Daily Archives: 9 Aug 2011

The Catholics Aren’t The Only Ones Who Cover Up Their Clergy’s Evils

ABP– A Southern Baptist mega-church held up as an example for taking a hard line three years ago against a staff member arrested for soliciting sex from a police officer posing as a 13-year-old girl now stands accused of covering … Continue reading

Posted in Total Depravity | Tagged ,

‘The Laws of Nature’

What is meant by laws of nature other than some rule or order established by some legitimate authority?  That implies a combination of intelligence and power or a designing, governing mind, which is what [the doctrine of] providence essentially asserts. … Continue reading

Posted in Theology | Tagged | 2 Comments

Computerized Bible Criticism: New in Bible and Interpretation

This essay has just appeared, and in sum While the theory that God dictated his book to Moses cannot be disproved, there is a different, more falsifiable component of widespread traditional thought: that the Pentateuch is a unified text, rather … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Studies Resources | Tagged ,

The Daily Telegraph’s Headline, For Tomorrow

Posted in Modern Culture

Biblical Reception Journal

Sheffield Phoenix Press are to publish a new journal called Biblical Reception. It will be edited by Cheryl Exum and David Clines and the first edition is due October 2012. It will be an ‘annual volume covering all kinds of use … Continue reading

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

‘New Welcome Baptist Church’ Might Want to Change its Name

To something less…. welcoming….  A minister of music at a church in the St. Elmo community Tased the pastor who had just fired him Sunday, touching off a fight and various knife slashings, according to the Sheriff’s Office.  Mobile County … Continue reading

Posted in pseudo-christianity, Total Depravity | Tagged | 2 Comments

Oh It’s One of Those Meme Things!

I haven’t participated in one of those meme things in a long time (but that’s because they’ve all been about cats and wine and nonsense like that).  But here’s a fun one (from JRDK on the Google+). It’s National Book … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture | Tagged | 3 Comments

Congress Goes to Israel, Via AIPAC

So who do you think Congress is going to support?  The Palestinians?  Nope.  They’ll continue to serve as AIPAC’s lapdogs. For critics of the Israeli government, news that 20 percent of the U.S. Congress is heading to the Jewish state … Continue reading

Posted in disdain | Tagged , , ,

The ‘Father of Biblical Archaeology’? Israel Finkelstein??

I don’t think so. A senior archaeologist at Tel Aviv University has cast doubt on the alleged Jewish heritage of Jerusalem. Israel Finkelstein’s claims have been made in the face of official Israeli and biblical claims to the occupied city. … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Rioters (Thugs and Miscreants) in London Attack a Reporter

I completely understand such behavior. It’s animalistic. And it comes about, sadly, when young people are told all through school that they’re animals and so that’s exactly what they become. Animals in whom the Imago Dei is utterly and thoroughly … Continue reading

Posted in Total Depravity | Tagged ,

The Easy Way to Fix the World Economy

Truly.  And it’s just a two step procedure: 1- The US Government can report that 500,000 jobs have been added. 2- The news networks can report that the stock market is up 700 points. Neither of these have to be … Continue reading

Posted in mockery | Tagged , , ,

The British Looters Should Be Utterly Ashamed

On the twitter- from Steve Inskeep- “@AyeshaHasan: ‘We peacefully toppled murderous regimes, you steal DVD players’. Egyptians on riots nyti.ms/oRikBu “ Of which he remarks Ouch. Indeed.

Posted in Modern Culture, Total Depravity | Tagged , ,

Oh That’s Rich: Iran Urges Britain to use Restraint Against Looters…

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast urged the British police to exercise restraint against protesters. Mehman-Parast asked the British government to start dialogue with the protesters and to listen to their demands in order to calm the situation down. He … Continue reading

Posted in bizarre news, Modern Culture | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

John 3:16 – The Most Famous Verse of the Bible

The Bibledex folk have done it again- producing excellent exegesis for the masses.

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

British New Testament Conference 2011

It sounds like a fine lineup. Sheffield is, naturally, well represented at the British NT Conference in Nottingham (1-3 Sept). First, here is a genuine world exclusive…the Jesus seminar programme: Session 1 Michael Sandford (University of Sheffield), ‘Chanting down Babylon … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Biblical Studies Resources, Conferences | Tagged

Oh No, Not More ‘Science v. Theology’ Nonsense…

Will it never end?  Apparently not. But why don’t people comprehend the simple, self evident fact that the scientific questions of today are irrelevant to the biblical authors?  They don’t address them, they don’t know them, and if they did, … Continue reading

Posted in pseudo-christianity, pseudo-scholarship, pseudo-theology | Tagged | 4 Comments

The Formal Introduction of MacLaren Grey Cargill

From the proud dad! Roslyn and I are proud to announce the birth of our son, MacLaren Grey Cargill, born Aug. 7, 2011 at 10:05 PM. He weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz. and was 20.5 in. long. Roslyn delivered after … Continue reading

Posted in Friends | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Coward Who Used an 11 Year Old as a Shield

In North Carolina, A Gastonia man is accused of using an 11-year-old boy as a human shield to block a shot from a police Taser.   Police told Eyewitness News that officers stopped Terry Montgomery during a routine license check … Continue reading

Posted in Total Depravity | 1 Comment

London Overnight: The Worst Rioting in Memory

The very latest news is here on the BBC.  Shockingly, rioting has spread to Nottingham, Liverpool, and Bristol. What insanity.  I appreciate the remarks of this MP- LibDem MP Lynne Featherstone  blogs about a Night of Shame: There can be no … Continue reading

Posted in misery, Modern Culture | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments