LOST Satisfaction

Tonight’s episode of LOST was, I think, immensely satisfying for both of the major categories of viewers: those who care about the characters most, and those who are more interested in solving the mysteries. SPOILERS FOLLOW. Tonight’s episode answered one major question – we learned just how old Richard Alpert is, and where he came [Read More...]

Review Me Meme

Following Joel’s example, Geoff has now offered a review of me. This is starting to seem bizarre, but far be it from me to dictate to the biblioblogosphere what we should do. And so here is the assignment of anyone reading this (you’ve been tagged!): review another blogger. Not their blog, not their publications, but [Read More...]

Reviewed for the First Time

Sure, I’ve had my books reviewed, and critical analysis of things I have written in articles, or said in conference papers, or posted on my blog. But this is different. Joel Watts…has reviewed me!!! [Read more...]

Origins: The Age Of The Earth

Age of the Earthhttp://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=08-ageoftheearth-100323060455-phpapp01&stripped_title=age-of-the-earth View more presentations from John Lynch. HT A Simple Prop [Read more...]

The Demiurge (and Other Folks) in the Biblioblogosphere

Michael Bird suggests that Gnosticism originated in a Jewish context. I am inclined to agree, particularly in light of my work on the Mandaeans. More should be done to compare Gnosticism with other examples of one group’s god(s) becoming another group’s demon(s). There are examples from Egypt’s history of a deity being demoted or reinterpreted, as well [Read More...]

Glenn Beck, Me, and the Extraterrestrial Social Justice Conspiracy

Thanks to Joel Watts (on Facebook) for pointing out that Glenn Beck has recently condemned me. I liked this particular shot most: If you haven’t yet discovered that Glenn Beck has been condemning you, you need to click here. [Read more...]

Stephen Colbert on Glenn Beck and Social Justice

This is hilarious and insightful at the same time, as usual: The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Glenn Beck Attacks Social Justice – James Martin www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Health Care reform HT Euangelion and Experimental Theology [Read more...]

Thinking About Acts 9

I’ve been thinking about Acts 9 as I prepare to guest teach a class at General Theological Seminary in New York City on that topic (I’ll also be touching on the relationship and contrasts between Lukan and Johannine Christology). The story of Paul’s Damascus Road experience provides a great opportunity to discuss whether Paul’s “change [Read More...]

The Inerrancy of Ecclesiastes 9:2-6

I found myself wondering yet again today what those who speak of the Bible as “inerrant” do with Ecclesiastes 9:2-6. I quote them here from the NIV: All share a common destiny—the righteous and the wicked, the good and the bad, the clean and the unclean, those who offer sacrifices and those who do not. As it is [Read More...]

The Greatest Disagreement in the Bible? Job vs. Chronicles

Moving from Job straight to Chronicles this semester, I was struck by a contrast between the outlook of these two works in a way I hadn’t noticed in precisely these terms before. The Book of Job pronounces judgment on Job’s friends because they are willing to rewrite the history of Job’s life in order to [Read More...]

Visits From Two Families

Today my family and I had the delightful privilege of having Joel Watts (possibly known to readers as Polycarp of the blog The Church of Jesus Christ) and his family spend time with us, first at the public library and then at home. As if this weren’t enough of a treat, we had a visit [Read More...]

LOST Humor

LOST Slapdown, Part 7 LOST Untangled – Recon [Read more...]

John Walton Videos

Our recording of the lecture yesterday may have hit some hiccups – I’ll keep you posted. Either way, in the mean time, here are some other videos to enjoy. First, here’s a recent one posted by the BioLogos Foundation: And then here’s part one of a six-part sequence on YouTube with an audio recording of [Read More...]

Elsewhere On Campus During The Lecture…

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