September 2010 Archives

Mecha Moses

|

I honestly don’t know why there is a Mecha Moses on this Ain’t It Cool News poster from 2008, but I like it:

Mecha Moses

What other Old Testament figures would you like to see mechanized? Steam Punk Abraham? Cyber Joseph?

Spirit Flapjack

|

Dwight Schrute Rainn Wilson, best known as Dwight Schrute on The Office, launched a website called SoulPancake in March 2009. The site’s motto is “Chew on Life’s Big Questions” and its intention is to engage young people in spiritual and philosophical discussions.

Wilson is a member of the Bahá’í Faith. Similar to Islam, Bahá’í sees the religious leaders who have come before (such as Abraham and Jesus) as prophets. Except, instead of Muhammad, the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh are the most recent prophets. Founded in the nineteenth century, the 166-year-old faith is a young religion compared to Christianity (2,000 years old), Judaism (much, much older), and even Islam (1,600 years old). Bahá’í is younger than the United States!

I’m unable to tell from the website the extent of Wilson’s involvement. He may do nothing more than lend the weight of his celebrity to attract visitors. The website asks questions like, “If you were homeless, what would you write on your sign?” and “Are traditional churches obsolete?”

Designing through the Bible

|

Many people read through the Bible. One writer blogged through the Bible. Now Jim LePage, a creative graphic designer, is designing through the Bible:

Exodus

Ezekiel

Hosea

Check out the rest of the beautiful designs on LePage’s website. Have you ever read through the Bible in a year? Besides blogging and designing through the Bible, what other through-the-Bible-’s can you think of?

Powered by Movable Type 5.1b4