The Blue Parakeet In Sunday School

Starting next Sunday, my Sunday school class will be reading Scot McKnight’s book The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible together. We’ll be reading chapter 1 for next time. For those who may be interested, I previously reviewed the book here on this blog. [Read more...]

Quote of the Day (Undeception)

“I assure you as one who’s come through this process, letting go of inerrancy is an act of faith in the One who should be standing behind our beliefs, whom we have encountered in some meaningful way.” –Steve, ‘The place of fear in our bibliology’ at his blog Undeception I had a hard time choosing [Read More...]

The End Of Time

It wouldn’t be a typical Christmas for me without jumping in my TARDIS and spending an hour in the UK watching the Dr. Who Christmas special. (Surely you wouldn’t expect a time lord to wait until it is shown in the US, would you?) All I’ll say is that it is fantastic, with some footage [Read More...]

Was Jesus Rich?

A colleague forwarded me an article that appeared on CNN today, about Jesus being “rich.” Where to start? I think an interesting verse to look at is 2 Corinthians 8:9. The classic view is that the reference is to “spiritual riches”, to a pre-existent status given up in the incarnation. A number of scholars have [Read More...]

Wrapping Up Christmas

Having posted an assortment of Christmas video and music clips, let me offer three more, for a variety of tastes. The first is an exploration using LEGOs of what happens if you forget to get Darth Vader a Christmas present: The second is a classic Christmas song by a classic progressive rock performer, Greg Lake: [Read More...]


(I’d much rather have shared something from Keith Emerson’s Christmas album, but couldn’t find any selections from it online. None of Kate Kestrel’s Christmas songs from Terrahawks either…) [Read more...]

Star Trek Jingle Bells

HT SF Signal [Read more...]

Merry Christmas!

MERRY CHRISTMAS! (Photo from the Hubble telescope) [Read more...]

Away In A Manger

Here’s my son and I playing at tonight’s Christmas Eve service: [Read more...]

Metanexus Institute Seeks Executive Director

I saw this in the Chronicle of Higher Education, and thought it might make someone’s Christmas: Executive Director. The Metanexus Institute on Religion and Science seeks to hire a new Executive Director beginning in July 2010. Exceptional leader with broad intellectual interests and organizational talents. Ph.D. or equivalent training. Send curriculum vitae, a letter of [Read More...]

Renewing the Articles of Christmas

Readers of this blog are hereby officially advised that I am renewing my previously-posted “Articles of Christmas” for the 2009 year, as follows: This post provides official notification of my intention, on or immediately prior to the 25th of December 2009, to wish readers of my blog a Merry Christmas. If you are likely to [Read More...]

Last Second Christmas Gifts (It’s Not Too Late!)

I love Amazon gift cards. They are perfect gifts to send any time, but if more than one person sends you one, it multiplies the shopping possibilities (with the potential for a big gift rather than several little ones!). Even if you only remember that you should have sent someone a gift on Christmas day [Read More...]

A Spaceman Came Travelling

One more in the category of Christmas and science fiction: Chris DeBurgh’s song “A Spaceman Came Travelling”: You can find the lyrics online in lots of places. [Read more...]

Good Morning Santa!

That is, more or less, the name of this Romanian Christmas Carol: [Read more...]