What Should the Southern Baptist Convention Change Its Name To?

As Jim West, Hemant Mehta and Claude Mariottini have noted, the Southern Baptist Convention is considering changing its name. The Southern Baptists, for those who may not be familiar with them, formed when Baptists in the Southern part of the United States (hence the name) broke away from the Baptist union of which they were [Read More...]

Darth Vader’s New Voice

There has been a lot of discussion of George Lucas’ alterations to the classic Star Wars films for their Blu-Ray release. This parody is the one that I think is the funniest: If nothing else, watching the parody will make you feel better about what George Lucas actually did. [Read more...]

I Can’t Believe This Book Has Nothing To Do With Doctor Who!

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When 900 Years Old You Reach… (for fans of both Star Wars and Doctor Who)

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Unlikely Lines to Find in the Bible

Some of these are classic (HT Deirdre Good): [Read more...]

Epic Storytelling from the Bible to Star Wars

While searching for a recording of “O Fortuna” from Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana I came across this video which brings together scenes from across the various six Star Wars films to that musical accompaniment, connecting the early and later in a pretty effective way. The look on Obi Wan Kenobi’s face in the first Star [Read More...]

Jedi Kittens Strike Back

HT IO9 [Read more...]

For the Mythicist Rock Guitarist

Via Sneer Review, this bit of subtle humor which I thought fit the case I am relating to even better than the original one. [Read more...]

September/October Biblioblog Carnival

As a result of the confusing tendency of some to demand that the Biblical Studies Carnival be designated by the month in which it is posted rather than the month in which all of its content was written, Scott Bailey is offering a Douglas Adams style fourth episode in the September Biblical Studies Carnival trilogy. [Read More...]

American Universities to Offer Remedial Flushing

Issues with students who have not made the necessary advances in reading, writing, mathematics, and other traditional academic areas prior to college have been in the news for years. But a consortium of American universities has recently taken steps to address another shortcoming that is persistently a problem on university campuses all around the country. [Read More...]

Peace for Palestine: A Serious and a Humorous Perspective

On the serious side, the leaders of the Christian churches in the Holy Land have issued a communiqué (via Dănuţ Mănăstireanu): Looking ahead to the upcoming General Assembly of the United Nations this September 2011 and the bid for Palestinian statehood, the Heads of Christian Churches in Jerusalem feel the need to intensify our prayers [Read More...]


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