Can’t Be Boxed

This quote from Jim Palmer came to my attention via Pinterest.     [Read more...]

King James Autocorrect

Yesterday’s Speed Bump cartoon featured God using a phone with autocorrect, which kept “fixing” his King James English. The cartoon brings into focus a serious point – that people imagine God speaking with the language – and the concepts, and the morals, and much else in terms of baggage – that came with the texts [Read More...]

You Have Heard Them Called Antitheses, But I Say To You…

Doug Chaplin has posted about the extraordinary antitheses in Matthew’s Gospel. I disagree with his way of understanding them, and so thought I would write a post in response. I regularly tell my students that it is unlikely that these sayings should be understood as meaning “You heard God say in the past, but I [Read More...]

Strange Fruit

This past Sunday in church, my pastor showed this powerful video, produced by folks from the SALT Project, which is based here in Indianapolis.  [Read more...]

A New Commandment

We recently talked here about the suggestion that the ten commandments were a missed opportunity to mention other important things. And so I thought this proposed new commandment was worth sharing.   [Read more...]

How Do You Know That?

Jerry Coyne has written an incredibly lengthy complaint about a book he has not read. His rant suggests that deep down he knows that there is something wrong with the picture, but that doesn’t manage to stop him from simply plowing ahead. He begins by pointing out something that theologians have been saying long before [Read More...]

Responding to Intelligent Design

There have been a lot of scientific responses to Intelligent Design. But it is important to articulate theological objections as well. The quote above is based on a comment I made here on this blog. The point is a simple one: Either God can create a universe that can organize itself, in which case the [Read More...]

Geographical Arrogance

Sabio Lantz shared the following image on his blog: One could point out the ignorance of the person who made the image, clearly unaware that the three traditions collectively would expand the range of God’s action, just in the stories told in their Scriptures, into the Arabian peninsula, Turkey, Greece, and Egypt, at the very [Read More...]

God, Moses, and Aaron in Conversation

The following is a fictional conversation composed by Eric Hatfield: Moses: Hey Aaron, how do you spell “quark” in Hebrew? Aaron: No idea. What do you want to know that for? M: It’s Yahweh again. Keeps telling all this strange stuff about strangeness and charm and spin, and quarks and gravitons and dark matter. I [Read More...]

God with No Strings Attached?

David Hayward has created another thought-provoking cartoon. It illustrates the difficulties inherent in speaking about God. God, as the ultimate reality, transcends our understanding. For that very reason, those who desire certainty regularly fall prey to those who offer them substitutes, the less than ultimate, who claim to being God closer to them and to [Read More...]

God and Evolution: Your Options

Here is another comment on this blog that seemed worth sharing in a post, this time from Stuart32: It’s not a question of evolution versus Christianity. If the theory of evolution is true then any objection you might have against it is also an objection against God’s way creating us. But if the theory isn’t [Read More...]


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