at the interactive site here.

The physical exhibition curated by Dr Stefan Bauer and Bethany Hume, from the University of York, will be on display at the Old Palace, York Minster from the 15th November – 15th December 2016. The exhibition showcases the collections of the York Minster library, examining the role of religious polemic in the early modern period.

All images taken within this exhibition are taken by Paul Shields, and made available by the University of York under the creative commons licence, via their digital library website. 

This digital exhibition is interactive, if you click on any of the links it will lead you to a zoomable image of the books.

Whence Evil?

The Zurichers propose an answer.

In this blog post I would like to provide a short summary of my PhD dissertation ‘Von den Wächtern zu Adam. Frühjüdische Mythen über die Ursprünge des Bösen und ihre frühchristliche Rezeption’, (From the Watchers to Adam. Early Jewish Myths on the Origins of Evil and their Early Christian Reception) which was published in Mohr Siebeck’s Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament (WUNT) II in October 2016.


Christian Silence

When tyranny rises it is the duty of Christians to rise in opposition in direct proportion to the evil at hand.  Christian silence is not an option.  Christian resistance is the only proper path.  Even if it means death for the cause of Christ.