Category Archives: Higher Education

A Manifesto for Secular Scriptural Scholarship ​and Religious Studies

Recently I signed a manifesto, sponsored by Hector Avalos and André Gagné, titled “A Manifesto for Secular Scriptural Scholarship and Religious Studies.” Avalos is working to start a new movement, called “The Second Wave of New Atheism.” I have never really … Continue reading

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UC Irvine to Teach a Free Online ‘Walking Dead’ Zombie Course

I used to think that Classics offered the coolest courses that you could teach in college: plenty of sex affairs with the gods, crazy Roman emperors, and dead languages that one doesn’t learn for the pesky practical purpose of communicating … Continue reading

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Faith-Based “Universities”: Degree-Granting Think Tanks?

Several years back I was gifted by my sister’s former pastor with a copy of Lee Strobel’s The Case for Christ. In the book, Strobel claims to be performing a “journalist’s investigation” into the origins of Christianity. The structure of … Continue reading

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