Happy Halloween!

I'll share at least one photo of me in costume later today. In the meantime, feel free to share what you dressed as, or what your all time favorite costumes are!     [Read more...]

Jesus was NOT a Zombie

Jeremy Smith wants to make sure that, if you are a nerd who is inclined to be sacrilegious as the Halloween season draws near (or at Easter, for that matter), you at least do it accurately. And so he shared this: Now, in case you are wondering, I don't think that Jesus was a Lich. [Read More...]

Zombies at the Manger

From Chuck and Beans, a cartoon series which has many more holiday-themed ones, including this: [Read more...]

The Great Thing about Doctor Who Halloween Costumes

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Jesus, the Grim Reaper?

The depiction of a figure seated on a cloud and wielding a sickle in Revelation 14 is striking for several reasons. Is the figure supposed to be Jesus? If so, some may find it unsettling to imagine him taking on a role that is reminiscent of the Grim Reaper. And since it is Halloween, I [Read More...]

Error 404: Halloween Costume Not Found

Not a bad idea for a last minute non-costume! [Read more...]

Lessons from Jesus’ Wife

There is an interview with Karen King in the Chronicle of Higher Education (HT Jim Davila). In it, she explains why she proceeded as she did, and mentions that she is looking for suggestions for a better name for the fragment. Peter Head discusses features of the papyrus fragment that have received surprisingly little attention, and [Read More...]

Doctor Who and Christmas

All Doctor Who fans are eagerly waiting for the Christmas special. And I’m eagerly looking forward to talking about Doctor Who and Christmas (among other things) at the American Academy of Religion conference in November. ¬†But there is another possible connection between Doctor Who and Christmas: as an explanation for why some people already have [Read More...]

The Real Reason Some Christians Oppose Halloween

Internet Monk indicated that the roots of the anti-Halloween movement are in a deception. But why was and is the nonsensical idea that children dressed in costumes are the front line of a war with the forces of evil taken seriously? I think the reason is because American Christians want to be deceived in this [Read More...]

Millions of Pumpkin Seeds Suddenly Cried Out in Terror

HT Hacking Christianity [Read more...]

Happy Wholloween!

On the occasion of Halloween, for Doctor Who fans, let me draw attention to a set of blogs dedicated to the making of Doctor Who costumes. This one focuses on the making of a suit like that worn by David Tennant (with detailed information about his ties): http://tennantsuit.blogspot.com/ In the sidebar you’ll find links to [Read More...]


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