I Swear on a Stack of Bibles

Until I saw this photo, I thought that “I swear on a stack of Bibles” was just an expression… The Bibles belonged to Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr., and so it is understandable that president Barack Obama chose to use them when taking the presidential oath. But still…that just makes it two Bibles [Read More…]

Your Conference Presentation

From Piled Higher and Deeper. Is there anyone who can't relate to this?   [Read more…]

Celebrate the Inauguration, Pray for Mark Driscoll

Those of you who believe in the power of prayer should pray for Mark Driscoll. Most of you have probably heard of him, as he is quite infamous. Not only does he regularly refer to a Bible he doesn’t believe in and set himself up as the representative of a God he seems not to [Read More…]

The Borg and the Bible

Since this is squarely at the intersection of not only religion and science fiction, but also specifically Biblical studies, I thought I’d share it. HT United Church of Christ Memes on Facebook. [Read more…]

Quote of the Day (Jonathan Robinson)

We gather on Sundays to worship the unmarried son of an adulterous polygamous king with a brothel owner for a grandma, we have a Bible that contains multiple stories of incest, gang rape and prostitution of relatives, and yet when someone who doesn’t conform to our ideal middle class nuclear family walks into the church [Read More…]

Matthew 7:24-27, Whovian Version

Via Craig Hurle and the TARDIS on Facebook [Read more…]

Martin Luther King Quotes

  Some more quotations from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. courtesy of Buzzfeed.   [Read more…]

Misunderstandings across Time, Space, and Culture

I love the above explanation of the origins and customs of Christmas, offered by someone from another world and time, in one of the Doctor Who Christmas specials. It is a nice satirical way to make an important point, namely that we often misunderstand the past, and the customs of other cultures even in the [Read More…]

The Definitive Version

Today I rewatched the J. J. Abrams Star Trek movie, this time with my son (and I have to note that the movie is on sale on Amazon.com for $4.29!). I appreciated it even more than the first time I saw it. The extent to which the actors who play the roles are believable as [Read More…]

Atomic Physics in the Gospel of John

From Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal   [Read more…]