religion

An index of blog posts tagged ‘religion’ here at MarkCz.com.
Historical Jesus: ‘A Marginal Jew’: Volumes III & IV

Historical Jesus: ‘A Marginal Jew’: Volumes III & IV

As someone who's made a regular hobby of studying the Bible for about 30 years and counting, I find it hard to express how enjoyable the John P. Meier book series A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus has been to read. Chapter by chapter, Meier peels away...

Dry Bones song: Ezekiel cried, ‘Dem dry bones!’

Dry Bones song: Ezekiel cried, ‘Dem dry bones!’

Dry Bones, the video above by Dan DiFelice, is something that showed up in my Vimeo inbox the other day and caught my eye. It does not use the Dry Bones song. However, both this short film and the Dry Bones song share the same inspiration: the Old Testament's Book of...

C. Peter Wagner’s New Apostolic Reformation

C. Peter Wagner’s New Apostolic Reformation

It was on The Rachel Maddow Show back on August 10 that I first heard of the New Apostolic Reformation. That segment, viewable above (transcript available online), aired just before Rick Perry entered the 2012 presidential race, and just after his August 6th prayer...

Joseph and Mary in melting snow, Racine, Wisconsin

Joseph and Mary in melting snow, Racine, Wisconsin

Racine, Wisconsin — The heads and shoulders of Joseph and Mary emerge as snow melts around a plastic outdoor nativity set in front of a house on Pierce Boulevard on the eve of Valentine's Day — two weeks after the "Blizzard of 2011" on February 1st and 2nd.

Evolution, Genesis and creation: Snakes’ legs found

Evolution, Genesis and creation: Snakes’ legs found

Science fans and people who study the Bible will certainly continue to debate evolution vs. creation for years to come, but for me the question is moot. As a syncretist, when I read those Bible verses in Genesis 1, I see them as a very early theory of evolution....

Election 2008: It’s God time

Election 2008: It’s God time

Reading Andrew Sullivan's acclaimed piece pn Election 2008 in last December's Atlantic magazine, I noted the emphasis on Barack Obama's religious conviction and how one Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright introduced Obama to Jesus Christ. Sullivan was wowed: To deploy the...

‘Jesus Camp’ (2006 documentary film)

‘Jesus Camp’ (2006 documentary film)

Jesus Camp is an Oscar-nominated documentary about an evangelical Christian camp for kids in Devil's Lake, North Dakota, and, more broadly, about the political militancy of America's religious right. It was directed by Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing. [includeme...

Joseph Campbell: Power of Myth, Hero’s Journey

Joseph Campbell: Power of Myth, Hero’s Journey

Follow your bliss. If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in the field...

Giotto’s Campanile at dusk, Florence, Italy

Giotto’s Campanile at dusk, Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy — The west side of Giotto's Campanile (bell tower) seen at dusk from street level on the Via de' Pecori. Obscured at left is the Battistero di San Giovanni, and behind that is the dome of Florence Cathedral (the Duomo — or Basilica di Santa Maria del...

Campanile di Giotto from Duomo, Florence, Italy

Campanile di Giotto from Duomo, Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy — The east side of Giotto's Campanile (bell tower) seen from atop the dome of Florence Cathedral (the Duomo — or Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore). Designed by the early Italian Renaissance painter and architect Giotto di Bondone with a surface of...

Makawao Union Church, Maui, Hawaii

Makawao Union Church, Maui, Hawaii

Paia, Maui, Hawaii — Makawao Union Church, at 1445 Baldwin Ave., designed by architect Charles William Dickey and dedicated September 2, 1917 on the site of the former Paliuli Sugar Mill, donated by Maui businessman and politician Henry Perrine Baldwin. Baldwin became...

Father Damien of Molokai, Holy Rosary Parish, Maui

Father Damien of Molokai, Holy Rosary Parish, Maui

Paia, Maui, Hawaii — Statue at the shrine honoring Father Damien of Molokai, who spent over 16 years ministering to victims of leprosy (Hansen's disease) at the leper colony on Molokaʻi, and ultimately contracted and died from the disease himself. This shine is...

Heiau oracle: Pu’u o Mahuka Heiau, Oahu

Heiau oracle: Pu’u o Mahuka Heiau, Oahu

Waimea Bay, Oahu, Hawaii — Offerings including pineapple, apples, and flowers are left on the oracle tower at Pu'u o Mahuka Heiau State Historic Site on Oahu's North Shore overlooking Waimea Bay and Waimea Valley. A heiau is a religious site or temple, and Pu'u o...

Byodo-In Temple, Oahu, Hawaii

Byodo-In Temple, Oahu, Hawaii

Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii — The Byodo-In Temple in Valley of the Temples Memorial Park near Kaneohe, Hawaii. This 1968 structure is a replica of the 900-year-old Byōdō-in Buddhist temple at Uji, in Japan's Kyoto prefecture.

Notre Dame de Paris: Portal of Saint Anne

Notre Dame de Paris: Portal of Saint Anne

Paris, France — Notre Dame Cathedral, west facade: The tympanum of the Portal of Saint Anne, the rightmost and earliest of the cathedral's three western portals. Depicted are the enthroned Virgin with Child, visited by the bishop of Paris (left) and the king of France...

Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral, Paris, France

Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral, Paris, France

Paris, France — West façade of the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris. One of the finest examples of French Gothic church architecture, the cathedral is located on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité, in the fourth arrondissement of Paris.

Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral, Reims, France

Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral, Reims, France

Reims, France — Notre-Dame de Reims (Our Lady of Reims), the Roman Catholic cathedral where the kings of France were once crowned, and the seat of the Archdiocese of Reims. Construction on this cathedral began shortly after a fire on July 6, 1210 destroyed the...

‘Jesus Coming Soon’ neon sign, Lahaina, Hawaii

‘Jesus Coming Soon’ neon sign, Lahaina, Hawaii

Lahaina, Hawaii — The Apostolic Faith Church, with its "Jesus Coming Soon" neon sign, at 1211 Front Street. This location is a branch of the mother church — the Apostolic Faith Church at 1043 Middle St. in Honolulu, on the Island of Oahu, which was the subject of a...

religion

An index of blog posts tagged ‘religion’ here at MarkCz.com.

Historical Jesus: ‘A Marginal Jew’: Volumes III & IV

As someone who's made a regular hobby of studying the Bible for about 30 years and counting, I find it hard to express how enjoyable the John P. Meier book series A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus has been to read. Chapter by chapter, Meier peels away...

Dry Bones song: Ezekiel cried, ‘Dem dry bones!’

Dry Bones, the video above by Dan DiFelice, is something that showed up in my Vimeo inbox the other day and caught my eye. It does not use the Dry Bones song. However, both this short film and the Dry Bones song share the same inspiration: the Old Testament's Book of...

C. Peter Wagner’s New Apostolic Reformation

It was on The Rachel Maddow Show back on August 10 that I first heard of the New Apostolic Reformation. That segment, viewable above (transcript available online), aired just before Rick Perry entered the 2012 presidential race, and just after his August 6th prayer...

Joseph and Mary in melting snow, Racine, Wisconsin

Racine, Wisconsin — The heads and shoulders of Joseph and Mary emerge as snow melts around a plastic outdoor nativity set in front of a house on Pierce Boulevard on the eve of Valentine's Day — two weeks after the "Blizzard of 2011" on February 1st and 2nd.

Evolution, Genesis and creation: Snakes’ legs found

Science fans and people who study the Bible will certainly continue to debate evolution vs. creation for years to come, but for me the question is moot. As a syncretist, when I read those Bible verses in Genesis 1, I see them as a very early theory of evolution....

Election 2008: It’s God time

Reading Andrew Sullivan's acclaimed piece pn Election 2008 in last December's Atlantic magazine, I noted the emphasis on Barack Obama's religious conviction and how one Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright introduced Obama to Jesus Christ. Sullivan was wowed: To deploy the...

‘Jesus Camp’ (2006 documentary film)

Jesus Camp is an Oscar-nominated documentary about an evangelical Christian camp for kids in Devil's Lake, North Dakota, and, more broadly, about the political militancy of America's religious right. It was directed by Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing. [includeme...

Joseph Campbell: Power of Myth, Hero’s Journey

Follow your bliss. If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in the field...

Giotto’s Campanile at dusk, Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy — The west side of Giotto's Campanile (bell tower) seen at dusk from street level on the Via de' Pecori. Obscured at left is the Battistero di San Giovanni, and behind that is the dome of Florence Cathedral (the Duomo — or Basilica di Santa Maria del...

Campanile di Giotto from Duomo, Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy — The east side of Giotto's Campanile (bell tower) seen from atop the dome of Florence Cathedral (the Duomo — or Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore). Designed by the early Italian Renaissance painter and architect Giotto di Bondone with a surface of...

Makawao Union Church, Maui, Hawaii

Paia, Maui, Hawaii — Makawao Union Church, at 1445 Baldwin Ave., designed by architect Charles William Dickey and dedicated September 2, 1917 on the site of the former Paliuli Sugar Mill, donated by Maui businessman and politician Henry Perrine Baldwin. Baldwin became...

Father Damien of Molokai, Holy Rosary Parish, Maui

Paia, Maui, Hawaii — Statue at the shrine honoring Father Damien of Molokai, who spent over 16 years ministering to victims of leprosy (Hansen's disease) at the leper colony on Molokaʻi, and ultimately contracted and died from the disease himself. This shine is...

Heiau oracle: Pu’u o Mahuka Heiau, Oahu

Waimea Bay, Oahu, Hawaii — Offerings including pineapple, apples, and flowers are left on the oracle tower at Pu'u o Mahuka Heiau State Historic Site on Oahu's North Shore overlooking Waimea Bay and Waimea Valley. A heiau is a religious site or temple, and Pu'u o...

Byodo-In Temple, Oahu, Hawaii

Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii — The Byodo-In Temple in Valley of the Temples Memorial Park near Kaneohe, Hawaii. This 1968 structure is a replica of the 900-year-old Byōdō-in Buddhist temple at Uji, in Japan's Kyoto prefecture.

Notre Dame de Paris: Portal of Saint Anne

Paris, France — Notre Dame Cathedral, west facade: The tympanum of the Portal of Saint Anne, the rightmost and earliest of the cathedral's three western portals. Depicted are the enthroned Virgin with Child, visited by the bishop of Paris (left) and the king of France...

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