Best Definition of Young-Earth Creationism Ever

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Research Terminology Explained

Via Dorothy King   [Read more...]

Courage Defined

I came across several variations on the image below. It is certainly an apocryphal story, but one that may perhaps be worth commenting on. First, the sheer number of these kinds of stories and the variations on them suggest that this is an example of an urban legend. Whether it is based on any actual [Read More...]

Not Faith

The quote above is based on something TrevorN said in a comment, which was in turn derived from what nameless others had said. And so it didn’t seem possible to attribute a clear quotation to any particular person. But the sentiment seemed to be worth sharing. [Read more...]

Defining Progressive Christianity

The above definition came my way via the Patheos Progressive Christian portal page on Facebook, although it did not originate there.   [Read more...]

According to Google, Literally Literally Means Not Literally

I learned today via IO9 that Google has made it as official as Google can make things: “Literally” now means “literally” but also the opposite. Actually, perhaps I should ask whether literally now literally means “not literally,” or whether literally now still means “literally,” but means it figuratively as well as literally. When people misuse [Read More...]

Urban Dictionary Definition of the Bible

A student shared the above with me. All these years teaching the Bible, how did I miss the bestiality? The depiction of it as a novel, as though the entire thing were a single piece of literature in a single genre, is also well off target. But presumably the point (however much one may criticize [Read More...]

The Words With Friends Effect

I made the above poster after a game of Words With Friends that I was playing ended today. It was originally going to be just a blog post, with the text below, but I thought that a poster made the point better. Now more than ever you are likely to encounter a dacoit wearing a [Read More...]


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