Evolution, Thinking and Rethinking around the Blogosphere

Clayboy has a post on how what we already think determines how we interpret new information and evidence. Roger Olson’s post on theological biases explores similar territory.Martin Marty points out how those Christians who most vocally oppose contemporary media and cultural trends are often simultaneously those who have bought into them the most. C. J. [Read More…]

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Assorted Star Wars Awesomeness

Several bits of Star Wars related humor have popped up on blogs today. First, Aaron Rathburn shares a definition of Awesome: Stephen Smuts shared this video of Darth Benny-Hinn. Man, can he wield a lightsaber: And there’s also a video with Jon Stewart about Barack Obama as Luke Skywalker. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart [Read More…]

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Darwin Under The Microscope

in the book which was just released, In the Light of Evolution: Essays from the Laboratory and Field, is available online as a pdf. Carl Zimmer’s chapter The chapter explains how the study of evolution in the present day is far better understood than in Darwin’s time, due to our knowledge about genetics and the experiments have [Read More…]

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What is the Bible?

I often start my one-semester course on the Bible with the question “What is the Bible?” Even seemingly obvious answers – such as “It’s a book” – need to be qualified and corrected (it is in fact a collection of books and other kinds of literature). A couple of posts around the blogosphere relate to [Read More…]

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Clash of the Titans

I recently watched the 2010 remake of Clash of the Titans.It doesn’t attempt rigid fidelity either to the original or to Greek mythology, and so I won’t evaluate it in those terms. The movie in fact does interesting things with its source material, essentially turning a war of the gods that humans get caught up [Read More…]

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Steve Martin Concludes His Evangelical Dialogue on Evolution

Steve Martin has posted what is likely to be his last post on his blog An Evangelical Dialogue on Evolution. He has turned some of his blogging into an ebook, and recommends that those interested in continuing interaction on the topic turn to BioLogos – which today posted part 4 in a series on the [Read More…]

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Faith, Doubt and Agnosticism around the Blogosphere

Like a Child discusses a heartwrenching year of disentangling herself from fundamentalism.Terri discusses agnosticism and church attendance.Jim Burklo takes comfort in rituals.Carol Merritt shares thoughts on education, progressives and conservatives.C. J. O’Brien discusses what Christianity should be about.Charles Halton recommends changing your mind this year (including a ‘poem’ by Donald Rumsfeld!).Dănuţ Mănăstireanu shared a link to [Read More…]

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NT Wrong (no relation to NT Wrong)

Rod of Alexandria points out that there are (at least) two NT Wrongs. In fact, I have known at least a few others. But it certainly leaves room for confusion. Can you impersonate a pseudonym? [Read more…]

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The New #1 (and #3 and #13) Biblioblogger!

A third method of ranking biblioblogs was introduced recently by Daniel McClellan, who decided to ignore Alexa ranking and the Lacanian-Wrongian objective scale, and take a democratic approach, asking people to vote. The biblioblogosphere has spoken, and Exploring Our Matrix has been crowned the #1 biblioblog using this new method. Thank you to everyone who [Read More…]

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Historical Jesus and Evolution around the Blogosphere

Diglotting has begun reviewing Michael Licona’s The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach. I too have a copy of the book on my shelf, waiting to be reviewed, and am looking forward to getting to it in the near future. Ari (on his blog of awesome) links to Craig Evans’ review of Robert Price’s Incredible Shrinking [Read More…]

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Sending the (NT) Wrong Signal

In a comment on a recent post, Stephen Douglas asked how one contacts NT Wrong, since his e-mail address seems to no longer work. Superheroes and spies have long faced this challenge, of being reachable and yet keeping their identity a secret. And so I thought it might be fun to see what clever ideas [Read More…]

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Biblical Studies Carnival December 2010

It is hard doing the December carnival, since many potential readers may wonder whether there is any point in reading blog posts from the previous year. But Joseph Kelly has put together a wonderful round-up of last month’s biblioblogging that is definitely worth a visit – even in 2011! [Read more…]

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The Real Top 50 Biblioblog Rankings for December 2010

To ring in 2011, Jeremy has posted the “real” biblioblog rankings for December 2010. It is so hard to decide which I like better – Jeremy’s, in which I ranked #3, or NT Wrong’s, in which I ranked #13 but higher than Jim West who ranked #14. [Read more…]

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Happy New Year!

It looks like they didn’t follow my advice in the previous post. [Read more…]

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