Happy Black Thursday

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the United States. The name of the holiday is self-explanatory – or it should be. But in fact, it sits oddly beside the custom of “celebrating” Black Friday – i.e. making the day after Thanksgiving a day of special sales in which people have been trampled to death trying to get [Read More…]

How To Misuse The Bible

David Hayward's latest cartoon illustrates one of the many ways…   [Read more…]

#sblaar Punny Papers

The day before yesterday I was involved in a session put together by the SBL student organization, on how to prepare for and effectively deliver a good conference presentation. Since an earlier panelist had rightly pointed out that an abstract is no place for jokes, and given my appreciation for the humorous, I thought that [Read More…]

Best Compliment Ever

Today, a student said the following words to me: You were a really great God. I told the class that that is the best compliment I’ve ever received in my life. Let me back up a bit and give the context. In my First Year Seminar Class “Faith, Doubt, and Reason,” our most recent reading [Read More…]

Don’t Be a Jonah

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What has Zwingli to do with the Sisters of Plentitude?

Jim West shared this image: Am I the only Doctor Who fan whose first thought was not about Zwingli or goldfish but the Sisters of Plentitude? [Read more…]

The Serenity Prayer, Revised

From Somewhat Real. HT Fred Clark   [Read more…]

Biblical Extinction Theory

Today’s Non Sequitur HT The Panda’s Thumb [Read more…]

Is This How You Feel?

HT Rachel Held Evans [Read more…]

Give Thanks to Coffee, for it is Good!

David Hayward re-shared this classic cartoon of his this morning: Last time I shared it, I titled the post “Love Song to the Dark Lord.” Click through if you don’t get the allusion. [Read more…]