Dan's Blog – February 2014 Archive (2)

TV’s snake-handling pastor dies from snake bite

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. — A snake-handling pastor who appeared on the National Geographic television reality show “Snake Salvation” has died after being bitten by a snake during a weekend church service in Kentucky.

Jamie Coots was handling a rattlesnake at his Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name Church in Middlesboro when he was bitten on the hand Saturday night, another preacher, Cody Winn, told WBIR-TV.

After the bite, Coots dropped the snakes, but then picked them back up and…

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Added by Dan on February 18, 2014 at 8:25am — 6 Comments

Students study zombies as part of religion course

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Some Central Michigan University students are studying zombies this semester with a religion course exploring biblical texts and apocalyptic themes in media.

Philosophy and religion faculty member Kelly Murphy always wanted to teach a course on apocalyptic literature, and…

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Added by Dan on February 10, 2014 at 1:13pm — 4 Comments

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