Daily Archives: 5 Aug 2012

Quote of the Decade

From Nicholas Kristoff, on the twitter- One guy has explosives in [his] shoe, we all remove shoes at [the] airport.   30,000 die yearly from guns, we do nothing. So true, and so very telling, isn’t it.

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The Bern Theses

The “Acts of the [Bern] Disputation” were published by Christopher Froschauer—the Zurich printer who published Zwingli’s writings—on April 23, 1528. It opens with the Bernese magistrates’ call to the disputation, covering six pages and dated “Sunday, the 17th day of … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Zwingli

The Targum: A Conference Announcement

From Paul Flesher: International Organization for Targum Studies Seventh Meeting Munich/München, Germany Wednesday – Friday, August 7-9, 2013 CALL FOR PAPERS The 7th meeting of the IOTS will cover a wide range of topics related to Targum Studies: Philology; Translation … Continue reading

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Violence, American Style and the Dusk of an Empire

We love to shoot people.  We just love it. At least seven people, including a gunman shot by a police officer, have been killed in an attack on worshippers at a Sikh temple in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek, … Continue reading

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A Forgotten Fact: David Cuthbertson’s “A Tragedy of the Reformation”

The history of Calvin’s work in Geneva has been unjustly scarred because of the fate of the devil Servetus.  As David Cuthbertson pointed out exactly a century ago- “FEW examples of persecution have made more noise than that of Servetus … Continue reading

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Todd Bentley The Heretic is Peddling His Deceptions Again

An evangelist who kicks followers in the face, claiming his violence will cure them of cancer, is to tour Britain this month – but his proposed visit has provoked outrage and demands that he be banned from entering the country. … Continue reading

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A Participant Reflects on Digging at Megiddo

Over on the Tel Aviv U. blog a volunteer writes It has always been a dream of mine to have the pleasure and the ability to get involved in an excavation in Israel or the Middle East in general.  Insufficient funds, … Continue reading

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Lawrence Schiffman is on the Twitter!

You’ll want to ‘follow’ him.  Welcome to the twitter, Professor!

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In Just One Month There Were 50 Attacks By Israelis Against Palestinians

It’s time to open our eyes and realize the ugly truth that there are Israeli terrorists terrorizing Palestinians. These terrorists are called ‘Settlers’. There were more than 50 reports of Israelis assaulting Palestinians in the West Bank last month. In … Continue reading

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