Monthly Archives: April 2011

Rowan Atkinson Was Too at the ‘Royal Wedding’!

Michael Acidri posted the exclusive photo on his FB page!  So here’s the proof Atkinson (Mr Bean/ Blackadder) was there…

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NATO, You Missed

NATO killed Gadhafi’s son and 3 of his grandchildren but somehow managed to miss their target altogether. Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi survived a NATO airstrike on Saturday night that killed his youngest son Saif al-Arab and three of his grandchildren, … Continue reading

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Guess What?!?! It Was a Meteorite That Destroyed Sodom…

You can’t make this shocking level of dilettantish nonsense up!  Well hold on, I guess you can because that’s exactly what the purveyors of this absurdly unverifiable ‘theory’ have done.  And they know the exact date too!  [And sorry if … Continue reading

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Lecture Announcement: Rachel Elior

Via Joseph Lauer Dr. Rachel Elior will be giving two lectures on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at this historic Orthodox congregation on the West Side of Manhattan on West 86th Street.   Dr. Elior will … lecture during Saturday morning worship … Continue reading

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BiblioBlog Rankings

Joel is now so close to being #1 that he only needs to be better than over 2,000 websites to overtake me! That’s close… As to the rest- well God bless ’em, the #3 is nearly 70,000 spots away and … Continue reading

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I’ve Struck it Rich! I Can Quit my Job and Travel Full Time!

I just got this exciting email and I feel compelled to share it with you all, my faithful readers in your tens of thousands- OFFICE OF THE WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER. MFB SATELITE -OBALENDE BRANCH SATELITE MICROFINANCE BANK 21A OBALENDE … Continue reading

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Mauro Pesce on ‘The Historical Jesus’

Now this is awesome! http://www.uniroma.tv/uniroma_network_player.swf?p=&v=20080108132833_334087379.flv&autoplay=false&ext=true

Posted in Bible, Biblical Studies Resources

Roland Boer on Norman Gottwald

In something called the M.R. Zine. Norman Gottwald belongs to a rare breed — an American Marxist biblical scholar.  More than one jarring juxtaposition in that epithet!  Unfortunately, he is less well known outside the relative small circle of biblical … Continue reading

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It Wasn’t Me, I Promise! I Have Two Lawnmowers of My Own

Sure I love to mow but not enough to hunt down a third mower.  I already have two. One’s a backup in case the main breaks down.  So I don’t need to steal another. Authorities say a man who was … Continue reading

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Bonhoeffer Knew it Too: Sometimes Tyrants Have to be Eliminated

And it may be time for the United States military or NATO or the Arab League or someone to remove Gadhafi before more needless deaths take place because of his evil insanity. He’s asking for a cease fire but anyone … Continue reading

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The Nuttiest People of the 16th Century… And Today

The nuttiest of the 16th century were, without question, the Anabaptists.  Philip Schaff does a fine job of describing why- The early history of the Anabaptists exhibits a strange chaos of peaceful reforms and violent revolutions—separatism, mysticism, millenarianism, spiritualism, contempt … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Theology

What have you enjoyed reading recently? (via scientia et sapientia)

A fun Saturday diversion- and here’s my answer: Heinrich Bullinger: Life, Thought, Influence (2 vols). It’s a collection of the papers read at the 2004 celebration of Bullinger in Zurich which also produced fantastic replica pages from the 1531 Zurich … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Church History

The Path of the Tornadoes’ Destruction From Space!

Via the Weather Channel.  It’s shocking.

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Quote of the Day

It will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need and the air force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber. – Louis Theroux

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Symposium in Honor of Justin Taylor

Via Mauro Pesce, word of this well deserved honor for Prof. Taylor- SYMPOSIUM IN HONOR OF PROF. JUSTIN TAYLOR, SM Tuesday, May 3 · 4:00pm – 7:00pm Location – The Center for the Study of Christianity (The Hebrew University of … Continue reading

Posted in Conferences

Vile Facebook Spam

If you’re directed to a page supposedly from one of your friend’s has suggesting that you see your photo aged 20 years, DON’T CLICK IT.  It’s pure spam and will ravage your FB page and the pages of your friends … Continue reading

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The Death Toll of the April 27 Tornadoes

Tragically– The death toll from killer tornadoes in the southern United States rose to at least 350 early Saturday, making the storm the second-deadliest tornado-related tragedy in US history.  The worst tornado outbreak in the United States in March 1925 … Continue reading

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Zwingli v. Faber- The 1526 Smackdown

On the 30th of April in 1526 Zwingli published Uber den ungesandten Sandbrieff Joannes Fabers Doctors an Huldrychen Zvinglin geschriben und hinderwert usgespreyt und nit überschickt / Antwurt Huldrychs Zvinglis. Faber and Zwingli had a checkered history – at first … Continue reading

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Its The Saddest Day for The World of the Media

Because now there’s no ‘wedding’ to cover.  What will ABC ‘News’ cover now?  What will Good Morning America discuss for hours on end?  What will Barbara Walters live for?  What will Robin Roberts do in order to name drop? It’s … Continue reading

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Leigh Anne Watts Was Not At All Pleased Today at the Wedding

The arrow points to her- She’s had her fill of Joel and his blatherings about the royal couple.

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