New Trailer for Doctor Who: The Snowmen

The latest trailer for this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special, from the BBC. HT IO9 [Read more…]

More Reflections on Santa and God

This image was shared with me this morning by e-mail: Perhaps it is a professional hazard (as I have blogged about God and Santa more than once in the past), but I found myself not just enjoying the face value humor of it, but also reflecting on how this relates to ancient (including Biblical) and [Read More…]

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…]