Revolting Canaanites

A student made a reference in an assignment to “revolting Canaanites.” From the context, I am quite sure that this was supposed to be “rebelling Canaanites” and not a subjective judgment on the Canaanites themselves. But I sure did find it amusing! It seems that “revolting” is considered by some to be a legitimate way [Read More...]

Beyond a Copernican Spiritual Revolution

David Hayward posted this cartoon, depicting the sea change in the direction of so many being “spiritual yet not religious”: Some will find the shift from the church at the center to the individual at the center offensive and problematic. But it isn't that different from what Jesus talked about when he said “the Sabbath [Read More...]

NT Wrong is Back!

The mysterious pseudonymous biblioblogger is back. The post indicating this at the Biblioblog Top 50 blog is elusive, but the comments indicate that an X-Factor biblioblog revolution is afoot…   [Read more...]

Competing Denialisms

Steve Douglas drew my attention to the above comic from SMBC. As someone who deals both with denialists who attack mainstream science, and denialists who attack mainstream history, I don’t know that I think one is worse than the other. And since both evolutionary biology and ancient history deal largely with theories that make sense [Read More...]

Doctor Who: The Reign of Terror

The final episode of season 1 of Doctor Who was “The Reign of Terror,” in which the Doctor, having decided to return Ian and Barbara to their own time, lands them all in France in the midst of the French Revolution. Most of the various parts of the story, like many of these early ones, [Read More...]


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