About the author and this blog

I am a historian of religion (primarily Hebrew Bible and Achaemenid Persian Religion) and a filmmaker of an Anglican persuasion. An American by birth, I have been an expatriate for a decade and counting. I have professional interests in Achaemenid Period Judaism, Iranian Influence, and prophetic and apocalyptic literatures. I am also interested in biblical hermeneutics, particularly in the Anglican context, as well as the intersections of Bible and Film. I also wish to continue writing-directing independent films, as money allows.

This blog is where I work out ideas on things extra-academic outside my expertise, usually with a theological, philosophical, or political leaning. On occasion, my thinking on various things related to biblical hermeneutics will also be included. I hope to be able to get thoughtful feedback from friends and colleagues here. I especially value (constructive) criticism.

The title is a reference to my favorite theologian-philosopher, who continues to influence my thinking in many different ways.

The current banner photo is of a (presumably neolithic) cairn on Little Orme, just SW of Penrhyn Bay, Wales.  Photo taken in July, 2010.

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2 thoughts on “About the author and this blog”

  1. I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award. Just wanted to let you know that I’ve been trolliping through your blogs, and I’ve very much enjoyed what I’ve read thus far. Feel free to play along with this little award bit, or ignore it as chain garbage. It’s not a bad way to get new eyes on your blog. Either way, you can rest easy knowing that you have at least one little fan. 😀

    Check the link of my blog for info on the Liebster Award below:
    http://suspendedoblivion.wordpress.com/2013/06/03/liebster-award/

    • Thanks for the nod!
      You asked:
      What is your favorite movie? Casablanca.
      What three books would you recommend as “must-reads” in life? Many more than three, really.
      If you could only bring one thing with you when starting a new life in a new place, what would that one thing be and why? My cat. It is what I did.
      What is the most interesting place in the world you’ve visited? Rome.
      Do you have any pets, if so what are they and what are their names? Yes, Minerva.
      Why ask why? If you don’t, you’ll be a llama.
      What is the meaning of life? To be authentic to one’s self before God and others.
      What is that which in the morning goeth upon four feet; upon two feet in the afternoon; and in the evening upon three? Old riddle about humankind.
      What is the stupidest/craziest thing you’ve done to date? Lot’s of candidates I’d prefer not to share to the world.
      What are the contents of your left pocket right at this moment? old shopping list.
      Whom do you idolize the most in life? I’d like to think I don’t idolize any human being.

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