Daily Archives: 24 Aug 2012

The Catholic Church Pays its Book-Keepers Too Much

This astonishes me. Not because she’s an embezzling thief who stole $900,000 only, but because she was paid $124,000 a year for merely being a book-keeper!  And worst of all, her disgusting ‘rationale’ for stealing all that money! A finance … Continue reading

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The Book of Isaiah in Contemporary Research

Christopher Hays writes This article surveys scholarship on the book of Isaiah since roughly the start of the 21st century.Noting that theories of the book’s formation based on internal textual data have not commanded consensus, it calls for stronger methodological … Continue reading

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The Last Day at Azekah…

Of this year’s excavation season anyway.   Check out their beautiful photos here.  And think about joining them next year, July 14th, when the digging resumes.  And if you can’t attend, consider donating so that they can have more funding! … Continue reading

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In Christianity, No One Has Ever Been Influential if they Haven’t Been a Scholar/Writer

Ever since the Anabaptists, ignorance has been seen in some quarters of Christianity as a virtue.  Their ‘you don’t need learning, you only need the spirit’ mentality led them to the most incredible and nonsensical conclusions (and their only sensible … Continue reading

Posted in Theology

Megan Lochte (Ryan’s Sister) Is a Foul Mouthed Racist

Unbelievable.  (And edited for content because of Ms Lochte’s potty mouth).  After noting a video clip, our essayist writes In this four and a half minute clip — shot after the Olympic Games in Beijing — Cucchiella says to Megan, “Let’s talk … Continue reading

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The Pastor’s Duty: According to Heinrich Bullinger

I’m appreciative of Bullinger’s phrasing, it’s evocative- The pastor’s duty verily is rightly to mow the word of truth (2 Tim 2:15), and aptly to give the fodder of life unto the Lord’s flock.

Posted in Theology

Lemche’s Dictionary: A Video Book Recommendation

UPDATE: NPL informs me that there’s a paperback edition available under the title ‘The A to Z of Ancient Israel’ and that a revised edition is in the works for publication next year.

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Don’t Settle Your Dispute Like a Human Being, Grab a Gun and Shoot

Yes, it has happened again. At least 10 people were shot Friday in front of the Empire State Building, according to the New York Office of Emergency Management.  The gunman was shot and killed by police, the New York Police … Continue reading

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Today With Zwingli

On the 24th of August, 1528, Huldrych Zwingli published the forward to a new volume by Caspar Schwenckfeld of Ossig, Zwinglis Vorrede zu Schwenckfelds ‘Anweisung’.  In it he congratulated Schwenkfeld on his good work and his insightful comprehension of the meaning … Continue reading

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Searchnu, You’re Annoying: Or, How To get Rid of Searchnu

I was downloading a utility the other day and didn’t notice in the download suite (that’ll teach me) the little mention that something called ‘searchnu’ would be installed as well as the default search engine and home page.  What Dreck … Continue reading

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Today in Reformed History: The Massacre of the Hugenots of Paris

Our friends at Refo500 remind us that it was on the night of August 23-24, 1572 that the horrific ‘St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre’ took place.  Heinrich Bullinger composed his De Persecutionibus Ecclesiæ Christianæ in the aftermath of that horrific slaughter … Continue reading

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‘Art’ as Blasphemy

An artist in Germany has stirred outrage with a poster which I’m not going to translate.  Suffice it to say, it’s just another example of so called ‘art’ which is nothing more than anti-Christian scurrilous and vile blasphemy. Our friends … Continue reading

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‘Famous Archaeologists’? Really? Because That’s not Eric Cline in that Photo!

Joe Zias told me about this strange little website – called ‘Great Archaeology‘.  Hmmm….  So I thought I’d look around.  You know, see what I could see.  So I thumbed through and first off noticed that they list archaeologists alphabetically … Continue reading

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