Religious Studies and Christian Agendas

In a blog post on the Religious Studies Project website, Raphael Lataster, a postgraduate student at the University of Sydney, has suggested that there is a Christian agenda behind even the supposedly secular study of religion. And he makes that claim because of his own experience of wanting to research mythicism at university. From what [Read More…]

Torchwood: Something Borrowed

The Torchwood episode “Something Borrowed” connects with religion in two very direct ways, both related to conception. The story focuses on Gwen getting bitten by an alien not long before the day of her wedding. Unfortunately, the alien is one that inseminates the one bitten with its offspring through its bite, and as a result, [Read More…]

Good News: Doctor Who Will Rise Again; Bad News: In More than Three Days

The BBC has confirmed that Doctor Who will return to screens Easter weekend, Saturday March 30th. Cartoon from The Daily Dalek [Read more…]

When Hell Freezes Over

If the saying is referring to Hell, Michigan, then it has already happened. In fact, the photo is from 2008, but it is not surprising that it has begun to circulate again, since I am fairly sure that Hell has frozen over this year, too…   [Read more…]

You Can Believe and Still be a Jerk

Having shared a humorous reference to Marcus Borg recently, I thought I ought to share something more serious that he actually wrote. In the image and in the text below, is an insightful statement from Borg about the problems which arise when one defines Christianity in terms of believing certain things to be true, rather [Read More…]

The Shrine of the Sacred Astromech Droid

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MYO Chamber Group MLK Day Performance

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Agreement in Error and Common Origin

Readers of the Evangelical Textual Criticism blog will have seen the post about how shared transcriptional errors are evidence of two texts having a common ancestor. Given that there is still resistance to the acceptance of mainstream science among some Evangelicals, I thought it appropriate to mention that the exact same reasoning is used in [Read More…]

NRA Edition of Les Miserables

This wonderful gem was created by Jeff Carter: XI WHAT HE DOES NEXT Jean Valjean listened.  Not a sound. He pushed the door. He pushed it lightly with the tip of his finger, with a cat’s stealthy, timorous care.  The door yielded to the pressure with a slight, imperceptible movement widening the opening slightly. He [Read More…]

A Close Reading of Mark Driscoll’s Tweet

David Hayward has offered a detailed analysis of Mark Driscoll’s tweet, which I blogged about yesterday. What do you think? Does he accurately get at the meaning of the short statement and the assumptions behind it? [Read more…]