same as always

It’s 12-12-12 today ((or was exactly 2,000 years ago to be pedantic)), and we are nearing the day (21-12-2012) which is heralded by some as something of an apocalypse and an end-of-the-world event. Among other things, this highlights to me the reality that scientific discovery does not wipe out superstition.  People have always been superstitious… Continue reading same as always

on jesus’ quiet resurrection

Q: Why does no Roman historian mention Jesus’ resurrection!?  Surely if something so extraordinary happened, they would have written about it!? A: One thing we know about the period is that, from a Graeco-Roman perspective, bodily life after death would have been mocked ((i.e. the mixed response to Paul’s preaching of resurrection (Acts 17).)) and… Continue reading on jesus’ quiet resurrection

theory & practice

They’re meant to reinforce one another. I just had lunch with a friend, and we talked about how much fun it was learning the 5 different fretboard patterns of pentatonic (five-tone) scales on the guitar.  When his practice was less developed, music theory had seemed boring and irrelevant to him, but now it was exciting… Continue reading theory & practice