Daily Archives: 15 Aug 2011

The Strange Tale of the Murdered Pastor

You won’t believe why or how he was killed… South African villagers accused of burning a pastor to death because they thought he was using a magic penis to sleep with women now fear they have been cursed. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Hello, Hell? Yes, It’s Me Again. Open Wide, Another One is Heading Your Way

A 7-year-old boy with cerebral palsy and other disabilities including not being able to speak was decapitated, and his biological father has confessed to the killing, police in Thibodaux, Louisiana, said Monday.  The child’s head was found Sunday by the … Continue reading

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Political Correctness is Stupid, And a School Board in Virginia Proves It

Last week, the Albemarle County School Board removed Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s first Sherlock Holmes novel, A Study in Scarlet, from its sixth-grade reading list. Several former middle school students opposed the removal of the Victorian-era text, one calling it … Continue reading

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James McGrath and The Mid Month Carnivalesqueness

James has taken the Carnival to the next level and offers today a mid-month version of the full version scheduled to appear on 1 September.  It’s more of a listing of posts James has found interesting than an actual ‘Carnival’ … Continue reading

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Christians, Think About It…

Classic Christian teaching of Christ must never again try to gain credentials in an ailing university at the cost of selling its birthright.  Christ brings a view of universal history, creation to consummation, that can never be reduced to the … Continue reading

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Confessing the Sin of Authorship

Thomas C. Oden’s Systematic Theology is just so engaging, especially when he writes about such things as the ‘sin of authorship’ (vol 2, p. 217) and apologizes for writing so much when just at this juncture he has to take … Continue reading

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What’s Going on With Twitter?

And why do I keep getting ‘new items’  @ me from July in the twitter feed on Rockmelt?

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Hercules, Hercules, Hercules…

The Israel Antiquities Authority advises A marble statue of Hercules from the second century CE was uncovered in excavations the Israel Antiquities Authority is conducting at Horvat Tarbenet, within the framework of the Jezreel Valley Railway project, directed by the … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology

Megachurch Pastor Zachery Tims is Dead

Pastor Zachery Tims was found dead on the 37th-floor of the W Hotel Friday. A cause of death had not yet been determined. A preacher who led one of the largest congregations in central Florida was found dead in a … Continue reading

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Today’s Book Recommendation

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Quote of the Day

Omnis recta cognitio ab obedientia nascitur- John Calvin

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The Latest from Bibledex: The Godfather

And no, it isn’t a video about Mark Goodacre! [Some of the folk who’ve been blogging the Bible since the beginning will get it, the rest won’t, but trust me, it’s on point!]

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Why Thank you James, I Do Too

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The Passage You’ll Never Hear Preached…

If you attend one of those Churches where the right wing of the Republican party is viewed as the party God belongs to: Command those who are rich in this world’s goods not to be haughty or to set their … Continue reading

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Why Angels are Like Older Brothers

Via Alastair Roberts on the G+

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Debtor Nation, Beggar Nation

I find it utterly appalling that now 1 in 7 Americans has to rely on food from charities to survive.  How is this possible in the most powerful nation in the world? A report out this month showed that the … Continue reading

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It Couldn’t Have Happened to a Slimier Guy

Police said a 48-year-old man has been charged with trying to lure a 13-year-old girl into a Des Moines alley. Polk County jail records indicate that Robert Harding, of Des Moines, is being held on two charges: enticing a minor … Continue reading

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Wie man beten soll

There’s a new translation of Martin Luther’s little book titled Wie man beten soll that’s due out this month. Die Neuherausgabe von Martin Luthers Schrift von 1535 ermöglicht einen Blick in die persönliche Spiritualität des Reformators ein bisher nur selten … Continue reading

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