Daily Archives: 6 Dec 2011

Rowan Williams Needs to Read the Bible

Then he wouldn’t make absurd statements about Jesus and the Occupy movement.  And if he did he’d know two things.  First, he would know that Jesus refused to be co-opted by greed/wealth seekers.  Take a look at Luke 12 13 … Continue reading

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The 2011 Bavinck Conference Lectures Online

Audio recordings of lectures from the 12–14 October 2011 international Bavinck conference, “After 9/11/11 . . . What? Reformed Theology and the Church’s Global Mission Today,” are now available on our web site. Via.  The theme of the lectures is dialogue … Continue reading

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Where in the World is Chris Tilling Now?

Williamsburg– A Williamsburg man is charged for allegedly biting off half of another man’s earlobe while they were drinking at a party.  The Whitley County Sheriff’s Office got a call on December 4 from Jellico Community Hospital in Tennessee asking … Continue reading

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Sometimes I Think Some People Shouldn’t Be Allowed Within 100 Miles of the Bible

Take, for instance, one of Phil’s students who writes “in the past I have always thought of 1 Cor 13 as only the love verses that everyone puts in their Facebook statuses”. Makes you want to stab someone doesn’t it?  … Continue reading

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People Really Are Easily Understood

People are no mystery.  They’re easily understood.  Take, for example, the difference between those who trust Christ in faith and those who remain fixed in depravity.  No mystery here. We have not the least hesitation to admit what Paul strenuously … Continue reading

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Light on Joshua from the Dead Sea Scrolls

Florentino Garcia-Martinez has just uploaded an essay titled Light on the Joshua Books from the Dead Sea Scrolls. It’s from After Qumran. Old and Modern Editions of the Biblical Texts – The Historical Books. Edited by H. Ausloos, B. Lemmelijn … Continue reading

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Scott, That’s Not Really a Church

It’s an assembly of pagans. Crossing Church‘s Christmas series this year is titled Bringin’ Swagger Back. It is kicked off by this video of Santa getting his swagger back. Read the rest of the BP raising tale at Scott’s blog. … Continue reading

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Verbal Cues: Or, How To Know That Book or Essay is Total Idiocy

Whenever you see a book title or an essay title that begins with the words ‘The End Of …. ____________’ you know it’s total idiocy produced by a voluminously equipped imbecile. So, ‘The End of History’ will be moronic since- … Continue reading

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Conference Announcement: Are the Paulinists Finally Moving Beyond the Hideously Boring ‘Old Perspective v. the New Perspective’ Silliness?

True, that’s not the name of the conference (though to be fair, it should be!).  The Conference is actually titled ‘Beyond Old and New Perspectives on Paul‘ and my bestie Chris Tilling has all the info.  If you’re in the … Continue reading

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If You’re Outraged by This, Why Aren’t You Outraged at the Tens of Thousands of Children Disposed of Similarly via Abortion?

American hypocrisy in terms of its treatment of the young is unbounded.  On one hand everyone with even a fragment of a heart is outraged to read The body of 7-year-old Georgia girl missing since Friday was found in a trash compactor … Continue reading

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Why Are We In Barbarian-istan Again?

NZZ reports that a blast today in Kabul has killed 50. In der afghanischen Hauptstadt Kabul sind bei einem Selbstmordattentat vor einem schiitischen Heiligtum etwa 50 Menschen getötet worden. Ein Attentäter sprengte sich inmitten schiitischer Muslime in die Luft, die … Continue reading

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If You Have More Money than Sense…

Buy yourself a 7″ (that’s just a little over half a foot”’) tall inflatable Dalmatian sporting a star of David and wearing a yarmulke… It can be yours for a paltry… wait for it… $149.  [With thanks to Irene on … Continue reading

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The Insomniac’s Prayer

Psalm 102:7ff (CEB) 7 I lie awake all night. I’m all alone like a bird on a roof. 8 All day long my enemies make fun of me; those who mock me curse using my name! 9 I’ve been eating … Continue reading

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