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Ancient Hebrew Poetry asks whether blogging about the Bible is a waste of time. James Tabor highlights April De Conick’s op-ed piece in the New York Times. So does Josh McManaway, Chuck Blanchard, The Uncredible Hallq, Irenic Thoughts, Paul Edwards, Jim Davila, Claw of the Conciliator and millinerd. April De Conick has herself responded to some of these follow-up pieces. Metacatholic discusses Scripture’s “fuzzy edges”.

John Pieret discusses Mary Midgley’s latest piece on creationism and evolution. Pharyngula has been following a creationist presentation by John West and also mentions a news piece critical of Ken Ham. Respectful Insolence can do little but sigh at how tiresome it is that young-earth creationists regurgitate the same arguments with no updating even after they have been answered by scientists.

Answers in Genesis BUSTED offers a collection of critiques of various forms of anti-scientific creationism. Chuck Blanchard has just got around to posting about the Chris Corner controversy (that’s the Texas education official asked to resign recently).

At the library today I had a chance to read some magazines. Jim West had already posted about one item in the latest Smithsonian yesterday, the question of whether Jesus, Mary and the Ark of the Covenant all have in common their time spent in Ethiopia. Note the locals’ statements about ‘facts’ and ‘proof’!

Chris Heard ponders the irony of the religious meaning of the names of three leading atheists. Theo Geek follows a thread started elsewhere about the divisiveness of Calvinism. I wasn’t predestined to be a Calvinist, so I’m staying out of it.

Peter Leithart suggests that Docetism isn’t limited to denying Jesus’ humanity, but any view of Jesus that denies the very specific features of his human existence can also be said to have docetic tendencies.

Qalmlea has a discussion of religious freedom and how some apply the concept differently in relation to themselves and in relation to others.

Nick Norelli dares to suggest…that the original Star Wars trilogy should be remade using current technology.

Paul Copan has a few thoughts about Richard Dawkins’ statements regarding the Biblical story of Abraham and Isaac.

Pisteuomen has a review of Honor, Patronage, Kinship and Purity.

The next anthropology carnival Four Stone Hearth will be at Remote Central.

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  • Nick Norelli

    What’s to fear by remaking the original trilogy? It’s not like I’m asking for all copies of the originals to be eradicated from the face of the earth. But you have to admit that a technological and visual continuity would be great.Nick