Quote of the Day: Umberto Eco

“Thus I rediscovered what writers have always known (and have told us again and again): books always speak of other


Review: Changing Signs of Truth: A Christian Introduction to the Semiotics of Communication @ivpacademic @adriannawright

Those of us who have learned to read between the lines, to understand that there or symbols of a greater


An Excerpt from “Changing Signs of Truth” @ivpacademic

Guess what? Just about the most anticipated book (except for mine) is about to be released. IVP-Academic had put out


Second Languages prevent emotional responses

Reading a nasty word in a second language may not pack the punch it would in your native tongue, thanks


Blogging my Book: Interlude for a post on Language

Language, the idea of language, rather, plays a role in my book, somewhat, as well as my theological understanding of


Religious Leaders and their Symbolic Garments

Enclothed cognition means that clothes can exert influence on the way the wearer feels, thinks, and behaves through the symbolic


Speaking of the power of music….

After listening to Bruce Springsteen and the White Stripes, the students handed most of the money to white people. ‘Rock


Safe and Sound, Appoggiatura, Semiotics, and the Gospel

This is the theme song for the new movie, The Hunger Games… involving an Appalachia of the Future: I remember