Non-Kosher Comfort

P. Z. Myers shared this bit of nonsense from Ray Comfort: I’m not sure whether to focus on kosher food laws, or the likelihood that Ray Comfort is intentionally trying to make Christianity look ridiculous by publicly spouting this nonsense. So I’ll just leave it at this, and let you discuss whatever you like in [Read More...]

N. T. Wright vs. R. C. Sproul and Al Mohler on Evolution

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Trickster God

David Hayward shared the above cartoon, depicting a deity that sets a trap that leads to the downfall of the one who falls into it. There is a lot of Christian theology that mirrors what is depicted. And it deserves to be highlighted, talked about, and challenged by those who find it seriously problematic. [Read more...]

The Gospel according to Luke (Skywalker)

Someone turned part of the post I quoted recently into an image: Is Star Wars about the emperor being given the shaft? No. It is about a young man with great potential wanting to do whatever it takes to hold on to someone he holds dear, and becomes a force so destructive that he hurts [Read More...]

Coffee Cantata

Via Marc Cortez, I learned that today was International Coffee Day, and that Johann Sebastian Bach wrote a satirical cantata about coffee, “Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht.” If you click through, Marc has 16 other things you may not have known about coffee! [Read more...]

Don’t Episode I The Bible

Carson T. Clark posted on the Gospel not being Jesus’ death. I’ll quote him in full, since it is a short post: Many Christians believe the Gospel is about Jesus dying on the cross for the atonement of sins. I disagree. To my mind that’s like saying Star Wars is about Anakin Skywalker’s final act of redemption in which [Read More...]

Amazing Science?

Atheist Jaclyn Glenn rewrote “Amazing Grace” and performed it (HT Hemant Mehta): In this instance, I really don't find the new song at all appealing (lyrically speaking, I mean – Glenn sings nicely). I have no objection to “Amazing Grace” being rewritten. And I don't always disagree with atheists, even about their criticism of Christianity. [Read More...]

Yahweh or the Highway?

Via Christopher Skinner on Facebook   [Read more...]

Save the Day for the Day of the Doctor

The BBC has released two short “sting” videos encouraging people to #savetheday for “The Day of the Doctor,” the 50th anniversary Doctor Who special which will air on November 23rd. Do you think they give too much away? HT Doctor Who TV. I think that the official Doctor Who 50th anniversary trailer I shared previously [Read More...]

Theological Kobayashi Maru

Recently on the blog Unreasonable Faith, theological arguments were likened to the Kobayashi Maru scenario in Star Trek. For fans, it needs no explanation, but for others, it is a training simulation that is unwinnable. I wonder whether, like James T. Kirk, many of the folks discussing this at Unreasonable Faith (as well as many [Read More...]

students and e-mail

Today's New York TImes features an article about students considering e-mail antiquated and not checking it, preferring texting and social media. The articles suggests that perhaps professors ought to adjust and start communicating with students via text instead of e-mail. Hogwash. Texting is simply not a convenient way to receive – or to send, for [Read More...]


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