The Connection Between Hurricane Irene and Gay Marriage

There isn’t one. But before someone predictably either blames Hurricane Irene’s impact on New York on gay marriage, or fails to treat a last minute swerve of the hurricane away from the path of New York as indication of divine approval of gay marriage, I thought I would share this snarky poster, which says everything [Read More...]

Mythicists and Creationists: Which are More Entertaining?

For some, the similarities between mythicists and creationists outweigh the differences, while for others the reverse seems to be true. The latter tend to get very upset when the comparison is made. And so perhaps it is only fair that I emphasize from time to time one of the differences between mythicists and creationists. Having [Read More...]

The World’s Most Valuable Book?

Via Joe Carter on Google+ [Read more...]

Zombies: Educational Resources

Thanks for my friend and colleague Brad Matthies for drawing attention to some online sources that address zombies, but which I think could be used to good humorous effect in a class explaining research skills and the need to find reliable sources of information. First, there’s an online comic which uses the scenario of a [Read More...]

Noah’s Memoir

Non Sequitur in yesterday’s papers. [Read more...]

Virginia Earthquake Aftermath

HT Jim West [Read more...]

Syllabus Disclaimer

Here’s the disclaimer that appears at the end of the syllabus for my course on the Bible (something similar appears on my other syllabi): DISCLAIMER: The surgeon general has determined that smoking this syllabus can be hazardous to your health. Side effects associated with use of this syllabus for prolonged periods include dizziness, nausea, vomiting, [Read More...]

Jesus: The Latest Incarnation

Everyone knows that images of Jesus have changed over the years, centuries and millennia. Much like Doctor Who has featured different regenerations of its main character, and the show itself has been many different things over the years, one could perhaps usefully ask whether the “character” of Jesus in Christianity does not seem like it [Read More...]

Commas Save Lives

Although I’ve had this for a while, it seemed worth sharing again for the start of a new academic year… [Read more...]

Star Wars Retold by Someone Who’s Never Seen It

The previous post reminded me of one of the funniest videos on the internet: Star Wars retold by someone who has never seen it. If you have never seen this, watch it, and you will laugh out loud… I know it’s a few years old, but I’m guessing that there are probably people who have [Read More...]

Iowa as Trekkie-Detector

If you mention Iowa to the average person, particularly at the moment, and they will probably think of this… If you mention Iowa to a Trekkie, the first thing that they will probably think of is this… HT Marc Cortez for the second image. [Read more...]


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