“Give a Man a Fish”

HT to Ross McKenzie for this useful analysis of the simplistic saying about giving a man a fish.   [Read more…]

Original Jesus Fish Discovered

In news that would be surprising if it were about any other “archaeologist” than Simcha Jacobovici, it has just been revealed that Jacobovici has unveiled yet another historic find – he has also uncovered the original Jesus fish, also made from crucifixion nails. Bob Cargill provided the photographic evidence below. Bob seems to believe that these also served [Read More…]

Jonah Fish

  Another great cartoon from Inherit the Mirth. [Read more…]

Jesus Fish

IO9 shared some scenes from medieval manuscripts, turned into gifs. This one is particularly striking in what it does with a scene from the Bible: [Read more…]

Evolution Misunderstood or Misrepresented?

The British Center for Science Education shared this example of how the ACE curriculum depicts evolution: I’ve encountered people who genuinely accept this depiction as being what evolution posits. If you are one of them and you do not know how the bottom is very different from what biologists mean when they talk about evolution, [Read More…]

Last Meal Before Crucifixion

This Cyanide and Happiness cartoon can actually lead to discussion of a serious point (believe it or not). Traditional Christian theology has depicted Jesus as willingly embracing crucifixion. One Gospel has Jesus suggest that he could simply have called a legion of angels to save him had he wanted to. Presumably the Jesus who emphasized [Read More…]

Fishing and Critical Thinking

  This graphic, with its variation on the old “give someone a fish” saying, has been making the rounds on Facebook. It gets at a key aspect of liberal arts education, one that is endangered by those voices that suggest that students need little more than training in job skills. Learning how to pursue a [Read More…]

Evolving Christianity

Via Facebook. Christianity is changing all the time. It has evolved and continued to evolve, even on topics such as biological evolution. This t-shirt nicely symbolizes that point.   [Read more…]

153 Fish – The Definitive Explanation

Today in my class on the Gospel of John we reached the final chapter. One detail in John 21 that has long puzzled commentators is the reference to 153 fish having been caught. Why so specific? Is there some symbolic significance to the number? If so, what is it? Some of the attempt to treat [Read More…]

Talpiot Tombs, the “Jesus Discovery” and the “Jonah Ossuary” in the News

Here’s the latest on the Talpiot tombs and the ossuary which should presumably cease being referred to as the “Jonah ossuary”: Bob Cargill has made another video about the image on the “Jonah ossuary”: The ASOR blog draws attention to a publication discussing that same ossuary, and the image on it, way back in 1981. [Read More…]


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