Fringe: Can You Change Your Mind?

I’ve been wanting to blog about Fringe this season, but the relative paucity of explicit God-talk meant that I often didn’t have a clear topic to focus on in posts. But even the new intro is worth focusing attention on. In place of the paranormal fringe science or pseudoscience of the previous seasons, it substitutes [Read More…]

The Tenth Annual Attempt to Undermine Christianity at Christmas

Liberty Counsel and the American Family Association have posted their Tenth Annual “Naughty and Nice” list, encouraging Christians to shop at stores that wish them a Merry Christmas rather than a mere “Happy Holidays.” Am I the only one who remembers a time, not so long ago, when Christians thought that their goal should be to being [Read More…]

‘Tis The Season for Holiday Music

As Thanksgiving has passed, we have reached the time of year for holiday music – including but not limited to Christian music. And so let me herald the arrival of that season with a classic: “Vader Did You Know?”   [Read more…]

Mos Eisley #SBLAAR 2012 Annual Meeting

An article in the New York Times today compared the recent joint annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature to the Mos Eisley Cantina. And that is a moment at the intersection of religion and science fiction that I couldn’t allow to pass unmentioned! Brian Le Port offered [Read More…]

God and Santa

I thought the video below was a clever challenge to the notion of God as an oversized Santa. I’d say, from my own perspective, that it doesn’t go far enough in moving away from anthropomorphism altogether. But it may be helpful in getting those whose idea of God is one particularly crass form of big [Read More…]

The Resurrection in Eastern Iconography

John Dominic Crossan’s presidential address at SBL was incredibly interesting, and made fantastic use of technology to explore key elements in Eastern iconography depicting the resurrection – and that is what it is consistently referred to in ancient times, “the resurrection” (ἡ ἀνάστασις) and not “the resurrection of Christ.” The event is consistently corporate rather [Read More…]

Thanksgiving Evolution

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The Demise of the Unicorns

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Happy Birthday to Who!

Doctor Who aired for the first time on this day, November 23rd, 49 years ago. That means that we are now counting down the final year to the 50th anniversary! Here is where it all began: [Read more…]

Reminder To Submit Your BS!

Bob MacDonald has posted a reminder that it is time to submit your contributions and recommendations for this month's Biblical Studies Carnival. An obvious choice is to focus on blogging related to this month's Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting. Mike Kok was unable to make it this year, and so attended vicariously through our [Read More…]