Monthly Archives: July 2007

Does Jesus Make You Laugh?

This video is worth watching. WPvideo 1.10 Download It appears that there is a documentary (mockumentary?) in production that takes on Christian excesses in the USA. Looks like a no-brainer! (HT John McLaughlin) Tags: Christian Kitsch, Humour, Christianity

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On Vacation…

You may have guessed it by my lack of blogging, but I will be taking a bit of a break for some holidays in the mountains. While I am away, feel free to check out some of the “Best of … Continue reading

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Sex and Language?

For the connection between Biblical Hebrew and Greek and the joy of sex, see here. I can’t say my experiences learning biblical languages were anywhere near as bad (I do recall being very intimidated when I sat down the first … Continue reading

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Biblical Studies Carnival Update and Reminder

I wanted to thank everyone who volunteered to host a future Biblical Studies Carnival. I now have hosts scheduled into the new year. Here is a list of upcoming hosts: Biblical Studies Carnival XX (Claude Mariottini, Dr. Claude Mariottini – … Continue reading

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Raising the Language Bar for Seminary Studies

John Hobbins, in a couple of posts over at the ever-insightful Ancient Hebrew Poetry blog, has rightly lamented the state of language training in North American seminaries. The sad reality is that even those seminarians who take biblical languages end … Continue reading

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On a Simpsons Kick

So, as you may guess from my last post, I’ve been on a Simpsons kick the last little bit. I’ve been eating Frosted KrustyO’s for breakfast the last couple days. The other night I enjoyed a cold can of Buzz … Continue reading

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The Simpsons and Religion

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last twenty years, you are familiar with television’s favourite animated family, “The Simpsons.” The satirical parody of middle class America family life follows the lives of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, … Continue reading

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Nominations Open: Most Fruitful Examples of Biblical Interpretation

Inspired by Ben Meyer’s “Worst theological invention” and “worst liturgical invention” posts, I thought I would open nominations for the “Most Fruitful Examples of Biblical Interpretation.” By this I mean particular examples of interpretation/exegesis that illuminate a biblical passage in … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Criticism, Hermeneutics | 8 Comments

Canucks and Creation

A recent poll suggests that 60% of Canadians believe that God was somehow involved in creating humankind, whether directly or indirectly. According to the Canadian Press-Decima Research survey, Canadians fall into three groups: 34% believe in some sort of evolutionary … Continue reading

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Canada Day Special: Top Ten Canadian Biblical Scholars

Happy Canada Day! For unaware readers, Canada Day is the celebration of the anniversary of the formation of the union of the British North America provinces in a federation under the name of “Canada” on July 1st. This year marks … Continue reading

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