Monthly Archives: October 2011

An Invaluable Resource for Students of the History of Israel

The History of Ancient Palestine, by Gösta Werner Ahlström is available on Google Books. With thanks to Marc Cooper on ANE-2 for pointing it out.

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The Post Reformation Digital Library- Revised, Updated, and Expanded

Check it out at their new permanent URL.  It’s sharp!  And loaded with a lifetime of theological materials.

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Scouting Samford

Where the Reformation Spirituality Conference is being held beginning at 8 in the morning.  It’s a really beautiful campus- it will be a wonderful setting for the lectures and discussions. Here are some photos:

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Ensconced in Birmingham

I’ve arrived safely and am at the hotel, checked in and resting up a bit before I go exploring later. The Reformation Conference begins at 8 in the morning so it will be an early night for me tonight. Here … Continue reading

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Reformation Spirituality Conference

I’m on my way (having posted this previously and just scheduled it for now) to Samford University in Birmingham for the Reformation Spirituality Conference. More anon… with pictures!

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Benjamin Mayes: Counsel and Conscience

In the recently launched Refo500 series the first volume is Counsel and Conscience by Benjamin Mayes.  In this brief video clip he explains the purpose of the book.

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Martin Luther Didn’t Teach Huldrych Zwingli the Gospel

The Lutherans are celebrating what they call ‘Reformation Day’.  They like to delude themselves with the unfounded belief that were it not for Luther, there would have been no Reformation. Alas, poor things, they seem totally unaware that Reform had … Continue reading

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Herman Cain Sounds Like Bill Clinton

Herman Cain, who is leading the polls in the race to become the Republican party’s presidential nominee, was allegedly accused of sexually suggestive behaviour by two female employees while he headed the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s. The women … Continue reading

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The Dumbest ‘Deification of Steve Jobs’ Comment Yet

From CNN’s twitter feed- Steve Jobs’ sister: ‘Death didn’t happen to Steve, he achieved it.’ No, he didn’t ‘achieve’ death.  Death conquered him.

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Quote of the Day: Happy Lutheran Reformation Day

“Glaube nicht alles, was Du hörst, sage nicht alles, was Du willst, tue nicht alles, was Du magst.” – Martin Luther And yes, it’s just Lutheran Reformation Day.  Luther was 2 years late as the initiator of Reformation- Zwingli having … Continue reading

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Throwing Down the Guantlet to New Testament Scholarship

On the Enoch Seminar Gabriele Boccaccini writes (or more accurately, throws down the gauntlet) The Hermeneia commentary of the Book of Parables of Enoch (by George Nickelsburg) and the Book of the Luminaries (by James VanderKam) has just being published. … Continue reading

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Here’s a Student Who Deserves an F-

Because he wrote- “If I had been asked to explain my views on the rapture, I would have the traditional views that Jenkins and LaHaye left behind for us.” (Via the twitter of a colleague who will remain unnamed here).  … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street and Put a Republican in the White House

As an insight-filled essay cited in the Washington Post truthfully observes, the only way the Occupy crowd wins is if Obama loses. If the Occupy Wall Street movement truly believes in its platform, they would be doing everything they can … Continue reading

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Agree to A Truce, and then Attack…

That’s just what Israel did- they agreed to a truce and then launched an air strike against Gaza. An Israeli aircraft struck a pair of Palestinian militants on Sunday, killing one man and wounding a second after Egypt said it … Continue reading

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If You Ever Need to Send a Letter of Recommendation…

Before you do, take a look at the letter Zwingli wrote on the 30th of October, 1517 in which he commends his friend to enquirers: Bitt ich, ir wellind disen mann hören; weiß ich wol, daß ir demnach gheinem andren … Continue reading

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Aren Maeir’s Lecture on Gath

Via Jack Sasson, word of this public lecture at the Bible Lands Museum- Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem –Wednesday Evenings Lectures at 19:30 Free with Museum Admission 2.11.11 – New Discoveries from Tell es-Safi/Gath Excavations – Prof. Aren Meir [sic!], Bar … Continue reading

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Many Churches are Like the Indianapolis Colts

How?  Because they’re missing the ‘difference maker’, Christ, just like the Colts are missing their difference maker, Manning. You can’t win if the best member of your team is left out of the game.

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Bolsec in Brief

Bolsec was banished from Geneva on pain of being whipped if he should ever return, for his seditious conduct and Pelagian doctrine, and some add also for the scandals of his life: and, as he still caused much disturbance in … Continue reading

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What Has to be America’s Most Annoying Neighbor

This guy and I wouldn’t get along too well… I’d be sure to set up a massive speaker system and blast Mozart’s operas from them non-stop for the entire month of October, since Jesus advised us to ‘do to others … Continue reading

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Punctuation Matters

via George Athas on FB

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