Three Wise Bounty Hunters

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Dragons at the Manger

Jeff Carter shared the above photo of a nativity scene, with dragons, inspired by this part of the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew: And, lo, suddenly there came forth from the cave many dragons; and when the children saw them, they cried out in great terror. Then Jesus went down from the bosom of His mother, and [Read More...]

AD/BC

A rock opera about the nativity. Click the videos below to watch it on YouTube. [Read more...]

Bethlehem Fire

Last week I visited the Church of the Nativity with students. Then the pope visited. Now it seems that there has been a minor fire there, which started when a candle tipped over and ignited a curtain. I mention this for a number of reasons, one of which is that I have seen some photos [Read More...]

Dinosaur Nativity

  Via Hemant Mehta. Can you spot the two ferocious T-Rexes?     [Read more...]

Away Team in a Manger

A blog commenter as well as someone on Twitter drew my attention to the #SciFiXmas hashtag that had been trending on Twitter. There were some clever mash-ups of science fiction names and titles with Christmas carols and other such things. One of my favorites was “Away Team in a Manger.” Not surprisingly, there have been several [Read More...]

A Fourth Wise Man

Michael Roberts shared this creche on Facebook. Can you spot the fourth wise man in this nativity scene? What do you think of putting him there? Who else would you add, if you had the appropriate figures? I know that those birds may look like ducks, but it makes more sense to imagine that they [Read More...]

Guess What Day It Is…

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A Wise Man’s Footsteps

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The Doctor Was There

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Baffling Bible Passages

IO9 made a list of “The 9 Most Baffling Bible Passages.” Some of them really are baffling even to all the scholars I’ve read or spoken with about them. Others make more sense with some background information. If you made a list of the most baffling Bible passages, which ones would be the same as [Read More...]


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