In San Diego this February, a conference that many may want to attend:
Situated on the warm, beautiful coast of San Diego, California, the Wesleyan Center at Point Loma Nazarene University cordially invites pastors, professors and students to attend and contribute to our upcoming conference, Rethinking Arminius: Wesleyan and Reformed Theology for the Church Today on February 24 and 25, 2012.
Late last night, I sent off the publisher, what I hope is the final version of the forthcoming first volume (hopefully of many more…) of the reports on the excavations at Tell es-Safi/Gath. This is very exciting – since we have been working on this for quite a few years… The volume is entitled: Maeir, A. M. In press. Tell es-Safi/Gath I: Report on the 1996–2005 Seasons. Ägypten und Altes Testament 69. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. The report is actually composed of two volumes, one of text (just over 630 pages) and one of plates (don’t remember the exact number, but I think over 300…).
And yes, Joel, it will have pictures!
nature's little anti-depressant
The sciency people are out with some new ‘research’ and this time it’s great for the coffee biz–
Regularly drinking coffee appears to lower the risk of depression, a study indicates.
Uh huh. I’d hate to see how moody I was if I didn’t drink several cups and a double shot espresso a day then…
Those who drink two or three cups a day have a 15 per cent lower incidence of depression than those who rarely do so, found academics at Harvard School of Public Health in the US. Although they emphasised the study did not prove that caffieine protected against depression, they noted that there appeared to be a “dose-dependent response”. That is, those who drank the most coffee tended to suffer the least from depression.
Ok then, it’s up to 7-9 cups a day for me now.