What Does Transcribing a Manuscript Look Like?

Steve Caruso shared an image to let those who may have wondered see what it looks like. In case it isn’t obvious, this is from his work on the Mandaean Book of John project! [Read more…]

The Church Today

The latest cartoon from David Hayward suggests that it is less like tending sheep and more like herding cats. Do you agree? Or does it very much depend on which church one has in mind? [Read more…]

Peter Denies Jesus

Several people on Facebook have shared this. And given March Madness and Butler’s victory yesterday, it seemed appropriate to share it here too. [Read more…]

The King James Version: Better Than The Originals?

Stuff Fundies Like shared the above image. At first I thought it must be satire. But apparently not…   [Read more…]

Brace Yourself: Spring is Not Coming

The image appeared in a Polish newspaper (HT Reddit) and is clearly worth sharing! I also like this one: [Read more…]

Band Names

The pastor of my church asked for input on what to call our church music group. We feel like we ought to have a name for our band. Here were the suggestions that he started out with: Facebook Poll: Help us name our Worship Team at Crooked Creek Baptist. So far the suggestions are (in [Read More…]

Scholars in Videos

There are several instances of scholars giving talks that have come to my attention in recent days, and they seemed worthy of a round-up. First, Anthony Le Donne shared a video with a talk by David Brakke about Valentinian cosmology: Matthew Montonini shared videos of the famous New Testament scholar Raymond Brown. This is just [Read More…]

Spring Break Photo

Last week was Spring break at Butler University, and so I thought I’d share a spring break photo with you. Here it is: But seriously, my Spring “break” was anything but – neither Spring nor break, unless you count my wife breaking her foot! How was your Spring break? Or is yours still in the [Read More…]

Review of Candida Moss, The Myth of Persecution

I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to participate in a blog tour organized by TLC, focused on Candida Moss' book The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom. Moss' book begins with modern perspectives on persecution and martyrdom, including examples which have made international news, and then turns [Read More…]

Young-Earth Creationism is Like Bad Sushi

Michael Zimmerman’s latest op-ed piece on the Huffington Post website is about the planned upcoming visit by a representative of Answers in Genesis to the Butler University campus. Read it and you’ll get the analogy in the title of this post. You’ll also learn more about what happened the last time Terry Mortenson came to [Read More…]