Monthly Archives: August 2010

This Is Exactly Why I Have No Use for Politicians and Lobbyists

The 10 banks that received the most bailout aid during the financial crisis spent over $16 million on lobbying efforts in the first half of 2010, as the debate over financial regulatory reform reached its height. Disclosure reports show that … Continue reading

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Still Another Reason Not to be A Republican

A major same-sex marriage fundraiser hosted by former RNC chairman Ken Mehlman and other Republicans provides one of the sharpest illustrations of how gay rights is becoming a cause among more elite, establishment members of the GOP. In addition to … Continue reading

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Finally, After Many Requests, A Photo of Me Mowing…

You asked, I respond…

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Chris Tilling Goes To Church

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Quote of the Day

Gain in subtlety is loss in understanding.  — Steven Ozment

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Twitter Might Be the Death of Your Career

The Washington Post has suspended veteran sports columnist Mike Wise for publishing fabricated information on Twitter. He announced the one-month suspension on his radio show Tuesday. Wise claimed Monday that he wanted to prove a point about how reporters will … Continue reading

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This is Why Roger Federer is My Favorite Player…

Via Stephen Smuts.

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Another Church That’s Lost the Plot…

A senior pastor at a mega-church in central Kentucky says leaders have signed a letter of intent to purchase a defunct mall and reopen it as a religious facility. Southland Christian Church senior executive pastor Chris Hahn said the letter … Continue reading

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Total Depravity: The Murderous Palestinians

There’s just simply no excuse for murderous behavior.  By anyone. Palestinian gunmen opened fire Tuesday on an Israeli car in the West Bank and killed four passengers on the eve of a new round of Mideast peace talks in Washington. … Continue reading

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At Least Some Recognize the Danger of Oversexualizing Children and Teens

Parents, it’s time to parent. Too many of you just aren’t doing your job. Or this wouldn’t be true: “The media represents arguably the leading sex educator in America today,” said Dr. Victor Strasburger, the lead author of the paper. … Continue reading

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When Mark Stevens Preaches…

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Norman Golb on the NatGeo Dead Sea Scrolls Special

Vi avevo detto del documentario del National Geographic sulla paternità dei Rotoli di Qumran. Risponde Norman Golb con diverse criticità. Ho scritto più volte, ma lo ripeto per la cronaca, che Golb è uno dei pochi studiosi convinti che i … Continue reading

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Wikipedia: The Latest Propaganda Tool

No surprise here– Wikipedia is the most easily manipulated ‘source’ of misinformation available today. Joel reports The next battle in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be fought on the pages of the internet site Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia which anyone … Continue reading

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Robert Cargill on Peer Review

Bob has a fine essay at Bible and Interpretation on the subject of peer review and how that aspect of academic life is being transformed.  For the better.

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The Man Who Has His Mind Made Up…

Well I wonder how many copies of this guy are already around? I think an awful lot. See if you do. Local man Scott Gentries told reporters Wednesday that his deliberately limited grasp of Islamic history and culture was still … Continue reading

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Smoking’s Bad For More Than Your Lungs…

Doing it can burn you in more than one way. A man overcome with smoke this morning after catching his mattress on fire was given the option by his living companions of going to the hospital or with the police. … Continue reading

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Zwingli and Luther at Marburg

Not because it’s the anniversary of that debate or anything- but just because I love the huge iron door at the Grossmunster whose panels feature scenes from Zwingli’s life- including, of course, his meeting with Luther.   On the left are … Continue reading

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Nigeria? Eden??

From the ‘more rank speculation’ category- In 2005, Afro-centric scholar, Prof. Catherine Acholonu, rattled the imagination of a bemused global academic community, when she claimed that the biblical Adam, the progenitor of the human race, was an African, in all … Continue reading

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Troy Polamalu’s Hair is Worth More Than Your Life

I find such things absurd beyond words. American football star Troy Polamalu has a price on his head — with an anti-dandruff shampoo brand taking out a $1 million insurance policy on his trademark mane of black ringlets. Head & … Continue reading

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The Biblical Studies Carnival Goes Live at Midnight

That’s midnight Eastern time.  9 pm for you Left coasters.  So it’s your last chance to send along recommendations. If you recommend something and you don’t see it- don’t get mad, just volunteer to host an upcoming Carnival.

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