Patheos Book Club: Do Jews, Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?

For the Patheos Book Club centered on the book Do Jews, Christians, and Muslims Worship the Same God?, we are taking a more dialogical approach. And since I read their blogs regularly, I thought I’d interact with John Morehead and Bob Cornwall, who’ve both posted their thoughts on the book already, since John in turn [Read More…]

Beyond the Queen James Bible

I read with interest in recent days the news (which I thought I’d heard announced at some point before) about the¬†Queen James Bible. What this Bible does is translate the eight “clobber passages” in ways that reflect what many scholars understand them to mean, seeking to make clear that they are not about contemporary same-sex [Read More…]

A Spaceman Came Traveling

The Christmas song by Chris De Burgh: [Read more…]

Post-Apocalyptic Grumpy Cat

This made me laugh out loud – literally. And so I felt I ought to share it. Hope it brought a glimmer of laughter into your grumpy post-apocalyptic world! Tic w   [Read more…]

Do We Need To Put God Back In The Weather (Channel)?

A friend shared this on Facebook:   I have commented on many occasions before on the noteworthy fact that most religious believers are secularists when it comes to the weather. Even the few who offer loud and obnoxious claims that severe weather indicates divine displeasure do so selectively. The always see severe weather as judgment [Read More…]

Every Star Shall Sing a Carol

This Christmas song by Sydney Carter is one of very few that incorporates a wider universe and the possibility of extraterrestrial life. There are a few recordings and the lyrics with melody floating around online, but it is still not as well known as it ought to be.   [Read more…]

Santa’s Demise

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We Survived the End!

To all those involved in education, and who not only knew better than to be concerned about the Mayan calendar stuff, but were too busy taking exams or grading exams to care, what are you most looking forward to now that the end has arrived? [Read more…]

Sing Lullaby (Herbert Howells)

The blog British Classical Music: The Land of Lost Content recently mentioned this Christmas choral composition by Herbert Howells.¬†Since I love his music, I made a point of tracking it down. Having enjoyed it I now share it with you! [Read more…]

Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library

Remember when getting all the Dead Sea Scrolls published and available to scholars and the public was a frustrating issue? How times have changed! Now significant numbers of the scrolls are available online, thanks to a partnership between the IAA and Google, as many bloggers and news sites have been reporting. Click here to visit [Read More…]