Nice online course site about Jericho

A student of mine found the following archived web site on Jericho, the Bible, and archaeology, which I thought I’d share with others who might find it interesting. [Read more...]


I really enjoyed teaching today’s Sunday school class, focusing on the compatibility of the Christian faith and evolution. I was most impressed simply by the spirit of loving fellowship among everyone present, which included (in addition to many of the usual participants in my class) new church members, the youth group, and other guests to [Read More...]

Quotes for Evolution Weekend (Francisco J. Ayala)

The following quotes are from the leading Biology professor Francisco J. Ayala, who is also a Christian. His book Darwin and Intelligent Design (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2006) is the source of the following quotes, which are sure to brighten your Evolution Weekend! “There is probably no other notion in any field of science that has [Read More...]

Evolution Saturday: Resources from the National Center for Science Education

It is Evolution Weekend, and so to help you celebrate this “Evolution Saturday”, here is the text of the latest circular e-mail from the National Center for Science Education, packed full of useful resources and interesting articles: _______________________________________________Kevin Padian argues in the pages of Geotimes for improving evolution education by starting with the textbooks. The [Read More...]

Evolutionists, Darwinism and Crackpot Theories

Recently someone told me they were “not an evolutionist”. I was less surprised by the “not” than by the term “evolutionist”. In my mind, for there to be an “ist” there has to be a corresponding “ism”, yet I am not familiar with the term “evolutionism”. There is “creationism”, which deserves the “ism” at the [Read More...]

Don’t Forget About The Evolution Weekend Blog-A-Thon!

Don’t forget that this is EVOLUTION WEEKEND! If you have a blog, please blog about evolution and religion at least once this weekend! Now, on to a recap of some recent activity in the blogosphere… Stranger Fruit has a post that should not be missed, about a conference at which a scientist connected with the [Read More...]

LOST in Speculation

This is a post that will give free reign to some probably ludicrous speculations about LOST. Feel free to read and to critique them. Who is Ben’s man on the freighter? And why have they come here on a freighter rather than some other kind of ship? Michael, some have observed, could well be Ben’s [Read More...]

Confirmed LOST

Why name the latest episode of LOST “confirmed dead“? An overview of the episode will help answer this. Be warned – this post is basically one big collection of spoilers, an overview of the episode. As I guessed, the images of what was supposedly Oceanic Flight 815 at the bottom of the Indian Ocean featured [Read More...]

Uncommented Descent

Someone on the forum After The Bar Closes has drawn attention to the “Comment Policy” at Uncommon Descent. It is in fact the comment moderation policy, and I find it fascinating. This is how the moderators there understand their role: “The main thing to remember is that moderators are editors and it’s their job to [Read More...]

Around the Blogosphere

I’m wondering if I should just rename these regular posts sharing other interesting items from other blogs should be permanently renamed “Lost in the Blogosphere”. For the next several weeks at least, it is unlikely that any of these posts will fail to mention LOST. At any rate, I have no particular speculations about tonight’s [Read More...]

Quote Of The Day (SBCOutpost)

“All I’m asking is for evangelicals in the Republican Party to give James Dobson the same kind attention we would give to our senile and increasingly erratic grandfathers. Love them. Listen to them. Laugh with them. Then make sure they take their medicine” (SBC Outpost blog entry “Focus on the Folly”) (HT Bene Diction Blogs [Read More...]