LOST: How It Should Have Ended

The “How It Should Have Ended” series of videos is usually pretty funny, if not downright hilarious. They’ve now gotten around to giving LOST their brand of treatment, and it is well worth watching (HT Nik at Night). Watch all the way to the end so you don’t miss Hurley’s sign. [Read more...]

Around the Blogosphere: From The Sublime To The Surreal To The Student Journal

There has been a lot of interesting stuff around the blogosphere today, including in unexpected places. I usually look to IO9 for science fiction updates, but today they had a post about developing computer programs to decipher languages, and it was tested on Ugaritic! Meanwhile the blog I recently discovered, Jesus Needs New PR, shared [Read More...]

Review of The Historical Jesus: Five Views. Jesus at the Vanishing Point by Robert M. Price

The first chapter of The Historical Jesus: Five Views is authored by Robert M. Price, and makes the case that there was in fact no historical figure behind the beliefs and writings of the early Christians about Jesus of Nazareth. He was, in Price’s estimation, not a historical figure around whom much myth and legend developed, [Read More...]

Review of The Historical Jesus: Five Views. Introduction

InterVarsity Press kindly sent me a free review copy of The Historical Jesus: Five Views, edited by James K. Beilby and Paul Rhodes Eddy (IVP Academic, 2009), with contributions by Robert M. Price, John Dominic Crossan, Luke Timothy Johnson, James D. G. Dunn and Darrell L. Bock. I have been looking forward to reading this [Read More...]

Sci-Fi Jesus Fish

In addition to responding to a recent IO9 post about Christian science fiction, a post today at TheoFantastique also shares the ultimate Christian sci-fi nerd bumper sticker/decal: [Read more...]

Did Jesus Act As Though He Thought He Was God?

In a follow-up to his previous post on what Jesus claimed, Andrew Perriman has another post focusing on Jesus’ actions and what they suggest about Jesus’ self-understanding. In it he interacts with both primary and secondary source material of relevance. [Read more...]

From Blurflurgh to Homo Reptilia: The Latest Doctor Who Media Club

On a related note, the latest of the Doctor Who Media Club pieces at Religion Dispatches has appeared. This one is focused on the episode “Cold Blood” and includes contributions by Gabriel McKee and I. [Read more...]


Unreasonable Faith has a post that offers (from the blog Irreducible Complexity) a hilarious summary of a very common sci-fi plot, and then relates it to a recent post over here. It brings religion and science fiction together, in a thought-provoking way. So click through and learn about the blurflurgh…before it flemmoxates! [Read more...]

An Abnormally Interesting Lexicon Of Scholarly Usage

Duane Smith has shared fragments from a “Lexicon of Scholarly Usage” that he remembers encountering at some point. Some of these “definitions” are priceless. •“et al.” = “plus some people I’ve never heard of,” or, in some contexts, “my co-authors.”•“apud” = “I’m too lazy to fine the original so I’ll quote it from someone else.” [Read More...]

Review of A Reader’s Hebrew and Greek Bible

I am really grateful to have received a gratis review copy of A Reader’s Hebrew and Greek Bible. This is an incredibly useful resource for those who want a printed Protestant Bible, including the Old and New Testaments, in the original languages and in a single volume. It was in fact produced simply by combining [Read More...]

Did Jesus Claim To Be God?

There have been a lot of interesting posts on blogs today, but I want to highlight one of them in particular, given my ongoing interest in subjects like the historical Jesus, Christology and monotheism. Andrew Perriman has a post about whether Jesus claimed to be God. There’s a lot of food for thought and discussion, [Read More...]

NT Wrong Archives of 2008-2009

I was pleased to find out a few moments ago that the archive of NT Wrong’s biblioblogging for 2008-2009 has been made available online once again. Take a look, reminisce, and remember the good old days… [Read more...]

Quote of the Day (Philip Gulley)

“Isn’t it odd? Christians created a theological scenario that placed the soul of every person at risk of eternal damnation. To counter that threat, we interpreted the life and death of Jesus in a particular way, then spent billions of dollars battling the threat we created. Wouldn’t it just be easier to stop perpetuating the [Read More...]

Thoughts on Agora

The movie Agora is worth seeing just for the beautiful recreation of ancient Alexandria alone. The sets are stunning. The story likewise is worth seeing, although not if one is going to make the mistake of thinking that there is historical evidence for all of its details. The movie is based on a real historical [Read More...]