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Total Depravity: 16 Years old And a Victimizer of Children

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Investigators think there could be more victims in a disturbing child porn case involving a Plant City teenager facing more than 100 charges.

Jared Kyle Henry, 16, of Plant City, Fla. was arrested on 93 counts of possession of child pornography, nine counts of promotion of a sexual performance by a child, and four counts of lewd and lascivious molestation.

Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Tampa Bay Regional Operations Center Cyber High-Tech Crime Squad began investigating Henry in September 2014 after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations received a tip from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police that a computer user in Plant City, Fla. was sharing images of child pornography online.

On Oct. 1, 2014, FDLE and HSI Agents executed a search warrant at Henry’s residence where they located numerous images of child pornography. During the course of the investigation, agents determined that Henry molested the child in the images to produce the child pornography in his possession. He was arrested and charged with nine counts of promotion of a sexual performance by a child.

Ghastly.  Just ghastly.

Written by Jim

October 22, 2014 at 07:09

Posted in Total Depravity

Basel Today

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October 22, 2014 at 06:42

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STEP – Downloadable

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I’ve mentioned Tyndale House’s fantastically useful STEP (Scripture Tools for Every Person) on previous occasions and I’m thrilled to pass along word of the fact that you can now download the program, free, and use it even if your computer is offline!

If you aren’t familiar with it, do check it out here.  When you do the first thing you’ll notice is that if you hover your mouse over a word, the underlying root (in the original tongue) is revealed.  And all similar words highlighted on the page.

It’s an extremely useful Scripture tool.  For every person.

Written by Jim

October 22, 2014 at 06:29

Awesomeness From Alister

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First, a very fine essay on science and theology.. And second, that essay happens to be his inaugural lecture for Oxford University. Give it a careful read.

Written by Jim

October 21, 2014 at 21:58

Posted in Modern Culture

When Bullinger Preached for the First Time in Zurich…

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Oswald Myconius wrote

“Doch am letzten Sonntage hat Bullinger eine solche Predigt herunter gedonnert, daß es Vielen vorkam, Zwingli sei nicht todt, sondern er sei gleich dem Phönix wieder erstanden.”*

*From D. Timmerman’s amazing dissertation on Heinrich Bullinger titled Heinrich Bullinger and the Prophetic Office which I am presently reading and which I hope will very soon be published as a monograph.

Written by Jim

October 21, 2014 at 19:38

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The Adolescent Obesity Epidemic

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Reforme reports

Le 16 octobre dernier s’est déroulée la Journée mondiale de l’alimentation. Regard sur un problème de société : l’obésité des adolescents. Sûr de lui, Antonin, 7 ans, reconnaît la viennoiserie dessinée sur la pancarte et lance : « Un croissant ! J’en mange un, mais une fois par semaine. » À Asnières-sur-Seine (Hauts-de-Seine), lors de cette activité parascolaire baptisée « Santé Citoyenneté », les élèves apprennent à reconnaître les aliments et à les classer selon des familles de produits. « Nous sommes dans une démarche de prévention, explique Dominique Deghelt, infirmière et intervenante scolaire. Il s’agit de comprendre ce qu’il y a dans le croissant, dans une crème chocolatée ou dans un yaourt. » Pour Diane Barthet, chargée de mission Santé-prévention : « La chance dans cette commune est d’avoir des infirmières municipales qui proposent des activités dans les classes. Nous invitons aussi les parents à bouger lors de randonnées urbaines de 5 kilomètres. »

Etc.  This is something the Church needs to be concerned about.  It hasn’t yet, but it must.

Written by Jim

October 21, 2014 at 18:59

Posted in Modern Culture

Call for Submissions: The History of Reception of Biblical Texts

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Peter Lang Verlag has just launched a new series concentrating on Reception History:lang

Biblical reception history is an important modern methodological approach to understanding and interpreting the biblical text, not merely as it stands in the Bible, but as it has been utilized throughout the histories of Judaism and Christianity in literature, paintings, sculpture, film, music, community and other artistic and textual expressions. Volumes in this series will address particular aspects of those ‘appearances’ of biblical stories and tropes in the world outside the pages of the Bible.

If you have questions or a proposal, please do let me know.  You can mail me at

Written by Jim

October 21, 2014 at 17:33

Posted in Reception History


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