Daily Archives: 7 Sep 2012

Jim Garlow: False Prophet or Just Delusional ‘Pastor’?

Few Religious Right leaders can match Jim Garlow for delivering dire doom and gloom warnings about what is in store for America and Christians if the church does not rise up and make sure that President Obama is not re-elected.  Today, he joined Tony … Continue reading

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Users of Wikipedia Are Fools; They Trust a Lie

Hear me well:  IT CANNOT BE TRUSTED as in any meaningful way reliable.  If you doubt that simple statement of fact, behold: Dear Wikipedia, I am Philip Roth. I had reason recently to read for the first time the Wikipedia entry discussing … Continue reading

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How Many Parents Will Overlook Evil to Satisfy Their Own Drug Habit?

On the local news, the story of a pill pushing pedophile who supplied a ‘mother’ with pills and then began to supply a 12 year old girl too.  Then, according to the report, he cut the kid’s supply off and … Continue reading

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Kids These Days… And their Parents Too…

A missing 13-year-old girl has been found safe, though 700 miles away from home. It turns out the Texas teen had gotten into an argument with her parents about a boy she met online via Xbox and decided to run … Continue reading

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The Bible and Homosexuality, Once More

The learned Adrian Schenker is one of the contributors to this new volume, just reviewed in RBL. From the review- In the second essay Adrien Schenker turns from narrative to legislation in a discussion of Lev 18:22 and 20:13. He … Continue reading

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Bloggers and Their Tattoos, Again

If you thought the last disclosure of bloggers’ secret tats was disturbing…  behold…

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Deuteronomy in Recent Research

Thomas Römer has just uploaded, for your reading pleasure, his essay « Das deuteronomistische Geschichtswerk und die Wüstentraditionen der Hebräischen Bibel », in H.-J. Stipp (ed.), Das deuteronomistische Geschichtswerk (ÖBS 39), Frankfurt a.M. et al.: Peter Lang, 2011, pp. 55-88. … Continue reading

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This Has to be The Best Day of My Life…

Look who’s just decided to follow me on the twitter! This is way better than the day I found out Steve Inskeep (@nprInskeep) was following me…  Shimmer Body Art…  the same cosmetics that Joel Watts uses!  I have ARRIVED!

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Tina Brown Should Be Awfully Proud: The Daily Beast Has Run out of Things To Report

So they’ve stooped to this…

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Erasmus Only Read a Little Bit of Zwingli’s ‘Archeteles’

And he didn’t like it. Which reminds me of those people who read 4 pages of a book and review it or who read 3 sentences of a 30 page article and dismiss it. It is impossible to give anything … Continue reading

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Say What You Wish, The Fact Remains…

That the Word of God has long since ceased to hold sway over many Christian’s lives.  If it were otherwise, their lives would show it.

Posted in Theology

Recent Essays Published by Israel Finkelstein

First, in Revue Biblique– TELL EL-FARAH (TIRZAH) AND THE EARLY DAYS OF THE NORTHERN KINGDOM. The article deals with Stratum VIIa at Tell el-Farah (North), location of biblical Tirzah. This layer should be dated to the very late Iron I … Continue reading

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Finally, Some Good News from Pakistan

The Pakistani Christian girl who has been in police custody for more than three weeks after being accused of desecrating the Qur’an is to be released from prison after a judge granted her bail.  Rimsha Masih, who is thought to … Continue reading

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Where in the World is Chris Tilling Now?

He’s gone to the far east, to visit Japan.  Awesome!  Except, poor guy, he just can’t keep himself moral and upright… Japanese police have arrested a 61-year-old man accused of stealing more than 1,100 library books.  Officials say Chris Tilling Mitsuka … Continue reading

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The Evolution of …

Posted in Humor, Modern Culture