a brief thought on John Dominic Crossan’s new book on the Bible and God’s violence

A few weeks ago I read John Dominic Crossan’s new book How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian: Struggling with Divine Violence from Genesis Through Revelation, and I would have posted something sooner if I weren’t in the middle of end-of-semester crunch time. Anyway, enough excuses. The book is thoughtful, energetic, and–that overused [Read More...]

for those of you who ever wondered what it was like to live in the 13th century

Well, the words are 13th century. The music is much more recent. But still. And, with this, I bid you all a good evening. Hear, smith of the heavens, what the poet asks. May softly come unto me thy mercy. So I call on thee, for thou hast created me. I am thy slave, thou art [Read More...]

superamazing major announcement!!

Not really. Just letting y’all know that I’m going to begin moderating comments on my blog, so if there is lag time (a few hours or so) until your comment posts, you’ll know why. Nothing personal. It’s the best way for a busy guy to stay on top of what appears on his blog. Also, as [Read More...]

The Compatibility of Christianity and Evolution: Honest Answers to 5 Pressing Questions

The compatibility of evolution and Christianity continues to be a hot topic, and I get a steady stream of insightful questions from all over the world and Canada asking for my take on some pressing issues. Below are just a few of the questions that have come my way, and, though technical and learned, I [Read More...]

Short interview on why I blog and whether more academics should blog

Joshua Mann–PhD candidate in New Testament at the University of Edinburgh–is publishing a series of short interviews on academic blogging, and my interview just went up. Should more academics blog? If I may answer in typical academic fashion–yes and no. Sorry. Occupational hazard.   [Read more...]