Daily Archives: 21 Aug 2012

Bibi Wants to Attack Iran Before the US Elections

If he does, the United States should refrain from any sort of intervention or aid.  If Bibi is insane enough to want a war, then we should just let him hoist himself on his own petard.  Then, maybe, Israelis will … Continue reading

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Michael Cook on the Jewish Jesus

New at Bible and Interpretation– Two basic methods by Jewish scholars to impress Jesus’ “Jewishness” upon lay Christians and Jews are problematic because they do not remedy a major asymmetry: while Christians may well be receptive to learning about Jesus … Continue reading

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Another Pervert Politician

Here’s another Democrat, flaunting morality and having sex with a 17 year old boy at a rest stop. Democratic leaders in Minnesota are demanding a state lawmaker withdraw from his re-election bid after police claim he admitted to having sex … Continue reading

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Why Are Most Politicians Lawyers?

Because lawyers are – as a class – greedy- and this is the singular quality every politician must possess. He [Martin Luther] spoke at length about people who were in a perilous condition and confessed that he had often said … Continue reading

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Todd Akin has a Kindred Spirit in Steve King

Rep. Steve King, one of the most staunchly conservative members of the House, was one of the few Republicans who did not strongly condemn Rep. Todd Akin Monday for his remarks regarding pregnancy and rape. King also signaled why — … Continue reading

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Prepositions and Theology In the Greek New Testament: An Essential Reference Resource for Exegesis

Zondervan allowed me to access the galley proof of this new volume on NetGalley.  I’ve posted my review here.  The publisher says Prepositions are important in the exegesis of the Greek New Testament, but they are at the same time … Continue reading

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Protest is Acceptable But The Language of Protest Needs to Be Civil

When protesters in Zurich hoisted a sign to the top of the Grossmunster denouncing Putin with profanity, I found it unacceptable.  Not the act of protest itself- but the language used.  There’s simply no point in using rank profanity in … Continue reading

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Total Depravity: The Daycare Edition

Authorities suspended a day care center’s license and operations, pending a hearing, after three employees allegedly encouraged two 3-year-olds to fight each other. Police say the alleged incident took place in March at Hands of Our Future day care in Dover, Del. and … Continue reading

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The School of Lynching

Ha’aretz has an Op-Ed that’s must reading.  Here’s the opening paragraph: Dozens of Jewish teens attacked three Palestinian teens in Jerusalem’s Zion Square last weekend, seriously injuring one of them. The police at first treated the incident as a brawl; only … Continue reading

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