Good News: Doctor Who Will Rise Again; Bad News: In More than Three Days

The BBC has confirmed that Doctor Who will return to screens Easter weekend, Saturday March 30th. Cartoon from The Daily Dalek [Read more...]

Your Conference Presentation

From Piled Higher and Deeper. Is there anyone who can't relate to this?   [Read more...]

Atomic Physics in the Gospel of John

From Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal   [Read more...]

Apparently It Needs To Be Pointed Out

Today's Non Sequitur   [Read more...]

If Jesus had an iPhone

  HT Jim West   [Read more...]

The Dalek Lama

Doctor Who, religion, and a bad pun. I couldn't not share it!   [Read more...]

The Exciting World of Churchgoing

I think the takeaway message of the above cartoon by Dave Walker is this: Churches regularly hold special events for the purpose of having something interesting and enjoyable to invite someone to who does not attend the church. The subtle message is that what church is normally like is uninteresting and unenjoyable. Now, having been [Read More...]

The Sinister Tentacles of Young-Earth Creationism

This cartoon from Answers in Genesis, shared on Facebook by Ken Ham and drawn to my attention by a friend, gets things precisely backwards in an important sense.   While it is true that what one thinks and considers outside of church will impact what happens inside it, that is neither surprising nor to be [Read More...]

My Course on How to Use the Internet

The new semester at Butler University begins on Monday. My course on the Bible is at the same time a course on how to use the internet. The need for training in such skills is illustrated well by this image that has been circulating on Facebook: Whether or not to take advantage of the accessibility [Read More...]

A Day in the Park (Questions and Answers)

I was talking with my pastor today over lunch, and our conversation touched briefly on the subject of questioning God. I remarked that if someone never questions God, they probably have not paid much attention to the Bible or to life, since both lead naturally to such questioning. I recently shared a cartoon about the [Read More...]

Questions vs. Assertions

David Hayward’s cartoon above gets it exactly right. Confident assertions often weigh us down and tie us to ways of thinking that often are not as well founded as we initially assumed. Questions raise us up to discover new things that we could never have if we refused to ask them. Even if the questioning [Read More...]


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