Vote the Bible

The Christian Coalition is telling people to “vote the Bible” (HT Notes From Off Center). Unfortunately, they appear not to have read it. All the Bible has to say specifically and unambiguously on that subject is to mandate abortion in cases of infidelity (Numbers 5:11-31). This is not to say that abortion should not be [Read More...]

What Jesus Said and Did: 1) Prayer in Gethsemane

I’ve been wanting for a while now to begin a series on the evidence for various things having been said and done by, to, or in connection with the historical figure of Jesus. Time constraints between now and the end of November will mean that any posts I offer between now and then will be [Read More...]

Vote for the Calrissian-Chewbacca Ticket

See more funny videos at Funny or Die HT SF Signal [Read more...]

Obama is a Christian

This post is for those who currently find themselves opposing Obama because of religious reasons, rumors they’ve heard, and things like that. I want to emphasize, now in the last hours before voting, but also potentially for the sake of our next president, that Obama is a Christian. He has a personal connection to and [Read More...]

Skynet Doesn’t Believe In You Like I Do

Tonight’s episode of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles [NOTE: spoilers follow] brings in “faith” from the very first moments, as a shapeshifting terminator arrives looking for agent Ellison, only to be stopped by another (familiar) terminator. Was the first one intending to kill Ellison? What is the nature of the division between factions among the [Read More...]

Gibbering Numbskulls

Thanks to Nelu Balaj for pointing out George Monbiot’s article about anti-intellectualism in American politics and the way it baffles those who watch American politics from afar. [Read more...]

Hear the Ginza

I’ve finished off or am about to finish off several other projects that have been nearing completion, and then will be turning almost all of my attention to finishing off one of my conference papers for SBL. One of my papers relates to the Mandaeans, and I’ve regularly pointed out where texts related to the [Read More...]

Around the Blogosphere

Loren Rosson points to the online text of a lecture by Mark Nanos on Paul and the Shema. James Crossley has more Jesus in an age of terror. C.Orthodoxy presents evidence for the historical Jesus. Unorthodoxology in unintentionally inspiring doubt. Mark Goodacre continues to play the dating game. Truth and Tradition expects to find God’s [Read More...]

Biblical Studies Carnival

Just in case anyone missed the other announcements that have gone up, the latest Biblical Studies Carnival is up over at Abnormal Interests. [Read more...]

NObama: Stop the Madness

Today in Sunday school we continued our discussion of church and state. Afterwards a church member came up and said that he saw a billboard while jogging that says “NObama” and the Bible reference Matthew 24:24. For those who may not immediately recognize it, the verse in question says: For false Christs and false prophets [Read More...]

I’m Honored!

NT Wrong recently made a list of bibliobloggers and ranked them, and listed me as #1. I am puzzled and perplexed, honored and overwhelmed, touched, bemused, bewildered and just a tad overwhelmed! Thank you for bestowing this honor upon me! May your own blog speedily rise 14 ranks! To put this in perspective, let me [Read More...]

Cosmos, Nature, Culture: A Transdisciplinary Conference

There is a call for papers for the Metanexus conference “Cosmos, Nature, Culture: A Transdisciplinary Conference” to be held in Phoenix, Arizona, July 18 – 21, 2009. Those academics who are interested in the relationship between religion and science should definitely take a look. [Read more...]

Around the Blogosphere

Stephen Law and AIG Busted continue the discussion of the historicity of Jesus (and Fred Anderson considers Robert Price on both Jesus and Superboy). Pisteuomen wants bibliobloggers to meet in Boston in November. Antiquitopia continues reading the socialist Bible. Drew Tatusko wishes you a Biblical “trick or treat”. Bible Films Blog has an entry on [Read More...]

Hubble’s Back!

Bad Astronomy points out the return of good astronomy, as Hubble comes back online and gives us this photo: Elsewhere around the blogosphere, Sandwalk responds to John Pieret about naturalism and God, while Michael Bird notes that the Carrier-O’Connell debate about the resurrection has begun online. [Read more...]