Tuesday, February 26, 2008

How well do you know the Hebrew Bible?

Not as well as you'd like? Well, then, you're in luck.

Yale University has posted here a complete collection of course materials -- syllabus, lecture notes, video lectures, reading assignments, etc. -- for its undergraduate “Introduction to the Old Testament” course. It’s as close as you can come to actually sitting there in the lecture hall and auditing the course in real time. (Plus you don’t have to live in New Haven!)

For extra credit, identify the particular text and volume in the image below, and their significance:

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Unfortunately, a new day job has cut deeply into the time I have been able to devote to thinking deep thoughts and disgorging them here, but I am nevertheless flattered that two of my blog entries have been nominated as the "Best Single Entry" in the the "Best Religious Writing or Theological Commentary" category of the 2007 UU Blog Awards.

They are:

Biblical Prooftexting for UUs


Unitarian Judas.

My humble thanks to the unknown person or persons who nominated me. And to the UUpdater for all the effort involved in hosting the awards.

Now, gentle reader, please go cast your vote here. Be heard, whether it's my voice you admire or one of the many other inspired and articulate voices in the growing UU blogosphere.