Monthly Archives: April 2014

Bible reading redux

At the beginning of the year, I posted my plan to read the Bible cover to cover this year. I felt unsatisfied with the various Bible in a year plans that can be found on the Internet, so I designed … Continue reading

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NASA finds an ice-cold planet right next door

You may have heard about the recent discovery of an ice cold “brown dwarf” or “star” right next door in our Solar Neighborhood. The object, which goes by the telephone number* WISE J085510.83-071442.5, is only 7.2 light-years from our Solar … Continue reading

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Success for Kepler: an Earth-sized planet in the habitable (?) zone

The Kepler Spacecraft’s primary planet hunting mission has ended, but the data it generated will keep astronomers busy for years to come.  Today, NASA announced that it has found in that mountain of data, Kepler’s first truly Earth-sized planet in … Continue reading

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The subtle theology of Noah

In my review of the movie Noah, I said that I felt that the film was much deeper and richer in the theology of the Biblical text than it gets credit for. I wanted to take the time to show … Continue reading

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Movie review: Noah

The new Biblical epic, Noah, has generated a lot of controversy for its loose interpretation of the famous Bible story. (If you’re not familiar with it, you can go read Genesis 6-9 right here.) While the film has gotten good … Continue reading

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Book review: The Age Atomic by Adam Christopher

Dipping again into the world of the sci-fi/superhero/noir mash-up, Adam Christopher follows up his debut novel, Empire State, with The Age Atomic. A year after the dystopic parallel universe version of Manhattan, the Empire State, was saved by Rad Bradley … Continue reading

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Cosmos side by side

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey aired its fourth episode this week. The long-awaited follow-up to Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage may only be enjoying modest ratings in our modern 500-channels-with-DVR-and-Internet media, but it continues to keep pace … Continue reading

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