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...]

It’s a Small Galaxy After All

Some of the Star Wars-Disney mash-up images that have appeared since the new broke about Disney acquiring LucasFilm have been quite entertaining. Here are some of my favorites. If there is one that you really like but which isn't included below, please share it!   [Read more...]