Gerber’s Baby Christian Food

| December 22, 2011

A friend sent me the image below. I loved it and thought it was worth sharing for a good laugh (or cry). I don’t know anything about sacredsandwich.com (see the stamp in the lower right corner). Seems like a good-natured site satirizing Christianity (i.e., it’s not antagonistic). I actually had a site like that back […]

Naked Bible Survey Updates

| December 15, 2011

Just wanted to give readers a brief update on the Naked Bible’s two running surveys. Back in October I opened the competition to the first annual Harold Camping Bunkagesis award. With only a couple weeks to go to the deadline, Harold is running away with his namesake’s hardware. He has 51% of the votes among […]

The Christmas Story and the Biblical Text

| December 13, 2011

Anyone engaged in serious Bible study knows there are incongruities between the story as we have all seen it portrayed in church and TV and the details of the text. For example, the matter of the “three wise men” comes to mind right away. The text never says there were three wise men. That number […]

Looking for Reader Input on the Future of Naked Bible

| December 9, 2011

Over the next thirty days or so, I’m hoping to garner a lot of responses to this short (three question) survey about the future of the Naked Bible. The future of MEMRA and my general efforts to put out biblical-theological content are also in view. Some of the questions deal with suggestions from readers that […]

How Do Scholars Know the Occasion and Audience of a Gospel?

| December 8, 2011

I recently came across this short but interesting piece by NT scholar Ben Witherington entitled, “Latinisms, Western Diction, and the Provenance of Mark’s Gospel.” Despite the jargon-loaded title, certainly not designed to attract any lay people’s interest, it’s worth a read by non-specialists since it provides a succinct description of the kinds of clues scholars […]