NSUV Bible

Eddie Arthur shared a wonderful set of excerpts from the Not So Unpleasant Version of the Bible, shared by Archdruid Eileen. Here is the text of that post: It was Snargent who originally started it. He complained about the Crucifix in the Chapel of Contemplation – said that the depiction of an execution was quite [Read More...]

How Christmas Shopping is Like Going to Church

David Hayward shared this cartoon: I think it is hilarious. But it makes some serious points. The oddity of giving people a certain time and saying that this will be “fellowship” time or “worship” is distinctly odd, and that oddity is only missed when we have be ome accustomed to this way of doing things. [Read More...]

How Was It?

I saw this picture a few days ago. It was apparently supposed to be “Breakfast with Santa.” Either way, does anyone know how it went this morning? Did a guy in a red suit turn up, and if so, which one?   [Read more...]

Jedi Jesus and Santa on a Dinosaur

I have no idea what this picture means. But I have the strange sense that it belongs on this blog. HT Judy Stack-Nelson on Facebook   [Read more...]

Dreaming of a White Jesus

The recent statement by a Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly illustrates well why historical Jesus research is so important. Jesus has become a powerful myth, indeed more than one, and has been coopted in the service of a great many ideologies. Nothing provides as effective a counter to the infinite range of things that Jesus [Read More...]

Just Like Santa and the Tooth Fairy

Two boys are exiting Sunday school class. One of them asks the other, “Do you think there really is a Satan?” The other says, “I'm not sure, but I think maybe he is like Santa and the tooth fairy – it is probably actually your dad!”     [Read more...]

Time and Relative Dimensions in Faith Arrives

Today there was a large sack, much like I would expect Santa to use, sitting in front of my door. But it was blue, and had “Royal Mail” written on it. It was several copies of the new book Time and Relative Dimensions in Faith: Religion and Doctor Who which I co-edited with Andrew Crome. [Read More...]

Santa’s Demise

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More Reflections on Santa and God

This image was shared with me this morning by e-mail: Perhaps it is a professional hazard (as I have blogged about God and Santa more than once in the past), but I found myself not just enjoying the face value humor of it, but also reflecting on how this relates to ancient (including Biblical) and [Read More...]

Santa Parkour

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Keep (Only) Christ in Christmas

A letter to yesterday's Indianapolis Star had an interesting response to the annual “keep Christ in Christmas” hubbub. What if Christians kept just Christ in Christmas, and let go of all the stuff that is not specifically Christian? What if they let go of the trees, and the gifts, and Santa, and secular Christmas music, [Read More...]


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