Time To Stop Asking Where Waldo Is?

Marc Cortez shared this picture yesterday: At first I just enjoyed it as funny. But for some reason I found myself thinking about it more, and realized that it also provides a nice parable or what is wrong with salvation-oriented, other-worldly Christianity the sole or almost exclusive focus of which is on whether people are [Read More...]

Studying Religion Will Do This To You

From Savage Chickens via Brad Matthies [Read more...]

You Know You Write About Doctor Who A Lot When…

You know you write about Doctor Who a lot when you go to write the word “doctor” and instinctively capitalize it. I did that this morning. [Read more...]

The Price and Value of Academic Textbooks and Journals

Soon after seeing the piece in IO9 about Harvard University, the world’s wealthiest university, finding itself unable to keep up with the cost of academic journals, I saw this posted on Marc Cortez’s blog, addressing the price of textbook and the mixed messages sent by university bookstores regarding them: Originally from The Doghouse Diaries [Read more...]

Theme from Exploring Our Matrix

I previously tried to post this but was unsuccessful, and so I am trying again. Blog reader Keika made this video opening credits for the blog: He also made an extended version which features both Darth Vader and a Gorn as creationist foes. Watch what I do to them! Thanks, Keika, for both of these! [Read More...]

Why Is There Only One Set Of Footprints?

I thought for sure that I had shared this before, but since I can’t find it, here it is again, in several versions I’ve found around the internet. Which one do you like best? [Read more...]

Letter from Ned Ludd to the Mythicists

This important historical document seems to me to be relevant to something mythicists often say, and so I thought I would share it… Dear mythicists, I, Ned Ludd, am writing to request that you kindly stop using my name as though it provided support for your nonsensical ideas. If you don’t, I expect that I [Read More...]

Misread Bible Passages: Beware the Nicotines!

We continued our study of Revelation in my Sunday school class, and while we had some serious discussion of the issues facing the churches mentioned in chapter 2, the main thing that seemed worth blogging about was a misreading. One of the attendees said that at first glance they thought that two of the churches [Read More...]

The Passion of the Christ: How It Should Have Ended – or Maybe How It Shouldn’t Have Ended, but Did End Once Anyway?

The series “How It Should Have Ended” is famous for coming up with amusing alternate endings for movies and TV shows. I couldn’t help thinking about that series when a student shared this amusing experience that someone shared on Facebook:     [Read more...]

And the Award for Best Reworking of a Classic Painting from the Biblical Apocrypha with Muppets goes to…

Hilary White, definitely, for the painting below, “Beaker Slaying Honeydew” based on Artemisia Gentileschi’s “Judith Slaying Holofernes”: IO9 shared this and many others. Several involve characters from Star Wars, superheroes, and many other figures that were not yet around when the original paintings were created. See the full collection here on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wytrab8/sets/72157626449405026/ [Read more...]

Moses Pranks Jesus

  Cartoon removed at cartoonist’s request – please visit the cartoonist’s web site to see it! HT Jim West [Read more...]


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