Thursday, December 30, 2010

Diane Rehm

Having the opportunity to appear on The Diane Rehm Show was absolutely amazing. She had long been my favorite NPR show and one of my favorite interviewers, so it was really one of the high points of this whole experience.

As expected, Diane asked great, provocative questions, and deftly managed callers, emailers, tweeters, etc., getting a diverse sampling of opinions and questions.

Of course, not everyone was happy. Here's the first comment of all from the website:

"Your producers are scraping the bottom for guest [sic].

This writer has no hard facts, only vivid imagination."

I do indeed think the writer of the Revelation of the Magi had a vivid imagination, but I don't think that's what the commentator meant.


  1. I pay little attention to the appearances of non-canonical, extrabiblical material, but I heard you on the Diane Rehm show and was electrified to learn that you understand the "cosmic," universal thrust of the gospel as presented by Paul in his letters. Few understand this. Thank you for that.

  2. You're very welcome, Fleming. One of the reasons, in fact, that I study non-canonical literature is that these writings can help us to understand more clearly the ideas found in the canonical writings (either by disagreeing them, or as the RevMagi does to Paul, by amplifying his basic point).