The Bible and Star Wars

On Cindy Brandt's Unfundamentalist Parenting blog, there is a great guest post by John Stonecypher describing the challenges that confront those who were brought up to view the Bible as one thing, only to discover it is something else. Loving Star Wars, and passing on that love with all its complexity, helped provide a useful [Read More…]

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How Jesus Saves the World From Us

I am delighted to have the privilege of participating in a blog tour about fellow Patheos blogger Morgan Guyton’s book, How Jesus Saves the World from Us: 12 Antidotes to Toxic Christianity. Throughout the history of ancient Israel and of Christianity, there have been voices that have had an impact through their combination of humility, [Read More…]

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Dustin Smith on the Evans-Carrier Debate

Dustin Smith has shared his account of the debate that took place yesterday between Craig Evans and Richard Carrier. Click through to read it. [Read more…]

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A New Blog From A Long-Time Blogger

Mike Kok, who has been blogging about the Gospel of Mark for a long time, now has a new blog. The change has been made both to offer a more accessible title in English, but also to indicate a broadening of scope. Mike writes: “I will write on topics such as Second Temple Judaism, the New [Read More…]

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Welcome to Patheos, Daniel Kirk!

I am delighted to share the news that J. R. Daniel Kirk, a friend and fellow scholar whose blog I’ve regularly linked to and interacted with here, has moved his blog to Patheos. You can find his first post in the new location here: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/storiedtheology/2016/01/11/does-god-need-us/ Pay him a visit, add the feed to your subscriptions, and enjoy having [Read More…]

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Welcome to the Blogosphere, Josh!

My former student Josh Boeke has started a blog, and his first post tells a bit about his own personal faith journey away from fundamentalism. I get a brief mention on it, and on the one hand, it makes me really wish that he and I had had more of a chance to continue the [Read More…]

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Losing Weight (Our Daily Salad)

I will do a retrospective post about my sabbatical soon – I’m not considering it to be over just yet, since I am still finishing off one project, and classes don’t start until next week. But I thought I would share a separate post about one of my sabbatical goals, which was to exercise regularly, [Read More…]

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Top 10 Posts of 2015

Over the past year, this blog received more than a million and a half pageviews, by more than 900,ooo distinct users. In the past, I’ve listed the most popular pages of the year regardless of when they were written, and I’ll mention a few from previous years later. But here is a countdown of the top 10 posts [Read More…]

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Blogging the #AARSBL15 Blogger Session

Rick Brannan and Chris Brady both shared their papers from this year's Blogger and Online Publication session at SBL. Bart Ehrman shared his thoughts about the session, in which he was a panelist. And Tony Burke shared his perspective, having been in the audience. It should not be allowed to go unnoticed that blogging led [Read More…]

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The Final Blogger Session #AARSBL15

For the last ever Blogger and Online Publication session, we had two papers and a panel lined up. First up was Rick Brannan, who talked about the process of blogging as a stepping stone to producing a book. He invited the audience to take photos and blog and tweet as he spoke, and so I [Read More…]

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Alpha Testing The World Table

You will now see that in addition to Disqus, you have the option to comment using The World Table. This is an opportunity to alpha test this new system and provide feedback not only about technical issues, but also about some things that you already began to talk about on my previous post – the [Read More…]

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