In the Mail from @BloomsburyPub: “Jesus and Brian: Exploring the Historical Jesus and his Times via Monty Python’s Life of Brian”

Over the next few days, I will post some reflections. I really… really…. REALLY wish I was at this conference.


Can Ronald Reagan Help us Understand the Historical Jesus?

This is, perhaps, the most anachronistic post on the internet – besides the guy calling Moses a Christian – however,


Dale Allison on the rise of mythicism

I know I just posted about this, but Allison’s interview includes this snippet: One more observation on the recent resurgence


Review of @bakeracademic’s The Story of Jesus in History and Faith: An Introduction

There are a bevy of Historical Jesus books published, in pre-publication, and ready to make their way to copy-editing. Do


Reviewing ‘Is this not the Carpenter?” – Round 1

My goal is to not disparage this entire book as one might hope. I do think that given the breadth


Was Jesus Sexually Active?

This seems to be something of a question in Anthony Le Donne’s forthcoming book, The idea that Jesus was married

Society and Religion

Yes, the Fox “News” “Interview” with Reza Aslan is laughable, but

shameless plug… my book speaks about this somewhat, but using actual documents and historical evidences. I do not arrive at


Moving Forward with the (a)Historical(ist) Jesus, or, shoot, I need better titles

This seems to be a day for it… Anyway, there are three posts I want to call your attention to.