Archives for August 2012

Calvin’s Prayer

There has been some debate about whether or not Reinhold Niebuhr composed the famous “Serenity Prayer.” But the version in this comic strip is definitely not by him. It is pure Calvin – and I don’t mean John Calvin. [Read more…]

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Pond Life – Part 5

This is the last of the prequel videos in the Pond Life series. Doctor Who returns tomorrow with Asylum of the Daleks! [Read more…]

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The Last Supper Restored (Amateur Edition)

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Lexicity

Thanks to Charles Jones for pointing out on the AWOL blog a great web site collecting links to useful resources related to ancient languages such as Aramaic, Syriac, Amharic/Ethiopic, Coptic, and more. It is called Lexicity. [Read more…]

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The Golden Rule with Error Adjustment

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Classics Opening at Butler University

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Ph.D. in Classical Studies, starting August 14, 2013. Three courses per semester. We seek a generalist with expertise in Greek language, literature, and culture. The successful candidate will have an interest in further developing and expanding a small Classical Studies Program. Funds are available for developing a summer civilization course in [Read More…]

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The Not-So-Social Gospel in Pictures

James Martin recently shared some parables which illustrate what Jesus might have said if his views were more like those of some of his modern-day followers (I mentioned them last week). The Facebook group Christians Against the Tea Party turned some quotes from them into pictures, and I thought I should share them here, for your [Read More…]

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Pond Life – Part 4

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Evolution: What About God?

This episode from the PBS documentary Evolution is a useful one, and I’ll be having my class on Religion and Science watch it. Since the entire episode is available online, I thought it might be useful to share it here too. [Read more…]

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When “Like” Just Isn’t Strong Enough…

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Biblical Studies Around the Blogosphere

There’s a new issue of the open access Biblical studies journal Relegere, featuring several interesting articles, including an article about U2 and the Psalms, one about Genesis 1-3 and evolution, and an essay by James Crossley offering “An Immodest Proposal for Biblical Studies.” There will be a conference about the criteria of authenticity in historical Jesus [Read More…]

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