Monthly Archives: February 2010

I Just Don’t Understand You Aussies…

About 5,200 naked people have embraced each other on the steps of Sydney’s iconic Opera House for a photo shoot by Spencer Tunick. Tunick, who is known for his nude group photos in public spaces, posed participants for more than … Continue reading

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Overall, Well Done, NBC

I for one enjoyed NBC’s coverage of the Olympics. I know there have been some dissatisfied customers but overall the Games were well covered and the filler pieces with their touching stories were really nicely done. And I’m no person … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

How The Biathlon Should Really Be Done…

Via that crazy Doc Jim.

Posted in Humor

A Noteworthy Discovery in Egypt, At Luxor

Archaeologists have unearthed a massive red granite head of one Egypt’s most famous pharaohs who ruled nearly 3,400 years ago, the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities announced Sunday. The head of Amenhotep III, which alone is about the height of … Continue reading

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The Ugliness of Age-ism

An 85-year-old New Jersey woman who spent decades manning a beer stand at Mets games cried foul when her employer, Aramark, booted her from her profitable stand during the last season at Shea Stadium and replaced her with a younger … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Modern Culture

The Death Toll In Chile

Has now surpassed 700, according to CNN. Please pray for the people of Chile as they begin the arduous task of recovery. They are a resilient people and have endured worse. But they still need the aid which only God … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture, Theology

Biblical Archaeology? Or, The Archaeology of the Biblical Period?

Via Jack Sasson word of a lecture at the Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem, Wednesday, March 3rd at 19:30. Lecture III: New Directions in Biblical Archaeology? Biblical Archaeology or The Archaeology of the Biblical Period? Prof. Amihai Mazar, Hebrew Univ., In … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology

Distracted Drivers Kill People, and Are Themselves Killed

Don’t ever text while driving.  Ever.  There’s no text so important that it can’t wait.  And if you don’t want to take my word for it, check out the Government‘s site on the topic. Research on distracted driving reveals some … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

Amica Exegesis

id est: expositio eucharistiae negocii ad Martinum Lutherum, by Huldrych Zwingli, was published on the 28th of February, 1527.  It was the last time there was any semblance of friendliness between the two.  The breach was insurmountable, in spite of … Continue reading

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Murder in Dubai

An op-ed in The Age explains Israel has lost friends thanks to the sordid affair in Dubai concerning fake passports and murder, and the stink will hang in the air a good while yet.  Australia has made a calculated switch … Continue reading

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Britain and Wi-Fi

An upcoming piece of major legislation in the UK, called the Digital Economy Bill, would essentially force all public wi-fi points offline by requiring impossibly high levels of copyright protection by libraries and small businesses. The bill, which bears some … Continue reading

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The Coolest Thing About Windows 7

Is that you can type ‘keyboard’ into the ‘search programs and files’ dialog box after clicking ‘start’ and up comes as the first option ‘On Screen Keyboard’.  Once you click on that, you have on screen the keyboard of the … Continue reading

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What To Do When the Devil Pays a Visit

Wenn der Teufel Nachts zu mir kommt, mich zu plagen, gebe ich ihm dies Antwort: Teufel, ich muß jetzt schlafen, denn das ist Gottes Befehl, des Tags zu arbeiten und des Nachts zu schlafen.  — Martin Luther

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Chaz Bono Isn’t A ‘He’, She’s a ‘She’

Any more than the so called ‘pregnant man’ is a man.  So why does the media wish us to believe that she is?  And what is it about the media’s agenda that makes it point out the fact that Chaz … Continue reading

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Pot: It Makes You Psychotic

People sometimes are given to assert that smoking pot is harmless.  However a new study released today shows quite the contrary: pot use, over time, makes the user psychotic. The longer people use cannabis or marijuana, the more likely they … Continue reading

Posted in Total Depravity

The Highlight of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games…

Was no game at all but the wonderfully heart stirring report by Tom Brokaw on Gander and the people there and what they did for thousands of stranded 9/11 strangers.  Truly wondrous.  If you missed it, you really missed something … Continue reading

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The Worst Theology You’ll Ever Watch…

Has been assembled by Scott Bailey.  Be warned, though.  If you are even remotely familiar with true theology, the videos Scott’s collected will make you want to scream and pull your hair out. Scott is, if you aren’t familiar with … Continue reading

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A New Program at the University of Copenhagen

Martin writes The University of Copenhagen has a new two-year elite master’s programme in the Religious Roots of Europe. The programme is an international programme in the sense that all instruction is in English, and furthermore, the programme is taught … Continue reading

Posted in Theology

Reformation Faith is Combative

In his lectures on the Theology of the Reformed Confessions, Karl Barth remarked, on July 24th (it was a Summer course) [Reformation faith] proclaims that the human is not the measure of all things, least of all Christianity, and positions … Continue reading

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Brian McLaren Has Finally Said Something True

And while saying it also managed to say something false- in the same sentence!  McLaren, emerging church heretical leader in Australia, opined recently The Kingdom of God is not about me but about transforming the world and everything in it… … Continue reading

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