Daily Archives: 9 May 2011

That ‘Peace Movement’ in Mexico Doesn’t Seem to Be Working

Twelve suspected members of the Zetas drug gang and a member of Mexico’s Navy were killed in a shootout on an island in a lake that straddles the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said Monday. The Mexican Navy said the shootout occurred … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Modern Culture, Theology

Andrew Bynum: The Sorriest Sport in the NBA

Once you watch this I’m sure you’ll agree. Three words: what a brat.

Posted in Total Depravity

Now That’s Funny, Jim Barr!

The recession has hit everybody really hard… in fact, it has hit so hard …My neighbor got a pre-declined credit card in the mail. …CEO’s are now playing miniature golf. …Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen. …I saw a Mormon with … Continue reading

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There’s a Newt in ‘them thar hills…’

And it will be interesting to see how far backwards Christian right-ers will have to bend in order to support a self confessed adulterer and ‘user of Christianity in furtherance of his political goals’. Republicans took great delight in pointing … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Total Depravity | 2 Comments

What’s That??? You’re Offering Me the Perfect Job????

WOW! When I get emails like this I just get so excited! Hello there, Great new income ability for the USA employees is available now. You can receive $15 000/monthly with our company, spending 3 hours daily. No start-up investment, … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

Navy Authorizes Chaplains to Perform Same-Sex ‘Marriages’ in Naval Chapels (via Fr Stephen’s Blog)

Insanity. No chaplain worth the name could do it. The Navy goes the way of Sodom: Anticipating the elimination of the military ban on homosexuality, the Office of the Chief of Navy Chaplains has decided that same-sex couples in the … Continue reading

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Romans, You Are a Superstitious Lot!

If tourists find Rome unusually quiet next Wednesday, the reason will probably be that thousands of locals have left town in fear of a devastating earthquake allegedly forecast for that day by a long-dead seismologist.  For months Italian internet sites, … Continue reading

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Another Volume to Watch For: J. Ramsey Michaels’ ‘Revelation’

I saw this in the IVP Academic catalog and was filled with great joy.  Especially given my profound appreciation of Michaels’ work on John.  Oh ok, I admit it, I’ve asked Adrianna for a review copy.  So shoot me. 😉

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IOQS Facebook Group

Chris Brady tweeted it and here’s the page. The International Organization for Qumran Studies (IOQS) is an international collaboration platform for scholars in the field of Dead Sea Scrolls studies. The IOQS was founded in the summer of 1989 in … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

I Wish the World Would End May 21st…

If this kind of thing is all we have to look forward to, then I say it’s time to end the experiment and ask God to start over (like he wanted to do with Moses after wiping out the recalcitrant … Continue reading

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Some Free Unsolicited Advice For Church Boards (via Scotteriology)

Or- Churches might want to do a little checking when they hire a pastor… (good grief… really people? really?) You would think that it would be unnecessary to offer the following advice, “If someone applies to be the pastor at … Continue reading

Posted in Total Depravity

Quote of the Day

“Osama Bin Laden – World Hide And Seek Champion 2001-2011.” – Chris Belanger

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From the ‘People Are too Goofy for Words’ Department

Think you’ve heard it all before?  No, tiny one, people are always panting after new ways to be absurd.  Take, for example, this lot: Some pregnant women are trying to get grain seeds to grow by urinating on them in … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

The Filth Your Children Watch, And You Don’t Even Know It

The Telegraph reports Music TV channels will be issued with new guidance after an unedited version of Rihanna’s controversial S&M video was broadcast before the watershed. Watchdog Ofcom said that the video had a ”significant sexual fetish, bondage and sadomasochistic … Continue reading

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I’m Not Sure if Government Employees are Really Qualified to Make Such Claims

Via the twitter-  this rather astonishing (and theologically questionable) claim concerning the flooding in Tennessee’s western region- What if the ‘official’ is wrong?  What if it is in fact God doing it to rid Memphis of the wicked?  What if … Continue reading

Posted in pseudo-theology

Conference Announcement: The King James Bible- The End of the Road?

The King James Bible: The End of the Road? Thursday, July 7 · 6:00pm – 9:00pm, University Church of St Mary the Virgin, High Street, Oxford The Oxford Theology Faculty presents a conversation between Melvyn Bragg and Diarmaid MacCulloch, chaired … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Conferences

On the 10th Anniversary of the ‘Charta Oecumenica’

Kirchenbundpräsident Gottfried Locher und Bischof Norbert Brunner, Präsident der Schweizer Bischofskonferenz haben sich in einer Mitteilung zum zehnjährigen Jubiläum der Unterzeichnung der Charta Oecumenica geäussert, einem der wichtigsten ökumenischen Dokumente in Europa seit der Jahrtausendwende. You can read the (virtually) … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Theology

Simcha Gets Gargill-ized

Simcha’s been spanked before for his absurd falsehoods and ridiculous dilettantish misrepresentations of biblical subjects.  But he hasn’t been spanked like Bob Cargill has spanked him in Bible and Interpretation. No one is more deserving of the thumping than a … Continue reading

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Sometimes Only a Public Thank You Will Do

When someone does a kindness it is, I think, appropriate, if it is a special kindness, to proffer a public thank you.  So that’s what I want to do now. I want to publicly thank Francois Vouga for sending along … Continue reading

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And, As if to Prove the Point of the Last Post

A teenage girl is dead after posting her fear of a stalker on Facebook. A teenage girl has been found dead three days after telling friends on Facebook that she had a stalker. The body of aspiring model Emily Longley, … Continue reading

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