More on Geocentrism (and AoG vs. AiG)

Joel Watts continues his series on geocentrism with a post gathering Biblical passages which reflect a geocentric (or at least a flat earth) cosmology. He also posted about Ken Ham’s attack on the Assemblies of God, who dare to disagree with him. In related news, RJS at Jesus Creed asks what we mean by “literal.” James [Read More...]

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Title Of This Song (and other humorous videos)

Title of this Song (HT Steve Caruso)http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/281ax7Ovlsg?fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0 Stephen Colbert on Terry Jones, Qur’an-Burning and Mutually-Assured Coercion (HT Ben Witherington) The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c The Word – Mutually Assured Coercion www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes 2010 Election Fox News 95 Theses Rap (HT Robin Parry)http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=14310689&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=2A72FF&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&loop=0 [Read more...]

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Self-Righteousness and Self-Delusion in the Blogosphere

Although I’m currently undergoing a spam attack, giving in to a bully only encourages them to carry on with their bullying. And since this particular bully has made clear that his aim is to get me to switch on comment moderation, that’s obviously the one thing that I must absolutely not do. But I can [Read More...]

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An Incendiary Blog Post

This is the title of a typical incendiary blog post [It is also a link to the post in question] This is the place where I comment on it and explain what you should expect to find there. HT This is where I give credit to the person who pointed me to that blog post [Read more...]

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Random Technology Gripes, Musings and Questions

When language learning CDs and mp3s are produced in the future, will they break them up into chunks, so that it is easy and convenient to skip back and listen to a small selection of vocabulary again? Some already do this, but some seem to still think they are making audio cassettes for use with [Read More...]

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Does the Bible “Teach” Geocentrism?

Does the Bible “teach” geocentrism? I’m glad that Joel Watts is taking the time to argue the case that it does. But I’d like to suggest that that’s not the best way to phrase the question. The Biblical literature was entirely composed in contexts where geocentrism was accepted as true, and it is worth noting [Read More...]

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Night of the Living Trekkies and Kingon Propaganda

Two Star Trek spoof videos, both via SF Signal: Night of the Living Trekkieshttp://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/MyO2k-jApng?fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0 Klingon Empire Propaganda Filmhttp://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/P9sFyY9LN0M?fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0 [Read more...]

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Theologians on God, Science and Mystery: Two Videos

Two videos were shared on blogs I read, neither of which I have time to watch right now, but both of which sound like they will be worth coming back to. So I’m posting them here both for your benefit and mine, as things for me to come back to later. First, there’s Wolfart Pannenberg [Read More...]

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Geocentrism: Teach The Controversy

Phil Plait is among the latest to comment on the Geocentrism conference to be held in Indiana. In addition to explaining what is wrong with Geocentrism, Phil also included an image that I wanted to share (on the right). The image is available for T-shirts. If someone wants to buy me one, I’ll wear it [Read More...]

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Background to a Biblical Idiom?

Has anyone ever suggested that the phrase “I was in the spirit on the Lord’s day” in Revelation 1:10 might be a euphemism for “I fell asleep in church”? [Read more...]

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Do Not Push

I often ask students, in the context of discussing Genesis 2-3, what they think would happen if, walking down the hall later that day, they saw a big red button that said “DO NOT PUSH!” Most felt sure that someone would push it at some point. We then talk about the depictions of human beings [Read More...]

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Who’s Who In Collegiate Faculty

I have received e-mails from various “Who’s Who” publications in the past, and have warned about the danger of scams that offer to include your name in a printed book and give you a certificate in exchange for a sum of money, or in some cases simply disclosing information that can be used for marketing [Read More...]

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Who Didn’t Participate in Don’t Burn a Qur’an Day?

As far as I know, around the globe the only two people/groups that did not participate in the “Don’t Burn A Qur’an Day” held this past weekend are the folks at Westboro Baptist Church (who’ll burn anything) and Alex Stewart in Brisbane, who is down to a pack a day and is apparently trying to [Read More...]

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The Scariest Verses in the Qur’an

Tia Lynn at Abandon Image posted some really disturbing verses. Every Christian should read this post and reflect on the issues these troubling verses raise. [Read more...]

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