Archives for January 2013

Do All Conservative Arguments Lead to Abortion?

In three or four unrelated conversations, I have had completely different people respond to something that I said about social justice, or theological liberals like Martin Luther King Jr., with objections that brought abortion into the discussion, even though it had not been mentioned. It was as though the reasoning was: 1) All liberals (whether [Read More…]

More on What J. J. Abrams’ Star Wars Movie Might Look Like

The news that J. J. Abrams will produce Star Wars Episode VII is producing a fair amount of humor and art, among other kinds of reactions. In addition to the Star Wars/Star Trek connections, some have explored what it might look like in the style of LOST. Others have suggested it might need more cowbell [Read More…]

The “But Keith and Le Donne are Christians” Argument Against Mythicism

Mythicists can try one’s patience, but if you hang in there, they will consistently reward your patience with laugh-out-loud comedy. An example from today: Commenter BretonGarcia posted several comments on a recent post of mine, asserting that Christians are so biased that their results and even their views about methods are untrustworthy. Instead, he suggested, [Read More…]

The Plot of Star Wars Episode VII is Now Known

It is now known that Star Wars Episode VII, the first Star Wars film to be made since Disney purchased the rights to Star Wars from George Lucas, will involve time travel and an attempt to rewrite the earlier history depicted in the prequels. How do I know this? Because J. J. Abrams is going [Read More…]

God is my Incompetent Co-Pilot?

Not theologically sound. Not a good advertisement for your faith. Not an excuse for inattentive driving. FAIL on multiple counts. HT Anton Toth on Facebook   [Read more…]

Can a Church Be Too Inviting?

My church, Crooked Creek Baptist Church, is a friendly and welcoming one. We would, however, prefer that visitors park their cars in the parking lot and enter on foot… These are photos another church member took on Sunday morning. I'm guessing they are self-explanatory…   [Read more…]

Take These Two Tablets

It looks like someone has reworked the old joke about God giving Moses a “prescription” for the Israelites' problems, saying (as a doctor might), “Take these two tablets and call me in the morning.” [Read more…]

Countdown to Carnival

Jim West has posted a reminder that there is just a little over a week left to get submissions in to the next Biblical Studies Carnival. [Read more…]

Religious Studies and Christian Agendas

In a blog post on the Religious Studies Project website, Raphael Lataster, a postgraduate student at the University of Sydney, has suggested that there is a Christian agenda behind even the supposedly secular study of religion. And he makes that claim because of his own experience of wanting to research mythicism at university. From what [Read More…]

Torchwood: Something Borrowed

The Torchwood episode “Something Borrowed” connects with religion in two very direct ways, both related to conception. The story focuses on Gwen getting bitten by an alien not long before the day of her wedding. Unfortunately, the alien is one that inseminates the one bitten with its offspring through its bite, and as a result, [Read More…]


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