Daily Archives: 21 Apr 2011

Lady Gag(alot) Drops the ‘R’ Word…

For those who still think she’s precious… Lady Gaga has lashed out at claims her hit Born This Way is a copy of Madonna’s Express Yourself, branding the accusations “retarded”.  The eccentric singer told NME she believes the only similarity … Continue reading

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BBC One’s ‘Story of Jesus’

It’s that time of the year.  Still, this has got to be better than anything Discovery or NatGeo spew.  It is the BBC after all. In a major two part series, nine of the world’s leading Biblical experts re-examine the … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, Bible

What, Another Greasy ‘Family Values’ Politician Is Under an Ethics Investigation and Resigns???

Well how unusual is that…. Nevada Sen. John Ensign, who is under an ethics investigation, says he will resign his seat on May 3. In June, the Republican admitted to an extramarital affair with his onetime campaign treasurer. So says … Continue reading

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The Elah Valley Coins

Via Joseph Lauer, who provides the translation Maariv – Friday, April 15, 2011 14:17 News – Tens of ancient coins were discovered in the Elah Valley:  Archaeology Doctoral candidate from the Hebrew University uncovered in Khirbet Qeiyafa coins used in … Continue reading

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Valerie Strauss is Outraged and She’s Right to Be. All Thinking People Are

Ms Strauss writes I’m outraged that President Obama has so let down public educators by enabling the continuing rhetoric against bad teachers and failing schools, all the while neglecting to undo the worst aspects of No Child Left Behind. What … Continue reading

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The Cops Are Right to Cuff Unruly Kids

And they’re especially right to do it when the kids are endangering others and themselves. First-grader Joseph Anderson didn’t like the way his Easter egg turned out so he threw a tantrum at a Queens school. Teachers at Public School … Continue reading

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Zwingli Remembered By His Friend Leo Jud and His Theology Summarized and Systematized

4 years after Zwingli was killed at the Second Battle at Kappel-am-Albis, his friend and longtime colleague Leo Jud wrote his Opus articulorum sive conclusionum a sanctae memoriae clarissimo viro Huldrycho Zvinglio. The volume is nothing other than a summary … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Theology, Zwingli

zwei Tage vor dem Fest des Passa…

Es war aber zwei Tage vor dem Fest des Passa und der ungesäuerten Brote. Und die Hohen Priester und Schriftgelehrten suchten Mittel und Wege, wie sie ihn mit List festnehmen und töten könnten. – Mk 14

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This is What Happens When You Didn’t Deserve to Win!


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Mary’s Not the Virgin Anymore… Even for Some Catholics

Mary has lost her perpetual virginity it seems (though of course anyone who reads the Bible knows that she wasn’t a virgin when she bore Jesus’ brothers and sisters, but never mind that).  Antonio directs our attention to a fascinating … Continue reading

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Colin Humphries, The Date of the Last Supper

There’s an essay by Humphries in Bible and Interpretation today that has appeared in various form in other places lately across the web. The weakness of his theory, in my estimation, is that he attempts to harmonize what need not … Continue reading

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This Will Disappoint Many at the Creation Museum in Kentucky

The [Tennessee] Senate sponsor of a bill to shield teachers from discipline for criticizing scientific theories has taken the proposal off notice for the year.  Republican Sen. Bo Watson of Hixson told the Chattanooga Times Free Press he will wait … Continue reading

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The Horror of the Crucifixion

Mark Goodacre writes The second Passion Podcast this year is NT Pod 54: The Horror of Crucifixion  It looks at the archaeological and literary evidence and reflects on its relevance to the Passion Narratives in the Gospels. Timely and informative.

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Holy Week and Easter

The German Bible Society has loads of useful things for both. Albrecht Dürer is to art what Mozart is to music

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It’s Dangerous to be a Christian in Indonesia

Indonesia was in a state of high alert Thursday after the arrest of 19 terror suspects led police to a 150-kilogram (330-pound) bomb buried beneath a gas pipeline near a church.  Senior security minister Djoko Suyanto said he believed Islamic … Continue reading

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Tiananmen Square: 22 Years Ago Today

On this day in 1989, 100,000+ students marched on Tiananmen Square Beijing, China demanding political reform. Tanks and troops used live fire to clear the area on June 4, 1989, gunning down hundreds of protesters and inciting international outrage. Conclusion: … Continue reading

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The Brutally Murdered Florida Teen

A 15-year-old boy was shot to death and stuffed into a sleeping bag before being burned in a bonfire and dumped into water, Marion County deputies said Wednesday. Investigators said he was lured into a house by his ex-girlfriend then … Continue reading

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While ‘Mom’ Smokes Pot, Her Toddler is Run Over by a Car

I suppose the ‘420 celebrants‘ think that it wasn’t the pot that made the woman unconcerned about the safety and welfare of her child… A three-year-old child was struck by a car on Monday while his mother was inside her … Continue reading

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2 1/2 Year Old Shoots and Kills His Mother (?)

It sounds fishy to me. Police say a caller to 911 told them a woman had been shot by her young son.  Officers arriving at the Miramar apartment Wednesday evening found the woman dead. Late Wednesday, Miramar police were interviewing … Continue reading

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Alert: What Exactly is Mark Stevens Teaching his Children????

I was stunned and shocked today whilst looking over Facebook to note that Mark has posted a photo of a ‘married couple’ which his precious little daughter had wed.   That photo raises serious questions as to Mark’s teaching and his … Continue reading

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