Daily Archives: 8 Jun 2012

‘Hey, Aren’t You Being a Bit Harsh?’

So wrote a gentle soul worried that I may be exaggerating in my various denunciations of false teachers like Dollar and Warren and Bentley and Meyers and Moore.  My reply to this concern is as follows: We have to expose … Continue reading

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Creflo Dollar: Heretic, False Teacher, and Now, Child Abuser

Atlanta megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar was arrested on Friday. He is accused of hurting his 15-year-old daughter during an argument at home.  Dollar, senior pastor of World Changers Church in College Park, Ga., has been officially charged with simple battery, … Continue reading

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Rick Warren Is A Miserable Exegete Who Twists Scripture

If you trust his interpretation of Scripture, you know even less than he does (and that’s not much at all).  Take, for instance, his bastardization of the Book of Daniel: The Bible is not a diet book. Study it as … Continue reading

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Total Depravity: The Bad Granny Gambler Edition

Bad, Granny, very bad.  Shame! A 73-year-old woman has been found in Louisiana after being charged with stealing and gambling away $97,000 from a trust fund for her grandson’s college education, authorities said, but she may never return to Indiana … Continue reading

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Just So You Know, I Hate, Hate, HATE the Heat

In fact, you can’t spell Heat without HATE.  I so hope they lose.  If ever there were a reason for God to curse a team to defeat (even though he doesn’t care about game-scores), it’s because of a certain Heat … Continue reading

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Sad News: Car Talk Is Calling it Quits

Bummer.  It’s one of the best things on the radio.  The chatty mechanics on NPR’s “Car Talk” are pulling in to the garage.  Tom and Ray Magliozzi said Friday they will stop making new episodes of their comic auto advice … Continue reading

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The Hebrew University Cuneiform Collection Online

Via Jack Sasson- The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (http://www.huji.ac.il/), in partnership with the Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (http://cdli.ucla.edu/), is pleased to announce the addition of new digital content to CDLI’s web offerings. Though modest in numbers, the seventy-two cuneiform artifacts … Continue reading

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Paul’s Divine Christology: The New Book by Chris Tilling

Chris’s book has been published by Mohr (finally!) and will be out in August.  Hey Chris, remember, you owe me a copy!  Send it along or prepare for the inevitable wrath! All kidding aside (and I know I tease Chris … Continue reading

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Zurich, Rid Yourself of Idols

It was the 8th of June in 1524 when the churches of Zurich began to be purged of their idols in earnest. The purpose for this ‘purgation’ was the removal of what were, for all intents and purposes, idols from … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Zwingli

The Answer is No, Online Aliases are NEVER Justified for Academics

The Guardian (on Facebook) reports Sock puppets – online commenters that create a false identity – are disrupting academic freedom and scholarly debate, says Simon Tanner. Have you encountered a sock puppet recently? The answer is probably yes even if … Continue reading

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Conference Announcement: The Bible in the Public Square

Mark Goodacre sends along this conference announcement: Duke University is proud to be hosting a conference entitled “The Bible in the Public Square:” September 9-10, 2012, a special 2-day conference with experts speaking to the role of the Bible in … Continue reading

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