Why The Exodus Was Necessary

Grumpy Pharaoh. That was the problem. [Read more...]

Get Your Ash In Church

A clever pun for Ash Wednesday. You can buy the button above from the Old Lutheran Gift Shop. [Read more...]

Theologian Valentines

Courtesy of Amy Green. [Read more...]

Egyptian Pie Chart

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The Strongest Force on Earth

22 Words had a collection of technically correct but amusing and in some cases profound student answers to test questions. I had seen a lot of them before. I was particularly struck by the one I shared above. There is a sense in which “love” is bound to be the wrong answer to any question on [Read More...]

Ten Possible New Names

Anthony Le Donne has responded to my question about possible new names for my blog with a list of ten possibilities. Some of my favorites include: Dinosaurs with Saddles Horus Is Just Alright With Me McGrath’s Gaffes The Epistle of St. James the Nonplussed Click through to read the rest of them. From what I’ve [Read More...]

The Very Model of a Biblical Philologist

Josh Tyra made this delightful video. David Lamb and Darrell Pursiful brought it to my attention. It is a parody of a famous Gilbert and Sullivan song. Mandaic gets a mention! [Read more...]

Pop Music Nativity

HT Hemant Mehta [Read more...]

Life’s Too Short To Be Holding On To Old Grudges

Via  The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe on Facebook [Read more...]

God and Buffalo

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Christian Universals?

Defining Christianity is challenging, despite what you will sometimes hear from conservative Christians as well as some atheists. Does one have to view Jesus as God? Accept the Trinity? Accept a particular view of the significance of Jesus’ death? The early Christians disagreed on all of these things and more, and it is unclear to what [Read More...]