Rock-Rock-Rock (Geologists’ Version of Rock-Paper-Scissors)

HT Caitlin Coberly Facebook [Read more…]

Painting Depicting Manichaean Cosmology Discovered

Timothy Michael Law shared the news that a painting depicting Manichaean cosmology has turned up in Japan. Manichaeism is familiar to most who study ancient religion, but it survived in the Far East until only a matter of centuries ago. [Read more…]

Robot at Prayer

Thanks to Jeff Carter for drawing to my attention the Korean science fiction film “Doomsday Book” which apparently features a robot praying and in other ways explores the intersection of religion and science fiction. [Read more…]

Is the New Testament Evidence Compatible with Jesus having been Buried in Talpiot?

Many news outlets and blogs are talking about the second first-century tomb in Talpiot that James Tabor and Simcha Jacobovici have investigated and written about in The Jesus Discovery. Having recently discussed the subject of Jesus’ burial in my book The Burial of Jesus: What Does History Have to Do with Faith?, I have my own [Read More…]

Creationism vs. the Virginal Conception

From Unreasonable Faith [Read more…]

Favorite Fantasy Film Music: First Knight

Having given several examples of science fiction music that deserves to be better known, let me share one from a different genre, the film about King Arthur and company, First Knight. The soundtrack is by Jerry Goldsmith.   [Read more…]

Early Information about and Initial Reactions to The Jesus Discovery

Several blogs and other online venues have more information about the book The Jesus Discovery and what it is that that book has to say about possibly Christian ossuaries found in the Talpiot neighborhood of Jerusalem, near the “Talpiot Tomb” that made headlines a few years ago. Let me mention a few of them: James [Read More…]

Favorite Science Fiction Music: Deep Impact

James Horner’s film music is fairly well known, but like most film composers, there is incredible music by him that is less well known than it deserves to be. Here are some samples from the science fiction film, Deep Impact.   [Read more…]

Biblicism in a Single Image

David Hayward has created yet another excellent cartoon: The irony, of course, is that many Biblicists will not get this, because they cannot envisage a distinction between what God or Jesus says on the one hand, and the Bible on the other. [Read more…]

Doctor Who: Trial of a Time Lord: The Mysterious Planet

“The Trial of a Time Lord” is an episode (or sequence of episodes, depending how one thinks about it) that I remember vividly from when I was younger. I also remember before I saw it, a friend of mine telling me some things about it that were so mind-bending I was sure he was lying. [Read More…]


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