Religion Nerd has a post on the increasingly widespread phenomenon of imprecatory prayers.
Joel Watts asks if the Taliban is more Biblical than supposed Biblical literalists among Christians.
Scot McKnight shares an encouraging Facebook update from Egypt.
Steven Douglas shares a quote from George MacDonald about penal substitution.
Via John Byron, a video of our mutual friend Loren Stuckenbruck talking about the Dead Sea Scrolls and their connection to the Essenes.
Or if you are looking for something less serious in a video, then via Jesus Needs New PR, here’s pick-up lines from the Song of Solomon:
Tom Verenna shares some pdfs from Richard Carrier, which illustrate his application of Bayes Theorem to the subject of the historical Jesus.
Diglotting continues reviewing Maurice Casey’s recent book on the historical Jesus.
BioBlog offers some thoughts on attitudes towards teaching evolution in US public school science classrooms.