Prof. Thomas Whitley and Sam Harrelson attempt to bring some thoughtfulness to the topic of religion again this week with discussions of the Watchmen, Rambo Jesus, Westboro Church, Southern Baptists and Obama, Palmyra, Indiana Jones, and the next reformation.
This Week’s Topics
- Who watches the Watchmen?
- Rambo meets Heart of Darkness meets Jesus
- Hatin’ on Ivory Coast
- Well, the Bible says…
- Obama supposedly offends the Southern Baptist Convention
- Palmyra, India, Israel, and the role of the antiquities black market in politics
- Mike Huckabee wants to be Indiana Jones
- Pokers gonna poke
- A New Reformation
Religion In The News
- “Rap” Song for Ted Cruz – Huffington Post
- What Can We Learn From Christian Hip Hop That Supports Ted Cruz? – Marginalia
- We Are Watchmen
- Christian Army to Fight ISIS – Mother Jones
- Westboro Baptist Hates … the Ivory Coast?
- What is the biblical definition of marriage? – Christian Century
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg on “traditional marriage” – The Guardian
- Southern Baptist Convention leader rebukes the President – Baptist News
- Christians Against Dinosaurs – Daily Dot
- P.Oxy. 11.1351: From Oxyrhynchus to the Green Collection – Brice Jones
- Smugglers Say Palmyra’s Artifacts Will Be Good Business – Buzzfeed
- Modi government plans to legalise India’s antiquities trade to stop smuggling – India Times
- Jewish Inscriptions at Palmyra – Times of Israel
- Jesus in Text and Context – Prof. Amy-Jill Levine
- Mike Huckabee and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Ron Wyatt Found the Ark of the Covenant (Video)
Thought Piece: Will Religion Dominate the 21st Century?
- Why Religion Will Dominate the 21st Century – The Week
- Americans Are Shifting Left on Almost Everything – Vox
- The Next Christianity – The Atlantic