“Here, brah. I made you some gluten free protein whey no-carb bread substitute.”
“Jesus. That looks terrible, Caucasian Fabio Joshua. I doubt your cooking skills.”
“Shhh, Thomas…Don’t doubt me, brah.”
Prof. Thomas Whitley and Sam Harrelson attempt to bring some thoughtfulness to the topic of religion again this week with a discussion of their new documentary, self-image, religion scholars and the media, who are the top Christians in the US, and what prophecy means.
This Week’s Topics
- A.D. The Bible Continues is a terrible show
- Self-image and biblical interpretation
- Buff Jesus wants you to stop doubting, Thomas
- Brick Testament
- Why do scholars do TV?
- Who are the top 100 Christians in the US?
- How can you be a Christian and live with capitalism?
- More on the Sea Peoples
- CNN goes colonialist about Ethiopian Christianity
- Bart Ehrman is writing a new book about Jesus before the Gospels
- Thomas and Sam’s “Discovering the Ancient World” documentary
Thought Piece: What makes a prophet in the 21st century?
Religion In The News
- A.D. The Bible Continues (seriously, terrible) – NBC
- Play The Bible game!
- The Brick Testament (and here’s the sword-in-mouth with triple crown Jesus from Revelation)
- Prof. Nicola Denzey Lewis from Finding Jesus Responds “Why I Do TV”
- Replacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift – WBOC
- Are you on the list of the Top 100 Christians in America? (Tim Tebow is) – Newsmax
- How Corporate America Invented Christian America – Politico
- Pope accepts resignation of bishop who didn’t report abuse – Yahoo News
- NJ Rabbis Convicted in Divorce Scheme – Reuters
- Yoda from the 14th Century – NPR
- Rethinking synagogues in the 1st Century – Bible History Daily
- CNN plays Indiana Jones in Ethiopia – CNN
- Ancient papyri are hot – The Ancient Near East Today
- 30 minute podcast on the Sea Peoples from last week’s discussion – ASOR
- Prof. Bart Ehrman is writing a new book about Jesus Before the Gospels – Christianity In Antiquity
- Secrets of Tel Aviv Templar tunnel REVEALED! – Haaretz
- Thomas and Sam are doing a documentary called Ancient History’s Secrets REVEALED! Contribute now!
Thought Piece: What Is a Prophet?
- The Ghost of Cornel West – The New Republic
- Playing The Prophet: Michael Eric Dyson, Cornel West, and The True Black Prophet – Marginalia
- Dyson’s interview with Salon explaining his TNR piece – Salon