Daily Archives: 6 Sep 2011

What? The Koch Brothers Are Tea Partiers Funding Republicans???

Well who knew (aside from anyone with half a brain)? This morning, blogger Brad Friedman, writing in Mother Jones and BradBlog, revealed a set of audio tapes from the last major donor meeting convened by the billionaire Koch brothers. There … Continue reading

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A Good Paper Boy

A 75-year-old woman in Texas got trapped in an outdoor chair overnight and might not have survived had her paperboy not pulled up about 5am, reports the Austin American-Statesman. Evelyn Rogers sat in the lawn chair about 6pm when it collapsed … Continue reading

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What Languages Must One Know in order to be Competent in the Field of Biblical Studies?

I’d like to do something different than what Chris has (see his post for the background- and by the by, I’ve never heard of the people he’s responding to except the Duane guy – so this isn’t really part of … Continue reading

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How Papyrus is Made

This is so bizarre!  Dot King posted this on Twitter and, lo and behold, this video is shot in the very shop I was in last time we went to Egypt!  ‘It’s a small world after all…’ Anyway, it’s an … Continue reading

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Khirbet Qeiyafa in the News

Here at CNN they’ve done a video segment that’s worth viewing.  In case you’ve not seen it before (because they’ve run it before, so I’m not sure at all why they’re doing it again today).

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Actually, Mark Driscoll has Already become the Glenn Beck of Evangelical Neo-fundamentalism.

Nice job, Bob. These maniacal heretics need to be exposed to the light of day.  But truth told, Driscoll’s lunacy isn’t the most disturbing part.  The most disturbing part is that there are SO MANY people willing to lap up … Continue reading

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Shut Up, Shut Up, Just SHUT UP!

It really is beyond tiresome that news organizations continue to talk about the ‘Miriam Ossuary’ as a ‘clue to the crucifixion of Jesus’.  It DOESN’T.  And those researching it have NEVER said that it does.  EVER.    So, news outlets, please, … Continue reading

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If Teachers Could Speak Freely

They’d tell parents to start being parents!  And other things. This summer, I met a principal who was recently named as the administrator of the year in her state. She was loved and adored by all, but she told me … Continue reading

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A Book on Sale You May Want to Buy

By Karl Barth. God Here and Now offers a succinct and accessible overview of [Barth’s] thought. In it, Barth outlines his position on the fundamental tenets of Christian belief, from the decision of faith to the authority of the Bible, … Continue reading

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Gath, Greece, Hazael, and Things They Have in Common

Aren’s got a fine post up today! It’s not often that Hazael and Greece are co-ordinated on the blogs. But Aren shows why he’s done it. As you all probably know, Hazael king of Aram Damascus was an very important … Continue reading

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Yorkshire is the Happiest Place in Britain

Some may disagree, but I for one love it there (and in Cheshire too, and Cambridge as well).  Anyway, the Telegraph reports Almost six in ten people in Yorkshire say that they are satisfied with their lives compared to a … Continue reading

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Life in the Jewish Camp c. 70 CE

I know that this has already been mentioned in numerous other places but I’ve just seen this photo array and I think it’s spectacular. The caves at Kirbet Madras- The sprawling underground labyrinth was dug by Jewish rebels fighting the … Continue reading

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66 Years ago Today

On the 6th of September, 1945, Niels Peter Lemche was born.  I want to take this opportunity to say happy birthday to him! Surely you know his work.  Surely you must.  And if you don’t, well now, you must familiarize … Continue reading

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On the Clarity and Certainty of the Word of God

‘The preached Word of God is the foundation upon which everything should be built‘ wrote Huldrych Zwingli in a booklet he published on the 6th of September, 1522.  Von Klarheit und Gewissheit des Wortes Gottes is one of Zwingli’s early … Continue reading

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I Don’t Use a Mac, So I Don’t Use Accordance. But…

It seems that the Common English Bible is now available in Accordance. So, those of you who use the demonically inspired Mac and with it Accordance, now at least you have some reason to not feel so badly about your … Continue reading

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If Most ‘Christians’ Sang What They Really Thought…

This is what it would sound like-

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Does Anyone Care to Explain America’s Fascination With ‘Chaz Bono’?

What exactly has this person done?  Invented a better mousetrap?  Written a stunning novel?  Painted a brilliant portrait?  Cured cancer?  Is it really enough in America now to have a particular surgery to catapult persons who have done nothing to … Continue reading

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We Call Them Home Missionaries…

But the Brits call them ‘Pioneering Ministers‘. Leeds is making an interesting name for itself in religious circles by appointing ‘Pioneering Ministers’ to a range of communities which the Anglican diocese sees as today’s equivalents of the traditional parish.  We’ve … Continue reading

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The Worst Uniform Ever, Anywhere, for Anything

Maryland, you should be ashamed.  And your designer (Joel Watts??) should be fired, and exiled. But it does suggest a new U Maryland motto: Maryland: combining confusion and ugliness.

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The UCL Petrie Collection Online

Egyptologists (and those interested in Egypt) rejoice! This is the searchable dataset for all 80,000 artefacts preserved in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, with one photograph for each item. To start searching right away, click on ‘Search’ above. The … Continue reading

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