Mark’s Unfinished Symphony Gospel

At both Remnant of Giants and Religion Bulletin, Deane Galbraith continues his series blogging through Maurice Casey’s book Jesus of Nazareth: An independent historian’s account of his life and teaching. The latest post has a doubly-interesting discussion of the ending of Mark’s Gospel. On the one hand, Galbraith presents Casey’s interesting suggestion that the Gospel of [Read More…]

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Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now Online

The National Center for Science Education has now made its periodical, Reports of the National Center for Science Education, available online for free. [Read more…]

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Video Game Religion: Mario in the Underworld and More

Sometimes the blogosphere seems to have a collective consciousness, or at least syncronicity. Four posts related to religion and video games appeared in my reader over the past day or so. First, one that answers the question that has been on everyone’s mind since they first played Super Mario Bros.: What’s Down There? Well, ChurchCrunch [Read More…]

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Steve Caruso is NT Wrong

I don’t know whether Steve Caruso was the original NT Wrong. But he is the new one. [Read more…]

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Thoughts for Passion Week and Passover

A happy holy week to Christian readers and happy Passover to Jewish readers. I’ve already shared previously some of the most relevant links I’ve come across – such as the social media Exodus – but a few things I’ve seen appear on blogs over the past few days seem to be worth sharing, and somehow [Read More…]

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Young-Earth Creationism and Intelligent Design are Blasphemous

There has been a lot of discussion over the years about how much and in what ways young-earth creationism and intelligent design are the same and in what ways they are different. Here’s one similarity: both are blasphemous. Both work with the assumption that God would only have created in a certain way, and would [Read More…]

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LOLCats Rejoiced When Humans Fell

A submission in Jim Linville’s creationist LOLCat contest explains why: Meanwhile, at BioBlog Allison Campbell offers another theory (in the looser sense) as to why dinosaurs didn’t survive down to the present day, from Bizarro Comics. [Read more…]

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Biblioblog Reference Librarians Needed

Having created the Biblioblog Reference Library, Steve Caruso is now looking for biblioblog reference librarians to create featured articles – in essence, round-ups of key themes and topics. [Read more…]

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Klingon Religion

I can rarely pass up an opportunity to mention something about the intersection of religion and science fiction. And so here’s a clip that Hemant Mehta shared today (in a post that actually mentions some discussion of Star Trek and the Bible): From what little we learn about it in various episodes, Klingon religion is [Read More…]

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Undergraduate Research Conference

Today Butler University hosts the 23rd annual Undergraduate Research Conference. Some 800 undergrads from more than 30 colleges and universities in the Midwest are on campus today to present on research that they have been doing. It’s a great event! [Read more…]

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Jokes featuring humor that almost no one will get

Jokes for polyglots #129: American officials investigating what they believed were Israeli branches of organized crime syndicates remain perplexed by the fact that they seem to only sell perfectly legal baked goods. Jokes for church history geeks #237: A famous Mexican singer is being accused by church authorities of promoting Arianism. [Read more…]

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New Testament Job at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia

Via Sean the Baptist, news of a New Testament position in Australia: Lecturer in New Testament (continuous) Murdoch University is one of Australia’s leading universities with a strong focus on high quality teaching, research and scholarship. It is a young, growing university with a current enrolment of around 18,000 students. The School of Social Sciences [Read More…]

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Research Scholarships and Rabbinic and Mandaean Parodies

Via Holger Zellentin on the Hugoye list-serv, news about two PhD Studentships in Jewish Studies at the University of Nottingham: For these competitive scholarships, we encourage applications from all areas of Jewish Studies, especially in Late Antique Judaism and in Jewish Philosophy.Please direct academic enquiries to Professor Agata Bielik-Robson (agata.bielik-robson@nottingham.ac.uk) or to Dr. Holger Zellentin [Read More…]

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Chicago Assyrian Dictionary – From Alap to Taw

The news that the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary has been completed, and all its volumes are free online, has been shared by Charles Halton, Duane Smith, H. H. Hardy, and AWOL. [Read more…]

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