BSRI Press Release, Flyer, and Brochure

Some more information about the Butler Summer Religion Institute. There is a press release on the Butler web site, and there are also digital copies of a flyer and a brochure which can be circulated to those who are interested. [Read more…]

Announcing the Butler Summer Religion Institute

Thanks to a grant from Butler University President’s Innovation Fund, the Religion program at Butler University (Department of Philosophy and Religion) is excited to announce the start of the Butler Summer Religion Institute. This program allows students in high school to earn college credit while still in high school. It also provides an opportunity to [Read More…]

Bring Church to the People

Many Christians, depending on their denomination, may have heard the challenge to not simply try to bring people to church, but “bring church to the people.” Apparently the Russian Orthodox Church, with the help of (and in the service of) the Russian military, has found a more literal way of doing that than I ever [Read More…]

The Meatball Argument

The above image, which a friend shared on Facebook, provides a nice humorous illustration of the way that one can start from one’s beliefs and find confirmation in illogical places. Whatever your views on religion or any other topic, your worldview is not well served by the making of poor arguments. [Read more…]

Young-Earth Creationists are Full of Hot Air When it Comes to the Flood

Facebook friends have pointed out a few interesting tidbits related to the notion of a global flood in Genesis. One pointed out Genesis 8:1, which says: But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the [Read More…]

God and Doctor Who with James McGrath

Ben Howard has posted an interview I did with him and his co-host for their On Pop Theology podcast. Click through to listen and enjoy the conversation! [Read more…]

When Jesus Interrupts Your Bible Reading

Another thought-provoking cartoon from David Hayward. Perhaps less conservative Christians ought to point out to more conservative ones that Paul said that the letter is not merely dead but kills. And then, as they continue to seek God in the pages of a book, one might ask them in words from Scripture, “Why do you [Read More…]

Lobster Baptists

Actually, there are so many puns and transfers of symbols I can think of. Baptism as symbolic of having been boiled and raised again from the pot. They will know we are crustaceans by our love….   [Read more…]

If the Doctor met Jesus

I came across this image on a Christian meme Facebook page: It had to get a mention here, since it brings religion and Doctor Who together. But I’m not impressed with what it does at the intersection. If the Doctor were to encounter the historical Jesus, surely he would have been the Galilean exorcist, teacher, [Read More…]

Lead Sheets

I had a request for a lead sheet to the song “Creed” which I recorded and shared recently, and so I thought I would share it here, as well as a lead sheet for the song “Reality (In You I Live)” which I shared here earlier and which we debuted in my church on Easter [Read More…]