Starting Heated Conversations

Sometimes Christians wear t-shirts that they hope will make conversations about their faith happen, without the awkwardness of having to try to inject it into the conversation. Atheists do the same. And it isn’t just t-shirts. Hats, pens, cups, bumper stickers, and a variety of other things have been crafted to play a similar role. And now [Read More…]

Bible Odyssey T-Shirt

  I brought along my Bible Odyssey “I Love Josephus” t-shirt on my trip to the Holy Land, thinking it would be perfect to wear to Masada (and of course also to Qumran, as seen in the photo above). I was pleased that several people noticed the shirt and were struck by it enough to [Read More…]

Religion and Science are Compatible: Just Ask Galileo

Pictoral Theology posted the image above, and I’m not surprised that Jerry Coyne thought highly of it. But both the creation and the approval indicate a disappointing level of misinformation about Galileo. Galileo was a devout religious person whose whole life and activity embody the compatibility of religion and science. He also embodied the same kind [Read More…]

The Fear of Losing God (and the God of Losing Fear)

Having pushed students to wrestle with historical methods and their application to Jesus this semester, and the fact that those methods don’t allow them to demonstrate the miracles of Jesus and other things they wish they could, I allowed the last meeting of my historical Jesus class to be completely open, with no questions or perspectives [Read More…]

You Can Own The Sarcasm Shirt

I made a mock-up of a shirt that says “Sarcasm is my Spiritual Gift,” and learned that I wasn’t the first to think that such a shirt ought to exist. And in response to my blog post, the person who had previously sold the shirts via Teespring decided to make them available again. And so [Read More…]

Just Love

Available on a t-shirt from TeeSpring   [Read more…]

If Religion Were The Key To Morality

The above t-shirt came to my attention via Facebook. I certainly do want to acknowledge that there are some “mega-churches” which do in fact look like charities and not like businesses. Sometimes precisely for that reason, they won’t look like or be characterized as “mega-churches.” But are they the exception, or the rule? One can’t judge [Read More…]

Do The Math

I came across this image on Pinterest recently: I think the message is this: don’t be in a hurry to share what you think your faith is, or to adopt what you think is a clever slogan to represent it. Run it by people for feedback. Check your facts and calculations. Take lots of steps [Read More…]

Teach the Doublethink Controversy

On my post about the Orwellian character of young-earth creationism, a commenter pointed out that a popular t-shirt series which deals with young-earth creationism also has one for doublethink:     [Read more…]

A Simple Creed for the Modern Christian

Via Steve Caruso on Facebook [Read more…]