Daily Archives: 14 Dec 2011

Southwestern Seminary is Trying to Improve its Image as an Institution of Higher Learning…

Using the Dead Sea Scrolls: Southwestern Seminary currently houses the largest collection of fragments owned by an institution of higher education within the United States. The seminary will host an exclusive exhibit of the scrolls from July 2, 2012, to … Continue reading

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Someone Killed Twitter. Was it Joel?

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Sung to the Tune of ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’

Oh little town of Nazareth Tear that dread tre-e down! This is still a Jewish haunt And tinsel all around will not be toler-a-a-ted So get thee Christians hence! Our Jewish homes will not be ruined By Jesus’ A-Advent… © … Continue reading

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This Exemplifies What’s Wrong With American Society

According to a new poll in Slate– Most people think that the wealth gap or the overall bad economy was the worst development of 2011. Really?  Worse than Sandusky’s molestation of kids or the deaths of our kids in Iraq … Continue reading

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You Have to be a Unicorn to Understand Melanchthon…

Interpretatio Legitima Responsionis Philippi Melanchtonis post mortem ipsius, titulo Iudicii de controversia Coenae aeditae: Apologiae loco scripta … (Ursellis, 1563) By…. wait for it…. Paul Einhorn! Get it??? EIN Horn! Oh there’s nothing so fun as German-based humor!   With thanks … Continue reading

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An Interview With Joel Green: The Common English Bible

I wrote Joel and asked him to answer a series of questions about the Common English Bible.  Here below are my questions [JW] followed by Joel’s answers [JG].  I really appreciate his responses.  I am sure you will as well.

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Quote of the Day

Newt [Gingrich] is a stupid man’s idea of what a smart person sounds like. – Paul Krugman

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The Church of England is Rapidly Dying, And It’s Because Parents Aren’t Raising their Children Attending Church

[T]he latest instalment of the annual British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey reads like a nightmare for anyone (like me) who is concerned about the future of the Church of England. Chapter 12 of BSA 28, published last week, feels more … Continue reading

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Should a Vicar Marry a Muslim, and Be Fired for It?

That’s the question boiling in the German Church, as Reformiert Info reports Eine evangelische Vikarin aus Württemberg ist zum Jahresende entlassen worden, weil sie einen Muslim geheiratet hat. Der Entscheid hat in Deutschland innerkirchlich für grosse Aufregung gesorgt. Für die … Continue reading

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There Will be No One Volume Edition of the Septuagint and the Greek New Testament

I received this email today (which I share with its author’s permission) : Dear Dr. West, Apologies for this belated reply. It took a few days until your request was finally forwarded to me. We have considered several times a … Continue reading

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Comfort, Comfort…

I’ve mentioned this passage before but I’m really taken with the way the CEB is able to get it across with such simple profundity: Is 40:1 Comfort, comfort my people! says your God. 2 Speak compassionately to Jerusalem, and proclaim … Continue reading

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The Decline of Marriage

It’s not really a surprise given the decline of morality and ethical behavior even among Christians who see nothing wrong with cohabiting without the benefit of marriage that the institution of marriage is on the decline.  And since cohabitation is … Continue reading

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Total Depravity: Rejoicing at Murder

In Gaza, members of Hamas … Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades boasted killing 1,365 Israelis since it was founded, as well as injuring over 6,411 Israelis in various terror attacks.  According to the group’s military wing, over 11,000 rockets were fired … Continue reading

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Christians and Dedication: An Observation

Many times the ‘dedication’ of Christians to God in particular activities ends at precisely the point in time when they discover something they would rather be doing more.   I’ll leave it to you to decide if you think that’s a … Continue reading

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