Theology and Extraterrestrials at Jesus Creed

There’s a post by David Opderbeck at Jesus Creed today on a topic of continued interest to me: theology and extraterrestrials. Even if you don’t find that post’s approach to the topic helpful, the picture of ET meeting Jesus is alone worth the effort of clicking through… [Read more...]

A Reminder: Jesus Didn’t Say “Bully Your Enemies”

There’s an old story that tells of a man who went to a Christian counsellor about his marriage. When it was emphasized to him that the Bible tells husbands to love their wives, the man replied that he and his wife hardly speak any longer or do anything together – it is like they are strangers. [Read More...]

Precious Moments Akedah

Having discussed a number of times on this blog the story of Abraham’s binding of Isaac and near sacrifice of his son, as well as issues of how we depict some of the more troubling parts of the Bible for children, I obviously have to share this: At least Abraham isn’t smiling. HT Storied Theology [Read more...]

Pesher on the 5th Blog of Jacobus Occidentalis

A blogger who shall remain nameless (but whom we shall call by the fictional name Jacobus Zwinglius Occidentalis) wrote recently about a “Professor McChewy” who mentioned their own publications but not those of other bibliobloggers. If he had said “Professor McChewie” it would have been a Star Wars reference and clearly an allusion to me (since [Read More...]

Biblioblogging Our Matrix: September Bulletin for the Study of Religion Online

It isn’t open access, but those who have a subscription (or access through an institution that has one) can read the September issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion online. It includes an article by me entitled “Biblioblogging Our Matrix: Exploring the Potential and Perplexities of Academic Blogging.” [Read more...]

Permission to Doubt

From The Ongoing Adventures of ASBO Jesus [Read more...]

September 2010 Biblioblog Rankings

Jeremy has posted the biblioblog rankings for September. [Read more...]

James D. G. Dunn chats with John Byron

On his blog The Biblical World, John Byron has posted a conversation with James D. G. Dunn. Take a look and read his retrospective thoughts on an incredibly productive and influential career in New Testament studies, and his prospective thoughts on where the field is heading in years to come. [Read more...]

The Value of the Liberal Arts

Consider this the “quote of the day.” It is from an article on the Liberal Arts in Inside Higher Ed by Richard A. Greenwald: “The liberal arts always situate graduates on the road for success. More Fortune 500 CEOs have had liberal arts B.A.s than professional degrees. The same is true of doctors and lawyers. [Read More...]

Old Spies

Isaiah Mustafa (the actor from the famous Old Spice commercials) made an appearance on Chuck this week. I find myself wondering why they didn’t make a commercial especially for the occasion: “Hello ladies. Look at your Buy More. Now look at mine. Now back at your Buy More now back at mine…” [Read more...]

September Biblical Studies Carnival

Steven Demmler hosts the September Biblical Studies Carnival at his blog You Can’t Mean That! [Read more...]

The Event: 4400 Lost Heroes?

I’m not sure that casting Zeljko Ivanek in his role on The Event was a good idea. It might have been obvious anyway that there are similarities with a key plot element on Heroes, but having the same actor playing such a similar role makes it seem that much less original. The ordinary human in a leadership position [Read More...]

Noah’s Lunches

Today’s Speed Bump: [Read more...]

The Future of the Book

A colleague forwarded me this video on three directions the book is taking as a result of new technology: Whatever you think of the video, I hope you find it an exciting and encouraging alternative to the future described in the title of an article in Inside Higher Ed: “Book: buk n (obs.)” Also related [Read More...]