And we're back! The first time I heard Tove Lo's "Talking Body," I knew we were going to have to talk about it as part of Top 40 Philosophy. It's only made it as high as #12 on the Billboard Hot 100, but it's made enough of an impact that you've probably heard it. And [...]
My series on Genesis 1-3 continues over at Conciliar Post. The first post was, "Why the Fall Makes No Sense." This month's post is, "Why Does God Tempt (then Abandon) Adam & Eve?" Next month will be, "Why Adam & Eve Had to Die," which sounds really, really dramatic.
Top 40 Philosophy: Volume 1 is out! Download it here. Here are the contents: INTRODUCTION 1 Taylor Swift, “Shake It Off” Epistemology (Saying vs. Seeing) 2 Meghan Trainor, “All About That Bass” Value Theory (Human Perfection & Desire) 3 Maroon 5, “Animals” Ontology (Human Nature vs. Animal Nature) 4 Bobby Shmurda, “Hot *****” Ethics (Virtue [...]
1. "Brueggemann" Is a Good Name While reading his article, “David and His Theologian” (The Catholic Biblical Quarterly 30 , 156–81), I realized Walter Brueggemann had missed something. There's a debate about when the book of Genesis was written. Most Bible scholars now believe it was written way, way later than us normals think. Brueggemann [...]
Fruit Have you ever seen the following quotation? Intelligence is knowing that tomatoes are fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put tomatoes in a fruit salad. Or maybe it's "Knowledge is knowing . . ." but that's redundant. I don't know who first came up with that bit of pseudo-wisdom, but it's wrong and I don't [...]