I have discovered a band tonight while writing a book review for class that might have just become my go-to study/homework music.

They are ‘Federale’ and they’re an instrumental group who write exclusively soundtracks for fictional spaghetti westerns. 

Ennio Morricone is one of my favorite composers and they’re essentially writing Ennio Morricone tribute music.

This is so perfect. Go find them on spotify right now.

Currently jamming on the album ‘Devil in a Boot.’


Last but not least, my paper about liberation theology’s readings of Revelation!

For the night-bloggers


Church History research paper from Spring 2014

For the night-bloggers


Here you’ll find the link to my Advanced Systematic Theology II paper from last Spring. 

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And the askbox is open.

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Last but not least, my paper about liberation theology’s readings of Revelation!


Hey y’all,

Some of you may have heard of Psalters, and if you’re unfamiliar with their work, either music or humanitarian, you should definitely look into them.

One of their main dudes, Scotty, is headed to Iraqi-occupied Kurdistan in ten days with Christian Peacemaker Teams…

Book Review of The Orthodox Liturgy by the Revd. Canon Hugh Wybrew

My Review of Craig R. Koester’s Revelation and the End of All Things from a preaching class last year. 


imageImagine a Calvinist and an Arminian in a room together reading Scripture. Eventually, there would be a strong disagreement between the two regarding some the meanings of some passages. Why is this so? Of course, all of us interpret Scripture differently – this is a truism in the (post-)evangelical climate of America. Christian Smith has also brilliantly discussed the issues of biblicism and the different sets of beliefs (theoretically, up to five million!) possible within Protestantism.[1] What are some better ways we can discuss these interpretive issues without throwing Bible verses at each other?

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Wonderful points all around, Alvin. I think there is definitely something to be said by drawing a line between Zahnd’s thought and Marcion. You used the terms “pseudo-Marcionism” and “‘partial’ Marcionism”; I think that a more appropriate description would be that Zahnd is functionally Marcionist (semantics, I know). 

I have always found Zahnd’s interpretations to be a little off. His rhetoric can be very compelling, and no doubt much of what he says can be very healing to those who have had a hard time within more traditional conservative Protestant circles, but I’m not sure if his approach really deals with the problems which he raises. Zahnd ultimately uses Jesus like a “trump card” to soften or smooth over any perceived rough bits from the Old (or even New) Testament. While this may be a comforting approach, it produces a very flat reading of the text and its world. 

Great stuff though, thanks for tagging me so I could read this.