Daily Archives: 1 Oct 2010

CNN’s Rick Sanchez Is Job Hunting…

After having been fired for saying something really very stupid. Sanchez called out Comedy Central host Jon Stewart as a “bigot” for mocking him, and complained that Jews — like Stewart — don’t face discrimination. He also suggested that CNN, … Continue reading

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They Must Be Making It Up- That’s An ‘Accredited’ School!

Former St. John’s Dean of Asian Studies and Vice President Cecilia Chang, fired in June for embezzling about $1 million worth of donations from the university, was charged again on Thursday — this time, for forcing students to act as … Continue reading

Posted in accreditation, mockery, sarcasm | 1 Comment

Twitter Will Be The Destruction of Civilization: More Proof

Twitter is to cyberspace what cats are to your house: destructive, and wicked, and damaging to the furniture.  Just ask Joe Miller. Election Day is still a month off, but Alaska Senate GOP candidate Joe Miller is apparently planning for … Continue reading

Posted in media, Modern Culture, Politics, sarcasm

The Complete List of Charges Against Raphael Golb, and Their Disposition

You can access the entire charge sheet here along with all the actions for each charge.  You’ll have to do a ‘verification’ input before you can get there, but it’s worth the effort.

Posted in Modern Culture

Joel’s Awesome Post of the Day

This is the funniest thing I’ve seen in a good while, so I wanted to share it with you, my dear readers (in your tens of millions). It’s particularly funny because Mark Stevens is the pictured object…. plus, it takes … Continue reading

Posted in Friends, Humor | 6 Comments

The World’s Most Hideous Sex Offender

That’s a woman?  No way!!!!  No way!!!!!  That’s got to be the most hideous sex offender ever born (as the offspring of Scott Bailey, A Hedgehog, and Jerry Falwell). And though I normally don’t find myself agreeing with Scott (ok, … Continue reading

Posted in bizarre news, Humor, Total Depravity | 5 Comments

Ancient Near Eastern Texts on Audio

Here.  I know!  It’s the perfect solution for people so busy that they can’t read texts but would rather just listen to them.  Busy, or lazy.  I guess it depends on how you see things.  You know, is the glass … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology | 1 Comment

Palacios’ Mutiny

[A] new corps of increasingly vocal Catholics is urging a “mutiny” against the hierarchy, in the words of one activist, particularly on gay marriage and related matters. For example, on Sept. 14, [Joseph] Palacios and other advocates launched Catholics for … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Modern Culture, Theology | 3 Comments

What A Classy Family

A 31-year-old Three Forks man accused of hitting his pregnant sister in the mouth with a wrench during her wedding reception has pleaded not guilty. David J. Sicotte appeared in District Court on Wednesday on charges of assault with a … Continue reading

Posted in disdain, Modern Culture

The Main Difference…

Between Christianity today and Christianity 20 years ago is that 20 years ago the primary prayer request was ‘pray for my brother, he’s lost’ and today it’s ‘pray for my brother, he’s sick’. This simply means, though, that Christians are … Continue reading

Posted in Theology | 2 Comments

Well, Once Again (and For as Long as I Wish to Blog it Seems)…

I’m #1.  So once again, here it is, my advice to you lesser creatures… Loftus, you can try, but you’ll never be #1. I’m younger, I shall long outlive you! HAHAHAHA! I mean seriously, we are separated by over 60,000 … Continue reading

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John Byron’s Interview with James D.G. Dunn

Read it.

Posted in Bible

The Anniversary of The Theological Colloquy of Marburg

Huldrych Zwingli and Johannes Oecolampadius met with Martin Luther and Philipp Melanchthon in Marburg beginning October 1, 1529 till October 3.  They agreed on 14 of 15 points but, as everyone knows, they couldn’t come to agreement on the meaning … Continue reading

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The Saddest Facebook Group Ever

Established just yesterday, it’s a group driven to seek the overturning of Raphael Golb’s ‘wrongful conviction’.  Ha!   While I’m confident that Golb will spend the next many years trying to prove he isn’t a criminal, I can hardly imagine that … Continue reading

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The Saddest Aspect of the Trial of Raphael Golb…

Is that his father, whom he defended so vociferously and so hazardously and so stringently, didn’t bother to attend a single moment of the proceedings.  If my child were on trial, nothing could keep me away.  How about you?  But … Continue reading

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The October Biblical Studies Carnival

Is up at Steven Demmler’s and he’s done a very fine job of it!  I’m impressed.

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Win a Copy of Maurice Casey’s ‘Jesus of Nazareth’

The awesome people at Eisenbrauns and I are teaming up to offer one lucky (fortunate, blessed, pick your own term) person a free copy of Maurice Casey’s very shortly forthcoming Jesus of Nazareth, in hardback.  The contest commences today and … Continue reading

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