I Heal Lepers

If the leopard gives a good response, the way the Syro-Phoenician woman did, it might still have a chance… [Read more...]

Bible Bunker

This is yet another provocative cartoon by David Hayward. What is your impression of it? Sabio Lantz suggests taking it even further, that liberal Christians use Christian identity in the same way. I'm not persuaded, but see what he wrote and then let me know what you think. But I can imagine fundamentalists saying that [Read More...]

Solomon’s Speed Date Night

Solomon illustrates “Biblical marriage” at its most extreme: patriarchal marriage aimed more at creating alliances between families than at love or relationship in the modern sense. Of course, this doesn't mean that he might not have written the occasional erotic limerick for one or more of them.   [Read more...]

First Day of Classes

Today was the first day that the two traditional-format classes that I am teaching this semester met. Last night I had a dream that I was in front of a class on the first day. It was my class on the Bible, which I am not teaching this semester. It had almost slipped my mind [Read More...]

Profiling

I understand the cartoon is mainly about the “coincidence” that it is the two beavers who are pulled out of the security line. But since beavers would be a risk to the ark mainly due to their use of their teeth, I’m not sure how scanning them with metal detectors would help… [Read more...]

Moses the Lifeguard

This cartoon came my way on Facebook today: While it is just a bit of silly humor, it can be the jumping off point for a reflection on something more serious and timely. A lot of religious believers make it a point of dogma to affirm that miracles happened as described in the Bible. But [Read More...]

Coffee with Jesus AND Doctor Zaius

So apparently there isn’t just a variation on the strip “Coffee With Jesus” that is “Coffee With Dr. Zaius.” There is also “Coffee With Doctor Zaius With Jesus.” And since it touches on evolution and the humanity of Jesus, how could I not share it? [Read more...]

Reciprocal Discomfort

On Wednesday, Butler University hosted its start of year faculty workshop. I presented on my experience of teaching online in the breakout sessions. In the first plenary session, we were compelled to write about, and then share with others sitting at our table, one thing that we find challenging or that makes us insecure. I [Read More...]

Waldo Goes to India

I came across this a while back and have been meaning to share it. Finding Waldo twice over at GenCon, when I wasn't even looking for Waldo, reminded me to do so. I found some minimal information about the illustration (which is by Josh Mecouch, a cartoonist for MAD Magazine), and the tweet by Saragh [Read More...]

The Sarcastic Method

From PHD Comics. HT Ben Witherington [Read more...]

Worst Teacher Ever?

As we start a new semester, it is important to call to mind bad examples as well as good ones. Do you have a bad feeling about this semester? I'll be teaching my course on religion and science fiction, which made this Star Wars comic seem particularly relevant.   [Read more...]


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