It’s Carnival Time!

I thought I should provide an update and say that Jim Linville has now posted this month’s Biblical Studies carnival. It has religion, sci-fi, and jazz humor. It has organization by date and by theme. It has mythicism. If you haven’t already paid a visit, I highly recommend doing so. Even the humorous pictures alone [Read More…]

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April 2011 Biblical Studies Carnival Hodge-Podge

It looks like the Biblical Studies Carnival is almost here. A brief taster appeared in Google Reader, perhaps through an inadvertent, premature click on the “Publish Post” button. I expect it will be up shortly at Dr. Jim’s Thinking Shop, Tea Room, and Slink Jazz Babe LOLcat Biblioblogging Biblical Studies Emporium.  It included the picture on [Read More…]

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Bill Watts on “Butler University v. John Doe” in the AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom

I received an e-mail today about the latest issue of the American Association of University Professors’ relatively new periodical, the Journal of Academic Freedom. As I skimmed the contents, I noticed that my colleague Bill Watts had contributed an article on a lawsuit Butler University initiated a couple of years ago against an (initially anonymous) [Read More…]

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Digital Books – If They Still Ought to be Called “Books”

Inside Higher Ed linked to a study of students’ attempt to use Kindles for coursework. Also at Inside Higher Ed is a “book” that can never be printed, since it includes video, and a discussion of whether this represents a new genre. See too the video Tom Verenna shared recently about a more interactive type of [Read More…]

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Avoid Getting Duped

Over at Jesus Creed, RJS has a post on whom to trust and how to avoid getting duped. Bob Cargill discusses the following partly apocryphal “quote” from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an [Read More…]

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Beginning Blogging Earl Doherty’s Book, Jesus: Neither God Nor Man

I have been looking forward to blogging through Earl Doherty’s book, Jesus: Neither God Nor Man – The Case for a Mythical Jesus, which is a significantly revised and expanded version of his earlier book, The Jesus Puzzle: Did Christianity Begin with a Mythical Christ? Challenging the Existence of an Historical Jesus. I have wanted [Read More…]

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Yoda on the King James Version

I saw this at Stuff Fundies Like and, like all things at the intersection of religion and science fiction, thought it was worth sharing… [Read more…]

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The March to Keep Disunity Alive

While Rachel Held Evans’ Rally for Unity is off to a good start, Mason has a tongue-in-cheek post calling for an opposing March to Keep Disunity Alive which many will enjoy. [Read more…]

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Life After LOST: Exclusive Interview with the Smoke Monster

Lost fans, if you’ve been wondering what the smoke monster has been working on since LOST finished, you may have actually seen him in a couple of recent movies. “At first, I have to admit, I was disappointed,” said the infamous smoke monster, who prefers “Smokey” or even “the smoke monster” to “Jacob’s nameless brother.” Having [Read More…]

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Michael Gorman’s Theology and Chris Tilling’s Life Spared by Ambiguous English Prepositions

I’m sure many of you were startled, shocked, and concerned when you saw Michael Gorman’s most recent blog post, “Chris Tilling on the Cross.” Do not be alarmed. A close look at the content indicates that the headline does not mean either that Michael is confused about who died for his sins, or that Chris [Read More…]

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Top Biblioblogs by Vote April 2011

Thanks to everyone who voted for Exploring Our Matrix this month. It is number one again! Dan McClellan Steve Caruso also listed some new additions to the biblioblogosphere, as well as one old one that almost had me hoping he had taken up blogging again. [Read more…]

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April 2011 Biblioblog Rankings

Jeremy has posted the biblioblog rankings for this past month. Exploring Our Matrix came in at number 3. Thanks to all my readers! Jim Linville promises that the monthly Biblical Studies Carnival is coming soon…but slowly. [Read more…]

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Trying Blogpress

When I travel to Israel this summer, I will be testing out the blogging capabilities of the iPad 2, in the hope that when I travel with students I can keep them in touch with their families and post photos from the trip. To that end, I’ll be trying out some blogging apps, including the [Read More…]

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Congratulations to Ken Miller

Congratulations to Ken Miller, who has been named the winner of the 2011 Stephen Jay Gould Prize. If you have never read it, or if you know someone who has been duped by promoters of Young-Earth Creationism or Intelligent Design, I strongly recommend his book Finding Darwin’s God: A Scientist’s Search for Common Ground Between [Read More…]

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