It was a hot day near the Kyaiktiyo Pagoda in Mon State, Myanmar, and I saw this monk’s expression set against a colourful backdrop. I had to take a photo!
Looking up at the Milky Way from a field in Namibia. Photo taken in August 2015.
I’d previously posted a link to the wonderful online video lectures from Yale University, in particular the course on “Introduction to the Old Testament” by Christine Hayes. I’m now about half-way through the course on “New Testament History and Literature” by Dale B. Martin. This makes a good companion to the Christine Hayes videos. I’ve posted both videos below for your convenience :)
Do note that a significant time-commitment is required to go through all these videos, but the rewards are many. Go for it!
Introduction to the Old Testament With Christine Hayes:
New Testament History and Literature:
Another majestic view of the Milky Way above Spitzkoppe in Namibia. Photo taken in August 2015.
A brilliant talk from Sarah Haider on the hostility and bigoty of the left.
The top of a sand dune in the Sossusvlei area of Namibia. Photo taken in August 2015.