Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!*                     *Some restrictions apply. This wish does not constitute a contractual obligation to provide you with happiness. Turkeys, yams, and cranberries are not eligible for this offer. Offer not valid on this date outside of the United States – especially in Canada. For more [Read More...]

Happy Black Thursday

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the United States. The name of the holiday is self-explanatory – or it should be. But in fact, it sits oddly beside the custom of “celebrating” Black Friday – i.e. making the day after Thanksgiving a day of special sales in which people have been trampled to death trying to get [Read More...]

How To Misuse The Bible

David Hayward's latest cartoon illustrates one of the many ways…   [Read more...]

#sblaar Punny Papers

The day before yesterday I was involved in a session put together by the SBL student organization, on how to prepare for and effectively deliver a good conference presentation. Since an earlier panelist had rightly pointed out that an abstract is no place for jokes, and given my appreciation for the humorous, I thought that [Read More...]

Best Compliment Ever

Today, a student said the following words to me: You were a really great God. I told the class that that is the best compliment I’ve ever received in my life. Let me back up a bit and give the context. In my First Year Seminar Class “Faith, Doubt, and Reason,” our most recent reading [Read More...]

Don’t Be a Jonah

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What has Zwingli to do with the Sisters of Plentitude?

Jim West shared this image: Am I the only Doctor Who fan whose first thought was not about Zwingli or goldfish but the Sisters of Plentitude? [Read more...]

The Serenity Prayer, Revised

From Somewhat Real. HT Fred Clark   [Read more...]

Biblical Extinction Theory

Today’s Non Sequitur HT The Panda’s Thumb [Read more...]

Is This How You Feel?

HT Rachel Held Evans [Read more...]

Give Thanks to Coffee, for it is Good!

David Hayward re-shared this classic cartoon of his this morning: Last time I shared it, I titled the post “Love Song to the Dark Lord.” Click through if you don’t get the allusion. [Read more...]


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