Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world.
Audio interview at Faith Reason:
I have read many of Bart Ehrman’s books and watched many of his debates online. Bart Ehrman is an American New Testament scholar focusing on textual criticism of the New Testament, the historical Jesus, the origins and development of early Christianity. I also studied the Bible at University, so naturally I find these discussions fascinating. I think this audio interview offers a good introduction to anyone unfamiliar with Ehrman. He’s in form here and less condescending than you might find him in other presentations.
Bart Ehrman, author of the highly popular Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code and Lost Christianities, here takes readers on another engaging tour of the early Christian church, illuminating the lives of three of Jesus’ most intriguing followers: Simon Peter, Paul of Tarsus, and Mary Magdalene. ..….… (Listen to entire interview).
Poem by Chris Wallace-Crabbe at the Poetry library:
I lived in Melbourne for many years. It feels more like home to me than Sydney where I was born. Below is the second poem presented on this blog from Chris Wallace-Crabbe about the place I hold such fond memories.
Not on the ocean, on a muted bay
Where the broad rays drift slowly over mud
And flathead loll on sand, a city bloats
Between the plains of water and of loam.
If surf beats, it is faint and far away;
If slogans blow around, we stay at home
And, like the bay, our blood flows easily,
Not warm, not cold (in all things moderate).…Read entire poem
Video at AndyOnLetterman:
I remember watching Jim Carrey’s Golden Globe winning portrayal of Andy Kaufman in Man on the Moon, but I had hardly seen any footage of Kaufman in real person. So this was a pleasant surprise.
Andy appearing on Letterman’s show for the second time. This is the day after his first appearance on the same morning show….(Watch entire video)
- Ashley Mathews (Riley Reid) on The Portal, Ep. #021 – The Mogul & Brains Behind America’s Sweetheart
Video podcast at Eric Weinstein:
In this episode, Eric sits down with the business woman who created the enduring character of the unlikely top pornstar Riley Reid….Ashley, in the role of the Riley Reid character, has defied all pornographic convention by embracing body positivity, forgoing plastic surgery and opting for natural body hair at times. Additionally she has made a social statement by doing a popular artistic scene which makes a political and business case for greater transsexual acceptance.…(Watch entire podcast)