“This is a historic election” – Congratulations President Obama!

As I prepared to write a post congratulating president Barack Obama, and Indiana, the state I live in, for its role, John McCain’s concession speech came on TV. McCain spoke of his genuine admiration for Obama, and eloquently articulated the historic significance of this moment in our nation’s history. I hope that McCain’s supporters will [Read More…]

Vote the Bible

The Christian Coalition is telling people to “vote the Bible” (HT Notes From Off Center). Unfortunately, they appear not to have read it. All the Bible has to say specifically and unambiguously on that subject is to mandate abortion in cases of infidelity (Numbers 5:11-31). This is not to say that abortion should not be [Read More…]

What Jesus Said and Did: 1) Prayer in Gethsemane

I’ve been wanting for a while now to begin a series on the evidence for various things having been said and done by, to, or in connection with the historical figure of Jesus. Time constraints between now and the end of November will mean that any posts I offer between now and then will be [Read More…]

Vote for the Calrissian-Chewbacca Ticket

See more funny videos at Funny or Die HT SF Signal [Read more…]

Obama is a Christian

This post is for those who currently find themselves opposing Obama because of religious reasons, rumors they’ve heard, and things like that. I want to emphasize, now in the last hours before voting, but also potentially for the sake of our next president, that Obama is a Christian. He has a personal connection to and [Read More…]

Skynet Doesn’t Believe In You Like I Do

Tonight’s episode of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles [NOTE: spoilers follow] brings in “faith” from the very first moments, as a shapeshifting terminator arrives looking for agent Ellison, only to be stopped by another (familiar) terminator. Was the first one intending to kill Ellison? What is the nature of the division between factions among the [Read More…]

Gibbering Numbskulls

Thanks to Nelu Balaj for pointing out George Monbiot’s article about anti-intellectualism in American politics and the way it baffles those who watch American politics from afar. [Read more…]

Hear the Ginza

I’ve finished off or am about to finish off several other projects that have been nearing completion, and then will be turning almost all of my attention to finishing off one of my conference papers for SBL. One of my papers relates to the Mandaeans, and I’ve regularly pointed out where texts related to the [Read More…]

Around the Blogosphere

Loren Rosson points to the online text of a lecture by Mark Nanos on Paul and the Shema. James Crossley has more Jesus in an age of terror. C.Orthodoxy presents evidence for the historical Jesus. Unorthodoxology in unintentionally inspiring doubt. Mark Goodacre continues to play the dating game. Truth and Tradition expects to find God’s [Read More…]

Biblical Studies Carnival

Just in case anyone missed the other announcements that have gone up, the latest Biblical Studies Carnival is up over at Abnormal Interests. [Read more…]