America’s Five Favorite Ways to Ignore Jesus

via Hemant Mehta [Read more...]

The Seven Deadly Keystrokes

From Neatorama via Marc Cortez [Read more...]

Biblioblogger (and Religion Blogger?) Meeting in San Francisco

Bob Cargill has taken the initiative (as Jim West, Mark Goodacre and Dan McClellan have already shared) in trying to get bibliobloggers organized and moving forward in planning to meet up at the Society of Biblical Literature conference in November in San Francisco. I’d like to suggest that, in view of the conference’s reunion with [Read More...]

Biblical Minimalism at its Finest

And if you are interested in a minimalist treatment of a wider range of religious texts, then this may be of interest… [Read more...]

Moses Gets His Tablets Upgraded

Another great cartoon via Danut Manastireanu [Read more...]

Monotheism Interview Series: First Installment with Nathan MacDonald

David Burnett has begun a series of interviews on the topic of monotheism and Biblical studies, over on his blog The Time Has Been Shortened. The first interviewee is Nathan MacDonald, whose work in this area I’m sure will be familiar to many readers. If this field interests you, why not click through and take [Read More...]

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jesus: How to Ask Hard Questions

This is the third installment in my blog review of A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jesus, which is part of the blog tour organized by the publisher. In my experience, students are less daunted by or opposed to the asking of really difficult questions when those questions are seen to be posed or raised by the [Read More...]

Think Different

Today in my “Faith, Doubt, and Reason” class we began our discussion of Don Quixote, and spent some time thinking about the nature of madness and how we determine or categorize people and their perception of reality. The story can serve quite easily as a parable of religious belief: a person who, as a result [Read More...]

Religious Believers and Science Fiction Nerds around the Blogosphere

First, let me share this great video again on the parallel phenomena of religious fundamentalism and nerdiness: I felt compelled to share the video, since I have been having a conversation on Facebook with a Whovian fundamentalist whose canon includes the 1996 special but rejects the current series. The fan in question also rejects my [Read More...]

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jesus: Day One of a Multi-Blog Adventure

Several other bloggers who are participating in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jesus blog tour which I previously mentioned would be taking place have already posted their contributions for today. Here’s mine. I suppose that the title was the hook that initially lured me in – reminiscent as it is of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the [Read More...]

Is Progressive Christianity the Last, Best Hope for Christianity’s Future?

An interesting article that was shared on Facebook argues that progressive or liberal Christianity is where Christianity is headed in our time. John Shore, the author, makes some good points along the way, regardless whether you find his point about the alleged inevitability of what he depicts less than persuasive. Here’s a sample: In the [Read More...]


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