Daily Archives: 31 Oct 2010

The October Biblical Studies Carnival (Because it’s November Down Under)

And it’s right here at Jonathan’s place.  He calls it Oktoberfest!  Inebriate yourself on the abundance of biblio-blogging joyfulness. Welcome one and all to New Zealand for the October 2010 Biblical Studies Carnival.  Don’t worry, sausages have a strong presence … Continue reading

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From the inestimably bright Eliot Braun of the IAA on ANE-2, Dear colleagues, ‘Atiqot, the journal of the Israel Antiquities Authority is now online and apparently free in pdf format. This is the link: http://www.atiqot.org.il I’m relatively certain he would … Continue reading

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Made in China: The Black Death!

This is fascinating!  It seems China’s exporting harmful stuff isn’t new… The great waves of plague that twice devastated Europe and changed the course of history had their origins in China, a team of medical geneticists reported Sunday, as did … Continue reading

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Spam Comments: Sometimes They’re Downright Funny

This spam comment showed up today and I just have to share it. It was extremely interesting for me to read the post. Thanks for it. I like such topics and anything that is connected to them. I definitely want … Continue reading

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Don’t Fly El Al, Unless You Want to Be Treated Like Trash

This is just so wrong.  El Al is simply acting like a thug. An American professor who was invited to a conference in Israel claims she was humiliated by Israeli security personnel at London’s Luton airport on Thursday. Professor Heather … Continue reading

Posted in Total Depravity | 4 Comments

The One Year Anniversary of the Post Reformation Digital Library

If you haven’t made your acquiantance with the Post Reformation Digital Library yet, you should.  It contains so many important documents from the Reformation and following that there’s just nothing better on or offline.   Calvins works?  Yup.  Zwingli?  Of course.  … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Books, Bullinger, Calvin, Church History, Luther, Melanchthon, Oecolampadius, Theology, Zwingli | Tagged

One Further Mention of J. Alberto Soggin

The news media has been too busy talking about politics and elections and Lindsey Lohan’s latest fiascos to mention the passing of the great J. Alberto Soggin. So I’m very grateful to Antonio Lombatti for telling me about this site … Continue reading

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Where in the World is Chris Tilling Now?

Driving… Evidently Chris thought he was still in Britain, and didn’t realize he was driving the wrong way! Oh Chris… take a cab!

Posted in Friends, Humor | 2 Comments

Those Are the Same Reasons Why I Don’t Observe Halloween!

More or less…  But I’d add one to Brian’s fine list (a list, I have to tell you, which is just -fantastic). #11- It’s a stupid holiday. Go see Brian’s 10 reasons why he doesn’t celebrate the stupid holiday.

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My Favorite of the 95 Theses of Luther

1. Our Lord and Master Jesus Christ, when He said Poenitentiam agite, willed that the whole life of believers should be repentance. 36. Every truly repentant Christian has a right to full remission of penalty and guilt, even without letters … Continue reading

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Hamid Karzai is Nothing but a Drug Lord. Why Are We Paying Him?

Instead of funding him, we should be removing him. Karzai denounces drug raid in Afghanistan   The Afghan president calls a large-scale operation in which the U.S. and Russia took part a violation of sovereignty, even though Afghan police participated … Continue reading

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Happy Reformation Day

Or as I like to call it- Second Reformation Day Initiated by the Third Reformer, Luther, Who Wasn’t the First Reformer (That Was Zwingli, Already in 1515) or the Brightest Reformer (That Was Calvin).  But that’s an awfully long title … Continue reading

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