Daily Archives: 12 Aug 2011

What Do A Thug, A Thief, A Ballerina, and an 11 Year Old Girl Have in Common?

They’re all looters during the recent London riots! Among those arrested are a straight-A Exeter University student whose family wealth makes it unlikely she would loot out of necessity, and a 24-year-old college graduate and aspiring social worker whose mother … Continue reading

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Duke Papyri

That’s the part that interests me! Just now, Logos Bible Software has put on their pre-publication page some amazing resources that any historian should jump on. I have been a Logos users since 2004, and let me tell you these … Continue reading

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You can’t See My Face, But You Can Imagine My Expression…

Emails shared with The Indianapolis Star suggest that state Rep. Phillip Hinkle — responding to a local posting on Craigslist — offered a young man $80 plus tip to spend time with him Saturday night at the JW Marriott hotel. … Continue reading

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It’s Patently Obvious That Rick Perry Has No Business Being President (or even Governor)

He has surrounded himself with persons who are on the far right fringe of Christian lunacy.  These people are apocalyptically dangerous.  Genuinely. C. PETER-WAGNER, ONE-TIME “THE RESPONSE” ENDORSER: Japan, as a nation, is one of the nations of the world … Continue reading

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Christian Brady has a nice post on the topic which I commend to your attention.  Yes, very nice indeed. A friend, colleague, and local pastor died yesterday. Paul Grabill was the pastor of our local AOG church and while some … Continue reading

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Table Talk From Luther I Bet You Don’t Hear Around Your Own Table…

A Eunuch Regrets His Castration (Between December 11, 1532, and January 2, 1533) Master Forstemius said that a certain brother named Lawrence, a Waldensian minister, had had himself castrated in his youth and confessed that in his old age he … Continue reading

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Brutal Islam

A 14-year-old girl in western Uganda is still unable to walk 10 months after her father tortured her for leaving Islam and putting her faith in Christ, according to area Christians.  Susan Ithungu of Isango village, Kasese district, has been … Continue reading

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A Corrupt Pakistani, Embezzling Flood Aid? Oh Surely Not…

Up to £135,000 of aid money was embezzled from Oxfam while the charity was working to help victims of Pakistan’s flood disaster an inquiry has found. An independent financial investigation found invoices had been falsified and cheques manipulated to divert … Continue reading

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Agree? Disagree?

The pendulum of popular belief about Satan tends to swing between two extremes. On one side there are those who believe that he doesn’t exist at all, or if he does exist. he is a mere impersonal evil “force,” sort … Continue reading

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More on The Guy Who Urinated on the 11 Year old Girl on a Plane

The U.S. Ski Team has dismissed an 18-year-old member of its development squad after he was accused of getting drunk and then urinating on a fellow passenger aboard a JetBlueflight.  Robert “Sandy” Vietze (VEETZ), of Warren, Vt., was detained by police at … Continue reading

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MSNBC and Its Ignorant and Misleading Headline

MSNBC erroneously titles their report Scholars seek to correct ‘mistakes’ in Bible: Experts say they’re looking to publish the authoritative edition of the Old Testament The fact is, the Hebrew University Bible project has been around for decades! They aren’t … Continue reading

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For Sale: Ulrich von Hutten’s Opera Omnia

I’ve finished with it, it’s in perfect condition, and it’s yours if you want it (make me an offer, and you have to prepay postage too).

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Preachers Take Heart…

Chattering during the Sermon by members of the Congregation is an ancient evil.  This woodcut from 1530 shows folk right on the front row chatting away while the Pastor sermonizes.  Preachers, take heart, it isn’t you.  It’s them.

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A Fantastic Aerial View of Gath

Thanks to Aren for posting this. It’s really brilliant. As requested, and just to show a nice picture, here is one of the aerial photos of Areas A and E. The photo was taken by the balloon at the end … Continue reading

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So Murder is Funny?

The chairwoman of the Sumter Tea Party is taking some heat after posting a joke on Facebook about killing the president and first lady.  Shery Lanford Smith posted the joke on her public profile Thursday afternoon, according to a screen-capture … Continue reading

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Drunks, You’re Disgusting

Just disgusting. An 11-year-old girl who dozed off while traveling with her family on a JetBlue flight to JFK, awoke to find an intoxicated man urinating on her leg early Wednesday. The ugly incident occurred on an overnight flight from … Continue reading

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Zionist Hatred

The comment is from here. So this is exactly why there will never be peace in the Middle East- to enough Israelis, Muslims and Christians are dogs. This chap represents not some fringe view but the view of a sufficient … Continue reading

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Israel’s Quest for Lebensraum: 4000 More Illegal Housing Units in East Jerusalem

Matthew Kalman writes The Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has accused Israel of “a total disregard for Palestinian rights” after its Interior Ministry announced the approval for the construction of more than 4,000 housing units in East Jerusalem. The Interior … Continue reading

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