May the 4th Be With You!

For Star Wars Day, here’s Luke Skywalker singing “All By Myself,” courtesy of David Unger Music. [Read more…]

The Sermon on the Plane

A colleague told me that a student had mistakenly written about Jesus’ “sermon on the plane” in an assignment. I immediately thought that it ought to be turned into an image. If you like it, share it! [Read more…]

Is This Gonna Be On The Test?

A nice bit of end-of-semester Bible humor, courtesy of Pictoral Theology. I imagine that whether you envisage Jesus as responding by saying “Yes” or “Study for life, not just the test,” says a lot about both your theology and your view of education… [Read more…]

Always Give 100% at Work

HT Marc Cortez. It is funny, but it also makes me think about my own career path. I teach on subjects that I find fascinating. And so I am always reading on the subjects I teach on, even “for pleasure,” and conversely, I always turn things I love – such as music or science fiction – into [Read More…]

Where You Sit In Class

From PHD Comics. I think this is almost certainly true in large classrooms like that depicted. In smaller classrooms it still has the tendency to be this way, but not always. Perhaps students have figured out that, in a smaller non-tiered classroom, the professor’s eye is often above the front row students? This semester I [Read More…]

Lager Biblical Theme

My favorite typo in a book about the Bible (noticed in an advance draft, and so it presumably won’t make it into the published version) is now a reference to a “lager biblical theme.” It should have said “larger biblical theme.” But since beer can be a biblical theme, either can work. And of course, there are [Read More…]

Independent Variables

Pliny the In Between has illustrated what most mythicists seem unable to grasp. Accepting the existence of a historical Jesus is not about accepting a miracle working human, much less a deity. But in another sense, mythicism is much worse than mainstream historical criticism for those whose aim is to disprove the existence of deities. [Read More…]

Dungeons and Dragons and Philosophy: The Gods a Dragon has Met

Existential Comics has once again depicted philosophers playing Dungeons and Dragons. It was the dragon’s quip about the gods he’s met that made me decide it was worth sharing here…   [Read more…]

Twist the Lid

From The Sacred Sandwich. [Read more…]

Eisenbrauns’ April Fools Day Specials

I didn’t manage to blog these on April 1st, but they are still worth sharing. Eisenbrauns has a long history of advertising spoof products on their website on April 1st. This year they continued that delightful tradition with the following:   Eisenbrauns Announces Fairshare Festschriften™ Posted April 1, 2016 Get the recognition you deserve, today! Experiencing [Read More…]