Perennialists and Digressers All,

On this blog, I will share thoughts related to religious studies—particularly my emphases of biblical studies, Early Judaism, and Early Christianity, but also with South, East Asian, and other religious traditions in tow—classics, theology, philosophy, history, fantasy, science fiction, and, really, whatever moves me to write. I may periodically complain about politics, and there will, hopefully, be a good deal of poetry.

De Rebus Meis

I am a broadly “classical” Christian: I have been Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, and Catholic, and often find it difficult to feel fully at home with neat and tidy ecclesiastical identities. I have two graduate degrees, one as a Master of Arts in Religious Studies and the other as a Master of Arts in Classics. I have too many interests, and I would do well to specialize.

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Caveat Lector

Any and all views expressed here are mine, and all views expressed there are either my own or those of my guests, and are in no way affiliated with any institution that I have belonged to past or present. Should they cause offense, my hope is that the reader, not unlike the audience of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, will count them as “[n]o more yielding but a dream” (MSND V.i.419) or, in this case, a digression.