It’s Hard to be “Biblical”

Many might think of being “Biblical” as challenging because it would be strenuous and demanding to follow every single detail literally, as A. J. Jacobs did in The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible. In fact, there are a large number of different ways of [Read More...]

Doctor Pooh

I hope that someone who is likely to buy me a present in the near future reads this. I definitely would wear a T-shirt with this (although apparently they are a limited edition and already gone!) HT The Doctor Who News Page [Read more...]

Biblical Studies Carnival – May 2011 Unsettled Edition

Joel Watts has published the latest Biblical Studies Carnival. It’s an entertaining round-up of highlights from the past month’s biblioblogging. Take a look! [Read more...]

Inigo Montoya Addresses Fundamentalists

(The above is a remake of a picture I made a while back. For a more serious treatment of the topic, see the recent article in the Huffington Post, “The Bible: As Relevant (and Misunderstood) as Ever.”) [Read more...]

The Sermon on the Plount (Problems with Inerrancy)

Via The New Testament Stumblr I discovered Jeremiah Bailey’s blog, which had the delightful cartoon below illustrating one of the many problems with inerrancy: the extreme lengths to which it often requires one to go in order to harmonize discrepancies. [Read more...]

Definitive Guide to Bible Translation Terminology

Eddie at Kouya Chronicle has posted this definitive guide to the way people refer to Bible translations – and what they actually mean. Hilarious and poignant! Meaning Based: “a translation which prioritizes the meaning rather than the form of the original language.” Form Based: “a translation which prioritizes the form of the original language rather [Read More...]

King for a Day – or for the Month?

This month the blog Unsettled Christianity has pulled ahead of the notorious, totally depraved, WalMart voyeur blog known as Zwinglius Redivivus. It has pulled ahead in the Alexa rankings not just once, but twice. Are we witnessing biblioblog history in the making? Click through and play your part in this historic moment! [Read more...]

High on Christology Smack(down)?

Mike Bird has a post reflecting on some of the interactions about Christology in the latest issue of Expository Times, which included reviews of books on this subject both by my Doktorvater James Dunn as well as by me. I look forward to Bird’s own contribution to the discussion, which will be named “Can You [Read More...]

An Introduction to Biblioblogs

Having moved to this new site, I suppose there is another thing I should explain about this blog. It is a biblioblog. I know librarians who blog use that term too, but the most authoritative source in the known universe (which is being considered as a candidate to be declared a UNESCO heritage site) says [Read More...]

Happy Geek Pride Day!

In addition to it being Towel Day, it is also Geek Pride Day. I’m not sure why we cannot simply combine the two, considering the substantial overlap. A year ago The Geek Muse drew my attention to the fact that May 25th is Geek Pride Day – according toWikipedia. At that time, I disputed that the [Read More...]

Doomsday Prophecy – Best Left to the Pros?

From The Sacred Sandwich via Progressive Involvement [Read more...]


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