Q:Are you a writer ?
Funny medieval doodles
With their wild hair and frantic gaze, these doodled men look like fools. They are waving as if to seek contact with the reader. The thing is, the reader is busy singing and listening to a sermon. That is because these 800-year-old images are found in a Missal, a book used during Holy Mass. What a shock it must have been for the serious user of the book, to flip the page and suddenly find yourself face to face with these funny creatures. And what a great contrast: a serious book with silly drawings.
Pic: Paris, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, MS 95 (Missal, 12th century). More about the manuscript here.
Peter Capaldi on Creating the New Doctor
I’m surprised I haven’t seen this floating around tumblr… maybe I just missed it?
"Look at the eyebrows! These are attack eyebrows. You could take bottle tops off with these."
The Animated Adventures of Doctor Who
I did not realize how much I wanted this to be real until I saw the video.
Interview with Jon Foreman
I know not everyone who follows me is a fan of Switchfoot, but I think this interview is worth listening to. It’s a fantastic conversation, and solidifies my respect and appreciation for Foreman’s songs and work. Within the first ten minutes they discuss ethics, C.S. Lewis, Bonhoeffer, and Kierkegaard. The themes of faith, grace, what being a Christian means, and the nature of God undergird the entire conversation (which includes a brief discussion of the decline of western culture and suffering). Anyways. It’s late, I’m tired, so I’m inarticulate and rambling. The point: I recommend listening.
Guardians of the Galaxy
… may be my favorite Marvel movie to date.
about the aesthetic theory of sub-creation, as proposed by Tolkien, and how the Lego Movie reinforces that theme, yea?