Daily Archives: 13 Apr 2012

The Most Withering Assesment on the ‘Jesus Discovery’ in the Mainstream Media Yet

This headline pretty much sums up the tone of the report in The International Business Times– Jesus Tomb Discovery Called A Hoax: Simcha Jacobvici And James Tabor ‘Seeing Things That…Aren’t There’ There’s nothing really new in the report- except the … Continue reading

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Doubting Thomas Strikes Back

Via Thomas Bolin on the facebook-

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Two New Reviews in RBL Worth Reading

Thomas Römer’s Dieu obscur: Cruauté, sexe et violence dans l’Ancien Testament, Reviewed by Delia Klingler. and Don C. Benjamin’s Stones and Stories: An Introduction to Archaeology and the Bible, Reviewed by Aren M. Maeir.

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Obama Pays a Lower Tax Rate than His Secretary

Let’s all admit it- rich people pay less of a percentage of their income for everything, not just taxes.  The more you have, the less you’re bothered by paltry gas price increases or utility bills and taxes.  You’ve got plenty … Continue reading

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Total Depravity: The Child Molester Who Thinks His Sentence is a Joke

On Thursday, Richard Carl Heeringa, a 57-year-old Douglas County, Colo. serial child-sex offender, was sentenced to 576 years in prison on 17 counts of sexually assaulting a child, 9news reports. Heeringa declined to speak during his hearing, but he apparently … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times

A sign at the Knoxville Zoo, children’s section- The only reason they’d put such things on a sign is because they’ve had to deal with them in sufficient numbers! So at least now we know where Chris Tilling has been … Continue reading

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Now That’s an ‘Offer You Can’t Refuse’ (Said in the Voice of the Godfather)

Eisenbrauns runs these things called ‘deal of the day’ and ‘deal of the week’.  They’re usually pretty good but this week the deal of the week is an excellent, excellent choice.  Martin Shields’ ‘The End of Wisdom‘ is superb.  And … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

The pretense of righteousness under the guise of piety suffocates actual piety because we come to think the pretense is real. – R. Scott Clark

Posted in Theology

The Samaritan Temple in the News

Der Spiegel Online has a fantastic report on the Samaritan Temple, of which they suggest The Jews had significant competition in antiquity when it came to worshipping Yahweh. Archeologists have discovered a second great temple not far from Jerusalem that predates … Continue reading

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TV Ratings for Simcha’s Show

Just on the off chance that any of you (besides Goodacre and Cargill who live blogged the thing) watched the Simcha Special and want to know how it stacked up against other programs airing at the same time, you might … Continue reading

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Jonathan Edwards Studies

Jonathan Edwards Studies (JES), an interdisciplinary professionally refereed digital publication, is inviting graduate students, young scholars, clergy, seminarians, and other readers of Edwards to submit their articles, book reviews, notes, and documents to the editors for review and online publication. … Continue reading

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