Daily Archives: 24 Aug 2011

I Was Thinking of Joel Watts…

And my Bible fell open to this verse: Den Verzagten aber und Ungläubigen, den Greulichen und Totschlägern und Hurern und Zauberern und Abgöttischen und allen Lügnern, deren Teil wird sein in dem Pfuhl, der mit Feuer und Schwefel brennet, welches … Continue reading

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Scholarship and Jewishness

At B&I It is easy to find Bible scholarship by Jews that evidences nothing particularly Jewish. It is also easy to find non-Jewish Bible scholars who display mastery of scholarship produced in modern Hebrew, knowledge of rabbinic traditions, and theological … Continue reading

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Rabbi Yehuda Levin: The Jewish Pat Robertson

A New York rabbi claims gay marriage and the earthquake that shook the East Coast are directly connected.  In a video uploaded to YouTube, Levin says gay rights legislation, like the gay marriage law passed in New York, are responsible for … Continue reading

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No Thug Should be Allowed Anonymity

A boy who admitted inciting thefts and criminal damage on a Facebook page during recent riots has been identified after a court lifted an order. Johnny Melfah, 16, of Thames Avenue, Droitwich, Worcestershire, admitted posting comments that were designed to … Continue reading

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An Interesting Book (via Theological Musings)

It does look interesting. I especially like that the title has ‘donkey’ rather than ‘Asses’ because ‘ass’ makes the kids giggle and it also may be confused with some bibliobloggers. Clarity is a desirable thing! Old Testament professor at Talbot … Continue reading

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More Professorial Depravity

It’s the sad tale of the Prof who murdered a student, and then killed himself. A former University of Idaho professor suspected in the murder of a graduate student there may have been involved in a romantic relationship with the … Continue reading

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Facebook has Finally Simplified Privacy Settings

Tackling a complaint that has bedeviled it for years, Facebook on Tuesday announced simplified privacy settings.  The easier-to-use settings will be prominent whenever a user posts a comment, photo or shares their location on the popular social-networking service. Previously, those … Continue reading

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What the Apocalypse Looks Like

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They Aren’t Apostolic and theirs isn’t any Sort of Reformation

Fresh Air aired a segment today on a movement calling itself the ‘New Apostolic Reformation’.  However, they are neither new, nor apostolic, nor Reformation.  They are nothing more than a thinly disguised political movement pretending to be Christian. Here’s why: … Continue reading

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Stabbed in the Back

On the 24th of August, 1528, Huldrych Zwingli published the forward to a new volume by Caspar Schwenckfeld of Ossig, Zwinglis Vorrede zu Schwenckfelds ‘Anweisung’.  In it he congratulated Schwenkfeld on his good work and his insightful comprehension of the … Continue reading

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More Stupid Drunk Tricks

Via Antonio, from whom I also swiped this awesome photo! A Sacramento priest has been suspended from active ministry after parents complained that he appeared drunk Saturday during a church baptism. The Rev. Julian Medina, part-time parochial vicar at All … Continue reading

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Book Recommendation of the Day

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The Cargills

Are home, in Iowa. the last 4 weeks have been a time of monumental transition and emotion for me and for my family. in the past month, we packed all that we own into storage containers, moved out of our … Continue reading

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Those Wretched Speed Cameras Actually Increase Casualties

The Telegraph reports Speed cameras have failed to cut accidents on many roads and have actually led to a rise in casualties on some routes, official figures show today. Ministers fear that thousands of cameras have served only to raise … Continue reading

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A New Website

Seit Mitte August hat das reformierte Hochschulforum Zürich einen neuen Internet-Auftritt.  Das aktuelle Semesterthema des Hochschulforums lautet «Beten». Pascal Rondez vom Hochschulforum hat dazu auf der neu gestalteten Website ein Dossier mit Zitaten zum Thema zusammengestellt. Give it a look.

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Greek’s and their Criminals… Weird

It took an undercover operation, but Greek police have blown a hole in a ring of alleged crooks who had cornered the doughnut market in a beach resort. It started with complaints that two Bulgarian men and a former Greek … Continue reading

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