Two Theological Libraries

This is the latest cartoon from David Hayward, aka Naked Pastor. I find it makes rather effectively the important point that alleged belief in the authority or clearness of Scripture does not prevent enormous differences of interpretation and disagreements. [Read more...]

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Super Bowl Commercials

It is really striking just how many of the Super Bowl commercials this year have had a sci-fi focus – and one fits the category of fantasy, featuring vampires. Which was your favorite? The Star Wars one has a pretty good twist, I thought, but the Chevy post-2012-apocalypse is my favorite of the ones I [Read More...]

Early Anti-Evolutionists

From Rubes HT David Evarts on Facebook [Read more...]

Funny Mythicist Quote of the Day (Neil Godfrey)

“Recently one theologian who teaches an undergraduate historical Jesus class recommended to me two works on historiographical methods. When I quoted back to him key sections that contradicted the most fundamental processes of historical Jesus scholars he was enraged. I was misrepresenting them. It turned out that he was the one who had simply failed [Read More...]

Though I Speak With Tongues of Penguins and Polar Bears…

Allan Bevere chose my caption as the winner of his latest caption contest. Here’s the photo with my caption: “If I speak in the tongues of penguins and of polar bears, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.” [Read more...]

Make Everything OK

There is a web site featuring a magic button that makes everything OK. How did I not hear about this until today? You’ll find it at the appropriately-named web address http://make-everything-ok.com/  Click through and make everything OK! [Read more...]

Love, Infatuation, and Religion

From Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal [Read more...]

No Bible Story Left Untold?

Today in my freshman class, we’re beginning our discussion of Plato’s Republic. In Book II, there is a discussion of which Greek myths are appropriate to share with children. It always makes me think of the similar issue regarding Bible stories, which in turn makes me think of this video: Even some stories that are [Read More...]

The Future of the Impressive Personal Library

HT Marc Cortez [Read more...]

Some Literalists Don’t Give a Fig

HT Stuff Fundies Like [Read more...]

Time Travel and the Bible

The blog Unreasonable Faith shared this cartoon, a Bible/Back to the Future mash up: It would presumably have been worth posting just for its humor value, and because it brings together two major themes of this blog – religion and science fiction. But I think it could actually lead nicely to some interesting and at [Read More...]


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