Daily Archives: 29 Oct 2010

Calvin: On Laziness and the Usefulness of the Law

The Law acts like a whip to the flesh, urging it on as men do a lazy sluggish ass. Even in the case of a spiritual man, inasmuch as he is still burdened with the weight of the flesh, the … Continue reading

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Those Snarkiest and Snidest About the Productivity of Others…

Are usually the very people least productive themselves.  Such persons merely need be reminded that everyone has exactly the same number of minutes in a day.  Spending one’s time playing video games or visiting hundreds of coffee houses is one … Continue reading

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It is Pretty Shocking

Thanks to Thomas Römer for mentioning this really bizarre report on FB. A campaign by the Catholic Church of Lucerne to raise awareness of the risks associated with unprotected sex has irked Swiss clergymen and surprised many clerics whom the … Continue reading

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Mainstream Media is Actually Reporting the Death of Ehud Netzer

Indeed, none less than the Associated Press. Remarkable. And not weeks later (but not minutes afterward either as happens in the case of silly actors and actresses and jocks). Now let’s see how long it takes them to notice the … Continue reading

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Anyone Who Says Anyone Ought to Kill Themselves Shouldn’t Be Employed at All

So it stands to reason that Clint McCance shouldn’t be employed by anyone nor a member of any school board anywhere for any reason.  That he resigned after his utterly vile remarks also just stands to reason.  Hatemongers ought never … Continue reading

Posted in Total Depravity

How N.T. Wright and Josh McDowell Are Similar

Josh McDowell and NT Wright both believe in apologetics.  Both believe the Scriptures, and God, need to be defended because God (and Scripture) are insufficient in and of themselves. Such a view (shared by a shocking many) is actually a … Continue reading

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The Memorial Service for Jan Alberto Soggin

An attendee at the memorial writes This afternoon I took part to the memorial service for J.A. Soggin. The little church of via IV novembre was full with people and everybody listened with great attention the speeches delivered by Daniel … Continue reading

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#1 – For the 10,000,000th Year In a Row

In anticipation of the inevitable news coming in a few days- Take note… and don’t be mad.  Remember, it’s only because I’m more popular than you.  That’s all. And I’m not just popular, I’m more than twice as popular as … Continue reading

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The City in the Hebrew Bible

Via Viv Rowett of SOTS THE CITY IN THE HEBREW BIBLE, 6th-8th April 2011 This conference will be held at the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, with accommodation at nearby Selwyn College. Online registration for the conference (including accommodation) … Continue reading

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What the SBL Greek New Testament is, Exactly

The other day Joel mentioned the SBL GNT and announced that free copies would be passed out at the SBL in Atlanta in mid November.  But there wasn’t anything then up on the SBL GNT website (though there obviously is … Continue reading

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Roland Boer: A Victory for Sausage (and Freedom of Thought)

Roland writes I have it from the man himself, John Kutsko, the executive director of the Society of Biblical Literature, that the sausage carnival will proceed. John writes that he is persuaded by me ‘that the title is not simply … Continue reading

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Google: Proving Luther Right

Interestingly, having just posted Luther’s quote, I read this in the Washington Post… The next time you hear some statesmen from the business community complaining that American companies can’t compete internationally because of our highest-in-the-world 35 percent corporate tax rate, … Continue reading

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Luther: On Idolatry

Many a one thinks that he has God and everything in abundance when he has money and possessions; he trusts in them and boasts of them with such firmness and assurance as to care for no one. Lo, such a … Continue reading

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But It’s an Accredited School… They Must Know What They’re Doing…

Yet apparently accreditation won’t buy common sense. The Social Security numbers, grades and other personal information of more than 40,000 former University of Hawaii students were posted online for nearly a year before being removed this week, The Associated Press … Continue reading

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Total Depravity: The Mother Who Killed her Baby… For Interrupting her Playing Farmville…

Simply, totally depraved. On Wednesday, Alexandra V. Tobias pled guilty to second degree murder for shaking her baby to death. At the time of her arrest in January, 22-year-old Tobias reportedly told police that she was playing FarmVille on Facebook … Continue reading

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