Daily Archives: 30 Aug 2011

What’s The Worst Thing You Can Call a Politician? Tea Party

Rasmussen Reports periodically asks Likely U.S. Voters to rate political labels, and the latest national telephone survey finds that 38% consider it a positive when a political candidate is described as “conservative.” That’s consistent with surveys for several years but … Continue reading

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Dick ‘Rightly Named’ Cheney Should be Tried for War Crimes

Former Vice President Dick Cheney‘s memoir, “In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir,” is out Tuesday, and it’s full of criticism and attacks on his Bush administration colleagues — from describing Condoleezza Rice as “tearfully admitting” he was right on the … Continue reading

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Sad News: The Death of Aloysius Ambrozic

From the CBA Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic, Archbishop of Toronto, who died  on August 26th.  Born January 27, 1930, he had been an active CBA member since 1957.  He received an STL from the Angelicum, an SSL from the PBI, and … Continue reading

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Sick Woman, Or Just A Pervert?

A text sent to a wrong number led to an alleged relationship for an Athens woman charged with the statutory rape of a 16-year-old boy in neighboring Meigs County.  Meigs County Detective Scotty Wiggins says the teen’s mother called the … Continue reading

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I Have Never Crossed the Line And Sinned…

In this particular matter: ‘These you shall detest among the birds; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle and the vulture and the osprey and the kite and the falcon of every kind, every raven of … Continue reading

Posted in Theology

Hebrew Journals at J-Stor (via The Talmud Blog)

Good news for sure. Extra Extra! Real, professional, Hebrew digitization has finally arrived. J-Stor has added Tarbiz, Zion, and Measef Zion! Life on-line will never be the same (hat-tip, Mississippi Fred Macdowell and Leor Jacobi). … Read More via The … Continue reading

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Oh No, Not in Copenhagen Too!

This is so tragic and so completely barbaric: One man was killed and two more wounded in a shoot-out outside a mosque in central Copenhagen on Tuesday morning. The Norway gunman seems to have like minded friends across the sea … Continue reading

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I’m Very Sorry: The Biblioblogger Social in San Francisco

With regret I have to inform folk that my efforts to secure a venue for the projected biblioblogger get-together in San Francisco have resulted in dead end after dead end and disappointment heaped on top of disappointment. I’ve been trying … Continue reading

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Is The Whole Atheist v. Theist Discussion Just Boring or What?

There’s a fine essay which probes the issue of belief and unbelief among Pastors (much in the news these days thanks to some atheist ‘pastors’ in Holland) right here. Die Zeitschrift «reformiert.» hat mit dem protestantischen Pfarrer gesprochen, der weiterhin … Continue reading

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It’s Better to Pray to God than to a Saint or at some Shrine

Because you don’t have to go on pilgrimage to pray to God. And the consequences of trudging off to a spot of idolatry can be hazardous to your health… And killed after only a mile into his journey. How very unfortunate: A … Continue reading

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Prophetic Jesus, Prophetic Church

That’s the title of a forthcoming volume by Luke Timothy Johnson at Eeerdmans that I’m sure one and all will want to look at.  There’s a short excerpt published here too.  What’s it about? Christians chronically and desperately need prophecy, … Continue reading

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Yes, We’re Looking at You, Brill

The Guardian is right- Academic publishers make Murdoch look like a socialist. And Academic publishers charge vast fees to access research paid for by us. Down with the knowledge monopoly racketeers. And- pointedly Who are the most ruthless capitalists in … Continue reading

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Why Facebook Will No Longer Be my Primary Social Media Site

And Google+ will be. First, I’m really weary of Facebook constantly changing things around.  Just when I get the hang of how some feature works, they change it. Second, I am utterly disgusted with their latest accessibility fiasco.  To be … Continue reading

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The Biblioblog Reference Librarian Gone Wild

Steve’s been busy lately. He’s started a new Journal for bloggers and a new Press for publications. And it’s all peer reviewed (I wonder who those peers are!). Anyway, I still have reservations and questions.  Aside from who the ‘peers’ … Continue reading

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The Making of an Atheist

via Estee of FB- Neat, huh?!?!?!

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Wine in the Bible

The German Bible Society has a really nice ‘encyclopedia entry’ on the subject of wine in the Bible.  Give it a read.

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Throwing a 7 Year Old Off a Boat is a Decidedly Bad Idea

A man is accused of throwing his 7-year-old son overboard after the boy witnessed a fight between the man and his girlfriend on a cruise in Newport Harbor.  Witnesses say they saw Sloane Briles, 35, hit his son and then … Continue reading

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Where in the World is Chris Tilling Now

He’s in trouble with the law again… The Transportation Security Administration says a man tried to board a flight from Miami to Brazil with nylon bags filled with exotic snakes and tortoises hidden in his pants.  TSA spokesman Jonathon Allen … Continue reading

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