Things Unspectacular and Slightly Less Unspectacular

Iyov memed me and so I have to tell you six unspectacular things about myself. 1) In my first “band” (yes, the quotes are necessary), the drummer didn’t actually have a drum set and used to bang on a chair. 2) As a child my sister’s pet turtle ate my pet goldfish. 3) I’m the [Read More...]

Quote and Images of the Day

First, a quote from Steve Hammer, who writes for our local free newspaper NUVO: “The only logical rationale I can see for supporting the Republican ticket is if you belong to the subset of the population that wants to see the Book of Revelation come true in their lifetime and a vice president who can [Read More...]

Harrison Bergeron

I’ve been recommending to friends for a very long time that they see the movie Harrison Bergeron, but I’ve regularly heard from them that they couldn’t get hold of a copy. That will no longer be an issue. As was recently pointed out at SF Signal, one can now watch the movie online. (If the [Read More...]

Introductory Lessons in Aramaic

I just happened across Eric D. Reymond’s site Introductory Lessons in Aramaic. I know from keyword statistics that some people have found their way to this blog looking for just this sort of resource, so I thought I’d pass it on! [Read more...]

No One Takes The Whole Bible Literally

I’ve posted a clip on YouTube that recaps a key point that came up in our Sunday school class this past weekend, as well as in a recent blog post, namely that no one simply “believes the whole Bible” and “takes it all literally”. [Read more...]

The Burial of Jesus: First Amazon Review

My book The Burial of Jesus: History and Faith has received its first review on The review is in mediocre English and gives the book a mediocre rating. I’m still waiting for copies from the publisher to send to a few people who asked for review copies, as well as to some journals and [Read More...]

The [Euphemism] Post

I’ve been hesitant to dive into this particular subject. I want to keep my blog at its PG rating. At any rate, here is a post for those more reserved readers who wish to give my previous one a wide berth. I’ve posted on same-gender relationships before (more than once), most recently in conjunction with [Read More...]

The Sex Post

I’ve been hesitant to dive into this particular subject. I want to keep my blog at its PG rating. Yet just about every day someone finds their way to my blog searching for “hermaphrodite sex“, so this post shouldn’t change things, I guess. I’ve posted on homosexuality before (more than once), most recently in conjunction [Read More...]

Search Inside

Although the actual keyword search does not appear to work yet as of my posting this, my book The Burial of Jesus is now part of the Search Inside program, which means that you can see the book from cover to cover and browse it before making a decision about whether to buy it, recommend [Read More...]

Online Resources for New Testament Studies

Via an advertisement on the N. T. Wright Page, I discovered the Wesley Ministries Network, which has online lectures (many of which one must pay for) but also free materials in the form of lectures and articles by scholars such as (to give one example) Larry Hurtado. [Read more...]

The Burial of Jesus: Now Available in the UK

The Burial of Jesus: History and Faith can now be purchased through! [Read more...]