April De Conick on the Gospel of Judas and More

April De Conick shared the above video on her blog, in which she discusses her research with the president of Rice University. If you listen to only a snippet, I’d recommend the one where she talks about the advice she received from Jarl Fossum about searching for the origins and early history of a tradition [Read More…]

Theologian Trading Cards Giveaway

Thanks to the generosity of Zondervan, I am able to hold a giveaway for not one, not two, not three, but four sets of the Theologian Trading Cards that I blogged about recently. Along with three of the four sets of cards, Zondervan will include a signed card of one of the following (the fourth will be [Read More…]

This is Not the Child You are Looking For

Here’s a Star Wars Christmas mash-up image I made last year… [Read more…]

Early Gospels PhD Opportunity at University of Durham

John Byron and Sean Winter have already mentioned this opportunity to work with Francis Watson at the University of Durham. As a Durham grad myself, I second (or rather, third) their recommendation of Durham as a place to live and study! My AHRC-funded project on “The Fourfold Gospel and its Rivals” has aPhD studentship attached that [Read More…]

Tweetings of Comfort and Joy

Via Facebook   [Read more…]

While Shepherds Watched Their Blogs By Night

Here’s a Christmas card that came to my attention a few years ago: The caption says “OH, I AM SO BLOGGING ABOUT THIS.” Unfortunately I can’t actually find a place to purchase them online  Thanks to a commenter, I can direct readers interested in buying them to Wondermark Brand Dry-Goods! [Read more…]

The Chelsea Carol (Eric Whitacre)

Via Eric Whitacre’s blog, where he mentioned details about the forthcoming publication of “The Chelsea Carol,” I also found the video above with a preview of the work. Enjoy! [Read more…]

The Bible and Science

A Facebook friend shared this image: There is a lot here that is problematic. Let’s just focus on one example, and begin with the very first claim, namely that the Bible “foresaw” the near-spherical shape of the Earth. The truth is that the Hebrew Bible uses the term circle – in other words, it says the [Read More…]

National Sound Check Day

That’s what they are calling today, apparently. Leave a comment if you get why. At least no one seems to be predicting the date has some apocalyptic significance. Is that because people think that, whereas one dubious apocalyptic prediction in a month is fine, two would be crazy? UPDATE: Here’s another image that gives a [Read More…]

It’s Not Just the Kids

Episcopal Church Memes shared this cartoon on Facebook. It is from Rev. Jay Sidebotham's St. Swithin's cartoon series. We can all chuckle at the way new technological and other assumptions change the perception of the Christmas story. But the proposal of the vicar in the cartoon – to go back to the King James Version [Read More…]


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