Daily Archives: 3 Apr 2012

Luther: On the Difference Between the Righteous and the Unrighteous

“The righteous man is one who accuses himself first” (Prov. 18:17). Therefore “even if he falls seven times a day, he as often rises again” (Prov. 24:16) in that he does not excuse himself for his sins, but quickly confesses … Continue reading

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Who’s Telling the Truth? Charlesworth or Tabor?

Mark Goodacre sets their ‘accounts’ of the ‘discovery’ of the ‘Jonah ossuary’ side by side (and be sure to read his entire post).  You decide which is telling the historical truth and which has fashioned an account based on wishful … Continue reading

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Ben Myers, the Brightest Neo-Barthian I Know, Taken to School on the Trinity By a Tiny Child


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The Strangest, Most Ageist, Church Motto I’ve Ever Seen

Via the Church Curmudgeon on the twitter.  Don’t look at the services announcements, look at the Church Motto at the top of the sign… Evidently the church has never read Gal 3:28- οὐκ ἔνι Ἰουδαῖος οὐδὲ Ἕλλην, οὐκ ἔνι δοῦλος … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Modern Culture, Theology

Kentucky Fans, See What Your ‘Celebration’ Accomplished?

Police say doctors amputated the foot of a man who was shot in the leg during raucous celebrations in Lexington of Kentucky’s NCAA basketball championship.  Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts says 31-year-old Harold Calloway remained hospitalized Tuesday afternoon. He was … Continue reading

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More Proof that if it’s Unprovenanced, It’s Worthless

If an artifact isn’t scientifically extracted from a controlled dig, scholars, publishers, magazine editors, and academics in general should have nothing at all to do with it.  Forgers and fraudsters are too clever and too good at what they do … Continue reading

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It’s Never too Early to Plan For The SBL Annual Meeting

If you’re going to Chicago in November for SBL, you’ll want to check out this incredibly useful website. It has everything, from where to stay to where to eat to how to get to and from the airport to events … Continue reading

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Music for the Emergent Church

The Emergents finally have their own CD collection of worship music. If you’re Emergent, you’ll love it!

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The NCAA, Dumb Jocks, And Dumber Officials

The NCAA has been airing tv spots spouting the view that NCAA athletes aren’t dumb jocks and folk need to rethink thinking that they are. Alas, if only the NCAA itself weren’t staffed by some rather dumb people, maybe we … Continue reading

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On Tribulations

John Calvin, in commenting on John 12:24, sagely observed- When the godly are distressed by various afflictions, when they are pressed hard by the difficulties of their situation, when they suffer hunger, or nakedness, or disease, when they are assailed … Continue reading

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Cargill Points Out Another Problem with the “Jesus Discovery” Claim

Robert writes The video points out 2 basic points: Digitally inked images were released to the public without acknowledging that the videos had, in fact, been inked (with ink colored to look like a naturally engraved area). (After I wrote … Continue reading

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Children Can Be Evil

Three 9-year-old girls and an 8-year-old boy were handcuffed and arrested at Morrell Park Elementary School in Baltimore, Md., after allegedly being involved in a fight at the school that led to one of the children being “forced onto railroad … Continue reading

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It’s Never A Good Day to be a Scapegoat…

Posted in Humor, Theology

‘Blackout Parties’?

Stupidity is incurable.  There is, it’s time for all of us to admit, an invincible ignorance which cannot, will not, may not, and shall not rid itself of self-destructive mad behavior. When 24 young adults were hospitalized for intoxication at … Continue reading

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Sad News: the Death of Helmer Ringgren

Dear SOTS member, I have had news from Prof. Bertil Albrektson of the death of the Society´s oldest Honorary Member, Professor Helmer Ringgren, Uppsala (elected 1973). “He died on Monday, 26th March, at 94 years of age. The chief mourners … Continue reading

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Kentucky… Shame

Authorities reported that one man was wounded by gunfire early Tuesday in Lexington, numerous small fires were set and dozens were arrested as thousands of people celebrated Kentucky’s win over Kansas to claim another NCAA title. Every time some sporting … Continue reading

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Oded Golan Admits He’s a Liar

Buried deep in an essay by Ha’aretz which appeared at the end of last week (which I missed and which I thank Mark Elliott for pointing out), Golan admits that he’s not an honest person- Golan admits his hobby is … Continue reading

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