Daily Archives: 28 Aug 2011

My Question for Eric and Carol Meyers

Remember- 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 Thursday, Sept. … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“God expects of us only what He Himself has supplied.” — AW Tozer

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Hurricane Irene Left a Scar on The Outer Banks

This is stunning video.

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The Biblioblogger 100m Sprint and the Monthly Rankings

Once more, as August rolls to a close, I’ve again managed to top the rankings. But this month I thought I’d offer a race metaphor so that the simpler among the bibliobloggers can grasp the truth: you didn’t surpass either … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irene’s History: Is It ‘Historie’ or ‘Geschichte’?

Some of you will ‘get it’ about the post title.  But whether you do or not isn’t important.  What’s important is that the weather channel has a good retrospective on the storm and its history.

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The New Perspective on Paul: What was the Old Perspective?

Good work by Phillip. Very nice indeed. Before examining the challenge of the new Perspective on Paul, it is important to have some understanding of what the traditional on Paul view is.  At the foundation of Sanders’ critique of the … Continue reading

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David Lamb’s Gripping Hurricane Report…

Not from the heart of the storm, but from the left little toe… This is Dave Lamb reporting from Hatfield, PA on the extensive damage from Hurricane Irene.  As I braved the 12 mph winds (with gusts up to 15 mph), I … Continue reading

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Huldrych Zwingli’s (Unsent) Letter to Johannes Eck

On the 28th of August, 1524 Zwingli composed a letter to his arch-nemesis Johannes Eck.  He never sent it.  But you can still read the best parts of it.  Right here. He pulls no punches, that’s for certain.

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Passage of the Day

Die Liebe sei nicht falsch. Hasset das Arge, hanget dem Guten an. Die brüderliche Liebe untereinander sei herzlich. Einer komme dem andern mit Ehrerbietung zuvor. Seid nicht träge, was ihr tun sollt. Seid brünstig im Geiste. Schicket euch in die … Continue reading

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Divorcing? Your Children May Suffer Most

The Telegraph says Children with parents who divorce or separate before they are five are more likely to become binge drinkers when they reach 16 than children with parents who remain together, a major new study has found. No act … Continue reading

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If You See Adverts Here…

Please rest assured that they haven’t been placed by me.  Indeed, I don’t, and won’t festoon my blog with adverts, now or ever.  I mention it because a reader informed me that when he logged on he saw adverts by … Continue reading

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An Amazing Photo from New York

From Chris Cuomo on the Twitter- That’s high water!

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Another Norwegian Terrorist

Norwegian police have arrested a man after recovering weapons and explosives at his home, but media reports of the incident said there was no immediate link with mass-killer Anders Behring Breivik. The suspect, known to police as a right-wing extremist, … Continue reading

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Trees, Storms, and An Ax

Years ago we had 5 trees in our yard.  Then we were hit by a pretty robust thunderstorm.  One of the trees was, evidently, pretty rotten inside and several branches crashed down into the yard.  It was then that I … Continue reading

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Turning Worship into a Circus

What profound absurdity, but I suppose that’s what we are to expect when Churches would rather entertain than worship. One of Nashville’s best known churches has been looking around for a lion and a whole bunch of other African animals.  … Continue reading

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