Daily Archives: 27 Sep 2011

Rethinking Arminius: Weslyan and Reformed Theology for the Church Today

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.

Good News from Gath

Aren Maeir

Aren Maeir

Aren announces

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!

Good News for Coffee Drinkers

A photo of a cup of coffee.

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.