Dark Side of the That’s No Moon

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Planuts

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The Billiard Ball Universe is Supposed to be a Metaphor

Someone needs to tell the cartoonist about quantum mechanics…and that the universe is much bigger than a single solar system.   [Read more…]

According to the Bible, Young-Earth Creationists Are Doomed to Hell

Revelation 21:8 says: But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. Revelation 21:27 adds in reference to the New Jerusalem: Nothing evil will be allowed to enter, nor anyone who practices shameful [Read More…]

Les Misérables: The College Parody

Via Inside Higher Ed, I discovered this parody of Les Misérables which depicts instead the despair not of young revolutionaries in France in a bygone era, but young graduates in the present day: I think the video simultaneously makes a useful point, and undermines it, illustrating in the process what education is really for. On the [Read More…]

The War on New Year’s Day

You may think that, now that Christmas is over, the war on Christmas will cease to be such a concern for a few months, and people of faith can relax. But it is not so. There is a very serious related issue that Christians dare not neglect: The War on New Year's Day. As I [Read More…]

The Short-Term Impact of Jesus’ Birth

From The New Yorker.   [Read more…]

While Waiting for the Shepherds to Arrive…

I went back and forth between several possible titles for this post. What title would you have given it?   [Read more…]

What The Wise Men Forgot

  I saw the image above on Facebook and wanted to share it here. The Gospel of Matthew depicts the magi coming to Bethlehem when Jesus is around 2 years old. For all their reputation as “wise men” they didn’t exactly bring practical gifts. Whether he might have already been potty trained is more of [Read More…]

Westboro Baptist Chipmunks

HT Jim West.  Watch it all the way to the end. [Read more…]