Daily Archives: 2 Aug 2011


You raise ’em, you clothe them, and watch over them and when they grow up and buy their own cars and computers they turn on you. And I know whereof I speak because Rachel, our daughter, bought her own computer … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Thanks So Much!

To whomsoever got this for me from my wishlist! I don’t know who you are, but you have my heartfelt gratitude.

Posted in Friends

When Divorcing Your (Political Party) Partner is Not Only Acceptable, But Desirable

I left the party a long time ago.  I just couldn’t take the sliminess and greasiness and underhandedness and deception.  Christian has reasons of his own which you’ll want to read.  One thing we both agree on 100% is, it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

BibleWorks 9: The Coming Review

The folk at BibleWorks have sent along a copy of BW9 for review and according to UPS it ought to arrive tomorrow.  My review will commence with such things as installation and ease of use and then proceed to content … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Biblical Studies Resources | Tagged | 1 Comment

Oxford’s Excavation at Petra: Some Brilliant Photos

Take a look– with thanks to Chris Rollston for pointing it out.

Posted in Archaeology | Tagged | 2 Comments

The Debt Deal has Passed the Senate… What Does it Mean?

Here’s the best tweet in the aftermath- Beyond that, the winners are the rich because they won’t be affected by it at all.  They get to keep more percentage of income than the poor and middle class.  The losers?  The … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Total Depravity | 4 Comments

Congratulations to Jonathan and His New Bride!

Jonathan Stökl of the University College, London (formerly of Oxford U), and fellow member of the Society for Old Testament Study, just married. Above are a just a couple of the wedding photos which I ripped off from his FB … Continue reading

Posted in Friends, SOTS

If Your Name is Craig, You’re Obviously a Conservative

The reasoning in the essay below is – well- faultless… The following has been written a visiting research/PhD student who has been signed on loan until the end of the season. The views below do not necessarily reflect the views … Continue reading

Posted in SBL | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Quote of the Day

“Christians must understand most emphatically that the world around us is in conflict with the Word within us.”  — AW Tozer

Posted in Theology | Tagged

How To Handle Idolatry

Posted in Church History, Zwingli | 1 Comment

The Jewish Revolt Against Rome

It’s a forthcoming volume edited by the goodly Mladen Popović which includes the following contributions: Mladen Popović, The Jewish Revolt against Rome: History, Sources and Perspectives Greg Woolf, Provincial Revolts in the Early Roman Empire Werner Eck, Die römischen Repräsentanten … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Studies Resources, Books | Tagged , ,

Well You Can’t Vote After All…

From Eerdmans- Many thanks to everyone who submitted a photo to our Anniversary Photo Contest. If you received an email about online voting this morning, please disregard it. Judging will be (as the contest rules have always stated) by the … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Tagged ,

The Amazing Tale of the Discovery of the Century: The BAR T-Shirt!

Earlier I posted a stunning photo of a t-shirt found in the Old City of Jerusalem by Joe Zias. Now, Joe tells the story of its discovery in his own words: Readers here [in Jerusalem] had the opportunity to listen … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, sarcasm

I’m Envious of Joe Zias

Look at the cool shirt he found in Jerusalem! And here he is at a distance, showing it off and making me envious- Lucky guy!  I want a BAR t-shirt showing someone digging!

Posted in Archaeology

Christians Keep Being Targeted in Iraq

Barbaric murderers. Via Yahoo News: Kirkuk, Iraq – Fifteen people were wounded on Tuesday by a car bomb targeting a Syrian Catholic church in Kirkuk in northern Iraq, a police officer and a priest said. The bomb exploded at the Holy … Continue reading

Posted in Total Depravity | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Not Very Funny Now, is It Mr. Grogan?

What kind of father points a pellet gun at his daughter and shoots at her?  Why a drunk one of course…  And while he may have thought it funny at the time, I bet he doesn’t think it’s such a … Continue reading

Posted in Total Depravity

Horror: The Dead Football Players

A rising ninth grade football player at Lamar High School collapsed on the field Saturday and was pronounced dead at a hospital later in the evening.  TyQuan Brantley, 14, was practicing with his team for an hour to an hour and … Continue reading

Posted in Total Depravity | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Newt and the Twitter Fraud

Really?  Newt?  Are you really that greasy?  Even I, no fan of yours, could not imagine you stooping that low. Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has boasted about his 1.3 million-strong following on Twitter, but a report out Monday suggested a … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Total Depravity | Tagged , , ,

Alright, I Didn’t Realize There Was a Public Vote Stage

But evidently there is.  So go over and vote for my entry so I can win 500$ worth of books.  Please. UPDATE:  It seems there’s not to be any external voting…  Here’s why.

Posted in Books