Daily Archives: 17 Oct 2010

To: Undisclosed Recipients

This email arrived and it just made me glow with pride… I really am widely desired, aren’t I? And not just by Starbucks tip seeking baristas… No, the fame of my wonderfulness has reached as far as Nigeria! Hello my … Continue reading

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Evacuating Silwan

Since I’ve come down with some sort of flu or something I’ve ended up staying home tonight and have watched the 60 Minutes segment on Silwan.  The guy Leslie Stahl interviewed who defended the evacuation of Palestinians and justified their … Continue reading

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More Political Deception and Hypocrisy

The headline tells the story in brief- Stimulating Hypocrisy: Scores of Recovery Act Opponents Sought Money Out of Public View Yup- they opposed the recovery act and still wanted to get money under the table and behind the scenes from … Continue reading

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More Pastoral Misconduct

This time it’s over in Sin City where a ‘Pastor’ has molested young boys. I guess what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas after all (and for all the deluded people who think God doesn’t see, guess what….) A … Continue reading

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True Words

Lifted from Maire Byrne on FB.

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Total Depravity: Killing for a Parking Spot

An off-duty Baltimore police detective out celebrating his birthday was killed by a blow to the head with a rock or piece of concrete during a fight over a parking space, and investigators on Sunday were questioning two suspects, authorities … Continue reading

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The ‘United Monarchy’: Israel Finkelstein’s Most Recent Thoughts

Israel Finkelstein has published a new essay titled “A Great United Monarchy? Archaeological and Historical Perspectives”, in: R.G. Kratz and H. Spieckermann, eds., One God – One Cult – One Nation: Archaeological and Biblical Perspectives, Berlin 2010, pp. 3-28. It … Continue reading

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For You Pagans Who Don’t Worship God on Sunday Evenings…

And so you find yourselves at home- 60 Minutes is airing a segment tonight (Oct 17) on the so called ‘City of David’ dig.  It will take one of two tacks- 1) Yup, it’s the real deal and Mazar has … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, Theology

Bye Bye Barack

President Barack Obama‘s winning coalition from 2008 has crumbled and his core backers are dispirited. It’s now Republicans who stand to benefit from an electorate that’s again craving change. Nearly two years after putting Obama in the White House, one-quarter … Continue reading

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Britain is About to Suffer- A Lot

SHEFFIELD, England – Sheffield knows all about cuts — and no one knows better than Philip Wright. A scissors manufacturer, he remembers this city at the height of its steel-making glory, when Sheffield’s furnaces and factories produced ships and tools … Continue reading

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