Ray Comfort’s Bananas

The title of this post is an intentional pun, since it could be a reference to the bananas belonging to Ray Comfort or to the fact that he is bananas. Both are relevant, since he is famous for introducing the laughable “banana argument” into the discourse of apologetics. More recently, he helpfully illustrated that scientific [Read More...]

Review of The Burial of Jesus in Interpretation

The latest issue of the journal Interpretation, 63.4 (Oct 2009), includes a review of my book The Burial of Jesus: History and Faith (on p.426). If your library has a subscription to either the Gale Group database or Highbeam, you can probably read the review already. If not, you may have to wait until it [Read More...]

The Only True God Chapter 5: Monotheism and Worship in the Book of Revelation

The Digital Commons at Butler University obtained permission to share an excerpt from my recent book The Only True God: Early Christian Monotheism in Its Jewish Context. It is chapter 5, which is on worship, Christology and monotheism in the Book of Revelation. [Read more...]

Review of The Lost World Of Genesis One, Part Sixteen

It is high time to resume my blogging through John Walton’s The Lost World of Genesis One. I particularly valued chapter 16, which begins by emphasizing that questions about purpose and process are different sorts of questions, and that we simply do not have enough information to enable us to claim that some specific scientific [Read More...]

YouTube As A Resource For Keyboard Players: In The Cage Tutorial

I thought that the videos of people playing the solo from the Genesis song “In The Cage” were helpful when I was trying to learn that solo, but look what someone else did: a tutorial that tells the names of the left hand chords and shows the right hand part note by note as you [Read More...]

Lunchtime Listening

I increasingly turn to YouTube for a bit of music during lunch, and today I happened across this impressive medley of keyboard solos in a progressive rock idiom. Enjoy! [Read more...]

Schroedinger’s Sardine

I’ve been enjoying the ABC sci-fi series FlashForward, but I was annoyed at how they botched the treatment of Schroedinger’s cat in the last episode. The original thought experiment envisaged a cat in a box into which no one can see, in which there is a poison the release of which will be triggered if [Read More...]


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