Blog

I recently (as in the spring of 2012; wow, this post has been in draft for awhile!) gave a guest lecture in Bart Ehrman's Introduction to New Testament and Early Christian Literature class. Bart periodically has his senior students give a lecture or two for experience...

Another terrific review of Aslan's best-seller, aided by the botched Fox News interview. A few snippets: Zealot’s claim is essentially a conspiracy theory: Jesus was really a proclaimer of violent revolution, but the gospels and Paul covered up the evidence. Aslan then has a typical conspiracy-theory...

I am pleased to announce that I have accepted a one-year visiting position in the Religion Department at Wake Forest University for next year. It's hard to imagine a better situation for next year, as I will be able to commute to Winston Salem to...

Well, I'm glad science cleared that up for us. According to a recent TED talk by psychologist Christopher Ryan (and as reported by the Mail Online), monogamy is not biologically natural for human beings, male or female—it's not genetically hardwired! All this time I thought I...

(Cross-posting a roster analysis I did for NoleDigest on 2/9/2013; I figure it's worth getting a slightly wider audience.) Now that signing day has come and gone, I figured it'd be worth doing a short review of what FSU has returning. I'll try to update this...

As many of you may know, I moonlight as a sportswriter during the football season, providing analysis to NoleDigest.com, a subsidiary of FoxSports. Last week, our publisher had jury duty when my article would ordinarily be posted, so the following wasn't posted in its usual...

[caption id="attachment_2865" align="alignright" width="235"] Roberts served as the swing vote in this case, much to the chagrin of conservatives.[/caption] In a decision that some will see as shocking and others see as obvious, the US Supreme Court has ruled the health insurance mandate (and most of...