Monthly Archives: September 2006

Taylor Faculty Chili Cook-Off

The first (annual?) Taylor University College Chili Cook-Off was held today. This was an orientation event where faculty made a chili dinner for students. Each student was given one vote for whose chili was the best — and guess who … Continue reading

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Mega Churches Kick Out Members and More – LarkNews 4/9

The September 2006 edition of LarkNews is online. This issue has a feature about a mega-church that has decided to downsize by kicking out members, among other stories. Read it all for yourself here. Tags: News, Humour, LarkNews

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The 2006 Arts and Faith Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films

The Arts and Faith Forum has released their annual Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films list. The list contains a whole bevy of interesting films including classics and more popular fare. The films are chosen by members of the Arts and … Continue reading

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Taylor Faith & Film Club

Another thing I will be involved in this academic year is a campus film club. One of my colleagues came up with the idea was soliciting help. I volunteered immediately to help organize it and we came up with four … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Tidbits: Hobbit in ’07, Star Trek is 40

So, a leak from an insider suggests that New Line Cinema is working on a prequel to The Lord of the Rings: The Hobbit. That would be awesome in my books! Read the speculation here. Next week (8 September 2006) … Continue reading

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2006 Taylor Public Lectures on Religion & Culture

One of my responsibilities as Chair of the Religion & Theology Department at Taylor is to organize our annual fall lecture series. This lecture series touches on on some facet of the intersection of religion and culture. This fall we … Continue reading

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Do Religious Jokes and Puppets Mix?

I wouldn’t think that religious jokes and puppets mix, but I have been proved wrong by those over at Beliefnet.com, who have daily jokes told by puppets (which you can view via video). And not just any puppets — these … Continue reading

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Biblical Studies Carnival IX is online at Hypotyposeis

I am happy to announce that Biblical Studies Carnival IX is online at Stephen Carlson’s Hypotyposeis. Stephen has done a great job — there certainly was a lot of activity among biblical studies blogs in the month of August! Biblical … Continue reading

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