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…]

The Biblioblog Top 50 is Dead; Long Live the Biblical Studies Carnival!

According to Jim West, the blogger formerly known as NT Wrong has decided to stop doing the Biblioblog Top 50. I don’t blame him, given the way the sheer number of biblioblogs has increased in recent months. But I do hope that something more like the original NT Wrong blog will be that blogger’s next [Read More…]

The Bible, Christianity and Scholarship

I’ve wanted to join in the discussion arising from Dan Wallace’s post about the Society of Biblical Literature, the low representation of Christians (whom he defines in specific terms as those taking a conservative stance on key tenets of orthodoxy) in the guild, and scholarship. But I’ve been resisting doing so for a variety of [Read More…]

Judge Jones in Bloomington, Indiana

I received an e-mail from the NCSE about an event that is just a few days away: I thought that you might like to know, albeit at short notice, that Judge John E. Jones III, who presided over the Kitzmiller v. Dover case in 2005, will be speaking on judicial independence at 4:00 p.m. on [Read More…]

Hubble Advent Calendar

HT to Phil Plait for pointing out the Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar for 2009, which began today at The Big Picture. Here’s a sample from last year’s calendar: [Read more…]

The Religion Beat

A new blog came to my attention today. It is called The Religion Beat, and it is a collaborative blog project connected with the Religion in the Public Sphere project at the University of Toronto. The most recent post (of which there are only three thus far) is on “The Origins of Ray Comfort’s Darwin” [Read More…]

Beyond and Within the Bubble

The BioLogos blog Science and the Sacred has a wonderful post today about the “bubble” that communities of faith create to try to “protect” believers from the influence of science, Biblical scholarship, and other sources of knowledge they fear could “damage” the faith of the faithful. But as hard as the bubble can be to [Read More…]

Morganstern on the Mandaeans

All those interested in the Mandaeans will surely be grateful to the Talmud Blog for posting a summary (in English) of a presentation on the Mandaeans given recently by Matthew Morganstern. [Read more…]

Heroes Biblical Studies Carnival?

The last two episodes of Heroes (which are the last episodes until January) have been full of religious terminology and symbolism. Last week we had some discussion of the soul and evil. This week, we watched Sylar get crucified and Peter encouraged to “fight the good fight” while still others discussed a “promised land.” I [Read More…]