Daily Archives: 28 Dec 2011

A Fantastic Piece on Gerhard von Rad

Gerhard Von Rad: State Interference and Unflappable Belief in Nazi Germany by Daniel Strecker is intriguing for a number of reasons. First, it’s by a non-theologian. Second, it features interaction with Bernard Levinson’s work on von Rad. And third, it … Continue reading

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I Have A Dropbox Question

Suppose I have a document that I want to share with just a couple of people.  How would I go about doing that?  Sorry for the newbie question but I’ve just begun to use it (love it so far) and … Continue reading

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Why Would Anyone Care What Bill Maher Thinks?

He’s marketed himself as a pundit but he’s nothing more than a lousy comedian and loud mouthed imbecile who’s in love with the sound of his own voice.  He’s merely a publicity whore whose despicable craving for attention led him … Continue reading

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When Churches Lose the Plot- This Is What Happens to their ‘Youth’ Program

Mosaic Church in Chattanooga calls its Youth ministry ‘Club Fathom’.  Club Fathom was the scene of a violent brawl the other day. A Christmas morning shooting that injured nine people is further evidence that the downtown club where the brawl … Continue reading

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American Hitchens Fans Take Note: The Brits Never Thought of Him as Anything but a Gossip Columnist

Thanks to Daniel Stoddart for pointing this Salon essay out- The famed atheist and Vanity Fair writer was more concerned with self-promotion than actual ideas. “In lapidary inscriptions a man is not upon oath,” Samuel Johnson remarked. Even so, claims … Continue reading

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Go Ahead, Keep Swearing

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The Gospel of the Holy Grail

Antonio Lombatti’s newest volume arrived courtesy his publisher today and I’m looking forward to diving in (though it may – in fact – be a few weeks before I can as I’m presently working on several large projects). IL VANGELO … Continue reading

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Christian Clerics in Bethlehem Show ‘Christian Love’ By Pummeling Each Other…

This happens all the time!  But it’s always tragic and absurd… Do note, however, that none of them are Baptists! http://www.guardian.co.uk/video/embed

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Today With Zwingli: The Smackdown, Part Two

The smackdown, you ask?  Yes.  Mentioned back on December 7th when Conrad ‘the Syphilitic’ Grebel (he did, by the way, suffer from the ‘Parisian Disease’ thanks to his rounds of promiscuity whilst a student in that prostitute-laden city) published his … Continue reading

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Hey Abbot! The Mt. Athos Fraud

The abbot of the prestigious Vatopedi monastery on Mount Athos in Greece has been jailed pending trial for alleged fraud and embezzlement. Abbot Ephraim, 56, is accused of arranging land swaps between Vatopedi and the state which are thought to … Continue reading

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The 10 Most Annoying Things of 2011

10- Harold Camping and his intolerable lies. 9- Fred Phelps. 8- The United States Congress. 7- Christian Zionists. 6- The High price of SBL annual meeting registration. 5- Cats. 4- Dogs. 3- Every ‘News’ report about the Kardashians. 2- Snow. … Continue reading

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