The Only True God is Cheaper In Canada

Today I learned of another review of The Only True God: Early Christian Monotheism in Its Jewish Context. This one is by Maer dos Santos on his blog Ancient Wisdom Today. I also learned that Canadians can buy the book on Amazon for far less than their neighbors south of the border in the US. [Read more…]


I just finished reading Dan Simmons’ novel Hyperion and my only complaint is that I did not know sooner that the book was going to end with a cliffhanger, necessitating the reading of the sequel, The Fall of Hyperion (which I’ve started reading). I don’t necessarily mind an author doing that – but I do [Read More…]

Best Dollhouse Yet

I know it has already been cancelled, but tonight’s two-part episode of Dollhouse was the best so far. It had surprising twists and turns, revelations that led to new questions, as well as humor. It will be sad to see it go, but what remains before then promises to thrill and to entertain. And don’t [Read More…]

Gorgias Press Book Grant Applications for 2010

This will surely be relevant to some readers: In its efforts to promote education, Gorgias Press offers annually the Gorgias Book Grant. This program offers outstanding graduate students grants in the form of Gorgias Press publications. Grants consist of books in the value of $500.00 per grant. Each year, two such grants are distributed. 2010 [Read More…]

Evolution: The “Controversy” In Perspective

I am going to offer what I believe are some intelligent perspectives on topics like evolution, creationism, intelligent design and science education. But I don’t think any of them makes the point quite as poignantly as the front page of The Onion Magazine: The so-called controversy about evolution (not about the relationship and relative importance [Read More…]

Defending The Sanctity Of Marriage

Experimental Theology shared this eloquent speech by New York State Senator Diane Savino and I had to share it. Many of the points made have been made before, but I’ve rarely if ever heard them made as succinctly, as clearly, as powerfully, and as entertainingly in a single short video. [Read more…]

Go Where The Evidence Leads…But Don’t Let It Lead You THERE!

Following up on my post about the Bible, scholarship, and a recent blog post by Dan Wallace about liberal openness as a “myth,” Doug Mangum offers a post that highlights the tension between Dan’s motto (“go where the evidence leads”) and the penchant for heresy trials and excommunications at conservative institutions, which clearly send the [Read More…]

A Sexy Biblioblog With Pazang

The Biblioblog Top 50 has now shifted to a biannual ranking, based on more objective criteria such as sexiness and pazang. I came in third – WOO HOO! [Read more…]

My Performance In New Orleans

For those who missed my live performance in New Orleans, Jim Linville offers you the next best thing… [Read more…]

E.T. Phone Rome

Stephen Colbert touches on the recent Vatican pronouncement on aliens: The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Gold, Frankincense and Mars – Guy Consolmagno Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor U.S. Speedskating HT Science and Religion Today [Read more…]