What “Most Christians” Think

My last post included a slide that mentions “most Christians.” And so I thought I should offer a follow-up post, acknowledging that it is almost impossible to figure out what with precision what “most Christians” think, believe, and practice, without actually asking most Christians – and even then, we would still be unable to answer [Read More…]

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Religion and Science: The Bigger Picture

The blog of the British Center for Science Education shared slides from a recent talk which make a really important point about the way young-earth creationists want people to think about evolution, and a different and arguably more accurate perspective. Here is how young-earth creationists (and some atheists) try to depict the situation: Here is a [Read More…]

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Jedi Jesus and Jedi for Jesus

I recently shared a photo of a display outside a church, as an example of how not to evangelize Jedi. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t ways for Christians to connect to Jedi and the wider Star Wars crowd. Around the web, I discovered today, there are a surprisingly large of depictions of “Jedi Jesus” [Read More…]

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Conference on Religion and Technology

Vadim Putzu drew to my attention this conference at Franklin & Marshall College: Conference on Religion & Technology Sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies Saturday, October 27, 2012 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Space: Bonchek Lecture Hall Building: Ann & Richard Barshinger Life Sciences & Philosophy Building The Internet has given rise to much religious imagery.  Both [Read More…]

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St. John of Arrakis?

Jeff Carter made and shared the image below, which he gave the title “The Sandworms did not appreciate John the Baptizer.” Squarely at the intersection of religion and science fiction – but of course, Dune already was… Thoughts?   [Read more…]

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How Not To Evangelize Jedi

Matthew Paul Turner shared this photo of a church’s Halloween decorations:   [Read more…]

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Hagar as Woman, Slave and Wife

It is useful to discuss what is going on with Christopher Rollston at Emmanuel Christian Seminary from the perspective of academic freedom. But it is also important to pay attention to the matter that sparked it all: Biblical studies, and what Chris referred to as the “marginalization of women” in the Bible. That terminology doesn’t [Read More…]

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In Support of Christopher Rollston

Thom Stark and others have blogged about the unfolding events related to Christopher Rollston, a widely-appreciated and well-known Biblical scholar and epigrapher, who is facing disciplinary action and perhaps even termination at Emmanuel Christian Seminary, because of an article he wrote for the Huffington Post about the marginalization of women in the Bible. I have said before [Read More…]

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Doctor Who: The Curse of Fenric

I was sure that I had already blogged about this episode, The Curse of Fenric. But if I did, the post seems to have been lost. Does anyone remember reading a post by me about this episode? Or did I gather my thoughts but never share them? The episode “The Curse of Fenric” is considered [Read More…]

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The Only True God for Kindle – Only $15.09!

There is a paperback edition of my book The Only True God: Early Christian Monotheism in Its Jewish Context which continues to sell less well than the more expensive hardcover edition, at least on Amazon.com. I am not sure why that is the case. Meanwhile, the Kindle edition is on sale for only just over [Read More…]

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Quote of the Day (Carson T. Clark)

The plain reality is that far too many of us have mistaken child-like faith with childish faith. One is a matter of trust. The other immaturity. Reception of God’s kingdom isn’t dependent up[on] perpetual intellectual, psychological, and spiritual adolescence; rather, it’s dependent upon an abiding confidence and dependence. That’s what the kingdom is all about. [Read More…]

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