I Don’t Always Use Internet Explorer…

Via Bob Cargill on Facebook   [Read more...]

Biblical Studies Carnival: Last Call!

Reading Acts posted a reminder about the next Biblical Studies Carnival, which is being hosted at Brian Renshaw’s NT Exegesis blog. Brian has a post which includes a countdown timer until the carnival, and a convenient submission form to submit posts to the carnival. Click through to join the countdown and/or the submission process! And [Read More...]

Mastered by Divinity

In his sermon last Sunday, my pastor Tom Bartley mentioned the irony of one being awarded the title “Master of Divinity.” The notion that one can master the subject of divinity, and perhaps even the Divine, reflects our hubris and our desire to control. As I thought about this, I realized that, while some religious [Read More...]

Noah ‘Bout Bitumen?

In the discussion of issues with the Flood story in the Book of Genesis here on this blog recently, it was pointed out that there is another issue that hadn’t struck me before. Bitumen. Noah is supposed to make the ark waterproof using pitch. Bitumen forms from decomposed organic matter. And young-earth creationists claim that [Read More...]

Richard Dawkins Interviews Father George Coyne

It was pointed out that a quote from Father George Coyne which I shared recently doesn’t quite put things accurately. I was able to track down some of the sources that were drawn on to make the composite quotation. The more problematic part comes from the interview with Richard Dawkins given above, in which Coyne [Read More...]

Islam and Comic Books

I am passing on the following press release: Islam and Comic Books Column “Comics & Dialogue” Launches in February January 28, 2014. BOSTON, MA. Beginning in February, ISLAMiCommentary will feature twice-monthly columns from Boston scholar Dr. A. David Lewis on Islam and the comic book medium. The column series Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic [Read More...]

The Creationist Agenda

Jerry Coyne blogged about Genesis 3D, and had these insightful words to share: It’s a science-y world we live in, and you don’t have to be a genius to see that. If your church is anti-science, you don’t only look anti-modern, you look stupid.  But since some modern science (particularly evolution) violates the tenets of [Read More...]

Mr. Putin Goes to Church

On Tuesday, Nadieszda Kizenko, Patrick Michelson, and Paul Valliere spoke at Butler about religion and freedom of expression in Russia, focusing on the now famous case of the punk band Pussy Riot and their “Punk Prayer” video that got so much attention on Facebook. The video of the lecture is now available, and I want to [Read More...]

Exercising Demons

My pastor made a pun about “exorcising” as opposed to “exercising” demons on Sunday. Apparently there are a lot of people who have made images to illustrate the potential confusion between the two words (many of them for t-shirts). Here are some that I found: Don’t miss as well my older post about whether Jesus [Read More...]

With All These Species…

After I posted the cartoon featuring Noah, someone pointed out to me a quote from the movie Evan Almighty that is relevant: [Read more...]

Mark Goodacre and Robert Orlando: Polite Bribe Pre-Screening Interview

Via Mark Goodacre’s blog [Read more...]


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