Review of Rachel Held Evans, A Year of Biblical Womanhood

I’m grateful to Rachel Held Evans for having sent me an advance review copy of her book, A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband “Master”. I confess I am a bit embarrassed that I’m only blogging about it after the [Read More…]

Now That’s Just Wrong

Church tradition clearly indicates that the dinosaur did not arrive at the same time as Bill and Ted… But seriously, I do appreciate a sci-fi or other variation on the traditional nativity set, and have shared some in the past. But I like there to be something that is worth talking about in the choice [Read More…]

Jesus Visits Westboro Baptist Church

HT Christian Piatt   [Read more…]

SBL 2013 CFP

We’re still recovering from this year’s Society of Biblical Literature conference. But the call for papers for next year is already on the SBL website. So as soon as you’re ready to, you can start thinking about Baltimore 2013! HT Joel Watts [Read more…]

“Carol of the Bells” by Pentatonix

HT Dănuț Mănăstireanu [Read more…]

Literally the Reason for the Season

This year’s version of an image and message that circulated this time last year, too. [Read more…]

Quote of the Day (Dezső Kosztolányi)

Idegen nyelvet lehet nagyon jól tudni, de jól soha. [Translation: “It is possible to know a foreign language very well, but never well.”] — Dezső Kosztolányi in his 1922 essay “Nyelvtudás” (“Language Knowledge/Learning”) [Read more…]

“Sleigh Ride” by Frederick Delius

Also known as “Winter Night.” [Read more…]

Put the Han back in Hanukkah

You’ve all seen the “Keep the Han in Hanukkah” image (I shared it last year). But here are some less frequently seen images on the same theme: “Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good menorah at your side, kid.” And here’s an image of a droidel – you can click through to [Read More…]

Oh, That’s What Those Are For…

HT Marc Cortez. Admit it, you always wondered… [Read more…]