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Carmen Andres draws attention to the Biblical imagery in a Johnny Cash song used in the season finale of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. This is part of an ongoing series of blog entries about the show. The same Johnny Cash song will also be discussed in a paper at SBL.

Mystical Seeker discusses intercessory prayer and alternatives to it. Doug Chaplin points to a recent discussion of the Good Friday prayer by Jacob Neusner.

Iyov updates us on Free Rice, and provides links to quizzes that will test the consistency of our religious beliefs. One interesting thing to note as a possible result of the quiz: if you don’t give your concept of God any attributes, it will be perfectly consistent!

Mark Goodacre has articles on the website of the new BBC film The Passion. Ruth Gledhill’s articles are a good source for anyone interested in Christianity in the UK.

Deane tells you where to direct people who claim there are no transitional fossils. Scot McKnight continues his series on Francis Collins’ book The Language of God. The Panda’s Thumb reports that the Spanish seem to see through the lies and rhetoric of the Intelligent Design movement better than many Americans do. John Pieret just gives one great post after another, so don’t choose, just go to his blog and read.

Drew discusses loving our neighbors with our minds/intelligence.

J. L. Hinman outlines his theology. Nick Norelli dares to disagree with Jim West about whether faith needs defending. Andrew notes the irony when modern authors look back at earlier theologians and criticize them with their 20/20 hindsight. Dan covers denominations getting greener.

Loren Rosson has an ongoing series on Paul and “fulfilling” the Law. The View From Jerusalem has a series on the Qumran caves.

Bob Cornwall mentions the election of Andre Carson, a Muslim, to Congress. Zack suggests that 43% of white evangelicals in Ohio voted Democrat in the primary. Street Prophets covers the same piece of news.

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  • Brian

    I’m amazed you find so many sites of interest. Thanks for the links.

  • Bad

    “One interesting thing to note as a possible result of the quiz: if you don’t give your concept of God any attributes, it will be perfectly consistent!”This is pretty much what skeptics find so frustrating about supernatural or theological explanations for things: they often lack any of the details that make explanations, well, explanations. “X did it supernaturally” is pretty much just a rephrasing of “unknown cause X did it in an unknown way” which itself is just another way of saying “we have no idea how it was done.”

  • James F. McGrath

    I think there are two approaches that I would want to differentiate, one being the claims to know that God did something “supernaturally” without explaining how they know this or what it means to claim God acted; the other is the claim by mystics to have perceived a transcendent divine reality that is ineffable.

  • John Pieret

    Pressure … all I ever get is pressure!Thanks for the kind words anyway. 😉