I’m not sure if you’ve been following the congressional debates on immigration reform, but they’re quite interesting. Both sides have pretty good arguments. For instance, the pro-immigration-reform forces make a powerful case: Southern Baptists respect and strongly support upholding America’s laws, [Southern Baptist leader Richard Land] said, but they “also recognize a biblical mandate to [...]
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Posted in Uncategorized on Oct 5th, 2009
Writing in Time, author Bruce Feiler argues that President Obama should be taking political lessons from Old Testament hero Moses. He calls attention to the following three teachings: (1) “Sell the milk and honey” In other words, no matter how bleak things look, remind everyone that you were promised by a disembodied voice speaking to [...]
I apologize (to all 3 of my readers) that I haven’t been writing here, but I got monstrously sidetracked. You see, one year from tomorrow I intend to subvert “Thicke Day” (the 25th anniversary of “Growing Pains“) by producing a special “Kirk Cameron Version” of the Bible. I’ll start with the public-domain World English Bible, [...]
If you’ve ever cracked open the Bible, you’ve probably noticed that it’s full of things that everyone knows don’t actually happen, like firmaments and creationism and virgin births and miracle burning bushes. Fearful that people might use this as occasion to, you know, disbelieve in the Bible, creative Bible-believers have created the Message-Incident Principle: That [...]
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m starting to get pretty excited about the year 2011. For starters, it’s the last year before the Mayan Prophecy kicks in. Also, there’s a ton of great movies scheduled, like Pumas and Bond 23 and Untitled Star Trek Sequel. And, of course, the new New International Version [...]
Over in the USA Today, BioLogos bigwigs Giberson and Falk continue their ongoing mission to debase science. Their recipe for the “compatibility” of science and religion consists of two teeny-weeny modifications to the scientific method: 1. Observation is not a reliable way of gathering data: Putting modern scientific ideas into [the Bible] distorts the meaning [...]
Posted in Uncategorized on Jun 3rd, 2009
The Bible: free 2 GB flash drive: $7.99 2 GB flash drive with the Bible on it: $39.95 Getting rich by selling overpriced junk to true believers: Priceless. I’m in the wrong business.
Posted in Uncategorized on May 23rd, 2009
If you’re like me, you probably grew up reading the Berenstain Bears books. You probably learned valuable lessons from The Berenstain Bears Learn About Strangers, The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food, The Berenstain Bears and the Bully, and The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Vacation. Your early sexual fantasies were probably shaped by [...]
If you’re a Christian (or a Jew), you’ve probably noticed that it’s hard to believe in both science and the Bible. Human Genome Project leader (and evangelical Christian) Francis Collins has noticed this too: After his best-selling The Language of God came out three years ago, Collins began receiving thousands of e-mails — primarily from [...]
Randal Rauser is an associate professor of historical theology at Taylor Seminary, Edmonton. One day he bought a Bible for his seven-year-old daughter, and was shocked — SHOCKED — to discover that it was full of god-mandated genocides: The page with Deuteronomy 20 features a factoid bubble with a green parrot which informs me that [...]