Why is the Futurist Interpretation of Revelation so Popular?

Last Sunday in my Sunday school class, we continued to explore general and introductory topics related to the Book of Revelation, which we’re planning on studying over the course of the next several months. A question I posed is why, in view of the evidence to the contrary in the Book of Revelation itself, the [Read More…]

Are the Bible and the Qur’an like TRON?

This image has been circulating on Reddit and elsewhere: I think it is an interesting comparison to think about – as one who has blogged on more than one occasion about the relationship between religion and both the original Tron movie and the sequel Tron: Legacy. On the one hand, it certainly is mistaken to [Read More…]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Iona, “Edge of the World” from their album Beyond These Shores. [Read more…]

Space…

Via Dawn Shea on Pinterest [Read more…]

River Always Shoots First

From Doctor Who Fan Art on Tumblr via Dawn Shea on Pinterest [Read more…]

St. Patrick and Medusa on a Blind Date

A slightly early and very bizarre happy St. Patrick’s Day wish to you, courtesy of Bizarro. HT Targuman [Read more…]

What is the Best Post on Exploring Our Matrix?

Another Patheos blogger asked us to share our best posts from our blogs. I honestly don’t know which one(s) I would pick. When you have been blogging as long as I have, and as often as I have, posts from several years ago can be a dim memory. So I thought I would ask regular [Read More…]

Round-Up: Talpiot Tomb and James Ossuary Latest

Here’s my round-up combining the latest from the blogosphere on two key archaeological topics that are featuring prominently in news and blogs: the Talpiot tombs and their ossuaries, and the conclusion of the James ossuary forgery trial. James Tabor makes an attempt at satire, but I don’t think it works very well. He also draws [Read More…]

What if Starbucks Marketed Like Churches?

Via Mike Friesen [Read more…]

Demolishing and Reconstructing the Burial of Jesus (and Christianity Itself)

Sam Alexander has posted a review of my book The Burial of Jesus on his blog {Take and Read}. It is appreciative and yet asks some important questions, most pointedly, what comes after the sort of historical-critical demolition of widely held views, and of certainty in general. What, in short, should Christianity look like in [Read More…]