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...]

Attack of the 50ft Undead October 2011 Biblical Studies Carnival

Tom Verenna has posted the October Biblical Studies Carnival early, to be here in time to strike terror laughter into the souls of bibliobloggers everywhere for Halloween. Be afraid entertained. Be very afraid entertained. [Read more...]

JesusWeen

Have you heard about the conservative Christians who are encouraging Christians to celebrate “JesusWeen” instead of Halloween? It may sound like it is a parody, but it isn’t. What one has to understand in order to begin to make sense of this is that there are Christians who view negatively any event or holiday that [Read More...]


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