Daily Archives: 8 Feb 2010

Total Depravity: Anthem Blue Cross of California

Greed, one of the many manifestations of total depravity, rears its ugly head not only in individuals but also in corporations. A fine example of that is the greed exemplified by Anthem Blue Cross of California, who wish to raise … Continue reading

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Dealing With Doubt: Part One

In a powerfully persuasive and insightful section of his treatment titled Revelation and Reason, Emil Brunner examines the problem of doubt. Over the next few days I’ll be excerpting segments from that section and expanding on them just a bit … Continue reading

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Another Odd and Sudden Parting

The Dean of Southeastern Seminary resigned abruptly recently and now the President of a Baptist school in Virginia has done the same, at the same time as he cut staff. Michael J. Puglisi unexpectedly resigned as president of Virginia Intermont … Continue reading

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An Admirable Cleric Indeed

Associated Baptist Press notes As news of dissension among 10 Baptists from the United States jailed in Haiti leaked into media reports, the pastor of five of the volunteer missionaries said his church continues to support and pray for the … Continue reading

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The Jew and the Pope: Neusner Visits The Vatican

A new essay in Bible and Interpretation is worth reading as it recounts Jacob Neusner’s visit to the Vatican and his discussion with Ratzinger on Jesus.

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Total Depravity: The Dad Who Used Waterboarding on His 4 Year Old Daughter

The Daily Mail reports A soldier waterboarded his four-year-old daughter because she was unable to recite her alphabet. Joshua Tabor admitted to police he had used the CIA torture technique because he was so angry. As his daughter ‘squirmed’ to … Continue reading

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Lecture Announcement: New Directions in Archaeology

Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem Wednesday evening lecture at 19:30 10.2.09 –Lecture II: New Directions in Biblical Archaeology? Enemy at our Gate: Reexamining an Archaeological Phenomenon in Light of Biblical History, Dr. Nili Wazana, Hebrew Univ. In Hebrew. This is a … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Dr Chris Tilling

Chris has successfully defended his Doctoral Dissertation and is from henceforth and forever to be known as Dr Chris Tilling.  Congratulations, good sir and brother. I had the chance to read Chris’s work at several stages and I found it … Continue reading

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Emil Brunner: On Atheists

“… convinced atheists, who deny the existence of God, are not usually outstanding thinkers…”  – Emil Brunner

Posted in Theology

The Pope Calls it a ‘Violation’ of Children’s Rights…

While the rest of the world calls it a depraved and evil crime.  ‘It’ of course is sexual abuse. Pope Benedict XVI, poised to write an open letter to Irish Roman Catholics addressing sex-abuse scandals that have rocked the church, … Continue reading

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More Pastoral Misconduct

From Detroit, A Downriver pastor accused of sexually assaulting an underage boy is scheduled to be arraigned on criminal sexual conduct charges Monday afternoon. River Rouge Police Chief Robert Alderman said the Rev. Russel Schaller, 35, is facing six charges … Continue reading

Posted in Theology, Total Depravity

The Berne Theses: 2

Part two of our weekly series, the Berne Theses, still speaking today. 2- The Church of Christ makes no laws and commandments without the Word of God. Hence human traditions are no more binding on us than they are founded … Continue reading

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The Berne Theses of 1528

So far as I have been able to discover, what follows is the only English translation of the Theses online. Which is a shame, since the theses still speak quite powerfully. Written by colleagues of Zwingli and revised by the … Continue reading

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A Little Poll

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The Superbowl’s Best Advert

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The Superbowl’s Best Moment

Via What person can have watched the way Brees interacted with his little boy and not get a tad misty eyed?  Not me.  This was, for me, the best moment of the entire game (though I only saw it from … Continue reading

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The Bible: A History, Reviewed

The Independent didn’t like it.  I didn’t see it.  If the Independent’s report is to be believed, I doubt I would enjoy it.

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