Monthly Archives: March 2010

That’s Not Music

I’ve just been subjected to someone named ‘Usher’ on American Idol and have to say that the guy can’t sing.  He was awful.  He was terrible!  Why is he famous?  That’s not music, it’s verbal vomit.  Now I need to … Continue reading

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He’s Not Intellectually Stimulating Because He’s Not Intellectually Honest

Chris Brady likes John Hobbins.  I do too, as a person.  He’s quite polite and very tall and so you have to like him or he might crush you.  But as an intellect, for me, he leaves a lot to … Continue reading

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David Ker’s New Hobby…

He doesn’t post as much as he used to, because he’s been busy training. Anyway, that’s why he’s been so quiet.

Posted in Humor

More Pastoral Misconduct: The Drugster Pastor-ette

An assistant pastor at a Mount Vernon church faces a series of drug charges after authorities said she tried to forge drug prescriptions and was found with hundreds of pills that did not belong to her. Some members of AOH … Continue reading

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I Suppose It’s A Fair Question: Are All Christians Militia Members?

A Muslim, Yasmin Mogahed, quite correctly writes Hutaree means “Christian Warrior,” yet the American public is not likely to blame Christianity. And Homeland Security probably isn’t going to single out all people with Christian names in the airport security line. … Continue reading

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That Town in California…

Rancho Cucamonga has decided to leave the folk having Bible Study in their home alone. Rancho Cucamonga has withdrawn a demand that a home Bible study group get a permit or shut down. Linda Courtney with the Building and Safety … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

A Darwin Award Nominee

This ‘rail surfer’…  Well, you’ll see why he should be a nominee for the Darwins.

Posted in Humor, Modern Culture

Why Is College So Expensive?

Because aside from having to pay for books and Professors and facilities, you have to pay for (by means of fees and other such trickeries) the latest bit of techno goop.  Yes, you pay, even when you’re told it’s ‘free’. … Continue reading

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Your Dose of Zwingli For Today

If you are even remotely familiar with Zwingli’s works you’ll know that his earliest were ‘The Fable of the Ox’ and ‘The Labyrinth’.  And if you’ve read those pieces you’ll also know that without considerable guidance, they don’t make much … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Zwingli

Good, He Won’t Pay

Yesterday I mentioned the idiotic court order directing the father of a dead Marine to pay lawyer fees for Fred Phelps and his depraved band of hatemongers.  Today word that the father will in fact not pay. The father of … Continue reading

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Churches Are Still Suffering From Economic Woe

Nearly 40 percent of US Christian churches saw a drop in offerings from their flock last year, according to a survey on contributions compiled by the group Christianity Today International. “For the first time in consecutive years there is a … Continue reading

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The End Is Near…

The end, that is, of your opportunity to pass along the most scintillating and mind bending biblioblog posts of March.  The March Carnival (#LII) goes live at 12:01 a.m. on April 1. If you haven’t read any good posts, just … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times…

Via.

Posted in Humor, Modern Culture

Another Digital Collection

Which will prove quite useful to quite a large number of people is this one.

Posted in Modern Culture

Violence Isn’t Really Violent If You Smile At it Nicely…

“Maybe the violence of the Bible isn’t a problem to be solved but rather an invitation to a conversation.” The quote was voiced after a session of the “Violence and the Bible” seminar I’m teaching this semester. Keith, an insightful … Continue reading

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The Jewish Targums and John’s Logos Theology

The always awesomely kind folk at Hendrickson have sent along a copy of John Ronning’s new volume, The Jewish Targums and John’s Logos Theology.  You can download a pdf of the table of contents and the intro as well as … Continue reading

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Your Dose of Zwingli for Today

Pamela Biel writes, in discussing Zwingli’s view of idols, quoting him, “man die bild nit solle machen, man solle sy nit anbetten, man solle sy ouch nit eeren…” Not only does the cult of the saints not appear in the … Continue reading

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My Letter to ABC’s Good Morning America Concerning the ‘Face of Jesus’ Segment

It’s a real shame that ABC is promoting, knowingly or unknowingly an account that simply is historically impossible.  The Shroud of Turin can no more be the burial shroud of Jesus than it can be the burial shroud of Ronald … Continue reading

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I Wouldn’t Do It. They Could Toss Me In Prison And I Still Wouldn’t Do It

The father of a Marine killed in Iraq and whose funeral was picketed by anti-gay protesters was ordered to pay the protesters’ appeal costs, his lawyers said Monday. On Friday, Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ordered Snyder to … Continue reading

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A History of Christianity: The First 3000 Years, on DVD

With thanks to Diarmaid MacCulloch for telling me about this- A History of Christianity: The First 3000 Years is the DVD presentation based on the author’s very new book. The set consists of 6 discs at an hour each. A … Continue reading

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