Daily Archives: 1 Dec 2011

Call to Revoke the Tax Exempt Status of Gulnare Free Will Baptist Church

This appeared in comments to the earlier post on the topic and it deserves a post of its own- Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable December 1, 2011 for Immediate Release Contact: Earl Ofari Hutchinson 323-383-6145 Press Advisory: Civil Rights Leaders … Continue reading

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Read Calvin’s Institutes Through in 2012

In a few weeks I’ll have more to say about this.  In the meanwhile, I want to recommend the best edition of the 1559 Institutes I have yet seen.  It’s published by Hendrickson and you can get a copy from … Continue reading

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Racist Much, Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church?

A small baptist church in eastern Kentucky has voted to ban interracial couples from joining the congregation and from taking part in all church functions other than funerals.  The vote to ostracise couples of different races was held at the … Continue reading

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A New Twitter-er: The Biblical Studies Department of the University of Sheffield

Here’s their Twitter page.  You’ll surely want to take note (since Sheffield is- it has to be said- on the cutting edge of biblical studies).  They also have a blog which you’ve probably heard of (though on the blogroll here … Continue reading

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The Nation’s Most Loathsome, Contemptible Judge

His name- Richard Baumgartner. Why?  Because as a sitting judge he presided over the murder trials of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom and while doing so he was a drug addict and a frequenter of drug addicts. In a hearing … Continue reading

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Bad Teacher, Worse Mother

HuffPo tells the reprehensible tale of the pedophile teacher who convinced a student to live with her… and mom allowed it. Leonore Ulaszek, 36, was removed from her Hoffman Estates High School classroom in September and submitted her resignation in … Continue reading

Posted in Total Depravity | Tagged | 2 Comments

A Book the German Bible Society (Or Hendrickson) Needs to Publish

We’re all (aren’t we?) familiar with the fantastic Biblia Sacra Utriusque Testamenti Editio Hebraica et Graeca.  So my question is, why hasn’t the DBG (or Hendrickson) done the same thing for the LXX and the NT so that we could … Continue reading

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Eating People: Christians and Accusations of Cannibalism

Andrew McGowan has a paper titled Eating People: Accusations of Cannibalism Against Christians in the Second Century uploaded to Academia.edu that various and sundry might find quite useful. Give it a read.  Its from the Journal of Early Christian Studies … Continue reading

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You Can Still Win a Copy of the Common English Bible

All you have to do is let me know why you want it and I’ll announce the winner next Thursday.  It’s a grand translation and quite useful indeed.  Especially for persons unfamiliar with the Bible and afraid to use older … Continue reading

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It’s Not Snow, It’s Just Thick Frost!

Consequently I’m having to warm up the car before I leave to make some calls because, unlike the other people I live with, I don’t get to part under the carport or shelter….  I think there are many of you … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

When the Prince of Peace Comes…

They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks.  Or, as the Common English Bible has it- ‘Then they will beat their swords into iron plows and their spears into pruning tools.’ I like very much … Continue reading

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If You Read Dutch and Are Interested in Melanchthon…

(And really, who isn’t interested in Melanchthon?) There’s a new book that you may want to lay your hands on- Melanchthon was van groot belang voor de Reformatie. Hij was een brug tussen lutheranisme en calvinisme, tussen kerk en onderwijs, … Continue reading

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This Will Make Folk Angry

From the Telegraph– An image of an obese passenger squeezed into an economy airline seat has reopened a debate about how airlines deal with growing numbers of oversized passengers. Come on! How is that 1) safe, 2) fair, and 3) … Continue reading

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Advent Scripture for the Day and Luke’s Heilsgeschichte

46 Mary said, “ With all my heart I glorify the Lord! 47 In the depths of who I am I rejoice in God my savior. 48 He has looked with favor on the low status of his servant. Look! … Continue reading

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Will the Christian-Newsom Murders be Re-tried?

The judge who presided over the trials of the 5 beasts who brutally murdered Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom was evidently a drug addict getting supplied by a drug dealer that had been in his court and now the convictions … Continue reading

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