Category Archives: Bible

Domine ne in furore tuo arguas

These images are take from the recently-recovered Fauquier Book of Hours, on which my friend and colleague Greg Clark is an expert, as discussed in the video below. The scene illustrated is from Psalm 6, the opening of which is … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Poetry, Sewanee, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Crap about the muslins

From 2010 to 2014, I was an elected representative on the Franklin County (TN) School Board. We always had our run-ins about religion and public education, some of which I’ve written about before more extensively, but here’s an e-mail I … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Education, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Dante Purgatorio cantos 22-23 cartoons

About 20 years ago, former student of mine at Boston College made these cartoons for me of Purgatorio cantos 22-23,¬†on the Prodigal and the Gluttonous. She dashed them off, but I think they’re really wonderful.

Posted in Bible, Cartoons, Classics, Florence, Italy, Poetry, Saints, Time, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Daniel/Amos/Jonah: discussion questions

Some old discussion questions for an Honors class at Boston College on the prophets Daniel The Book of Daniel is set explicitly during the Babylonian Captivity, that 400-year period when the Israelites were forcibly removed from the Promised Land to … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Boston, Classics, Education, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Afterlife of the Gifts of the Magi

In the Gospel of Matthew, we read of the three kings, “On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Italy, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Fake Jan!

You may not know this, but January 2nd is, to some online hipsters that I do not count myself among, sometimes called “Fake Jan” Day. Jan 2. Get it? The whole thing involves the Brady Bunch Variety Hour in some … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Boston, Drama, Family, Music, Rome, Time | Leave a comment

Good and faithful servant

A much-reproduced picture from the recent funerary ceremonies for George H.W. Bush shows the former President’s service dog, Sully, lying before his master’s casket. It’s hard not to choke up a little seeing Sully, the very soul of to-the-last fidelity. … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Bible, Cemeteries & Funerals, Dogs, Emblems, Military, Poetry, Statues & Monuments, Uncategorized | 1 Comment