Fundamentalist De(con)struction of Romans

In my class on Paul and the Early Church, we worked through several of Paul’s letters, including Romans. As I worked through this famous epistle once again, it seemed to me that the most popular passages for quotation from the letter are not the parts most central to Paul’s argument. Could it be that those [Read More...]

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The Blog Brought To You By The Letter “T”

I haven’t posted about the keywords that are listed as having brought people to my blog, but this one, for some reason, grabbed my attention. Someone in China was searching for the letter “T”. It brought them here. People continue to arrive searching for information about Who’s Who and phishing scams, about Barack Obama and [Read More...]

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For The Bible Tells Me So

There isn’t too much I want to say about the movie I am watching as I write this, For The Bible Tells Me So, apart from this: Watch it. It addresses the roots of homophobia, the Bible and how it relates to homosexuality, and the damage that parents in particular can do if they respond [Read More...]

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Go Sell, Then Tell

I think that it should be a principled stance of educated Christians that we only take seriously someone’s claim to be a “Biblical literalist” when we are dealing with those who have sold all they have and have given it to the poor. Those words are found in the Bible and are as plain as [Read More...]

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If Barack Obama is Anti-American, You Will Become A Millionaire!

I like the way Obama responds to some of the rumors circulating about him with humor: Around the blogosphere, Joshua Rosenau has a suggestion for how to decide what to do with the millions transferred to you by that Nigerian bank Obama mentions. Pharyngula has yet another piece of evidence of the evolution of fish [Read More...]

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Review of God and Evolution redux

My review of God and Evolution that appeared in print in RNCSE 27 (5-6): 53-54, as well as on this blog, has now also been posted on the NCSE Resource web page. [Read more...]

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Can You Digg It?

I’ve received a few visitors via Digg to my spoof post about Barack Obama. I wonder how many regular readers use Digg. Do click on the link and “Digg” the post in question, if it isn’t too much trouble – I’m curious what effect it will have, if any! If you’re looking for still more [Read More...]

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Daily Dose of Scam/Spam

Today’s scam spam not only included “winning the lottery” but a “job offer”. As always, I post those items that make it through my spam filter so as to help other people out there who might be gullible enough to fall for one of these scams. None of these e-mails that contact you out of [Read More...]

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How To Believe

How to Believe: Teachers and Seekers Show the Way to a Modern, Life-Changing Faith by Jon Spayde (New York: Random House, 2008) is a striking book to read after finishing Gretta Vosper’s With Or Without God, since it reflects an almost opposite perspective, that of someone who is attracted to Christianity, as opposed to someone [Read More...]

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Obama Confesses To Being Hindu Muslim Antichrist

In a recent statement, Barack Obama has acknowledged that he is indeed a devotee of the Hindu god Hanuman. He also acknowledged being a Muslim, and that he also happens to be the antichrist. His statement did not address the accusation that he is, in addition to everything else, a fruitcake. When asked if these [Read More...]

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With Or Without God (a song for Gretta Vosper)

With or without God (with apologies to U2) See the stone set in God’s eyesSee the thorn twist in God’s sideI wait for God Sleight of hand and twist of fateOn a bed of nails God makes me waitAnd I wait without God With or without GodWith or without God Through the storm we reach [Read More...]

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