Daily Archives: 28 May 2012

The Aramaic Renaissance

Two villages in the Holy Land’s tiny Christian community are teaching Aramaic in an ambitious effort to revive the language that Jesus spoke, centuries after it all but disappeared from the Middle East.  The new focus on the region’s dominant … Continue reading

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You Can’t Say ‘Dad’, You Might Offend Same Sex Couples…

What madness over in the United Kingdom! The Health Service has removed the word ‘dad’ from a pregnancy handbook for fear of offending gay and lesbian parents.  Officials decided to use the term ‘partner’ throughout the 200-page guide, titled Ready … Continue reading

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Just How Jewish Was Jesus Anyway?

It’s an interesting question which the inimitable James Crossley poses in his latest posting.  Here are the first two paragraphs: Given that he is so vocal of late in his political theory of marriage and sexuality, let’s try and cross … Continue reading

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Pedro Hernandez, You’re Evil

Pedro Hernandez, the former store clerk charged in the 1979 death of 6-year-old Etan Patz after he confessed to the alleged murder, reportedly kept the boy’s body in a walk-in refrigerator in the store’s basement before discarding it.  Hernandez was … Continue reading

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What Is War?

Calvin hits the nail on the head when he remarks in connection with divine punishment of injustice- It matters not whether the punishment is eternal or temporary. For disease, pestilence, famine, and war, are curses from God, as much as … Continue reading

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Spain, Don’t You Have Bigger Things to Worry About Than an Artist and Work He did Decades Ago?

A leading Spanish artist faces up to a year in prison after being prosecuted for “offending religious feelings” in relation to a short film he made more than 30 years ago that claimed to show “how to cook Jesus Christ”. … Continue reading

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Conference Announcement: Postmodernity, Discipleship, and Christian Devotion

Via Refo500 Conferentie ‘Navolging en Gemeenschap, Postmoderne Devotie’ Op verschillende locaties in Zwolle zal er op zaterdag 2 juni 2012 vanaf 10:30u een conferentie gehouden worden over het thema ‘Navolging en Gemeenschap, Postmoderne Devotie’.  Met medewerking van o.a. Jan Wessels, … Continue reading

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How Sad Are You if Justin Bieber Sends You to the Hospital?

Justin Bieber is wanted for questioning by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s investigators after a photographer complained of being roughed up by the pop star at a shopping center. Sheriff’s Lt. Robert Wiard (ward) says the photographer called 911 on Sunday … Continue reading

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Happy Memorial Day!

I hope it’s a pleasant one for each and every one of you.   And I really hope one day we have the brains to ‘beat our spears into pruning hooks’.

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