Daily Archives: 10 May 2012

Remember The Outcry Against the ‘Left Behind’ Christian Game Because It Was So Violent?

Christians aren’t the only ones who produce murderous games.  There’s a series of games for Jewish players (in Hebrew) which lets players kill folk… Israeli settlers on the West Bank have discovered a new way of getting their message across: … Continue reading

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It Has Almost Been Two Years Since I Wrote It, But I Still Stand By Every Single Word

My mind hasn’t changed at all concerning the issue of the ‘accreditation industry‘.  (I’m reminded of the issue thanks to Bryan Lewis’s interesting podcast on the subject of ‘accreditation v. non-accreditation’). Some truths are eternal.

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The Bible and Modernity: Erhard Gerstenberger’s New Essay

This one’s so very worth a read!  Enjoy.

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An Exceedingly Cynical and Incredibly Accurate Assessment of Obama’s Support for Gay Marriage

Yael Sternhall has driven the tent-peg through the political head with this piece in Ha’aretz which commences President Barack Obama’s decision to stop avoiding the subject and express unequivocal support for equal rights for the LGBT community stems first and … Continue reading

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Bad News For the Crazy ‘Mayan End of the World in 2012’-ers

Mayan prophecy: The world won’t end, as a newfound calendar goes on and on and on. The story continues In a striking find, archaeologists in Guatemala report the discovery of a small building whose walls display not only a stunningly … Continue reading

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Wishy Washy Bachmann

One day she’s thrilled with her dual citizenship and the next she’s not.  She’s wishy washy and a tad spineless, isn’t she. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has decided to withdraw her dual Swiss citizenship. The conservative congresswoman addressed the matter … Continue reading

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Surely You Must Believe There is a Hell, And That it is the Perfect Place People Like These Deserve to Go

A Nebraska mother accused of pimping out her 14-year-old daughter also charged men to have sex with her 7-year-old daughter, according to the Nebraska State Patrol.  The 35-year-old mother allowed at least seven men to have sex with her 14-year-old … Continue reading

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How Do We Move Beyond the Present Impasse in Biblical Studies?

The impasse, that is, of ‘biblical history’.  Everyone who works in the field of biblical studies knows what this impasse is and how – to this point- insurmountable it has been. Niels Peter Lemche has written a brief attempt to … Continue reading

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Ultra Orthodox Jews Shun Their Own When They Report Child Molestation

That’s not very pious of them, or righteous. The first shock came when Mordechai Jungreis learned that his mentally disabled teenage son was being molested in a Jewish ritual bathhouse in Brooklyn. The second came after Mr. Jungreis complained, and … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With a Cone of Shame?

A Florida high school science teacher faces dismissal amid allegations that she used a “cone of shame” dog collar to discipline students.  Pasco County schools superintendent Heather Fiorentino has recommended firing 47-year-old Laurie Bailey-Cutkomp for putting a dog collar on … Continue reading

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At Rick Warren’s Church The Men’s Group Doesn’t Study the Bible, it Studies Joyce Meyer…

Two words:  wowwwwwww.  Rick’s off the rails again.  Joyce and her ‘word of faith’ heresy is naturally at home on TBN or CBN or wherever it airs but that Warren has aligned himself with it further demonstrates the theological bankruptcy … Continue reading

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Archaeology Looks Back…

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Who Can Marry Whom? Today With Zwingli and the Zurich Marriage Ordinance of 1525

In one of those historical coincidences that can’t be made up or even imagined (in light of President Obama’s announcement yesterday), today marks the anniversary of the promulgation of the 1525 Zurich Marriage Ordinance.  It was written by Zwingli and … Continue reading

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An Ancient Language Newly Discovered: Is It Shubrian? (What is Shubrian?)

Cambridge University archaeologists today (May 10) announced the discovery of a previously unknown 2,500-year-old language in Turkey. Writing for us last November, in ‘Before the flood: startling finds from the Tigris Basin‘ , project leader Dr John MacGinnis described how … Continue reading

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A Letter from Pastor Youcef

He’s the Christian house church pastor facing execution in Iran for leaving Islam. From CBN– 07 May 2012 Greetings from your servant and younger brother in Christ, Youcef Nadarkhani. To: All those who are concerned and worried about my current … Continue reading

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The Baby Tossing Ritual…

Now here’s one for the record books: In a bizarre ritual, Hindu priests in the south Indian state of Karnataka toss babies from the rooftop of a temple onto a cloth held by waiting men, believing that this will make … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Professor Abraham Tal, First “Wilhelm-Gesenius-Gastwissenschaftler”

Stefan Schorch writes Professor Abraham Tal is the first recipient of the newly established Gesenius-fellowship at the University of Halle-Wittenberg. Tal is professor emeritus of Tel Aviv University, former Vice President of the Academy of the Hebrew Language in Jerusalem, … Continue reading

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