From the Archive: Thank God For Blessing Us With A Fallible Bible

I thought I should reshare this post from almost two years ago, since it is relevant to discussion that took place in my Sunday school class last Sunday. Lately I’ve been wondering what would happen if conservative Christians kept the same notion of a Bible that was verbally inspired, in which God determined precisely what [Read More...]

Sexy Sci-Fi Ladies Man User Name

I was a bit perplexed when I saw today’s Candorville comic strip (Date-a-Chick, part 1). I thought Captain Kirk really had a way with the ladies. Or is that the problem - Captain Kirk does not seem likely to be faithful, and is not good material for a long-term relationship? What would a better choice of [Read More...]

Out Of This World Wednesdays

This is happening here in Indianapolis (at IUPUI) and seems worth sharing: Out of this world Wednesdays   March 31st, April 14th, April 28th   asking the big questions about life through the lens of Star Trek   Do we have both good and evil within us? Is religious belief rational or merely superstitious? How [Read More...]

SBL Papers Atlanta 2010

As is traditional, I’m sharing information about papers I’ll be reading at the Society of Biblical Literature conference in Atlanta in November. First, I’ll be reading a paper in the “Intertextuality in the New Testament” consultation entitled “Intertextuality without an Intertext? Musings on Matthew and Method.” Here’s the abstract: There has been much discussion about the degree [Read More...]

Jesus: The Video Game

HT The Geek Muse [Read more...]

Will The Only True God Break Joel’s Blog?

Joel Watts has been giving away free books to commenters, encouraging people to “break his blog” by leaving lots of comments, each constituting an entry to win. The current contest (the third) gives you a chance to win a copy of The Only True God! [Read more...]

LOST: Guyliner and Smoke Monster in Sexy Telenovela

The latest LOST Untangled And the latest LOST Slapdown Both offering humorous takes on the latest episode, Ab Aeterno. [Read more...]

The Best and Worst of Religion and Sci-Fi Today

Let’s get the worst out of the way first. Scott Bailey found this video: I don’t know what to say about it except that it is clearly at the intersection of religion and sci-fi, and nothing has ever made me want to run screaming from that intersection they way this video did. But there is [Read More...]

Finding God in LOST Pits Me Against James Cameron

Butler University has been making basketball headlines, but it also issued a press release on “Finding God In Lost.” That press release got picked up and used in an article that pits me against James Cameron! Apparently it isn’t only expertise in archaeology that allows you to take on James Cameron - blogging about LOST can serve [Read More...]

Butler Bulldogs in the Final Four!

Butler University’s basketball team has been going strong, and today they won against Kansas State and secured their place in the Final Four. Well done, Bulldogs! Download your own tournament poster here.For more information visit Butler’s athletics home page. [Read more...]

Return to a Chastened Modernism

I know I already shared a “quote of the day” but these words from Ken Schenck seemed worth passing along: “Postmodernism as it has trickled down to the common person has been used to legitimize tribalism of all sorts, and only a return to a chastened modernism and sense of objectivity will give us an [Read More...]

Books for St. John’s University in Tanzania

A very good friend of mine recently moved to Tanzania to teach at St. John’s University. Their library has a real need for books, and he has created a wish list on with books the university’s library needs. I thought I would share it, in case there are blog readers interested in supporting theological [Read More...]

Proof I Am A Nerd?

I believe that Robin Parry has provided clarity on this important matter. Based on his diagram, I believe I have managed to achieve a reasonably well-balanced nerddom….but maybe that is just me trying to persuade myself that I’m not a dork? [Read more...]

Quote of the Day (Steve Wiggins)

“Bible believers do not believe in the Bible. They accept the message they wish to hear, that God loves those who are rewarded with wealth, but the message of Amos they have little time for. They miss the part where the prophet calls them cows of Bashan that are fat for sacrifice. Yet when they [Read More...]