How We Know The Earth Is Not Flat

This was an argument that I had not heard before. Any suggestions on how to weave it together with the Egyptian theology that viewed cats as divine? [Read more…]

Blank Page

Via Peter Head on Facebook. Which is the blank page? The one that says it is – and as a result is not? Or the one that does not claim to be blank but is? [Read more…]

Babylon Bee Christian Movie Ideas

The Babylon Bee is a great source for Christian satire. Just recently they posted a list of 23 Christian movies that need to be made. Here’s a sample of what they suggest: I also particularly liked #19: A NASA astronaut is stranded on Mars. Every Christian on earth comments, “Praying!” on NASA’s Facebook post announcing the [Read More…]

Permission vs. Causation

Hemant Mehta shared the above cartoon by Kristian Nygård. Despite being a somewhat silly attempt at humor, I think it actually highlights issues related to how people sometimes talk about God causing and/or permitting things in the universe. What do you think? Is it the kind of thing that can actually be a jumping-off point [Read More…]

Happy Mothers’ Day!

  Kevin Frank shared this on Facebook, and it seemed the best thing for me to share for this occasion. Happy mother’s day, whether you are a mother, or celebrating with your mom, or remembering a mother who is no longer present. Everyone can find a reason to celebrate today – whatever you may or [Read More…]

On the Plus Side

A Facebook friend drew this cartoon by Tom Gauld to my attention. This could be a discussion between a professor and their undergraduate student, or between two academic colleagues. There are different kinds of impenetrable language, but I suspect that the aim is often the same: to shield the actual claims (if there are any) [Read More…]

United Ark-Lines

Did dinosaurs and unicorns get dragged from their seats? [Read more…]

Happy Easter!

Look closely at the icon… HT Bob Cargill on Facebook. [Read more…]

Uranium Codices

Eisenbrauns is famous for its April Fools Day items. Unfortunately, they hit some technical hiccups getting this year’s offering out on time. The good news is that what they come up with is funny at any time of year. And so click through and enjoy them today! [Read more…]

The Tragedy of Pelagius the Wise

This gem of a mash up of Star Wars and Christian theology came to my attention via Facebook: Many of the comments on Reddit are wonderful, responding in ways that continue the mash-up. [Read more…]