Month: February 2013

Are you a Rap Genius? (The Christian Post)

I’m now a certified Rap Genius.

Rap Genius ArticleRap Genius, a website devoted to engaging with “canonical rap songs”, has just downloaded the entire King James Bible on its website and it has made it open for comments.  I got an email on Monday from Nicola Menzie  from The Christian Post asking my thoughts on the idea.  I shared them with her in this interview (posted 2/17/2013): 

I think it’s a great idea.  Hopefully people who have insightful things to say about the Bible will be making comments there.  Hopefully, there will be more “gems” than “junk”.

Go make a helpful comment right now and then come back to this blog and say what you added.  Add gems, not junk.  Pick your favorite book of the Bible and make a helpful comment on verse right now.  Do it.  Click here for the Rap Genius KJV Table of Contents.

It took me about 2 minutes to make a comment on Gen 3:6.  I disagreed with the previous comment that said it was all her fault–they were both to blame for eating the fruit–see the comment.

I told Nicola now that I’m a Rap Genius my sons will think I have some street cred.  They don’t agree.  

What verse did you comment on?  

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Der missverstandene Gott? (A Review)

Der missverstandene GottSprechen Sie Deutsch?

If you do, check out Julia Weisenberger’s review of Der missverstandene Gott? (more familiar to English speakers as God Behaving Badly) which just appeared on her website.

The subtitle in case you can’t read it from the image is:

Ist der Gott des Alten Testaments zornig, sexistisch und rassistisch? Kritisiert man ihm zu Recht?

I couldn’t appreciate much of what she said in the review, but I did appreciate the 5 stars.

On March 6, you can check out her interview with me.

I have a free copy of Der missverstandene Gott to give (mailed within the US only) to the person who provides me with the best reason why they should own a German translation of God Behaving Badly (deadline Feb. 17).

Sheep Out to Eat? (Psalm 23, Part 3)

sheep-out-to-eatSheep out to eat? 

Is Psalm 23 really suggesting that sheep like to eat at a table?  I don’t think so, but you should check out my third reflection on Psalm 23, Sheep Out to Eat? (Psalm 23, Part 3) on the Biblical Seminary Faculty blog.

Also, the interview with me on God Behaving Badly that appeared last week in The Washington Post also appeared the next day in The Huffington Post, check it out here.  Last time I checked there were over 1000 comments to the Huffington interview.

So, do you let your pets eat at the table with you?