Daily Archives: 21 Oct 2010

That Rarest of All Things: An Apology

And for it Dianna Agron (Quinn, of Glee)deserves respect and appreciation. I’d like to start by saying that these are solely my thoughts on the November issue of GQ and the controversy that has surrounded its release. I am not … Continue reading

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Popular Science: Dilettantes

Here’s why ‘scientists’ should shut up about things like the Dead Sea Scrolls.  This is the actual headline for an essay in Popular Science touting the digitalization of the Scrolls.  And I bet you can spot the problem in a … Continue reading

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A New Essay in a New Volume Worth Reading

William Schniedewind’s “Excavating the Text of 1 Kings 9: In Search of the Gates of King Solomon,” in T. E. Levy, Historical Biblical Archaeology and the Future – The New Pragmatism (London: Equinox, 2010), pp. 241-49 follows close on the … Continue reading

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Justin Bieber Taken to School by an Old Canadian Dude

Via Mark Regier on FB. Go, old Canadian dude! Mock Bieber’s ‘literary achievement’… HA!

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What Needs to Be Said to those Dainty Souls so Easily Offended…

Can best be related by an anecdote concerning C.H. Spurgeon. Once, after a particularly rousing sermon a woman approached Mr Spurgeon and said ‘Sir, may I speak plainly with you and quite openly without fear?’ to which Spurgeon replied ‘Certainly, … Continue reading

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More ‘Tyranny of the Minority’ Insanity

The Christian flag is everywhere in the small city of King: flying in front of barbecue joints and hair salons, stuck to the bumpers of trucks, hanging in windows and emblazoned on T-shirts. The relatively obscure emblem has become omnipresent … Continue reading

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The Kitten Stomper: The Perfect Gift for the Friend who has Everything

Don’t write… its Swiftian humor! Calm yourselves, PETA! [Blame Phil Style if you want to blame someone]

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Luther’s Advice to the Melancholic

A man doesn’t have control of himself when he is downcast and alone, even if he is well equipped with a knowledge of the Scriptures. It is not for nothing that Christ gathers his church around the Word and the … Continue reading

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Abortion is Murder

Can any thinking person imagine otherwise in the case of the Chinese woman who was forced to abort her 8 month unborn? A pregnant woman in south China was detained, beaten and forced to have an abortion just a month … Continue reading

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More Evil Cats Taking Over the World News

Cats are purposefully growing ever larger (in contrast to the evolutionary-ists who have been suckered into believing, by the cat propagandists, that cats are getting smaller) in their ever swelling numbers so that when they take over the world, they … Continue reading

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‘Faith Got Me Through It’

I’m presently wasting time before rounds by watching an interview on ABC with Brett Favre’s wife and she constantly refers to the fact that ‘faith gets her through difficult times’. I don’t mean to quibble- but ‘faith’ doesn’t get us … Continue reading

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The Difference Between German Convicts and American Convicts

In America, cons learn such useful skills as making a shiv from a straw and honing their criminal skills by picking up tips from other cons. In Germany, they perform Mozart’s Opera the Magic Flute. Criminals sitting out long-term sentences … Continue reading

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Hebrew University Students LipSync Glee Singing Queen

Via Matthew Kalman on FB

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Remembering Gerhard von Rad on the Anniversary of his Birth

When I was a student in Seminary in the mid 80’s (that’s 1980’s), Gerhard von Rad’s Old Testament Theology (and other works) were required reading.  Having come from an astonishingly conservative (yet amazingly open to education) theological background, I found … Continue reading

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Why Oh Why? The Trash-i-fication of Glee

Glee seems to be trashifying itself.  Who knows why.  But a recent photoshoot for GQ portrays a couple of the young stars of the formerly fantastic but recently tragically uninteresting show in less than flattering light (to be charitable). It’s … Continue reading

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NPR Gives Juan Williams the Boot

For, apparently, making some ‘inappropriate’ comments about Muslims on ‘The O’Reilly Factor’. I have mixed feelings about this.  First, having heard his remarks on NPR this morning when the story was reported, he did say something pretty silly about being … Continue reading

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