Robe Risk

One thing that unites many churches, the Imperial elite in Star Wars, and those who attend renaissance fairs, is the wearing of robes. I wonder how many different kinds of robes I'll see at GenCon this weekend (my Baptist church isn't a robe-wearing sort of place). Have you ever had a robe or other costume-related [Read More…]

Homophonophobia

Given that a blogger was actually fired from his job for writing about homophones, it seemed appropriate not only to blog about it but also to share the above cartoon. It predates the incident, and yet seems perfectly designed to poke fun at the ridiculousness and sad irony of someone being fired because of a homophone combined with [Read More…]

Expository Preaching in the First Century

  Via Anglican Memes and Humour on Facebook.   [Read more…]

How the Ark was Really Built

HT Kara Cooney on Facebook     [Read more…]

Creation: The True Story

From the New Yorker via Brian LePort on Facebook, whose comment on the cartoon was “We are made in the image of God.”   [Read more…]

Nerds, Geeks, and Dorks

I have the distinct impression that the precise connotations of these terms varies from region to region. Which makes me a language dork, I gather. What are the connotations of “nerd,” “geek,” and “dork” in parts of the world that you are familiar with?   [Read more…]

The Best Thesis Defense

  I smiled when I saw the above XKCD cartoon on Facebook. But from a more serious side, despite the saying that “the best defense is a good offense,” that isn't true in the world of arguments and reasoning, whatever its validity may or may not be in the realm of sports. No matter how [Read More…]

Sounds Like a Scam

I have said before that if depicting Jesus’ death as a legal transaction ends up making God seem unjust, you might want to rethink your analogy. Likewise if depicting Jesus’ offer of salvation makes him sound like a Nigerian banker, you might want to rethink your imagery.   [Read more…]

Psalm for an Idol

  By David Hayward   [Read more…]

A Saloon with High Standards

The cartoon above was shared on the Internet Monk blog. It got me thinking. A church having an informal, conversational atmosphere, beverages, and even opportunities for karaoke seem to me to potentially be good things. Why can’t we combine that with high standards, not in the sense that we become rigid and dogmatic, but that [Read More…]