Now that we have a new header for our blog, I anticipate that people will occasionally ask what it means. Indeed, Andy already asked in a recent comment for the back story on the goat. (Nick directed him to the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff, which is the story that gives the background of the image.) So, I was thinking that it might be interesting to come up with a deeper meaning in our image than just whether the goat gets across without the troll eating him.
We already know that the bridge signifies our ongoing effort to bridge scientia and sapientia. (You can read more about what that means here.) At the moment, the troll simply comes from my strong conviction that bridges should always have trolls under them (and trolls are cool).
So, I’m looking for suggestions on what you think the picture means. You can offer an interpretation of the whole image, or just some specific detail in the picture. Either way is fine with me. We’ll see what suggestions we get and, in memory of Origen, try to come up with a good theological allegory for our new header.