Daily Archives: 1 Jun 2011

Perhaps He Shouldn’t Strive for Androgyny if he Doesn’t Want to be Mistaken for a Woman

When androgynous male model Andrej Pejic was voted to 98th place on men’s lifestyle magazine FHM’s list of the world’s sexiest women, the magazine made it quite clear it disagreed with its readers’ choice.  A blurb online that accompanied Pejic’s … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture, Total Depravity

More Political Dirtbaggery: The Governor of New Jersey

New Jersey is broke, just like most of the other States and that still didn’t stop Gov. Greedy oh I mean Christie, from wasting a state helicopter to attend his son’s ballgame. I guess he’d rather cut teacher’s salaries and … Continue reading

Posted in Politics

Those Who Violate the First Commandment

Luther writes All those who do not at at all times trust God and do not in all their works or sufferings, life and death, trust in His favor, grace and goodwill, but seek His favor in other things or … Continue reading

Posted in Theology

Perhaps if the Imbeciles in Congress Would act Like Adults…

The markets wouldn’t be plunged into uncertainty fearing the buffoons in Congress won’t pass some sort of debt ceiling increase and take real action to aid economic recovery.  Does any country in the world have representatives that are less intelligent … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

Anonymous? Read, Cowardly

The Telegraph has a fine piece on the cowardice of those who cower behind ‘anonymity’ to attack people via Twitter. Read it all. Seriously. It’s very good, including such insights as this- There is nothing heroic about attacking your employers … Continue reading

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You Should Always be Nice to Your Children

First, because it’s they who will be picking the nursing home they drop you in like a used diaper.  And second, because if you aren’t they might just snap one day.  Like this girl did. A Bean Station woman was … Continue reading

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More ‘Sciency’ Rubbish

Eggs are bad for you.  No they aren’t.  Yes they are.  No they aren’t.   Cell phones won’t hurt you.  Yes they will.  No they won’t.  yes they will.   Low carb diets are good for you.  No they aren’t.  Yes … Continue reading

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The Latest Number of the Biblical Studies Carnival

Joel has it.  He insists that it is the very best Carnival ever posted.  See if you agree.

Posted in Modern Culture

Drug Tests for Welfare Recipients

It’s an idea whose time has come. Responsible employees of lots of companies undergo drug testing and if they fail, they’re fired. Welfare recipients are being paid to do nothing by taxpayers who work very hard for their income. Why … Continue reading

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Back to ‘Solomon’s Mines’

A team of archaeologists and others will return to a site southeast of the Dead Sea in late September, 2011 to continue investigations of what is now considered to be one of the largest copper mines of the ancient Middle … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology

The Explanation is Simple: People Are Insane for Celebs

And by insane I mean insane. Crazy. Dominated by an unnatural desire to know the most lurid and intimate as well as idiotic and meaningless details of celebrities vapid and pointless lives. This past week on the New York Times … Continue reading

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Colloquium Announcement: Does God Behave Badly?

David Lamb will be our guest on the Biblical Studies List June 20-27 for a colloquium.  Specifically, we will be discussing with David the ideas contained in his newly published volume God Behaving Badly. If you’d like to take part, … Continue reading

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In The Mail

Many, many thanks to Daniele Bertini for sending along copies of Bultmann: Giovanni e la Demitizzazione and Divenire Dio: La teologia giovannea del maestro gnostico Eracleone.  Summer reading at it’s finest!

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You Can Buy Relics on Ebay!

If you’re silly, gullible, and have money to toss into the pit. A wonderful piece from the private collection of a Tuscan nobleman who spent his life collecting relics and investigating the Turin Shroud: A petite silver altar reliquary, ca. … Continue reading

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Unbelievers and the Bible: An Observation

The unbelieving are so averse to the word that they study it in vain; for in their hearts they are wholly disinclined towards it.  — Huldrych Zwingli Very correct.

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Sarah Foot’s Inaugural Lecture

Oxford University Prof. Sarah Foot, Inaugural Lecture, 18 May 2011 Sarah Foot, Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History, gave her Inaugural Lecture on 18 May 2011 in the Examination Schools.  Her complete lecture, entitled ‘Thinking with Christians: doing Ecclesiastical History in … Continue reading

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Is the BBC Biased Against Christians?

And if it is, is it a bad thing?  Or to put it another way, why do Christians so often crave societal approval?  Why do so many believers seem to want the world’s recognition or applause? The BBC uses “derogatory … Continue reading

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Perversity and Depravity

Deputies say a 50-year-old Lexington man gave cigarettes and smokeless tobacco to three teenage boys in exchange for soliciting sexual favors from them.  Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said deputies arrested Terrence Everett Bryant, 50, of Lexington, on three … Continue reading

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