Monthly Archives: November 2011

The 26%

Blake Ellis’ piece at CNN, “Want Cheaper Tuition? Find Religion,”  raises a fascinating question. “With church membership dwindling and more families struggling to afford the cost of college,” he writes, “many private religiously-affiliated colleges and universities are slashing tuition and … Continue reading

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“Authentic Religion”: Meta-Narratives of Orthodoxy at the AAR/SBL Meeting

By Philip L. Tite This year’s annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) was a fun experience. I went through the typical routine of attending a smattering of sessions, connecting up … Continue reading

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Religious Outsiders & the Air Force Academy

In this weekend’s Los Angeles Times, we learned that earlier this year, the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado “dedicated an $80,000 outdoor worship center [the Cadet Chapel Falcon Circle worship center] — a small Stonehenge-like circle … Continue reading

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Picture Book: No Room at the Inn

I recently found the following image on the Fail Blog: I don’t know it’s provenance—it might have been photoshopped by an anti-Christian group. My guess, however, is that it is genuine. This is a provocative image. I don’t know quite … Continue reading

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Hitler, Religion, and the Bible

By Philip L. Tite In her recent blog on “The Curious Case of Gerhard Kittel,” Kate Daley-Bailey offers an important overview of the involvement of biblical scholars in promoting Nazi Germany’s anti-Jewish policies. Kate’s blog has inspired me to write … Continue reading

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Women at the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) Annual Meeting 2011

Michael F. Bird (Evangelion) notes that, of 700 papers to be presented at this month’s Evangelical Theological Society Conference, he recognises that only 8 are by women. There may be a few other women’s names that Michael acknowledges he does … Continue reading

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Speed Date Interviews at the AAR/SBL: A Look at the High Costs of the Academic Job Hunt

By Philip L. Tite INTRODUCTION As the joint annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) approaches later in November, there has been a flurry of activity in preparation: applications, CVs, cover … Continue reading

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