Mansplaining to Mary

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Hipster Nativity

Via The Ancient Bookshelf, I learned about this “Modern Nativity.” It is apparently a real product – although ironically, one that you cannot buy on Amazon.com. I think that there is something more valuable than mere humor that can emerge when we ask “if this story were set in our time, what would be different?” [Read More…]

Made in the Image of God

This might actually be the best argument against understanding the creation of humans in the  “image of God” in terms of our appearance… [Read more…]

Behold, The Look Buddy Bible

This came my way in The Toast some while back, and I have been meaning to share it ever sense. “Behold” is an awkward archaism that Bible translators regularly preserve, because alternatives don’t consistently have the same function in modern English. And so, while this Bible doesn’t always use “Look, buddy” – for variety, it [Read More…]

Clickbait Old Testament

Via Hemant Mehta. What other clickbait headlines can you come up with for Biblical stories? [Read more…]

Dunning-Kruger Club

I assume that most people will get the joke. Of related interest, there was an article recently about the fact that we are not living in reality because our senses and minds are not formed to really show reality to us. [Read more…]

That Escalated Quickly

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#TheBirdIsTheWord

While talking with Shayna Sheinfeld and Meredith Warren in Italy this summer, they suggested that it would be fun to organize a conference panel in which all the papers had the same title, with only the subtitle differing. The common title that we started with was “The Bird is the Word.” I can’t remember the ones [Read More…]

Detecting Deutero-Isaiah

In a Facebook comment, Shane McKee wrote: “Deutero-Isaiah, sometimes called “heavy Isaiah”, is detectable if you use a mass spectrometer. It’s a common isaiahtope.” So much punny goodness in a mere two sentences! I am glad he gave me permission to share it with you! [Read more…]

Hacker Fight

I enjoyed this video which pokes fun at the difference between hacking as depicted in movies like The Matrix, and in real life. My blog name may have changed, but I’m still “exploring our matrix.” [Read more…]