Media bias dilutes faith and the role of religion

From the Winston-Salem Journal. I meant to post it to my Religion class, but it is an interesting article and worth posting here as well. Americans don’t need separation of church and state nearly as much as we need to have separation of church from television, movies and the chronically superficial way that the entertainment media deals with religion. The supposed warlike mentality of Christians is the message that another media icon, Walter Cronkite, delivers […]

NTCS Home Page

I should remind folks that the above link is the homepage for the Newsletter for Targumic and Cognate Studies. From there you can also reach the homepage for the International Organization for Targumic studies. The NTCS site includes online editions of the newsletter, bibliography, and targumic texts in English translation.  

The Resurrection of Jesus: John Dominic Crossan and N. T. Wright in Dialogue

Mark Goodacre published this on his blog. If I am not much mistaken this collection of essays is from papers delivered at a conference/colloquium hosted by our neighbor New Orleans Baptist Seminary http://nobts.edu/. They have brought a number of excellent biblical scholars and theologians to our region for lectures and I am glad to see that they are drying out and getting back up and running! Crossan and Wright on the Resurrection of Jesus MINNEAPOLIS […]

Newcomb Rally Covered by the Chronicle

Supporters of Women’s College at Tulane U. Rally Against Plans to Merge It Out of Existence By KATHERINE S. MANGAN About 150 women ranging in age from 18 to 84 chanted, sang, and pleaded with Tulane University administrators on Friday not to dismantle their alma mater, Newcomb College, an undergraduate division for female students that Tulane plans to close in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The 120-year-old college is slated to be combined this fall […]

Gen 3:6 – Oh yeah. He was there.

On Friday we began a discussion of Gen. 3:6 and whether or Eve’s husband was “with her” when she gave him the fruit. This morning I have access to my commentaries and can give a quick run down on their thoughts on the relevant passage, including their lack of comments on the phrase וַתִּתֵּ֧ן גַּם־לְאִישָׁ֛הּ עִמָּ֖הּ Exegetical Issue This all began because I was suggesting that the text implied that Adam was there with Eve […]

Which Sports Car Are You?

I’m a Lamborghini Murcielago! Does this sound like me? You’re not subtle, but you don’t want to be. Fast, loud, and dramatic, you want people to notice you, and then get out of the way. In a world full of sheep, you’re a raging bull. Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.