Daily Archives: 29 May 2011

I Wish People Wouldn’t Make Artistic Representations of Jesus

When they do, they inevitably do stuff that’s just beyond annoying. via Craig Martin on FB.

Posted in Modern Culture | 3 Comments

When You’re Paranoid, Even a 7 Year Old Looks Dangerous

Jerusalem policemen arrested a Palestinian seven-year-old child, relatives said on Sunday, claiming that the boy was battered by police officers during his arrest.  The boy’s parents, residents of the East Jerusalem village of Silawn, said they searched for their son … Continue reading

Posted in Total Depravity | 14 Comments

Insights From the Heidelberg Catechism

The Apostle’s Creed asserts of Christ that he ‘descended into hell’.  While generally overlooked these days as either irrelevant or absurd, the Heidelberg Catechism is right on point on the matter. Question 44. Why is there added, “he descended into … Continue reading

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Murderous Madness in the Name of ‘Faith’

A mother faces up to 45 years in jail after being found guilty of killing her son in a botched exorcism. Since when are exorcisms, even in the Bible, violent? Even a casual reading of the exorcisms performed by Jesus … Continue reading

Posted in Total Depravity | 1 Comment

Self Love

Self love is the disease or defect from which all our ills come forth as from a trojan horse.  — Huldrych Zwingli

Posted in Theology, Zwingli

Britain is (Seriously) Running Out of Wind…

I find this amazing but I do have a cure, or a solution. Despite the freak gales that battered parts of the country last week, climate experts are warning that many of Britain’s wind farms may soon run out of … Continue reading

Posted in Humor

More Than Ever Before, The Christian Church Must Affirm the Theological Declaration of Barmen

The anniversary of the Barmen Synod and the Theological Declaration that sprang from it is upon us.  More than ever, the Church needs to reaffirm it’s message.  It has too long, especially in the United States, bowed at the altar … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture, Theology

Love Doesn’t Win in Modern America, Promiscuity Does

Three mornings a week, when Becky Leung gets ready for work, her boyfriend is just getting home from his overnight job. When her mother drops hints about her twin sister’s marriage, she laughs it off. And when she thinks about … Continue reading

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Where in the World is Chris Tilling Now?

Having a barbecue! Oh Chris, Chris, Chris…

Posted in Humor

Quote of the Day

“Worship is no longer worship when it reflects the culture around us more than the Christ within us.” AW Tozer

Posted in Theology

Tel Aviv University Announcement

The Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures of Tel Aviv University, in cooperation with TAU’s School for Overseas Students (OSP), is pleased to announce two $5,000 scholarships for international students in the new one year international program for … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology | 1 Comment

Turn Left, Turn Left, Turn Left, Crash

There.  I’ve summarized the entire sum and substance of the Indianapolis 500.  Now you don’t have to bother watching people waste fuel, speed crazily, pass and be passed, turn only left, and inevitably view a crash.  You know everything that’s … Continue reading

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Joel Wants me Dead. He Says So Himself!

Here.  And I quote I can … be number one… this is the Mirror Universe where Spock (episode 33/39) has to kill Kirk to take over the Enterprise to make the cosmos a safer place. See!!!!  [Pay no mind to … Continue reading

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Veterans Affairs has no Business in Telling People How they can Pray

So good for the judge who blocked them from doing so.  If people want to end their prayers in Jesus’ name, that’s no concern of the government. A federal judge in Texas has told the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs … Continue reading

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Kostenberger Krushed

J.B. does a good job showing the weakness, and illegitimacy, of Andreas (Bodenstein von Karlstadt) Kostenberger’s ‘argument’ which does nothing more than make women fourth class citizens of the human race. Kostenberger (K) refers to Andreas Kostenberger “The Crux of the … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Theology

Interesting MB II rural cultic site near Jerusalem

Aren has the details. Sort of. Just came back from a very interesting visit to the excavations of a rural MB II cultic site near Jerusalem. Since the site has not been published in any manner as of yet (and … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology