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…]

The Doctor’s Faith

I said in my previous post that it was not clear who or what the Doctor’s faith was in when he muttered or recited something in “The Curse of Fenric” that overcame the vampires. A commenter pointed out that I was wrong, and encouraged me to go back and listen carefully. It is very moving [Read More…]

Doctor Who: The Curse of Fenric

I was sure that I had already blogged about this episode, The Curse of Fenric. But if I did, the post seems to have been lost. Does anyone remember reading a post by me about this episode? Or did I gather my thoughts but never share them? The episode “The Curse of Fenric” is considered [Read More…]

The Only True God for Kindle – Only $15.09!

There is a paperback edition of my book The Only True God: Early Christian Monotheism in Its Jewish Context which continues to sell less well than the more expensive hardcover edition, at least on Amazon.com. I am not sure why that is the case. Meanwhile, the Kindle edition is on sale for only just over [Read More…]

Quote of the Day (Carson T. Clark)

The plain reality is that far too many of us have mistaken child-like faith with childish faith. One is a matter of trust. The other immaturity. Reception of God’s kingdom isn’t dependent up[on] perpetual intellectual, psychological, and spiritual adolescence; rather, it’s dependent upon an abiding confidence and dependence. That’s what the kingdom is all about. [Read More…]