On The Trail Of NT Wrong, Part 7

I admit, for a moment or two I suspected that Roland Boer might have created NT Wrong, Chris Tilling, and Tom Verenna merely with the aim of then proving none of them existed. But such an investigation, I soon realized, could only distract me from the important clue which has very recently been removed from [Read More...]

Somewhat Evangelical

That’s how I ranked in the quiz that Jim West directed us to. And that sounds about right. There seems to be an increase in willingness among at least some Evangelicals to be self-critical. And one good but challenging place to start, if you haven’t already, is by watching the video excerpt from God on [Read More...]

On The Trail Of NT Wrong, Part 6

That NT Wrong might be a fictional creation occurred to many. That the same might be true of Chris Tilling will have come as a shock, but in fact a simple search on Yahoo! for “Chrisendom” turns up evidence that it has existed for hundreds of years. But where does the trail to the real [Read More...]

Quote of the Day (Heinz Pagels)

“The capacity to tolerate complexity and welcome contradiction, not the need for simplicity and certainty, is the attribute of an explorer. Centuries ago, when some people suspended their search for absolute truth and began instead to ask how things worked, modern science was born. Curiously, it was by abandoning the search for absolute truth that [Read More...]

On The Trail Of NT Wrong, Part 5

In the case of identity of the mysterious NT Wrong, surely Chris Tilling is above suspicion, right? Perhaps when it comes to the question of earlier underlying sources. But when it comes to the identity of the ecclesiastical redactor, the one ultimately responsible for the final form of the NT Wrong blog (which, from the [Read More...]

On the Trail of NT Wrong, Part 4

Some have suggested that NT Wrong may be multiple people. He has been identified as a straight white male, and as a black lesbian woman. She has been identified as a scholar of Hebrew Bible, of the New Testament, of the Dead Sea Scrolls, or of Monty Python. Since this puzzle relates to a biblioblog, [Read More...]

On The Trail of NT Wrong, Part 3

J. C. Baker has posted twice, on the identity of NT Wrong and more proof that Mark Goodacre is NT Wrong. A remark made in the context of his posts suggests J. C. is deeply pained by his failure to make the Top 50 Bibliobloggers’ list. This leads us to suspect that in fact…J. C. [Read More...]

On The Trail Of NT Wrong, Part 2

But (as a detective in an Agatha Christie finale might say, having led you to believe that they had identified the murderer by providing motive and opportunity), it turns out that while ETS was on, Mark Goodacre was wandering Boston wearing a cricketing outfit with a piece of celery pinned to the lapel, looking for [Read More...]

On The Trail Of NT Wrong

I have several theories about the identity of NT Wrong. All of them are bunk. I will post them anyway. Be that as it may, in the course of my extensive investigations (= reading NT Wrong’s blog posts from time to time), I have uncovered a few clues that may help us deduce the true [Read More...]

New Lost Videos Released

The producers of LOST have released three new video clips: two focusing on actresses and their characters, one with a sneak peak of the first episode from the coming season. You definitely want to take a look at this! In the clip, lawyers turn up at Kate’s door with a court order asking her to [Read More...]

Superior Scribbler Award

I am grateful to John Shuck of Shuck and Jive blog for bestowing upon me a Superior Scribbler Award. Of course, as with every Bloggy Award, there are A Few Rules. They are, forthwith: Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends. Each Superior Scribbler must link to [Read More...]

We Wish You A Hubble Christmas

The web site for the Hubble telescope (HT IO9) has made holiday cards available that you can download and print for free. Here is a small sample of what’s available: [Read more...]

Projecting Hostility

I must admit I am confused by the rants in which Roger Pearse is engaging over on his blog. He began by misconstruing what I said in a blog post of my own. Then, when I repeatedly tried to clarify my meaning (which, to be honest, I don’t think was all that unclear to begin [Read More...]

Revelation vs. 9th Wonders

Tonight’s episode of Heroes presented what one might expect to encounter if one had access to the comic books produced by someone who genuinely could see the future. Precise dialogues depicted, word for word, including even the questioning and skepticism of those who participate in them and don’t think such things are possible. In most [Read More...]