Monthly Archives: December 2008

2008 in review

Highlights of MMVIII: After a year of maternity leave, I started back at work. I know that there are some mamas out there who can do the whole stay-at-home thing, but I really needed to get back into an adult world. While it was a bit bumpy getting back into the routine of things (including […]

When evangelical really means fundamentalist

Part of my thesis defense involved a 20-minute presentation. For my talk, rather than summarize the 100-page thesis that my committee had just read, I chose to contextualize my research by placing the BibleZine in its historical and cultural traditions. Historically, I talked about the Geneva Bible. Culturally, I talked about the North American evangelical […]

Happy Birthday!

Turns out that several religions claim December 25th as the celebrated day of birth for their deity. So, a happy birthday to Jesus, and Horus, and Osiris, and Dionysus, and Mithra. Many happy returns!

Christmas is all around us

I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes…

Festivus yes!

In light of the holiday, I’d say let’s have an airing of grievances, but let’s face it: I pretty much use my blog to air my grievances every other day — so instead, let’s just wish each other a Happy Festivus (a holiday for the rest of us)! May a Festivus miracle find its way […]

What he said:

“If by the mere force of numbers a majority should deprive a minority of any clearly written constitutional right, it might in a moral point of view, justify revolution; certainly would if such right were a vital one.” — Abraham Lincoln

Merry Christmas, you’re not married anymore

How’s this for a Christmas present? Prop. 8 sponsors seek to nullify 18K gay marriages SAN FRANCISCO – The sponsors of Proposition 8 asked the California Supreme Court on Friday to nullify the marriages of the estimated 18,000 same-sex couples who exchanged vows before voters approved the ballot initiative that outlawed gay unions. The Yes […]