City Water

Yesterday was a momentous occasion. For the first time since moving to Indianapolis more than a decade ago, my family lives in a home connected to city water. It isn't that we moved. Citizens Water recently put a main on our street, where previous utility companies had not done so. And then Bedell Plumbing connected [Read More...]

Durham Research Online

Many readers will already be aware of the University of Durham E-Theses repository, where digital copies of dissertations are made available. But there is also a larger institutional repository, Durham Research Online, which allows one to search and find not only theses but also articles and other materials written and published by Durham academics. Visit http://dro.dur.ac.uk/ and [Read More...]

For Unto Us A Son Is Born

The announcement was recently made that princess Kate has given birth to a son. Those interested in the study and interpretation of the Bible ought to follow such things, not out of generic media or cultural interest, but because many of us, living as we are in societies which do not have a monarchy, can [Read More...]

Progressive Progress

A couple of article have come to my attention in recent days, both relating to religious progressives (mainly in the political and economic sense of that term). First, Jack Jenkins wrote an article for Think Progress suggesting that progressive religious people will soon outnumber conservatives. Second, Robby Jones wrote in The Washington Post that progressive religion has [Read More...]

Larry Hurtado on Expertise

Larry Hurtado has a post on scholarship and why he is suspicious of those who claim to have come up with a definitive solution to something despite not being trained in the relevant skills, languages, etc. I’ll quote it at length, since it says a lot that is important: I have to say that it’s [Read More...]

Moses and Eliza

Fred Clark’s latest post in his ongoing review of Nicolae: The Rise of Antichrist in the Left Behind series had me laughing out loud at one point. Here is the entire section that includes the reason for the title of this post, which is itself pretty funny, but then a bit that is even more [Read More...]

The Time You Have (in Jellybeans)

HT IO9 [Read more...]

Worst Conspiracy Ever (Dinosaur Skin and Creationism)

Eye on the ICR has a post about the discovery of some soft material from a dead dinosaur that had survived down to the present day. Not surprisingly, some young-earth creationists have tried to misrepresent it in order to imply that it shows that dinosaurs lived more recently. But it does nothing of the sort, [Read More...]

Blog Issues

As regular readers have presumably already noticed, there are some hiccups with this blog at the moment which are beyond my control. There seems to be a workaround – if you type “cp” in place of “www” in the URL of a page address, you should be able to get there. Commenting works OK. But [Read More...]

Drive Carefully!

Thanks to Hemant Mehta for reminding us that it is not only Easter tomorrow, but also “Jesus, Take The Wheel” Day. I am pretty sure no one will be observing the occasion. But be careful out there, just in case.   [Read more...]

Snowy Butler University Campus

A couple of photos I took on the Butler University campus today. [Read more...]


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