More Discussion by and about Christian Liberals and Progressives

Several blogs have focused in on the subject of liberal and/or progressive Christianity since I posted on the topic a couple of days ago. Bo Sanders argues that Liberal and Progressive are terms that need to be distinguished, with the latter being more postmodern, among other things. Tony Jones asked whether he fits into Roger [Read More…]

Congratulations to Scot McKnight and Dennis Venema!

Congratulations to Dennis Venema and Scot McKnight for having received an Evolution and Christian Faith grant from BioLogos. Congratulations to the other recipients as well! [Read more…]

SBL Blogger and Online Publication Call for Papers

As I will be taking over as chair of the Blogger and Online Publication Society of Biblical Literature program unit, let me highlight this year’s call for papers. There have been a lot of ways in which blogging has impacted the scholarly realm in recent years, and vice versa. Lots of them deserve to be [Read More…]

The First Job Creator

Adam Kotsko has posted an economic retelling of the Genesis 1 creation account on his blog. Here is how it begins: In the beginning, God created the wealth and the jobs. Now the wealth was a formless void and darkness covered the sources of value, while the spirit of capitalism hovered over the depths. And [Read More…]

Happy Darwin Day!

I hope you had a Happy Darwin Day! Last Sunday was Evolution Sunday, and so my Sunday school class focused on that topic, spending time clearing up misconceptions about what evolution says, and explaining why evolution is no more incompatible with religious faith than any other area of science. I highlighted that the claim that [Read More…]

Lollipope

Apparently there is such a thing as a “lollipope” that you can buy in Rome. I had someone show this to me today, and so I asked for permission to take some pictures. Unfortunately they didn’t have their Benedict with them, or I would have shown you that one.   [Read more…]

Happy Valentinus Day

A pun on the name of the famous Gnostic teacher Valentinus, made by a commenter on a recent post, led me to think that there ought to be Gnostic Valentines for Valentine’s Day – or should that be Valentinus Day? Here are a few I came up with: No, they are not supposed to be taken seriously. [Read More…]

The Four Horses of the Snowpocalypse

These horses were actually sculpted in China – read the story here. But for some reason when I was shown the photo, I thought, four horses, four horsemen, snowpocalypse (recent blizzard in New England) and it all sort of came together. [Read more…]

God’s Plan and Time Travel

The cartoon below from SMBC is right at the intersection of religion and a major science fiction trope, namely time travel. Do you think time travel is possible? If so, how would that relate to any particular set of religious beliefs? Fringe and a number of other shows have done interesting things with this. [Read more…]

Calvin and Luther Valentines

   For your amusement, courtesy of The Kippah and the Collar, which also has a John Wesley one! [Read more…]