Daily Archives: 21 Sep 2011

Joshua Busman on Calvinism and Psalmody

Here’s a paper you may find delightful- For God and His Angels or Men at Their Tables?: The Context and Usage of Psalm-Singing in Francophone Calvinism, 1539-1565. The Genevan Psalter, completed under John Calvin’s supervision during the middle decades of … Continue reading

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The Folly of Arrogance

The kindness of God should allure us to ponder and love his goodness; but since such is our malignity, that we are invariably corrupted by his indulgence, it is more than necessary for us to be restrained by discipline from … Continue reading

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The Folly of Arrogance

“It’s remarkable that men should be so arrogant and secure when there are so many, indeed countless, evidences around us to suggest that we ought to be humble. The hour of our death is uncertain. The grain on which we … Continue reading

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If You’re a Southern Baptist and you Want to Change the Name of the SBC…

It can only mean one thing: you’re ashamed of who you are and what you stand for.  You simply wish to be more ‘pleasing’ to society and people who live to please the world aren’t exactly the sort that should … Continue reading

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Evil Always Excuses Itself

So it’s no surprise that the family that let a boy die in the squalor of grossness are attempting to excuse itself- The family of a Berwyn, Illinois teenager who was found dead in a squalid home filled with over … Continue reading

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Charlie’s ‘Angles’

I love the twitter.  But I had NO idea that Joel worked for Good Morning America!  Don’t believe it?  See for yourself: Yes I have a question: are all the angles 90 degrees?

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Tel Aviv University Excavations at Tel Socho and Tel Azeqa Scheduled to Commence in 2012

Barnea writes Scholars of Socho – Excavators and Geographers Up to 2007 the Valley of Elah was dead – people drove through, guides knew to say here David fought Goliath, and really good guides knew to stop the bus or … Continue reading

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Open Wide, Hell, There’s Another Pedophile on the Way…

I have to be honest here- in a Simon Cowell sort of way: people like this guy are so horrible that hell really is too good for them.  If you don’t believe that evil exists in human form you’re just … Continue reading

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Misprision at Mari: Niels Peter Lemche Sets the Record Straight

In a new essay in Bible and Interpretation, Lemche notes A few days ago Sean McLachlan, who seems to make a living out of making announcements, wrote about certain Syrian historical monuments in danger, e.g., the Crac de Chevalier and … Continue reading

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Are You Unhappy With Facebook? Well Just Wait…

They’ve got even more changes coming…  Happy facebooking!

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Facebook v. Google+

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The UN and the Palestinians: The History of a Double Standard

Al Jazeera writes Failure to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and Israel’s 40-year occupation, in the words of UN former Secretary General Kofi Annan, would “continue to hurt the reputation of the United Nations and raise questions about its impartiality”.  No … Continue reading

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What is Worship?

Heinrich Bullinger says it so succinctly: Wir sagen also, dass der Gottesdienst (cultus) eine Dienstbarkeit (servitus) ist, durch sie die Menschen Gott ehrfurchtsvoll unterwerfen, ihm gehorchen und ihn nach seinem Willen verehren. Absolutely!

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Free at Last

The AP is reporting: Iran state news agency says 2 Americans freed from prison have been flown out of the country.  And CNN– The government of Oman says American hikers Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer have been turned over to … Continue reading

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What Shall We Say? Evil, Suffering, and the Crisis of Faith

Oh this looks BRILLIANT!  I’m a big fan of Thomas Long and when Eerdmans mentioned the availability of this excerpt I had to take a look.  For instance This book is about what preachers can and should say regarding the … Continue reading

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Oh My Heavens!!!!!

They’ve uncovered a statue from ancient times which is the SPITTING IMAGE of Chris Tilling!!!!  I think it fair to say we’ve now found Tilling’s Doppelganger!  See for yourself! Trust me when I say, I’ve roomed with Chris at SBL … Continue reading

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70% of Israelis Are Willing to Accept a UN / Palestinian State Declaration

Israel should accept the decision if the UN recognizes a Palestinian state, about 70 percent of Israelis answered in a recent Hebrew University poll.  The poll, which was conducted jointly by the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement … Continue reading

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Book Recommendation

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That’s True, Very True

“We need to teach our daughters to distinguish between a man who flatters her and a man who compliments her, a man who spends money on her and a man who invests in her, a man who views her as … Continue reading

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Want Your Own ‘Athena’ Based ‘Lead Codex’?

Just pop over to any bazaar in Jordan and pick one up.  Robert Deutsch sends along these photos of the very thing you can have for your own, cheap! The codices being presently hawked by fraudsters are of the same … Continue reading

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