Christian “College” Ad

I saw this ad on Reddit. It is no different than a lot of the degree mill scams around, except this one is using religion in service of the deception. If the Bible is “your only textbook” then you are not getting a college education – not even a Christian college education. Most Christians are aware that, [Read More...]

Kindle, We Pray

I saw this prayer on Reddit, with the headline “Kindle, we pray, in every heart the true love of peace…”:   Morning Prayer: For Peace: Almighty God, kindle, we pray, in every heart the true love of peace, and guide with your wisdom those who take counsel for the nations of the earth, that in [Read More...]

Biologos AMA

Biologos announced on their website that they will be having an “Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit: On June 24, Deborah Haarsma, Jim Stump, and Dennis Venema will be participating in an AMA where for two hours, Redditors will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive responses from our experts. If you’re interested in [Read More...]

Outside

I just had this drawn to my attention on Reddit: A subreddit for Outside, a free-to-play MMORPG developed by Deity Games and the most popular game, with 7 billion+ active players. Currently NOT looking for other moderators Guide to good comments/submissions: Remember, it’s not a bug, it’s a feature. It’s a lot more fun to explain something [Read More...]

The Hero of Our Own Story

I am grateful to Brandon Withrow for making a guest appearance in my course on religion and freedom of expression yesterday. He and Menachem Wecker have a forthcoming book, Consider No Evil, focusing on religion and academic freedom, which is the fourth and final major topic in this year-long course. They have set up a [Read More...]

Love, Chemistry, and Atheism

Someone in the atheist subreddit shared the above image, which they proudly proclaimed that they had fixed to reflect their lack of religious sentiment. A number of commenters there expressed the view that the recipient of the card, even if an atheist, would likely not be impressed with the change. Some think that the only [Read More...]

Enormous In Significance

I came across an image on Reddit, and decided to make a different version of it. The original and the altered version are shared below. I would be interested to hear whether readers think one or the other (or perhaps both) follows from the logic presented. I think this gets at the heart of the [Read More...]

Literal or Symbolic?

On Reddit I came across this wonderful bit of wisdom about interpreting the Bible, from an individual whose user name is SleetTheFox: “Whatever is supposed to be literal I interpret literal. Whatever is supposed to be symbolic I interpret symbolic. Whatever I have mischaracterized the intended meaning of, I interpret incorrectly.” That pretty much sums [Read More...]

Young-Earth Creationists Attempt to Hijack Advent

Via Reddit.   [Read more...]

History and the Bible on Reddit

Today there will be an AMA session on ancient Jewish and Christian history, including but not limited to matters that intersect with the Bible, on the AskHistorians subreddit. I will be participating. Hope you’ll pay a visit! UPDATE: Here’s a direct link:  http://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/1sbq67/we_are_scholarsexperts_on_ancient_judaism/   [Read more...]

Academic Scholarship on Reddit

Today I learned (sorry, I couldn’t resist using that popular Reddit phrase in this context) that there is a subreddit on Reddit dedicated to matters pertaining to the academic study of the Bible. One interesting discovery there was an article by Greg Jenks, available on Academia.edu, on “The Quest for the Historical Nazareth.” There is [Read More...]


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