Daily Archives: 8 Oct 2010

Oh Gross… Gross and Ewwwww

What kind of person thinks of such a thing? A Swiss museum will display a bar of soap which an artist claims to have made out of fat belonging to Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian Prime Minister. Mr Berlusconi underwent liposuction … Continue reading

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I Will Never Click a Single Ad on Facebook

I will never knowingly assist Facebook in raising one single red cent.  Ever.  And if Facebook at some point decides to charge even as little as a dollar a month, it will be so long FB for me.  Why? California’s … Continue reading

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More Government Stupidity

On facebook Jim Barr reports The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism paid $918,856 in tax dollars to fund a five-year study of “Alcohol and Bar Violence” that determined, among other things, that bar fights tend to occur in … Continue reading

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I’m Completely Mystified

About WordPress’s not working normally for Firefox but working normally for Chrome.  Now how does that make any sense at all?  I’m utterly astonished.

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Yet Another Reason Authentic Christians Ought to Leave Saddleback Church

Apparently, Saddleback Church has incorporated Miley Cyrus’ hit song The Climb into their worship set list. Notes Scott. Who continues Not sure really how I feel about this. It’s certainly not as bad as some of the worship songs that … Continue reading

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SECSOR Call For Papers and Annual Meeting Registration

The Southeastern Region of the SBL will meet March 4-6 in Louisville, Ky.  The call for papers and registration information is available on the SECSOR web page.

Posted in Conferences

The Bullying Epidemic Has To Stop

Sladjana Vidovic‘s body lay in an open casket, dressed in the sparkly pink dress she had planned to wear to the prom. Days earlier, she had tied one end of a rope around her neck and the other around a … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture, Total Depravity

Is There Someone Both Intelligent And Humorous Working for the White House?

It seems so!  Finally!  And Ari Shapiro tells us about him in today’s report on NPR. When new monthly unemployment numbers come out Friday, the chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers will be on all the TV … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture, Politics | 2 Comments

How They Get Here…

I think Joel Watts has lost the link, because arrivals today include people looking for books are scholarly done Indeed!  I guess…

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Christopher Rollston’s Forthcoming Volume: Writing and Literacy in Ancient Israel

All the details are here.  Chris is the best epigrapher known to me and I am 100% confident that his volume will be competent and erudite. Ancient Northwest Semitic inscriptions from Israel, Phoenicia, Syria, Moab, Ammon, Edom, and Philistia enlighten … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, Bible | 1 Comment

The Casey Colloquium: Excerpt Six

Our colloquium begins in just a few days, on Sunday, so our brief excerpting series is almost concluded.  Today’s installment concerns Jesus’ opponents and the conflicts which erupted between them, Casey notes Jesus accused his orthodox opponents of replacing the … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Books

WordPress Is Acting Weird…

Is it acting up for anyone else in terms of: 1- if I wish to post, I have to go to wordpress.com and post from there.  If I attempt posting right on my blog, the hover function over the ‘my … Continue reading

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More Pastoral Misconduct: Times Two

Sigh… First, A former youth football coach and youth pastor will spend 121/2 years in prison for molesting three boys – two of them former players on the football team he coached in 2009 and a 13-year-old he ministered to … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture, Total Depravity

52? Oh Come On…

Britons find being older than 52 is nothing to laugh about because that’s the age when they start becoming grumpy, according to a survey on Friday. The poll of 2,000 Britons found those over 50 laughed far less than their … Continue reading

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The Birthday of Giovanni Garbini

Today marks the anniversary of the birth of that astonishing historian Giovanni Garbini; friend, correspondent, benefactor. Garbini’s History and Ideology in Ancient Israel was a turning point, a watershed, in my intellectual pilgrimage. Scarcely any other book was more eye … Continue reading

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Your Tax Dollars Support the Taliban

Yes, the money that your employer sends to the Federal Government in the form of taxes is being used, in part, in Iraq, to fund the Taliban. You know, the people we are so worried are going to attack us … Continue reading

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