Daily Archives: 16 Dec 2011

The World’s Worst, Most Disturbed, and Stupidest Kids Game

Via Steve Bremner on G+

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A Museum Dies

Jona has the story, which, as he said in his email mentioning his post, really is sad. Today, the authorities of the Dutch province of Gelderland decided to terminate their support of Orientalis near Nijmegen, a beautiful, century-old museum park, dedicated to … Continue reading

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Zwingli For Today

On 16 December 1525 Zwingli published his brief (only six page) Antwort von Rat und Bürger zu Zürich an den Rat von Bern. It can be summarized so simply that I only need excerpt the core thought expressed in Zwingli’s … Continue reading

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Not Hundreds and Not Thousands but Tens of Thousands!

If true, the Catholic Church in the Netherlands appears to be nothing more than a haven of pedophiles. Tens of thousands of children abused in Dutch Catholic institutions, report says. Eight hundred Catholic clergy and church employees were guilty of … Continue reading

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‘There But For the Grace of God…’: An Observation

I’ve never been comfortable with the phrase ‘there but for the grace of God go I’.  And the reason for my discomfort is easy to explain:  it implies that the person’s situation which evokes the phrase is outside the grace … Continue reading

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An ‘Almah’ is Not Necessarily a ‘Bethulah’

The Common English Bible renders Isaiah 7:10ff thusly: 10 Again the LORD spoke to Ahaz: 11 “ Ask a sign from the LORD your God. Make it as deep as the graveq or as high as heaven. ” 12 But … Continue reading

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‘Baby’s First Bible’ App

From our friends at the German Bible Society- a new app for little one’s! Meine ersten Bibelgeschichten App der Deutschen Bibelgesellschaft.  Zeitlos beliebte Geschichten aus der Bibel, wundervoll illustriert und leicht verständlich nacherzählt für Kinder ab 3 Jahren. Für diese … Continue reading

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The New Testament: A Literary History

Gerd Theissen’s latest book arrived courtesy of the good folk at Fortress Press for review.  It is quite different from other NT introductions as it … takes up the problem of the emergence of the New Testament canon out of … Continue reading

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The Best News Story of the Day: Stupid Criminal Tricks

Police in Wisconsin’s capital city barely had to try to catch a pair of unlucky suspected thieves.  Madison police say two men in their late 20s stole DVDs and computer games from a Target store Tuesday and discussed their plans … Continue reading

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Who ‘Owns’ The Reformation?

A conference titled thusly will be held in March of 2012. Wem gehört die Reformation? Nationale und konfessionelle Dispositionen der Reformationsdeutung Überall wird von dem Reformationsjubiläum gesprochen. Dabei geht es beispielsweise darum, eine angemessene Bezeichnung des Ereignisses zu finden und … Continue reading

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Hitchins is Dead

The Washington Post emails Christopher Hitchens, a sharp-witted provocateur who used his formidable learning, biting wit and muscular prose style to skewer what he considered high-placed hypocrites, craven lackeys of the right and left, “Islamic fascists” and religious faith of … Continue reading

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