A few of my favorite things: Podcasts 1

Continuing my list of favorite things as my present to you, today I want to share some of my top picks among podcasts. I spend a lot of time traveling and doing dishes and podcasts are how I keep sane and learn along the way. So, by category, here are the podcasts I listen to regularly. […]

Too Much Coffee Man, Shannon Wheeler

Harry Bliss

A little unintentional Septuagintal humor 4

I am sure this is an age joke rather than a reference to the Septuagint (abbreviated LXX), but funny to me. (Perhaps LX was just the Pentateuch?)  

Don’t just say it, wear it: “It’s in the Syllabus!” 3

From Inside Higher Ed: ‘It’s in the Syllabus!’ October 18, 2013 By Colleen Flaherty Some things are better worn than said. At least that’s what one Austin Community College professor of English thinks, based on his “It’s in the syllabus” T-shirt. A student posted a photo on Reddit and Imgur of David Lydic flashing the shirt this week, with […]


This is not satire, it is a satyr.

Satire, what is it good for? 3

From my occasional blog for the Presidential Leadership Academy There was an exciting announcement that went out via email this past week. A member of the Presidential Leadership Academy, Remy Maisel, and Penn State professor Dr. Sophia McClennen will be co-authoring a book titled, Is Satire Saving Our Nation? Mockery and American Politics. For those who know Remy […]

Real Football 1

You all have probably seen this, I am sure Jim has, but it is too funny not to share.  

"Forever Silent" by Dan Piraro

(A pie) in the face of tragedy 2

I have mentioned before that Mack and I would read comics together every night. For a while it was hard to read comics again because of that fact. But at the same time comics and cartoonists have also helped me cope. So last week when Dan Piraro posted this comic I knew two things: (1) […]

What are you giving up for Lent?

Some are giving up more than others…  

by Joe Heller


What’s the difference between believing and being a disciple?

Coffee with Jesus has the answer. Rather relevant to my previous post.  

And Jesus said, “Take my wife, please”

My fellow bibliobloggers have done an exceptional job of covering the “Jesus’ wife papyrus.” It has taken a few weeks but the true import of Karen King’s revelatory Coptic papyrus fragment of slowly coming to light. Jesus has not simply been revealed as having been married, but as comedian of the highest Adirondack order. King’s translation […]


by Harry Bliss

Presbyterians and Methodists? 7

I grew up in a Presbyterian church that is now part of the EPC. I know lots of Methodists. I am an Episcopalian, what some call “Catholic light.” But I don’t get the joke. What does it even mean? “White is the new vanilla?” That makes as much sense. Perhaps I should submit it to […]