Daily Archives: 10 Oct 2010

The 10-10-10 Marriage Boom

I think it safe to confidently assert that all those deluded souls who married today just because they thought the date ‘meaningful’ will be divorced by 11-11-11. Marrying for any reason other than the fact that God has ‘joined them … Continue reading

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Total Depravity: Hatred is Not Acceptable

These kinds of things just have to stop. They have to. Police said members of a gang that called the Latin King Goonies heard a rumor that one of their new recruits, a 17-year-old, was gay. They found the teen … Continue reading

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Jericho’s Massive Ancient Mosaic

Visitors to ancient Jericho got a rare glimpse Sunday of a massive 1,200-year-old carpet mosaic measuring nearly 900 square meters (9,700 square feet), making it one of the largest in the Middle East. The small red, blue and ochre square … Continue reading

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Still Another Reason Not to Hug

Still yet another reason I’m justified not hugging people.

Posted in Humor, Modern Culture

Writing the Dead Sea Scrolls- Available (For the Time Being)

The NatGeo store is now showing the DVD hosted by Robert Cargill as available and shipping on October 12 (Tuesday).  I think it might be wise for the interested to get theirs while they can. It’s the best documentary on … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology

Glenn Beck Incites Violence

Dana Milbank writes in the Washington Post- “I would’ve never started watching Fox News if it wasn’t for the fact that Beck was on there,” says this friend, Byron Williams. “And it was the things he did, it was the … Continue reading

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Pandering to the Banks, The White House Turned a Blind Eye to Abuses

Remind us again, Mr President, about all that good old change you’re bringing to the way the White House does business… Because the Washington Post reports something quite different. In recent days, amid reports that major lenders have used improper … Continue reading

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George Beasley-Murray

Today marks the anniversary of G.R. Beasley-Murray’s birth in 1916.  He was a wonderful scholar, churchman, and friend.  He wrote a fascinating commentary on John and was the chief editor responsible for translating Rudolf Bultmann’s commentary on John into English.  … Continue reading

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The James Ossuary Trial: On BBC Radio

In 2002 a simple limestone burial box caused an archaelogical sensation. Inscribed on the ossuary in Hebrew were the words, ” James son of Joseph brother of Jesus.” If authentic it would be the first artifact with a possible direct … Continue reading

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