Bye Bye, Google Reader Sidebar (Hello Free Bible Versions and The Center for Unintelligent Design)

Google Reader has changed, and since one can no longer share items from Google Reader to a sidebar widget, that feature has been removed from this blog. I’m sorry to see it go. I will continue to share items of interest via Google+, Facebook and Twitter, so please do connect with me in one of [Read More...]

The Real Reason Some Christians Oppose Halloween

Internet Monk indicated that the roots of the anti-Halloween movement are in a deception. But why was and is the nonsensical idea that children dressed in costumes are the front line of a war with the forces of evil taken seriously? I think the reason is because American Christians want to be deceived in this [Read More...]

Mythicism Miscellanies

Here are a few posts relevant to mythicism from around the blogosphere. From Tom Verenna, two posts on “Defining Mythicism,” one of which addresses the appeal to Galatians 1 as though Paul’s words there give a clear indication one way or the other about Jesus’ historicity, while the other post emphasizes that an all-or-nothing approach [Read More...]

Millions of Pumpkin Seeds Suddenly Cried Out in Terror

HT Hacking Christianity [Read more...]

Happy Wholloween!

On the occasion of Halloween, for Doctor Who fans, let me draw attention to a set of blogs dedicated to the making of Doctor Who costumes. This one focuses on the making of a suit like that worn by David Tennant (with detailed information about his ties): http://tennantsuit.blogspot.com/ In the sidebar you’ll find links to [Read More...]

It’s Finally Here: The AAR/SBL App for iPhone/iPad!

The app for iPhone and iPad that has been designed for those attending the AAR/SBL 2011 Annual Meeting has finally been released. Click here to get it on iTunes! Stephen Cook spotted its appearance even before we received notification from AAR or SBL, and I am grateful that he shared the fact that he had [Read More...]

Attack of the 50ft Undead October 2011 Biblical Studies Carnival

Tom Verenna has posted the October Biblical Studies Carnival early, to be here in time to strike terror laughter into the souls of bibliobloggers everywhere for Halloween. Be afraid entertained. Be very afraid entertained. [Read more...]

Chuck Returns Tonight!

In celebration of the return of Chuck on NBC tonight for its final season, let me share a link to Mike Friesen’s blog. Mike shared an excerpt from an interview in GQ with Zachary Levi,┬áthe actor who plays Chuck, about what it is like being a Christian in Hollywood. Levi says, among other things, “A [Read More...]

Need a Break from Jesus Mythicism? Try Shakespeare Mythicism!

Thanks to Mike Wilson for pointing out this article in Slate about the movie Anonymous. There’s also one along similar lines in the New York Times. [Read more...]

The 80%

I liked Jim West’s post today. If you are in the United States or Western Europe, you almost certainly live at a level of luxury that is unknown in much of the world. They are the 80%… This isn’t a criticism of the Occupy movement. It is a reminder that the issues of social justice [Read More...]

Atheism and Skepticism are not Coterminous

What is the message of this billboard? As Hemant Mehta as well as various news outlets are pointing out, the message is that atheists, however much they may think of themselves as ultra-skeptical and critical thinkers, aren’t always. Having “skeptics” or “freethinkers” in the name of your organization or in your self-description doesn’t mean it [Read More...]


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