Laziness Ancient and Modern

In an essay earlier this semester, a student quoted Proverbs 18:9 as evidence that laziness was viewed negatively in ancient Israel, expressing themselves in a modern way which seemed to envisage someone who relies on handouts or the system and refuses to work. Prov. 18:9 says: One who is slack in work is close kin to [Read More...]

LEGO Jesus

Via Christian Memes on Facebook. [Read more...]

Biblical Studies Carnival February 2015

Jennifer Guo has posted the latest round-up of highlights from the past month of Biblical studies blogging. Click through and take a look!   [Read more...]

#NoahWins

Saturday’s Non Sequitur connected Noah and Twitter. It isn’t the first time such a connection has been made: [Read more...]

The End Is Not Near

Friday’s Non Sequitur. [Read more...]

More Monotheism

Another publication of mine – also an entry in a reference volume on the subject of monotheism – has been made available on the Butler University digital repository. I am grateful to E. J. Brill for granting permission to share my article “Monotheism” from the forthcoming volume Vocabulary for the Study of Religion. I recently shared another [Read More...]

COATPEG Miracles

Paul Regnier came up with an acronym for remembering key aspects of Jesus’ miracles as depicted in the New Testament, which is adapted from an A-Level textbook by Gwynn ap Gwilym. Here’s how Regnier explains the acronym in greater detail: Command – Jesus performs some miracles with only a verbal command. This is the case with nature [Read More...]

Is That Dalek Blue and Black?

A Whovian contribution to the blue and black dress fervor. [Read more...]

The Impact of Secularization

Another cartoon from People in White Coats. I’m not sure if this is supposed to be a commentary on secularization, or on human resources directors… [Read more...]

Is That Star Trek Uniform Blue and Black or Gold and White?

Making a Star Trek contribution to the blue and black dress debate seemed an appropriate tribute to Leonard Nimoy. [Read more...]

Inhofe Disproves Poverty and Hunger

On Facebook, Chris Code offered the following comment about Senator James Inhofe’s misguided attempt to disprove global warming by holding up a snowball: This is Republican, science-denier logic for you. What will he ask next? “If poverty is real then where did I get this money? If world hunger is real then where did I [Read More...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X