Daily Archives: 25 Aug 2011

By 2030

… half of the U.S. population will be obese… Which is not at all a good thing. The current trajectory, according to a two-decade trend of steady weight gain, would see 65 million more obese adults, raising the national total … Continue reading

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400 Times… Yikes!

A 95-year-old California [man] was stung more than 400 times by a massive swarm of bees and survived. My goodness. The attack came as the man was walking past an apartment building in the Los Angeles suburb of Redondo Beach … Continue reading

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Let the Hurricane Irene Gas Price Gouging Begin

East Coast refineries are likely to close in advance of Hurricane Irene’s arrival this weekend, analysts say. The shutdowns are already boosting gasoline prices. Because oil companies can’t refrain from jacking up prices and ripping you off even before they … Continue reading

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An Opportunity You Don’t Want to Let Slip Past: Carol and Eric Meyers Answer Your Questions

This is fantastic- In a live webcast Thursday [Sept. 1] at noon, professors Carol and Eric Meyers will respond to viewer questions about the charged combination of biblical archeology, politics and media. And During a live, interactive “Office Hours” webcast … Continue reading

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Why the Pope ‘Has to be Infallible’?

I’m willing to hear Michael out.  And since this is just part one, I’m guessing more is to follow. Let’s start with the question: who is the final arbiter of the interpretation of Scripture?  I start with this point, because … Continue reading

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Jon Huntsman is Looking Better and Better

In an interview Thursday morning with The PBS NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown, GOP presidential hopeful and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman said Americans of all income levels — including the wealthy — will need to share sacrifices to revive the American … Continue reading

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On the Assurance Which Comes Through Faith

The Westminster Confession observes Although hypocrites and other unregenerate men may vainly deceive themselves with false hopes and carnal presumptions of being in the favour of God, and estate of salvation; which hope of theirs shall perish; yet such as … Continue reading

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Very Sad News: The Death of Eugene Nida

The Bible Society reports that Eugene Nida, the giant of Bible translation in the twentieth century, died in hospital in Brussels on August 25. He was 96. Conveying the news, his widow Elena said, “My adored husband has passed away … Continue reading

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The Peculiar Life of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Here’s an interesting piece published today worth reading: After spending more than two thousand years in peaceful hibernation, the Dead Sea Scrolls (DSS) have had a rough six decades. Discovered in several dry caves near the Dead Sea from 1947 … Continue reading

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What A Precious Start to a Marriage…

What says love so much as a totally depraved couple stealing food for their wedding reception?  And ending up in jail for it. A couple of Pennsylvania newlyweds are behind bars after police say they were caught shoplifting food from … Continue reading

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Philip Davies’ PEQ Essay on the ‘Lead Codices’

Is available, in PDF, for free, here.  The essay came out in July.  I don’t remember if I mentioned it then or not but since the purveryors of the ‘codices’ are pushing the media to prop up public interest (in … Continue reading

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A Shockingly Blunt Essay on Israel and the Palestinians

And a summons to theology to separate itself from the national interests of Israel: Für den Friedensprozess im Nahen Osten erachtet die internationale Politik den Ausgleich der Interessen zwischen Israelis und Palästinensern als fundamental an. Doch das Selbstverständnis des Staates … Continue reading

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De peccato originali declaratio ad Urbanum Rhegium: Al Mohler Needs to Read It

Huldrych Zwingli wrote this book in mid 1526 and published it on the 25th of August that year.  He wrote it in response to Rhegius’ questions about Zwingli’s views on original sin. And his view can be summed up quite … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

We live in the age of itching ears but i don’t have a commission from God to scratch them ~ Leonard Ravenhill

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The Jewish ‘Indiana Jones’ Is accused of Fraud

The Guardian reports A Jewish charity co-founder who claimed he crisscrossed the globe rescuing Torahs as a “Jewish Indiana Jones” has surrendered to face mail and wire fraud charges after authorities said he duped benefactors by fabricating dramatic stories about … Continue reading

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The Justice System is a Farce

A father is in danger of going to prison for killing a bear that had wandered into his yard where his children were playing. Jeremy Hill, a 33-year-old father of six, claims he killed the bear when it wandered in … Continue reading

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Joel Watts’ Real Job Discovered: He Works for Old Navy

Joel, it’s ‘Let’s Go‘ not ‘Lets’…  As in ‘let us go’ rather than ‘she lets go of the beer bottle just long enough to visit the loo’. [Old Navy has always been a shady company with wretched clothes that they … Continue reading

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