Parking Predestination

From Cartoon Church via Irenic Thoughts [Read more...]

A Sort Of “Greatest Hits” Of Creationism

Via The Primate Diaries, a “politically incorrect history of the evolution debate”: And on a related note, Michael Zimmerman explains why “Social Darwinism” is neither. [Read more...]

Sabio’s Review, Part Two

Sabio Lantz’s review of The Burial of Jesus continues with a second installment: Approaching the Bible. [Read more...]

In The Chronicle of Higher Education

 An article about my appointment to the Clarence L. Goodwin Chair in New Testament Language and Literature has appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education. (Thanks to Rafael Rodriguez for being the one to let me know it had appeared!) [Read more...]

ABC Video on Don McLeroy and the Texas Textbook Issue [Read more...]

Latest LOST Humor

LOST Untangled on Dr. Linus LOST Slapdown Part 6 [Read more...]

An Ancient Account of the Origin of Daylight Saving’s Time

An ancient Gnostic reworking of Genesis (from which I will provide excerpts here) seems to provide an account of the origin of daylight saving’s time. Here’s the text (which in some places is fragmentary): …Now Yaldabaoth had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. And the Yaldabaoth made [Read More...]

Triangulations On The Burial of Jesus

Sabio Lantz has begun blogging through The Burial of Jesus: History and Faith – for which I am very grateful! He has created a start page for the review, and will link to individual posts reflecting on the book as he reads through it. The first substantive post is called McGrath’s Faith. If you’ve never [Read More...]

DeConick Discussion

A review recently appeared in Review of Biblical Literature of April DeConick’s book The Original Gospel of Thomas in Translation. Thus far the review has led to a response by April herself as well as a post by Mark Goodacre. April’s book is fascinating, and I remember particularly being struck by the use of the Pseudo-Clementine literature to [Read More...]

A Positive Slant

If you click through to the science blog post from which I got this image, you’ll learn just what an awful pun I’ve made… [Read more...]

E-Mails to God and Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck’s advice to Christians to leave churches that emphasize that all-pervasive Biblical theme of social justice has been getting a lot of attention. I tried to add my voice to the others who have e-mailed Beck as part of Sojourners’ campaign to get this point across to him. But, perhaps not surprisingly, Beck’s mailbox [Read More...]

Scriabin Archive

Here are some pieces by composer Alexander Scriabin from the Internet Archive: The Piano Concerto, performed by Vladimir Ashkenazy! A piano etude transcribed for violin by Szegeti: No.2 from Deux Poemes Op.71 Sonata No. 4 I wish they had Piano Sonata No.3, my favorite of his piano sonatas, but for that [Read More...]

The Teleological Argument in Theory and Practice

This cartoon nicely illustrates an unjustified leap that often takes place when people try to argue from appearance of “design” in the universe or the laws of physics to the existence of God: HT Hemant Mehta [Read more...]

Quote of the Day (Ken Schenck)

“Sometimes I think people like Wright are more clever than the biblical authors themselves… “ – Ken Schenck, “N. T. Wright on the rapture” at Quadrilateral Thoughts Taken out of context this could be badly misunderstood, and so I’ll briefly summarize the overall point of Ken’s blog post: It is about the ability of interpreters to find [Read More...]