Praising Academic Achievement FAIL

I spotted this at a local high school today: [Read more…]

Ken Ham’s New Stance vs. the Doctor’s

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Groundhog Day

What does it mean if I go outside today and don't see my groundhog?     [Read more…]

A Letter from an Online Student

A friend shared with me a letter that a friend of his wrote, since he knew that I would soon be teaching a course online. Because I am persuaded that this individual’s experience is not unique, and that educators and institutions of higher education can learn from this, I am sharing the letter, with the [Read More…]

Disqus 2012 Redux

I’ve switched Disqus 2012 features back on. Hopefully the threads and replies and other nice functions will go back to the way they were and will now work on all browsers. It seems to be working OK to me now. Please let me know if something seems strange or doesn’t work, or if it all [Read More…]

Even Ken Ham Doesn’t Believe in his own Saddled Dinosaurs

Ken Ham is apparently willing to compromise about more than geocentrism and the firmament. Now he is backtracking on the claim that people rode on saddled dinosaurs. That is something depicted in Ham’s own book, Dinosaurs of Eden: Tracing the Mystery Through History. Just take a look at the sample page on Amazon.com: I still [Read More…]

Celestial Gate

An amazingly beautiful composition by 20th century composer Alan Hovhaness, his Symphony No. 6, “Celestial Gate.” [Read more…]

January 2013 Biblical Studies Carnival

Jim West has posted the premiere Biblical Studies Carnival of 2013. Click through to read it – and then you’ll see the title he gave it and understand why I made the image below… [Read more…]

Jesus of Gallifrey?

Libby Anne wrote an interesting post recently about the experience of her child encountering the New Testament stories against the background of both other classic children’s mythology as well as more recent stories. And so the child came up with not only the angel Gabriel as “Mary’s fairy godmother” but also (with prompting after some [Read More…]

Joseph Hoffmann on Mythicism, Skepticism, and Historical Reasoning

Joseph Hoffmann posted on whether “anything goes” in mythicism, providing a wonderful discussion of the appropriate and inappropriate sorts of “skepticism” and illustrating how historians reason about the evidence regarding Jesus. Around a lengthy treatment of Hegelianism, he writes things like this: To say that Jesus is a plausible figure is thus merely to say [Read More…]