Theologian Trading Cards

I applaud Norman Jeune’s idea to create Theologian Trading Cards, and am grateful to Zondervan both for running with the idea and turning them into a real product, and for sending me a set to review. Other than among people who play Pokemon or CCGs, I am not sure how popular the collection of cards [Read More…]

Nativity Myths

Frank Viola posted about “Nativity Myths” and “Separating Fact From Fiction in the Nativity Story.” With such promising headings, I clicked through to read the post hopefully, and was disappointed. Although he does a good job of distinguishing between some things that are explicit in the New Testament and others which are later tradition, there [Read More…]

Relief from Noisy Ads

Some of you may have come to this blog and had a noisy ad start playing – probably one for Mucinex and an online drugstore, if your experience was like mine. I think the presence of ads that make noise automatically cheapens web sites and disrupts our enjoyment of them – and it never, ever [Read More…]

We Know in Part

Via Facebook. A scientific reminder of our limits human perspective on existence. The title of the post alludes to 1 Corinthians 13.   [Read more…]

The Most Interesting Blog Commenter in the World

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Selective Supernaturalism

If one looks online for sources discussing the date of the Book of Daniel (and a number of other Biblical texts where the same issues arise), one is bound to come across conservative works which inevitably accuse scholars who date those works later than they do of “anti-supernaturalism.” Unless one rejects the possibility of predictive [Read More…]

Truth in Education

Indiana State Senator Dennis Kruse is the man behind several past attempts to pass creationist legislation in Indiana. Having been unsuccessful, he is trying something else, which ironically highlights the challenges for science educators. He says of his newly proposed “Truth in Education” legislation, “If you’re teaching something, then a student could question that and say, [Read More…]

Wookie the Chew

Via Reddit, I discovered James Hance’s delightful art which depicts Star Wars characters as though they were part of the Winnie the Pooh stories. Click through to see more – it is worth it, if you want to see Kanga and Roo turned into Tauntauns! [Read more…]

Free Book: Age of spirituality: Late antique and early Christian art, third to seventh century

Via the blog Hieroi Logoi, I learned that the catalog from a Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit of Late Antique Christian art in 1970s, with the title Age of spirituality: Late antique and early Christian art, third to seventh century, is available as a free pdf download. It can also be read online. The book [Read More…]

The Greatest Action Story Ever Told

Another classic of the holiday season!   [Read more…]