Daily Archives: 16 Oct 2010

The Captain of the Titanic Thinks No One Should Panic

Everything will be alright just as long as everyone stays in their suites and doesn’t worry about the iceberg straight ahead.  Our ship, he suggests, is unsinkable… With the congressional elections fast approaching, President Barack Obama acknowledged Saturday that the … Continue reading

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The French Crack Me Up

They are happy to destroy their own country, it seems, just to ensure that they have to work less… Crazy. Plus, if you look at the faces of these protesters you’ll notice that they are all kids! As if they … Continue reading

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Glee’s ‘Kurt’ is Getting a Boyfriend?

Apparently so.  I’m probably the only person in the country who thinks that Glee is definitely heading in a propagandistic direction.  For no reason, they’re really starting to ruin what last year was a great show.  I don’t watch Glee … Continue reading

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Good News for the Geeks and Sci-Fi Types

Peter Jackson, who directed the Lord of the Rings trilogy, is going to direct The Hobbit. This should make James McGrath happier than a sailor in Thailand. In fact, I suspect we can now look forward to a blow by … Continue reading

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Then, as Now, It’s Judaisms and not Judaism

On Judaisms- an observation. Judaism is not now, nor has it ever been, a monolith.  Any more than Christianity. Jews in Jesus’ day argued as much among themselves as Jews of our day. This is why all talk of ‘the … Continue reading

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Today With Zwingli

The Christians at Eßlingen were very interested in Zwingli’s Reformed theology but they had questions, since it overturned life-long held beliefs. So Zwingli wrote two letters of explanation, the second sent on the 16th of October, 1526. In it he … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Theology, Zwingli

Quote of the Day

“In general, I don’t just see the glass as half empty, I see the glass as half empty and the water as teeming with microbes and the rim as smudged and the liquid as evaporating quickly.” -A.J. Jacobs So true! … Continue reading

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Where in the World is Chris Tilling Now?

Oregon State Police gave an 82-year-old woman a ticket for driving 28 miles per hour over her age and twice the posted speed limit of 55 mph. KVAL-TV reported a trooper spotted Marcia Brandon Chris Tilling’s car going 110 mph … Continue reading

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Total Depravity: Parental Idiocy

I hear parents all the time say ‘I’d rather have my kids drink or do drugs at home where I can at least know they’re ok’ to which I always reply ‘well teaching them to destroy themselves isn’t the best … Continue reading

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