St. John of Arrakis?

Jeff Carter made and shared the image below, which he gave the title “The Sandworms did not appreciate John the Baptizer.” Squarely at the intersection of religion and science fiction – but of course, Dune already was… Thoughts?   [Read more…]

How Not To Evangelize Jedi

Matthew Paul Turner shared this photo of a church’s Halloween decorations:   [Read more…]

If St. Peter Was a Redditor

From Cake or Death [Read more…]

Hagar as Woman, Slave and Wife

It is useful to discuss what is going on with Christopher Rollston at Emmanuel Christian Seminary from the perspective of academic freedom. But it is also important to pay attention to the matter that sparked it all: Biblical studies, and what Chris referred to as the “marginalization of women” in the Bible. That terminology doesn’t [Read More…]

The Grooviest Vehicle on Campus?

I took this photo in the parking lot here at Butler University today: [Read more…]

Blogging the Seventh Doctor

Here’s a round-up of all my posts about the episodes from Sylvester McCoy’s tenure as the Seventh Doctor: Time and the Rani Paradise Towers Delta and the Bannermen Dragonfire Remembrance of the Daleks The Happiness Patrol Silver Nemesis The Greatest Show in the Galaxy Battlefield The Curse of Fenric Ghost Light Survival [Read more…]

The Journal of Universal Rejection

Via The Panda’s Thumb, I learned of a wonderfully satirical academic journal: the Journal of Universal Rejection. By submitting your research to them, you get the advantage of having submitted your work to the highest ranking academic journal there is (when they are ranked by rejection rates), while also sparing yourself having to wait agonizingly long [Read More…]

The Tree of Idiocy

“See that thou partakest not of the fruit of the tree of idiocy that is in the midst of the living room. For in the day after day after day that thou partakest of it, thou shalt surely become brain dead.” From Non Sequitur [Read more…]

In Support of Christopher Rollston

Thom Stark and others have blogged about the unfolding events related to Christopher Rollston, a widely-appreciated and well-known Biblical scholar and epigrapher, who is facing disciplinary action and perhaps even termination at Emmanuel Christian Seminary, because of an article he wrote for the Huffington Post about the marginalization of women in the Bible. I have said before [Read More…]

Doctor Who vs. Gangnam Style

HT BBC America [Read more…]