Daily Archives: 2 May 2011

There’s Something Seriously Wrong with Some People

The ‘top ten’ (or more properly, ‘bottom ten‘) right wing reactions to the days events.  #4 deserves some investigation by the Secret Service-  it’s SICK 4. WorldNetDaily contributor Mychal Massie: Maybe Obama deserves to be assassinated, too. And #10- well, … Continue reading

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That Little Ear Covering Girl Sure Gets Around!


Posted in Humor

Even Albert Mohler Sees the Wrongness of Christian Celebrations of Bin Laden’s Death

And if he can see it, anyone should be able to.  In the midst of observations he remarks, correctly (!) And yet, there are two troubling aspects that linger. The first is the open celebration in the streets. While we … Continue reading

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Fox News: Where the Lunatics Really are in Charge of the Asylum

… the anchor at the Fox station in Washington, WTTG, said – first thing out of his mouth as the President walked away from the podium:  “President Obama speaking from the East Room of the White House, telling the nation … Continue reading

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On Group Blogs: An Observation

Group blogs are the biblioblogging equivalent of the Tower of Babel- all confusion because there are too many tongues and too much confusion and the end result is dispersions and scatterings.  [And mennonite/anabaptist blogs are like that no matter how … Continue reading

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In the words of Desi Arnaz, “Pakistan, you got some ‘splanin’ to do!” (via XKV8R: The Official Blog of Dr. Robert R. Cargill)

Nicely put. In the words of Desi Arnaz, “Pakistan, you got some ‘splanin’ to do!” The heat is now on Pakistan. Far from the mountainous region separating Pakistan from Afghanistan, our “partners” in the fight against terrorism apparently didn’t know … Continue reading

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Today With Zwingli

On the second of May in the year of our Lord, 1524, Huldrych Zwingli sent what amounts to an ‘open letter’ to the Swiss Confederation pleading with it to avoid entanglement in yet another war on foreign soil.  Having seen … Continue reading

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The Reformed Church of Germany and the Death of Osama

Der Tod des Terroristenführers Osama bin Laden kann nach Auffassung des Friedensbeauftragten der Evangelischen Kirche in Deutschland (EKD), Renke Brahms, kein Grund zur Freude sein. «Ich würde es nicht einmal als Erfolg bezeichnen», sagte der leitende Bremer Theologe am 2. … Continue reading

Posted in Theology

Mommas, Don’t let Your Babies Grow up to be Laker’s Fans!

Finally, a Country song I can agree with-

Posted in Humor

And So Begins the Stupidity

It was inevitable and though I figured it would commence today, I am a little (but not much) surprised that it’s this soon.  Students react to the news of bin Laden’s death by, of all things, burning stuff and exposing … Continue reading

Posted in pseudo-christianity, Total Depravity

The Latest Newsletter from the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit

At Cambridge has arrived today and it’s lead article is about the discovery of another ben Sira fragment T-S AS 118.78.    It belongs to MS D and contains ben Sira 7:18-8:18.  With the kind permission of the T-S folks, here’s … Continue reading

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Insane Commentators and A Reminder of My Comment Policy

Ok apparently it’s time to restate my comment policy- To save you, good reader, the dismay that fills the hearts of those who comment and to their shame never see their (at least to their own mind) wit received and … Continue reading

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Today: An Observation

I think that Christians ought to be guided by Scripture and not sentiment on day’s like this.  The spirit of Christ should fill us, not the spirit of this age.

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Another Passage Christians Should Remember Today (and Every Day)

Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;  18 Lest the LORD see it, and it displease Him, And He turn away His wrath from him.   (Pro 24:17-18). [With … Continue reading

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Christian Reaction to bin Laden’s Death

As word spreads and Christians respond may I suggest, from a theological point of view, that it is extraordinarily important that Christians be very Christian on this particular day concerning this particular topic. It’s too easy to fall into the … Continue reading

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The Most Disturbing News of the Day

This email from Twitter arrived this morning…  and it’s very disturbing. A male Bieber fan?  That’s disturbing… for more than one reason.

Posted in Humor

Verse of the Day

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.  Mt 5:44

Posted in Bible, Theology

Why Bin Laden’s Death No Longer Matters

An essay in Time says it best- … But where killing or capturing Bin Laden might once have been imagined to be a decisive turning point in a struggle between the U.S. and its challengers in the Muslim world, today, … Continue reading

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Pakistan is no Friend of the U.S.- They Clearly Harbored Bin Laden

India is right. The killing of Osama bin Laden near Islamabad is proof that “terrorists belonging to different organisations find sanctuary in Pakistan”, Indian Home Minister P Chidambaram says. President Obama’s statement that the Al-Qaeda leader was killed in Abbotabad … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture, Politics | 8 Comments

What Does it Say of us When We Rejoice at Death?

Jeremiah Bailey puts it nicely and with great theological adeptness when he remarks on the Facebook- “I find the people chanting “USA USA” in DC to be eerily reminiscent of the celebrations on the streets of Palestine after the attack … Continue reading

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