Daily Archives: 30 Dec 2010

What Are Your Favorite Bloggers Wearing as the Preside at Worship Services?

Be prepared to gasp.  Such hideous outfits. I’m so glad I’m a non vestment wearing Baptist.  Those Catholics and Catholic-Lites can keep their weird clothes.

Posted in Humor | 4 Comments

Total Depravity: Once a Molester, Always a Molester

A 19-year-old Morristown man was arrested Wednesday after being accused of raping a small female child [the Knoxville paper reports that she is 5].  Justin Christian faces charges of rape of a child for allegedly having sexual contact with the … Continue reading

Posted in Total Depravity

Challenge for 2011: Want to blog more often? (via WordPress.com News)

WordPress wants me to blog more often…. Is this a divine sign? Am I being called to more frequent posting? It would seem so… Ok, I will obey the heavenly vision. There is a saying among writers: to write more, … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture | 9 Comments

Oh Ok, So That’s How Stevens Wants to Roll, Is It?

Then I only have one thing to say-  Mark, and the others listed here, you’re on notice.  One more infraction, and you’ll be ‘Dead to Me’ and I will let fly a phalanx of wrath, rage, and horror such as … Continue reading

Posted in Humor | 6 Comments

The Best Bibliographical Search Tool for Biblical Studies

Is Bibil.

Posted in Biblical Studies Resources | 1 Comment

On Labels and Scholarship: Secularism and Faith in L’Accademia (via The Musings of Thomas Verenna)

Tom’s written a very interesting, and thought provoking piece. Do give it a read. He’s right, of course, that labels are problematic. You really can’t tell a thinker by his (or her) label any more than you can tell a … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

We are so apt to concentrate our thoughts on ourselves. We do not sufficiently often forget our own petty wants and anxieties, and launch down our tiny rivulet, until we are borne out into the great ocean of praise, which … Continue reading

Posted in Theology

The Truth Revealed (again)! How Jim West blogs so much! (via DR. JIM’S THINKING SHOP & TEA ROOM)

I would only add to Jim’s remarks, which are as sage as ever, that blogging doesn’t require thought (most of the time). Thought is for publications. Blogging is for something else… sometimes. Jim West, the non-ignorable nemesis of so many … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

Struggling BAR Needs Your Help… Or… You Could Support Archaeology

Like many of you (I’m sure) I’ve gotten an email from the Biblical Archaeology Review asking for help.  Twice now. Here it is- Please, when you’re thinking about your end-of-year charitable gifts, we ask you to consider the Biblical Archaeology … Continue reading

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Get Out of Jail Free With a Kidney Donation Card

For 16 years, sisters Jamie and Gladys Scott have shared a life behind bars for their part in an $11 armed robbery. To share freedom, they must also share a kidney.  Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour suspended the sisters’ life sentences … Continue reading

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The Catholic Response to the Writings of the Reformers and Radicals…

Was to ban them- pure and simple. I. All books which have been condemned either by the supreme Pontiffs or by ecumenical councils before the year 1515 and are not contained in this list, shall be considered condemned in the … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Theology, Zwingli | 3 Comments

Leave Christine O’Donnell Alone

The witch-hunt has become absurd, and Biden and others are just making themselves look even smaller than they already are (as if they weren’t already seen as completely dull and useless). Failed U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell said Thursday that … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Total Depravity | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Answering Your Mail

Lonnie from Pittsburgh writes Jim, While I appreciate your blog, and while it’s amusing, I do have to ask, do you ever have an unblogged thought? Lonnie, I actually have been asked that question before and it’s even appeared on … Continue reading

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ASOR Scholarships

If you’d like to help in an archaeological dig during the Summer of 2011 and need financial assistance, ASOR offers scholarships.  Take a look. [Note: The shovel isn’t for digging yourself out of a hole… it’s for uncovering things].

Posted in Archaeology

The Logical Conclusion of the Matter

Illegal drugs destroy lives, families, and whole cities. No one knows how many residents have left the city of 1.4 million since a turf battle over border drug corridors unleashed an unprecedented wave of cartel murders and mayhem. Business leaders, … Continue reading

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This Means War!

The heretics at Near Emmaus have done gone and forced me to call down the wrath of heaven on them.  I tried to warn them, but, alas, they didn’t heed.  So, here goes… Don’t blame me for the brutality. I … Continue reading

Posted in Humor | 16 Comments

It’s Official! Bob Cargill’s Blog Has Been Voted the Best of 2010!!!

Congratulations to Bob!  Well done!  Bob received 13 votes, which, by anyone’s reckoning, is more than 99.9% of all other biblioblogs received.  The voting was managed scientifically and though persons were allowed multiple votes, this in no way colored or … Continue reading

Posted in Humor | 3 Comments

How Could She?

An Indiana woman accused of feeding her young son olive oil and vinegar until he stopped breathing and died and then hiding his body more than a year has been formally charged.  Latisha Lawson, 31, of Fort Wayne faces two … Continue reading

Posted in Total Depravity | 6 Comments

On Sex: An Observation

Matt Flannagan has a pretty interesting philosophical look at the nature of sex as ‘casual’ activity.  His syllogism may turn out to be false.  But it’s worth thinking.

Posted in Theology

Total Depravity: The Abuser-Dad and Pot

Police in Portland arrested a local father earlier this week after pictures showing his two-year-old son playing with a large amount of marijuana were discovered on his cell phone.  The images were found on Tuesday by officers who responded to … Continue reading

Posted in Total Depravity