Darth Vader on the Washington National Cathedral

IO9 reported (and apparently not as an April Fools joke) that Darth Vader’s helmet is one of several unexpected images sculpted on the Washington National Cathedral. To me it makes perfect sense that Darth Vader should be depicted on a cathedral – the story of Anakin Skywalker is about redemption more than anything else!   [Read more…]

Fragment of the Original Copy of the Gospel of Mark Discovered!

A fragment of what some believe may be the original copy of the Gospel of Mark has been brought to light by a collector of antiquities. This breaking news seems destined to trump the announcement earlier this year of a first century fragment of the Gospel of Mark. The fragment is written on papyrus and is [Read More…]

Redshirt and Jesus

I was looking around for ways to create comic strips using online templates, and actually found a site which even has pre-prepared characters, including Jesus and a redshirt. The combination was too much of an anomaly to not try to do something with it… At this stage, I’m not expecting this to be a regular [Read More…]

Palm Sunday, April 1, circa AD 33

It was a clear indication of Jesus’ genuine humanity that he didn’t always know when he was taking a joke too far… [Read more…]

Biblical Studies Carnival for March 2012

Jim West has posted the latest Biblical Studies Carnival, with a round up of lots of interesting things that have been blogged about Biblical studies over the past month. Click through and check it out! [Read more…]

Same Data, Different Interpretations?

It is a common claim of young-earth creationists that they are looking at the same data as mainstream scientists, and merely interpreting it differently. But in actual fact, reality, with its hard facts, has a way of changing our minds even when we are determined to interpret things differently. And so I share this more [Read More…]

Doctor Who: Delta and the Bannermen

“Delta and the Bannermen” is another Doctor Who episode from the Sylvester McCoy era that seems to be unsure what sort of story it wants to tell. Doctor Who has always combined the serious and terrifying with the comical, but “Delta and the Bannermen” only rarely seems to achieve and effective balance. Some love it, [Read More…]

That TARDIS Looks Like a Confessional

From The Far Left Side. The official stance of the Catholic church is that evolution occurred, but there are certainly promoters of pseudoscience among Catholics (think Denyse O’Leary). And so this seems like a rather complimentary cartoon about Catholicism, depicting the church going to such great lengths to promote mainstream science and convince skeptics among [Read More…]

And the Winner is…

The winner of the giveaway of a copy of Abraham Kuyper, Wisdom and Wonder, is commenter number 62… By my count, that makes the winner Jason Gardner! (Feel free to double-check my counting if you are so inclined – we can have a Florida style recount if necessary). Congratulations, Jason, and please let me know [Read More…]

The First Controlled Substance

From The Far Left Side [Read more…]


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