Memorizing and Forgetting Facts

This cartoon illustrates well one of the reasons why I’ve moved away from exams that focus on the recall of facts of the sort that can be memorized for a test and then forgotten. HT A Feather Adrift [Read more...]

Religion Professors: What We Really Do Meme

  I had not yet seen a contribution to the “What I Really Do” meme depicting religion professors, so I thought I’d try my hand at one. What do you think? Any suggestions for improvements? EDIT: Here’s another one, on the same theme, lest it seem that I either think that all religion professors are [Read More...]

Is Praying for Academic Success Cheating?

Jen McCreight posted on her blog about someone who gave thanks for having passed an exam, and expressed gratitude for prayers offered on their behalf. Jen made several comments, among which this seemed to me the most interesting: Seriously, if God really is the reason that some students were doing well, they should be expelled. [Read More...]

Fringe Valentine

While there are an abundance of Star Wars, Star Trek, and other sci-fi Valentines around online, some shows might seem a less obvious choice for a Valentine’s Day card or greeting. But even Fringe has some. Here’s a couple: [Read more...]

More LOST Valentines

Via Nikki Stafford on Facebook [Read more...]

LOST Valentine? The J. J. Abrams Approach to Romance

At IO9, I found this Bad Robot Valentine, a funny parody of the shows by J. J. Abrams that we know and love: [Read more...]

Biblical Valentines?

I’ve shared a few sci-fi Valentines (with a couple more to follow later today). But what about Biblical or Christian Valentines? There are some obvious routes, such as using verses from the Song of Songs. And the flip side, condemning the whole thing as sheer paganism. There are also some parodies that still seem to [Read More...]

Star Trek Valentines

Just as with other sci-fi shows, so too there are tons of Star Trek Valentine’s Day cards and images. Star Trek, after all, was full of romance and even interplanetary interspecies mating. Some of the cards and pictures I found are cute, some are funny, some are too awful to share, and some are so [Read More...]

The Root of All Evil?

If one’s viewpoint is that 666 represents all that is evil, then it may be useful to know that 25.80697580112788 is then the root of all evil. HT Jim West   [Read more...]

Fork Criticism: Understanding Biblical Criticism Through Cutlery

Via Sansblogue, I learned about the St. Eutychus blog, and the post there that seeks to use cutlery to illustrate different methods and conclusions in Biblical criticism. Here are a couple of examples: Click through to read the rest. [Read more...]

Star Wars Valentines

As Valentine’s Day Approaches, Star Wars fans will be looking for those expressions of love that are strong in the Force. There are lots of free Star Wars valentines available online, including some that are posted because their awfulness makes them somehow wonderful. There’s even a category dedicated to Star Wars Valentines on the site [Read More...]


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