Daily Archives: 29 May 2012

The Sciency Crowd Has Finally Proven the Reality of Global Warming

Posted in mockery, Modern Culture, sarcasm

Noah, Build That Ark…

It POURED here today- one of our typical Summer pop-up storms.  I was outside mowing (of course, right) and the deluge came before I finished so I sat under the neighbors carport and shot this little video with my iPhone. … Continue reading

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Society for Qur’anic Studies

From SBL- SOCIETY OF BIBLICAL LITERATURE SUPPORTS EXPLORATION OF QUR’AN SCHOLAR NETWORK ATLANTA, May 29, 2012 – The Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) has been awarded a $140,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to support a three-year consultation that … Continue reading

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Fingers Crossed, The Jehoash Tablet and the James Ossuary Might be Destroyed

Then maybe the madness would end. A Jerusalem judge will announce on Wednesday whether he has decided to order the destruction of a burial box that could have held the bones of the brother of Jesus and an inscribed tablet … Continue reading

Posted in misery, Modern Culture, Mythbusting, pseudo-archaeology | Tagged , | 4 Comments

A Guest Post: On the Proper Understanding of Albert Schweitzer

Stephanie Fisher has been discussing Schweitzer with the mythicists and she’s written a fairly longish rejoinder which I’ve uploaded here and which I’m happy to pass along to you as a guest posting from her. [You can go here for … Continue reading

Posted in Bible

The Lives of Ordinary People in Ancient Israel

Eerdmans has sent this new volume for review.  And I’ve uploaded it (that is, the review) here. Related articles William Dever on his New Volume, ‘The Lives of Ordinary People in Ancient Israel’ (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com) Bill Dever in Melbourne (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)

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Further on Clickfree: Adding Folders to Be Backed Up

Back in April I noted that I’d got hold of a backup drive called Clickfree. I have used it regularly since, backing up my hard drive every few days. But until recently I didn’t know how to add other folders … Continue reading

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The Power of Faith: 450 Years of the Heidelberg Catechism

This forthcoming volume by my friends Herman Selderhuis and Karla Apperloo looks amazingly interesting! In diesem Ausstellungsbegleitbuch beschreiben renommierte Fachleute seine Verbreitung und Wirkung auf Kultur, Bildung und das kirchliche Leben. Zudem zeigen sie den Kontext der Entstehungszeit sowie den … Continue reading

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There’s Nothing New Under the Sun… Not Even Silly Worship Songs

I saw this on Facebook (thanks, Michael Acidri [because some of us know what proper attribution of sources is]) and liked it- since it nicely summarizes the way worship music has devolved and become theologically empty. Then, in comments on … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Theology

‘Wives, Obey Your Husbands…’

via Ref.ch on FB- Our Swiss friends translate the Italian caption- «Genug!!! Die Bibel sagt, dass die Ehefrau dem Ehemann gehorchen muss… Darum sage ich dir zum letzten Mal: WO SIND DIE TELLER, DIE ICH ABWASCHEN MUSS?» [Enough!!!  The Bible … Continue reading

Posted in Humor

The Refo500 Academic Studies Series

Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht are the publishers of this exciting new series.  8 Volumes are presently planned and in production, a few even having already appeared.

Posted in Books, Church History, Refo500