Archives for July 2008

Data and the Skywalkers

Does anyone know if the religious themes of science fiction films and TV shows is going to be the subject of a panel discussion or other organized event at any upcoming conventions? I’m just wondering. I’d also be interested to know of any articles, books, documentaries or other projects in the works on this subject, [Read More…]

Best of Blogging Barack

Here’s a run down of my posts on Barack Obama so far: How I Know Barack Obama is NOT the AntichristTake The Barack Obama Blasphemy ChallengeLeft Behind With ObamaAround the Blogosphere (Barack Obama the Antichrist?)If Barack Obama is Anti-American, You Will Become a MillionaireObama Confesses to Being Hindu Muslim AntichristObama’s Faith…In Hanuman? I still get [Read More…]

Is the Bible “Biblical”?

Over at the Awakening blog they’ve been discussing my post “Fundamentalism: Fundamentally Unbiblical“. The discussion seems to have taken off, and some of you may want to peek in. If you enjoyed the original, you may want to check out the sequel! [Read more…]

Minnesota Coconut Growers

In a recent comment, Peter Milloy drew my attention to the web site of the Minnesota Coconut Growers. It was created to illustrate that having a web presence proves nothing. I’ve only been to Minnesota once, but it was in winter, and it was enough to make me pretty certain that it’s climate is, shall [Read More…]

Quote of the Day (Christine Wicker)

“The idea that Evangelicals are taking over America is one of the greatest publicity scams in history“ (Christine Wicker, The Fall of the Evangelical Nation: The Surprising Crisis Inside the Church (New York: HarperOne) p.ix). [Read more…]

Be It Unto You According to Your Faith…In What You’ve Read On the Web

I’m trying to make it an aim of my introductory Bible class not only to give students an opportunity to think for themselves, but also to help them learn how to grasp what the scholarly consensus on an issue is, if in fact there is one. In a time when the information that appears at [Read More…]


P. Z. Myers has apparently followed through on his threat to desecrate a Catholic communion wafer. He subjected the Qur’an and Richard Dawkins’ book to the same treatment, just to be fair. Ken Brown has coverage and reflection from a Christian perspective. I don’t have time to write more at the moment – but don’t [Read More…]

What is an Atheist?

It is certainly true that much contemporary discussion between (and about) atheists and religious believers suffers from the tendency to assume that “God” means (and can only mean) one thing, usually the classic theism of Christianity as reduced into the understanding of popular Christianity today. Equally problematic, however, is a lack of clarity about what [Read More…]

Review of James A. Herrick, Scientific Mythologies

Review of James A. Herrick, Scientific Mythologies: How Science and Science Fiction Forge New Religious Beliefs (Downers Grove: IVP, 2008). Some books are annoyingly bad, but others may seem even more annoying because they had the potential to be excellent, and yet in the end are marred by a narrow ideological slant, apologetic interests, and/or [Read More…]

Sex in the Biblioblogosphere

The biblioblogs (among others) seem to have turned their attention of late to the Bible’s “naughty bits”. Here is a sampling of some of the blogs that have focused on topics related to sex in recent days: Doug Chaplin has been looking at sex and the censored Scriptures. He looks at texts of “queer terror”, [Read More…]