Lost Untangled and Slapdown

The latest installment of Lost: Slapdown features muppets asking Damon and Carlton a key LOST-related question and having it answered – while raising another mystery. And here’s the latest LOST: Untangled: http://a.abc.com/media/_global/swf/embed/2.6.3/SFP_Walt.swf HT IO9 [Read more...]

P4: Progressive/Panentheist Praise Project

I made a remark in a comment, as seriously as I ever am about anything, but merely in passing, curious whether anyone would find the idea interesting. Since someone did, I decided to post about it and see if I can get a sense of just how much interest there is, and whether a blog [Read More...]

America: A Nation of Sodomites

“Only this was the sin of your sister Sodom: arrogance! She and her daughters had plenty of bread and untroubled tranquility, yet she did not support the poor and the needy.” – Ezekiel 16:49 [Read more...]

Marc Oromaner’s Lost In Myth: Are You A Candidate?

I’ve linked to Marc Oromaner’s posts about LOST before. As the series nears its end, his thoughts often help clue fans in to themes from and connections with religion and classical mythology. His latest post begins: “Wanna know why the Man In Black is really trapped on the island? It’s not because he’s malevolence, evil, [Read More...]

The Original Star Wars Trilogy Retold In Two Minutes Using Legos

HT Mashable via Twitter [Read more...]


Blag Hag has shared photos of vandalism perpetrated against a non-theist group at Purdue University here in Indiana. Seriously, how can anyone think that they will win someone to Christianity by painting on their stuff or defacing it with a magic marker? Graffiti? Spam? Obscenity-filled e-mails, hate mail, and threats? How can anyone seriously believe that these [Read More...]

Faith, Doubt and Reason – and Darth Vader

I’ll be teaching a freshman course on Faith, Doubt and Reason next academic year. I’ll have to find a way of using this picture at some point. HT Scotteriology [Read more...]

LOST Tragedy and Humor

Tonight’s episode of LOST is just too painfully sad to blog about. But of course, you knew that already. What I can say is that it seems that the session about biblioblogging at SBL in Atlanta will feature more than one serious LOST fan, and it will be interesting to see what results from that. [Read More...]

IPad Envy? (I Want My Tablet Piano)

I’m hoping to have a chance to take a closer look at an iPad soon. I really don’t find it particularly appealing at all compared to a Tablet PC. With one exception: the iPad has a piano app that looks really cool. A while ago I shared a video of Lang Lang playing “Flight of the [Read More...]

The Blogging Revolution: Biblioblogging at SBL

Having finalized the abstract for my invited presentation on blogging at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in Atlanta, I want to share it with you. The alternative title I came up with was “Attack of the 50-Foot Blog that ate the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting,” but in the end I thought [Read More...]

God Has Been So Good/Bad To Me

This cartoon by NakedPastor touched on one of my pet peeves. It really bothers me when people talk about their good fortune in terms of God being good to them – with the implication that God has been not so good to the person who has not recovered from the illness, who was in an accident [Read More...]

May the Fourth be with you

As many of you know, today has been declared “Star Wars Day” because “May the Fourth” sounds like “May the Force.” So happy Star Wars Day to all who celebrate it – and to all who need no special day in order to celebrate Star Wars. [Read more...]

Alternatives to Flash?

I am participating this summer in a workshop on technology and teaching, and for some of what I am interested in exploring/creating, Adobe (formerly Macromedia) Flash would have been a natural tool to use to develop interactive material. But Apple seems to be refusing to make devices that support Flash, and even if that doesn’t impact the [Read More...]

RBL Review of Angelomorphic Pneumatology

My review of Bogdan Gabriel Bucur, Angelomorphic Pneumatology: Clement of Alexandria and Other Early Christian Witnesses (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2009) has just appeared in Review of Biblical Literature. [Read more...]