Transformation Happens

A powerful symbol of the meaning of Christmas for the present day. HT The Jesus Blog [Read more...]

Merry Christmas!

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Merry Sithmas

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Translations of Translations

I am disappointed whenever a student of mine includes in an assignment the profoundly mistaken notion that the Bible we have today is “a translation of a translation of a translation.” But it is all the more disappointing that we find the same idea in Kurt Eichenwald’s Newsweek article which is titled “The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin.” [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: Collision (aka. Old Habits)

This episode focuses in flashbacks of Ana-Lucia’s life, as a police officer who is currently off work because of something that happened. The “old habits” part of the title is immediately seen as Ana holds everyone at gunpoint, after she shoots Shannon and then Sayid charges her with a gun. She has Sayid tied up. [Read More...]

A Professor on His Mythicist Former Student

John Dickson writes in response to Raphael Lataster’s recent article: As his former lecturer, I am somewhat embarrassed to admit that Raphael’s 1000 words on Jesus would not receive a pass mark in any history class I can imagine, even if it were meant to be a mere “personal reflection” on contemporary Jesus scholarship. Lataster [Read More...]

Rankled by Wranglings about Rank-Raglan Rankings

I decided to go with an alliterative title for my second review for Bible and Interpretation of Richard Carrier’s book, On the Historicity of Jesus: Why We Might Have Reason for Doubt. The title of the review article is “Rankled by Wranglings about Rank-Raglan Rankings: Jesus and the Mythic Hero Archetype.” I suppose I could have [Read More...]

Santa’s Transcript

Inside Higher Ed shared a copy of Santa’s university transcript. Given his busy schedule, I’m not surprised that he has taken so long to finish his degree. But isn’t having a degree issues by a registrar who is also your employee a conflict of interest? I wonder who else it would be interesting to make a [Read More...]

Freedom of Religion Panel Discussion

A few weeks ago, I was part of a panel discussion on the topic of freedom of religion at Butler University. It was recorded, and even though the sound quality is not excellent, I still think it may be worth sharing. [Read more...]

LOST Rewatch: The Other 48 Days

This was possibly the first complete episode of LOST that I ever saw, as I started watching in the second season. It takes us through the story of the tailies as they find themselves on a beach, elsewhere on the island. Early in this episode, we have our eye drawn at one point to a [Read More...]

Changing the World

I saw the above cartoon on a new Facebook page created for John Harrison the cartoonist, and so thought I would share it, together with a link to that page. [Read more...]


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