The Canon’s Blurry Edges

First, I hope you all saw that Canon: The Card Game was featured in the online periodical Christian Today. I thought the author, Joseph Hartropp, did a fantastic job of conveying the essence of the game and the things that led to its creation. Before that, Doug Chaplin shared thoughts on the canon’s blurry edges. The things he [Read More…]

Heroes of the Bible

I recently learned of the existence of a “Heroes of the Bible” expansion for the game Mare Nostrum: Empires by Academy Games. There is more information on the Academy Games website, as well as Board Game Geek. Have any of you played this game, whether the Bible form or any other? The inclusion of Bible [Read More…]

Games about the Ancient World

As I gear up to present Canon: The Card Game to game companies at Gen Con in August, I’ve been looking up more information about a variety of companies. If you have played Canon and have suggestions about companies that you think would be a good fit, please do let me know! One company that came [Read More…]

New Canon Deck Available: Old Testament Pseudepigrapha

A while back, Jim Davila asked whether the card game included certain extracanonical Jewish texts, and I told him that if he gave me a list, I could make a deck with whatever works he wishes. Some of the ones he mentioned were already in the Old Testament/Jewish Bible deck, and so he substituted a few [Read More…]

Foggy Faith

Emma Higgs writes (in one post from a series the entirety of which is worth reading): As it turns out, diving all the way in to my deepest doubts and fears hasn’t led me away from Christianity, but instead has revealed a richness and beauty to the Christian faith I had never known. It now [Read More…]

Joel Baden on the Bible and Immigration

A lecture by Joel Baden, drawn to my attention by Biblical Studies Online. In an article on the same subject, he shared this cartoon:   [Read more…]

The Green Pastures

When I mentioned in my course on the Bible and music that one of my favorite composers is Erich Wolfgang Korngold, this led a student to express interest in doing research related to his music. My initial reaction was to find myself unable to find much in the way of direct connection to the Bible. But [Read More…]

The Bible is Getting More Loving

The bible is getting more loving as time goes on. Here is the number of times the word “love” appears in different English translations of the bible along with their publication dates: 1611 Authorised Version (KJV) 310 1963 New American Standard Bible 348 1978 New International Version 551 1989 New Revised Standard Version 538 2002 [Read More…]

NIV Faithlife Study Bible

I was supposed to join in a blog tour about the new NIV Faithlife Study Bible, but got overwhelmed. But I still want to make sure that I mention it, because I have to at least share what got me excited about this study Bible. As is often the case with such volumes, it was was [Read More…]

Scholars Love The Bible

Something I said a while back has been turned into a meme and begun to circulate on Twitter: .@ReligionProf: Quote of yours from 2015 that I liked and kept. Came across it and figured it needed a meme. pic.twitter.com/exTGNLZ7sc — ChristAlmighty.net (@xalmightyblog) May 20, 2017   [Read more…]