Monthly Archives: August 2005

Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch, 3.2 – Special Edition: Scripture Poker Chips

I heard about these from a friend who frequents Christian retailing shows, but couldn’t find them anywhere on the internet. But who says perseverance doesn’t pay off! Next time you ante up, why not witness at the same time? That’s … Continue reading

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Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch, 3.1 – Special Edition: Talking Bible Dolls

I just came accross a press release for Talking Bible Dolls. Yes, that’s right, now you can buy a Talking Moses, Talking Jesus, or a Talking Esther doll! When you push their felt hearts they recite different verses. Jesus knows … Continue reading

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The Da Vinci Code Once Again

The Scotsman has a pretty good article on the Da Vinci Code by Brian Hancock entitled, “Cracking the Code isn’t so hard to do.” On a related note, one of the public lectures I am organizing this fall at Taylor … Continue reading

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Hebrew Bible Related Reviews from RBL (30 August 2005)

There are a number of reviews in this week’s Review of Biblical Literature that will interest Hebrew Bible specialists. Note the two positive reviews of Campbell’s FOTL commentary on 2 Samuel (one in French), while Romer gives the Eerdmans Commentary … Continue reading

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Geneva Bible up for Sale

The Waynesboro Record has a story on a Geneva Bible that an anonymous donor has given to Trinity United Church of Christ in Waynesboro, PA. The only condition — that the church sell or otherwise dispose of the Bible before … Continue reading

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JACKSONVILLE SEMINARY LAUNCHES TYLER CLASS — I’m so Honoured!

I came accross this headline on Google this morning: JACKSONVILLE SEMINARY LAUNCHES TYLER CLASS I just want to say that I’m so honoured that a seminary has launched a class just on me! Hey, wait a minute, that’s what my … Continue reading

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Spong’s Errors in the Name of God

The Globe and Mail has published a review of John Shelby Spong’s latest book, The Sins of Scripture: Exposing the Bible’s Texts of Hate to Reveal the God of Love (HarperSanFrancisco, 2005). The review, entitled “Errors in the Name of … Continue reading

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Palindromes, Ecclesiastes, and Weird Al

As it turned out, Loren Rosson III at the busybody had posted some of his thoughts on Palindromes (the movie, not the trope) here and most recently here. In his original post Loren linked to Ebert’s collection of excerpts from … Continue reading

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Disney Biblical Cartoons

Peter Chataway at FilmChat has a post on Disney cartoons based on the Bible, as well as news about upcoming DVD relseases that include some of these cartoons. Filed in: News Film Popular Culture Disney

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Palindromes and Abortion

Last night my film distributor/critic friend and I watched Todd Solondz‘s film Palindromes (2004). This film provides a biting social commentary on the abortion debate in the U.S. One of the blurbs on the DVD case describes the film as … Continue reading

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