$3,000 per word?

Bart Ehrman recently blogged about the fact that he typically receives at least $5,000 for a speaking engagement, and an extra $1,000 per additional lecture at the same event. And so that is a minimum of $6,000 for a two-lecture event. Daniel Gulotta shared the program from an event at which Bart was giving two lectures. [Read More...]

This Book is Perfect

I came across this meme and thought it worth sharing. People often claim that the Bible is a supernatural book, and yet rarely do they claim that this is its supernatural power. And yet history shows that, at the very least, people have tried to justify just about everything using the Bible. But that is [Read More...]

Exobus

From Inherit the Mirth we get the untold story of the Exodus. HT Allan Bevere. [Read more...]

Ten Professorial Commandments

Elliott Ratzman offered the following Ten Commandments in Inside Higher Ed: 1. Thou shalt have no other object of attention in the classroom. No devices — phones, gadgets, computers, guns — or distractions; I am a jealous and wrathful instructor. 2. Thou shalt honor thy fellow students. They are also struggling, growing, with opinions always changing, and [Read More...]

Jonah Fish

  Another great cartoon from Inherit the Mirth. [Read more...]

How To Tell You’re A Professional

The picture above was shared on Reddit. The best part is that someone offered an extended quote from C. S. Lewis in the comments. Here is the relevant section from his Mere Christianity: People get from books the idea that if you have married the right person you may expect to go on ‘being in [Read More...]

I Just Know

“I just know” replaces systematic reviews at top of evidence pyramid The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) announced today that “I just know” will replace systematic reviews as the top level of evidence available in medical research. For years scientists and doctors have dismissed anecdotes from the likes of anti-vaxxers and pseudoscience pushers, [Read More...]

Exterminating #FoxNewsFacts

I’ve been wanting to blog about the hilariously idiotic suggestion, made by someone purportedly an expert on Fox News, that Birmingham is a city inhabited only by Muslims, with non-Muslims simply not going there. This is a case of someone saying something which is not merely an error, but indicates clearly that they are making things up [Read More...]

Discount Epiphany

I saw this on Episcopal Church Memes on Facebook, and thought I'd share it. There are a few serious thoughts that come to mind about it. One is that the way we spend, or refrain from spending, says a lot about what we really value. Another is that, in the ancient world, there really weren't [Read More...]

Aria 51

Via Facebook. Source unknown [Read more...]

Wise Men Off Track

Via Christians Tired of Being Misrepresented on Facebook. It looks like it is clearly from Inherit the Mirth, but I have not tracked down the original source, only a place where greeting cards with the cartoon can be purchased. [Read more...]


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