Daily Archives: 21 Sep 2010

Twitter Will Destroy Your Computer…

Or something close to it. If you happened to log on to your Twitter account Tuesday morning over the Twitter website, you may have noticed something a little unusual: one or more odd-looking tweets crammed with a garble of JavaScript … Continue reading

Posted in sarcasm

More Pastoral Misconduct

CNN has just reported that two men have filed suits claiming Atlanta megachurch pastor Bishop Eddie Long sexually abused them and other followers. Let’s hope not, ok? This, by the way, is why I don’t hug people and can barely … Continue reading

Posted in Total Depravity | Tagged | 6 Comments

I’m Going to be Dumped into a Sewer

Well who knew.  And all this time I had planned on (and even made arrangements for) donating my body to the famous Body Farm.  But who am I to argue with Geoff.  At least I look well preserved.

Posted in Friends, Humor, pseudo-archaeology | 2 Comments

Sometimes I Just Want to Die

Like, for instance, when I hear about novels by ophthalmologists about the Dead Sea Scrolls. “The Eighth Scroll” is an archaeological mystery, in the Da Vinci Code vein and its author, Laurence B. Brown, an ophthalmic surgeon, has been living … Continue reading

Posted in Dilettante | 6 Comments

Pavement, the Indie Band?

They are wretched and dreadful and I can say that because I’ve just seen the end of the Colbert Report featuring them from last night.  What Dreck.  Bad lyrics, simple minded tune, and horrific horrible singing.  A choir of strangled … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture, Mozart | 1 Comment

In a World of Darkness and Total Depravity…

At least there’s Glee!  The return of which I could not be happier about.  Best show on tv.  Brittany is my favorite.  She cracks me up.  Thank you, Lord, for Glee!

Posted in Modern Culture | 4 Comments

The Dunedin School Explained

If you’ve been awaiting an explanation for the Dunedin School, here it is. Police in New Zealand burning off seized cannabis were left red-faced when a change in the wind sent smoke billowing over a primary school, it was reported … Continue reading

Posted in bizarre news, Humor | Tagged , | 14 Comments

Another Naturalistic Explanation for a Theological Claim: ‘Science’ Attempts to ‘Explain’ The Parting of the Red Sea

Scientists can no more keep their ignorant hands off the Bible than a dog can rid itself of fleas or New York its bedbug infestation. Mother Earth could have parted the Red Sea, hatching the great escape described in the … Continue reading

Posted in Dilettante, disdain | 11 Comments

Paul Anderson and Acts 4:19-20

A new essay at Bible and Interpretation is sure to stir discussion. I won’t summarize, I’ll just encourage you to digest it.

Posted in Bible | 3 Comments

Being Obese Will Cost You

Obesity puts a drag on the wallet as well as health, especially for women. Doctors have long known that medical bills are higher for the obese, but that’s only a portion of the real-life costs. George Washington University researchers added … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture | Tagged | 5 Comments

Why The Church Lost the Culture Wars

The Church lost on abortion.  Now it’s such a common occurrence that no one even notices that it happens.  And the Church will also lose on the question of gay marriage.  Indeed, the shift has already happened and the majority … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture, Theology | 7 Comments

TAU and HUJ Not Included in the World’s Top Universitites?

That is absurd. Two Israeli universities are complaining about the recent Times Higher Education World University Rankings, saying data collectors failed to contact them or get in touch with the right people, reports Haaretz. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and … Continue reading

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