More Scenes from an Easter Service

Two more videos from the Easter service at Crooked Creek Baptist Church: [Read more...]

Reality (In You I Live) Live

I am grateful to my dear friends at Crooked Creek Baptist Church – Jessica and Tom Bartley, John Arnold, and Alan Peacock – for performing my song “Reality (In You I Live)” in church today, and to all those present who listened! [Read more...]

Easter Flash Mob

I’m grateful to Mike Bird for sharing the above video. Christianity is a diverse global phenomenon – indeed, so diverse that Eastern Christians will be celebrating Easter on May 5th this year! And so sharing this song, with words characteristic of the Orthodox branch of Christianity, on the day that Catholics and Protestants celebrate Easter [Read More...]

Happy Easter!

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Last Call for Carnival Submissions

Phillip Long has posted an appeal for submissions for the next Biblical Studies Carnival – the last chance, as the end of the month is almost here! [Read more...]

Drive Carefully!

Thanks to Hemant Mehta for reminding us that it is not only Easter tomorrow, but also “Jesus, Take The Wheel” Day. I am pretty sure no one will be observing the occasion. But be careful out there, just in case.   [Read more...]

Doctor Who: The Bells of St. John

Doctor Who returned to our television screens today with the episode “The Bells of St. John,” offering a wonderful bringing together of old and new. Spoilers ahead. The bells of St. John turned out to be an interesting detail. While most of us were busy thinking about the famous nursery rhyme, the St. John Ambulance [Read More...]

Principles vs. Passages

I’ve made this point before (see especially my article for Religion Dispatches from 2008). But since Jim West has written a blog post suggesting that liberal Christians neglect exegesis when it comes to subjects such as same-sex relationships, I thought I would respond to him here, just as I have in a comment on his [Read More...]

Easter Ham

What exactly is the symbolism behind the custom of eating ham at Easter – of eating a non-kosher food to celebrate a story that is set against the backdrop of the Jewish Passover? [Read more...]

Left Behind in a Nutshell

A quote from the latest post in Fred Clark’s ongoing review of the Left Behind series gets at the heart of his evaluation: This is a pattern in these books. We’re told that Buck Williams is a master journalist, but since the authors couldn’t be bothered to learn what good journalism looks like, we’re shown that Buck is a [Read More...]

Doctor Who Resurrection

Doctor Who returns this evening! Feel free to pass the time talking here!   [Read more...]


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