Archives for January 2013

Good News: Doctor Who Will Rise Again; Bad News: In More than Three Days

The BBC has confirmed that Doctor Who will return to screens Easter weekend, Saturday March 30th. Cartoon from The Daily Dalek [Read more…]

When Hell Freezes Over

If the saying is referring to Hell, Michigan, then it has already happened. In fact, the photo is from 2008, but it is not surprising that it has begun to circulate again, since I am fairly sure that Hell has frozen over this year, too…   [Read more…]

You Can Believe and Still be a Jerk

Having shared a humorous reference to Marcus Borg recently, I thought I ought to share something more serious that he actually wrote. In the image and in the text below, is an insightful statement from Borg about the problems which arise when one defines Christianity in terms of believing certain things to be true, rather [Read More…]

The Shrine of the Sacred Astromech Droid

Via George Takei on Facebook [Read more…]

MYO Chamber Group MLK Day Performance

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Agreement in Error and Common Origin

Readers of the Evangelical Textual Criticism blog will have seen the post about how shared transcriptional errors are evidence of two texts having a common ancestor. Given that there is still resistance to the acceptance of mainstream science among some Evangelicals, I thought it appropriate to mention that the exact same reasoning is used in [Read More…]

NRA Edition of Les Miserables

This wonderful gem was created by Jeff Carter: XI WHAT HE DOES NEXT Jean Valjean listened.  Not a sound. He pushed the door. He pushed it lightly with the tip of his finger, with a cat’s stealthy, timorous care.  The door yielded to the pressure with a slight, imperceptible movement widening the opening slightly. He [Read More…]

A Close Reading of Mark Driscoll’s Tweet

David Hayward has offered a detailed analysis of Mark Driscoll’s tweet, which I blogged about yesterday. What do you think? Does he accurately get at the meaning of the short statement and the assumptions behind it? [Read more…]

Mythicists at Long Last Ready to Embrace Mainstream Historical Methods Like Divination?

There have been a couple of amusing posts over at Vridar. In one of them, Neil Godfrey discusses Daniel Boyarin’s claim (in his book The Jewish Gospels) that there may have been an expectation about a suffering Messiah prior to Christianity. Whatever your thoughts on this (the view is not unique to Boyarin, but neither [Read More…]

I Swear on a Stack of Bibles

Until I saw this photo, I thought that “I swear on a stack of Bibles” was just an expression… The Bibles belonged to Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr., and so it is understandable that president Barack Obama chose to use them when taking the presidential oath. But still…that just makes it two Bibles [Read More…]