References in “50 Ways to Forge a Gospel”

At some point I’ll post a listener’s guide, if necessary, to the song “50 Ways to Forge a Gospel,” which I shared here recently, the YouTube video of which I’ve embedded above. It is full of references to specific forgeries, pseudepigraphies, novels, and other kinds of Jesus literature both ancient and modern, both canonical and [Read More...]

50 Ways to Forge a Gospel

As the song lyrics indicate, it genuinely was at the 2015 York Christian Apocrypha Symposium that I got the idea for this song, and mentioned it to Bart Ehrman over a drink after his keynote address, which was the primary inspiration for the song, although the whole range of papers were in mind and there [Read More...]

Doctor Who: Sleep No More

This episode (spoilers ahead) does one of the things that Doctor Who has done quite often in the past, but not recently in any instance I can think of, namely poking fun at particular genres. Doctor Who is science fiction, comedy, horror, drama, and children’s show, all rolled into one. At times it has deliberately engaged [Read More...]

Martyrdom Made Easy

OK, I thought I was done with the poking of fun at this topic of Starbucks cups as an alleged “war on Christmas.” But the above painting depicting one of the stations of the cup was too good not to pass on. It comes to you courtesy of Pictoral Theology. [Read more...]

Ewoks Share Their Faith

Based on Return of the Jedi, shouldn’t they be asking, “do you have time to become part of a feast in honor of our lord and savior C-3P0?”   [Read more...]

The Tower of Bible

Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As people moved southward, they found papyrus in Egypt and settled there. They said to each other, “Come, let’s make paper sheets, and bind them into scrolls and books.” They used paper instead of stone, and charcoal for ink. Then they said, “Come, let us write ourselves a book, with a theology that reaches [Read More...]

Amazon Echo: The Future Is Now

I paid a visit to today to see if I could find a particular piece of sheet music. I didn’t find it, but on the front page was an announcement that Amazon Echo is available to the general public. I had not really paid attention to the news about this before. But when they quoted [Read More...]

Let It Flow

I somehow missed this Star Wars parody version of “Let It Go” until today. Hope you enjoy it! There’s also a Star Wars parody version of Miley Cyrus’ song “Wrecking Ball” called…“Wrecking Maul”! See too the debate about whether Star Wars or Star Trek is nerdier, shared by SF Signal: [Read more...]

PhD Student’s Prayer

From PHD Comics. [Read more...]

Proving the Illuminati is Real

This video offers a great treatment of how conspiracy theory thinking works, and has a superb punny ending. Enjoy! [Read more...]


I’m long overdue to record another song parody. And so here’s “Caffeine” to the tune of Eric Clapton’s “Cocaine” If you want to get up, you’ve gotta grab your mug, caffeine If you want to get down, pour water on coffee grounds, caffeine Feel alive, feel alive, feel alive, Caffeine If you got that work, and [Read More...]