Monthly Archives: September 2012

Qumran Focus Month at ASOR is Over

And it was a very, very good series.  Here’s the wrap up.  I appreciate Jack Sasson mentioning it on Agade because I had forgotten to check in on it. It has been a successful month here on the ASOR blog, … Continue reading

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The Fund-Raiser You Didn’t Hear About: Bibliobloggers Model Wedding Gowns

Some of your favorite bibliobloggers bit the bullet for charity (The Chris Tilling Recovery Clinic For Insane Theologians) and did a ‘men dressed as women’ ‘fashion show’.  The wry twist?  They modeled wedding gowns.  It’s simultaneously appalling and horrifying:

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Offered Without Comment

Fire officials say the wife of an Idaho lawmaker was injured when a room that they had converted into a gun safe exploded.  The Times-News ( ) reports that Amy Wood, the wife of state Rep. Fred Wood, was taken by … Continue reading

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More Pastoral Misconduct: The Philanderer Murdered Two Wives

Retired Pennsylvania pastor Arthur “A.B.” Schirmer was a serial philanderer, preying on women in his church who were having trouble in their own marriages, court documents say.  Yet adultery might have been the least of his sins.  Charged two years … Continue reading

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Good For Smithsonian, But Now It’s Time for Discovery and History to Do the Same Thing

Bob Cargill writes Word from the Smithsonian Channel is that they’ve decided to shelve a new documentary on the so-called “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” due, in part, to a high degree of scholarly criticism ranging from claims that the fragment is an outright … Continue reading

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2000 Dead

U.S. military deaths in the Afghan war have reached 2,000, a cold reminder of the human cost of an 11-year-old conflict that now garners little public interest at home as the United States prepares to withdraw most of its combat … Continue reading

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Shoot First And Then Find Out You’ve Just Killed Your Son

Congratulations, Mr. Giuliano.  You’ve murdered your own son. A man fatally shot a masked teenager in self-defense outside his neighbor’s house during what appeared to be an attempted late-night burglary and then discovered it was his son, state police said. … Continue reading

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What Will Happen Today At That ‘Emergent’ ‘Church’ in Town


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It’s Not Even October…

But that hasn’t stopped Tim from posting the Carnival.  Check it out.  Hop in your time machine and fast forward to 1 September, and enjoy.

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Tim’s Online Book Launch

Tim writes Do please participate in helping me to make my latest experiment in online publication work better. I want to explore how authors and readers can engage more and at greater depth through using online communications. My book Not Only … Continue reading

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Fun Facts from Church History: Luther and Hebrew

According to Helen Kraus, Martin Luther’s knowledge of Hebrew was minimal and, in his own words he was ‘… no Hebrew grammarian, nor do I wish to be’.  Luther also expressed ‘a deep-seated distaste for Hebrew grammar’. She continues, ‘Luther … Continue reading

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On the Nature of the Bible: An Observation

The belief that the Bible isn’t in its very essence and nature ‘theological’ is the same as believing that the sun isn’t hot or that politicians aren’t dishonest. No one who has experienced the heat of the sun or the … Continue reading

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Gunter Grass is At It Again, With Another Poem About Israeli Policy

His second: Nobel Prize literature laureate, declared ‘persona non grata’ by Israel over a poem criticizing its stance on Iran, lauds nuclear whistle-blower Vanunu as a ‘hero.’ After drawing fire for criticizing Israel’s stance on Iran in a controversial poem … Continue reading

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Zwingli’s First Mass

Huldrych Zwingli was ordained a priest and celebrated his first Mass on the 29th of September, 1506, at his home town of Wildhaus.  He would serve that Church and the Church at Glarus (where the first stirrings of Reform would begin … Continue reading

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What Happens When an American Goes to Britain Goes to Germany to Study Theology…

This- Timothy Michael Law- Septuagintalist You’ve been warned.

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Mike Huckabee, I Used to Like You, But You’ve Just Jumped the Shark

Fox News host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) compared the administration’s handling of the consulate attack in Libya to Watergate, during an appearance on the network Friday morning, and hinted that the president should be impeached for not … Continue reading

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Another ‘Jesus Wife’ Fragment Disclosed!!!

Wow, once the floodgates open, they really open!!!!  I do so appreciate Tom Bolin pointing this out on the FB- Late last night, during a lavish banquet at an exclusive address in Chelsea, my Indiana Jones moment finally arrived. A mysterious man … Continue reading

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Fox News Isn’t Just Fake News, It’s Sick News

Hundreds of thousands of Americans watched a man shoot himself in the head live on television on Friday as Fox News broadcast the final moments of a car chase in Arizona. The FCC needs to look into Fox’s broadcast license. … Continue reading

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Oh My- The Iranian News Agency Thinks The Onion is Real News!

Oh my.  FARS has plagiarized The Onion! Apparently unaware of the unwritten rules of both ethical journalism and satire, an Iranian news agency published an edited copy of a report from The Onion on Friday, without crediting the original or … Continue reading

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Another ‘Accredited’ School With a Plagiarizing Prof

The school?  Amherst.  Yes, it’s ‘accredited’.  I mention that because some people think ‘accreditation’ means something when in fact and in practice, it only means the robbery of institutions of higher education by scheming thieves who’ve managed to hoodwink people … Continue reading

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