Beyond and Within the Bubble

The BioLogos blog Science and the Sacred has a wonderful post today about the “bubble” that communities of faith create to try to “protect” believers from the influence of science, Biblical scholarship, and other sources of knowledge they fear could “damage” the faith of the faithful. But as hard as the bubble can be to [Read More…]

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Morganstern on the Mandaeans

All those interested in the Mandaeans will surely be grateful to the Talmud Blog for posting a summary (in English) of a presentation on the Mandaeans given recently by Matthew Morganstern. [Read more…]

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Heroes Biblical Studies Carnival?

The last two episodes of Heroes (which are the last episodes until January) have been full of religious terminology and symbolism. Last week we had some discussion of the soul and evil. This week, we watched Sylar get crucified and Peter encouraged to “fight the good fight” while still others discussed a “promised land.” I [Read More…]

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Biblical Studies Carnival 48

Biblical Studies Carnival 48 has been posted at Clayboy! [Read more…]

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The Biblioblog Top 50 – November 2009

The Biblioblog Top 50 for this past month has been posted. [Read more…]

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Best Apologist Ever?

Given my work in Biblical studies, my interest in religion and science, my taste in music and my sense of humor, you may not be surprised that I think that I may have found my all-time favorite “apologist”: Let me know what you think… [Read more…]

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God and LOST in Spanish

The following Spanish-language commercial for the 6th and final season of LOST brings God explicitly into the picture in interesting ways (HT both IO9 and DocArtz): It is intriguing to see chess imagery predominate when the defining game thus far has been backgammon. Then again, both allow for the imagery of white and black, light [Read More…]

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We Three Jawas Of Tatooine Are

IO9 is getting into the festive mood with a selection of sci-fi supplemented nativity sets. Here’s a sample. [Read more…]

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High on Christology

Mike Bird today drew attention to my book The Only True God: Early Christian Monotheism in Its Jewish Context in the context over scholarly discussions of the development of early Christology. He says he’ll leave it to others to examine my points, so please do pay his blog a visit and examine away! [Read more…]

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SBL Photo Caption Contest

I thought I’d share two photos of me from this year’s Society of Biblical Literature conference in New Orleans, and solicit captions. The winners will be rewarded by having their captions added to the photos as the “official” captions, recognized as the winners, as well as receiving the deep sense of satisfaction that always accompanies [Read More…]

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Missed Anniversary

No, I didn’t miss my own wedding anniversary – if I had, I wouldn’t have been spending so much time blogging! But because I was away at the SBL conference, I missed blogging about the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s On The Origin Of Species (published November 24th, 1859). Let me try [Read More…]

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Bible Spoiler

[From Helen Ingram’s other blog, The Geek Muse, which, if I had already been aware of it, might have guided me in the interpretation of her other blog, The Omega Course]. [Read more…]

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The Omega Course

I’d like to update my readers on The Omega Course, a fictional blog narrative which takes the form of a first-person “diary” blog. It is testimony to the realism of the story told by its author, Helen Ingram, that I found myself extremely worried after the final entry, in which the main character expressed her [Read More…]

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URGENT: Suicide Note?

There is a blog, The Omega Course, which I added to my Google Reader feeds a while back after reading an interesting post there. Since then I have not read with any regularity. But I read today's post, and it ends with a promise that this will be the last, and it sounds to me [Read More…]

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