Childhood’s End

I really enjoyed watching the three-episode SyFy miniseries Childhood’s End, based on the novel by Arthur C. Clarke of the same title. It is theologically, emotionally, and ethically rich material that explores ideas about God and mortality in a serious, interesting, and provocative way. I highly recommend it. The story begins with ships arriving in our [Read More…]

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Not Afraid To Say What People Are Thinking

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Where Can I Find Killing Jesus?

OK, so I found this cartoon funny, even before I learned that it was based on a real life occurrence, which I think makes it even funnier. The cartoon is by Tracey Moody and came to my attention via Hemant Mehta. I’ve avoided reading Bill O’Reilly’s book Killing Jesus up until now. Should I watch [Read More…]

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#AARSBL Days 1-2

I arrived in Baltimore yesterday and immediately started bumping into SBL people, and very soon people I knew or who knew me from my blogging. I had dinner with Judy Stack-Nelson and Brooke Lester, during which we talked about aspects of teaching both in the classroom and online. At the AAR reception I got to [Read More…]

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ASOR TV

The American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) have launched a YouTube channel. Here’s a sample of the sort of thing you can find there: HT AWOL [Read more…]

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History Channel Documentary on the Bible

Today I went up to Chicago to be interviewed for a documentary series on the Bible, which is expected to air on the History Channel in October. I'll give fuller details when I have them. In addition to the producer and film crew, it was great to reconnect with James Hoffmeier, who was interviewed before [Read More…]

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The Sparrow on AMC?

Mary Doria Russell’s novel The Sparrow has almost been made into a movie twice. Now there is news that AMC is interested in turning it into a TV series. The novel explores religious themes in a fascinating way. Dare we hope that this time it might happen? And if it does, will it do justice to [Read More…]

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Cable Company Posts Spoilers About Fringe Finale

Just look at the description they gave of the episode, which someone shared on Reddit: [Read more…]

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Merry Whomas Eve!

Doctor Who is on TV tomorrow with a brand new episode, this year's Christmas special!   [Read more…]

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Science Fiction and the Bible CFP

Religion Call for Papers passed on an exciting bit of news: The European Association of Biblical Studies will be holding a workshop in Leipzig next summer on science fiction and the Bible! There’s more information on the EABS website, and the call for papers opened today. Sounds like something I really ought to find a [Read More…]

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We Have To Go Back!

Nikki Stafford, whose wonderful blog became known to many of us during the era of LOST but also focuses on many other shows and topics, created Lostaholics Anonymous a while back. Have any readers of this gone back (as I still hope to do at some point) and rewatched the show from the beginning, knowing [Read More…]

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