Daily Archives: 14 Aug 2011

Snow: In New Zealand!

Apparently it’s unusual for the kiwis to have this much snow. Wanganui residents woke to a whiteout this morning as the region was blanketed by snow. The fall came as a bitterly cold southerly blast brought snow to much of … Continue reading

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Fox News Is Quick to Believe a Lie

Because it loves falsehood.  It propagates falsehood constantly so when a juicy lie comes along it can’t resist it. US NEWS ORGANISATION Fox News has fallen for a Pakistani satirical website’s report that Islamic clerics are campaigning to ban padded … Continue reading

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There’s an Intelligent Design Community?

I have no interest in W.C. Lane or his ongoing apologetics campaign against the atheists.   Atheists are atheists precisely because they are predestined for destruction and no amount of badgering will make them otherwise and besides that, God doesn’t … Continue reading

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Another High Schooler Dies from Heat

Down in Florida. A high school soccer star in Florida died Wednesday after collapsing two days before at track practice, and two weeks after doctors cleared her to return from a previous collapse, her parents said.  Sara Landauer, 17, was … Continue reading

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Sometimes the Stupidity of People is Stunning

For instance, the recent hubbub and even a petition about Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie getting ‘married’ is one stellar example.  Evidently gay activists don’t realize that Bert and Ernie are puppets…  So, just to make sure they do- The people … Continue reading

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Elijah: Why Is He so Famous?

Rainer Albertz published a volume in 2006 titled Elia: Ein feuriger Kämpfer fur Gott.  The central issue, as he poses it is, why, when Elijah only occupies a mere 6 chapters in the Hebrew Bible, has he become so important … Continue reading

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The High Cost of Parental Squabbling

Parents who are separating or divorcing often (sadly) use the kids as weapons against one another.  It’s always wrong.  It’s never right.  And when it ends in murder, it’s purely evil. The bodies of a missing 2-year-old Sacramento girl and … Continue reading

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Another Brilliant Book

I commend to your attention this excellent collection of essays on the exile, as history, and as ideology. Especially engaging is the paper by Barstad titled The Strange Fear of the Bible.   And fun as ever is the one … Continue reading

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Rick Perry Gets Scarier All the Time

Indeed, he’s becoming more than a little frightening and apocalyptic as more information about his supporters comes to light.  Is it really possible that anyone could vote to support him and his circle of theocratic lunatics?

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Is a Feminine Hitler any Less a Monster?

This is so strange. After several attempts to kill Hitler by bombings and assasination, Now it has come to light that British spies looked at an even more audacious way of derailing the man behind the German war machine – … Continue reading

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Zwingli on the Eucharist, Again

The topic occupied so much of Huldrych Zwingli’s time in the latter half of the 1520’s that numerous books and Flugschriften were produced. One of them, the Responsio brevis Huldrychi Zvinglij ad epistolam satis longam amici cuiusdam haud vulgaris, in … Continue reading

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Today’s Book Recommendation

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The Indiana Fair Death Toll

The death toll from a stage collapsing at the Indiana State Fair has climbed to five, Indiana State Police Sgt. Dave Bursten said Sunday.  A massive burst of wind tore down the stage Saturday night. More than 40 people were … Continue reading

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Tim Pawlenty Is Out

He’s quit.  Darn.  And I was going to vote for him…  Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is dropping out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination.  Pawlenty told supporters on a conference call Sunday morning that he would announce … Continue reading

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True

The standard by which all preaching should be compared is the Scripture and not the opinions of a fallen culture that is wise in it own eyes.  –  Paul Washer

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Kosher Food Isn’t A Right

A federal judge has ruled that a Jewish inmate in a New York jail does not have a constitutionally protected right to matzoh and grape juice. Christopher Henry, who was charged with first-degree sodomy, claimed permanent trauma andmalnourishment and requested nearly $10 … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“To clasp hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder in the world” – Karl Barth

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