Daily Archives: 11 Sep 2012

Beyond Old and New Perspectives on Paul: A Critical Engagement with Douglas Campbell’s “The Deliverance of God” Duke Divinity School November 9-10, 2012

Via T.J. Lang of Duke U.- This conference will engage Douglas Campbell’s book, “The Deliverance of God” (Eerdmans, 2009). It will summarize and critically discuss his proposals concerning the modern interpretation of Paul’s justification language, argumentation, and resulting version of … Continue reading

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Posted on My FB Wall…

and I’m so nice…  I wish I were quadruplets.

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Radical Taliban-esque Right Wing Jews and their Witch-Hunt Against Jewish Academics

The witch hunt against U.S. Jewish academic Judith Butler, who is being awarded the prestigious Adorno prize, originates in a dangerous strand of American Jewry that has been assaulting freedom of expression even in U.S. universities. Writes the wise Yitzhak … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: The Festschrift for Douglas A. Knight

From Continuum– This volume makes a positive intervention into maximalist/minimalist debates about Israelite historiography by pointing to the events that happened during the Persian and Hellenistic periods.  During this historical epoch, traditions about Israel and Judah’s founding became fixed as … Continue reading

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More Evidence of Egyptian Domination of the Entire Israelite Territory

A rare scarab amulet newly unearthed in Tel Aviv reveals the ancient Egyptian presence in this modern Israeli city. Given that whenever artifacts identified as ‘Israelite’ are discovered the ‘bible and spade’ crowd invariably shouts ‘this proves the land is … Continue reading

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Dear Logos: Yikes, Someone Went Digit Crazy!

From the welcome screen as Logos software opened a bit ago: Granted, I’m no math whiz, but wow, I think $1000 might be wrong!  It’s not a Brill publication!   😉

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Those Attending SBL / AAR in Chicago Must Go By the University of Chicago Library…

For a special exhibition– Swiss Treasures: From Biblical Papyrus and Parchment to Erasmus, Zwingli, Calvin, and Barth:  Special Collections Research Center Exhibition Gallery, September 21, 2012 – December 14, 2012 This exhibition displays historical Biblical texts and modern manuscripts in Biblical … Continue reading

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Benjamin Netanyahu Is Exactly The Same as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Both are equally insane and unhinged.  Both need to be removed from office. Comments from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are ratcheting up diplomatic tension between Israel and the United States. During a joint press conference in Jerusalem with Bulgarian Prime … Continue reading

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More on ‘Voces Clamantium in Deserto. Essays in Honor of Kari Syreeni’

Mogens has sent along an offprint of his essay, which also includes the table of contents.  I’ve snapped a photo of them with my phone (which explains the rather poor quality- though the sheets are still readable enough)- Fantastic looking, … Continue reading

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Mark Driscoll’s Precious Irony…

I noticed an advert on the facebook for something calling itself the Pastor’s Edge- (resources for lazy pastors who would rather plagiarize and pass off someone else’s work than do their own) so I thought I’d take a look and … Continue reading

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Pat Robertson Proves Himself a Servant of Satan, Again

He urges a man to become a Muslim so he can beat his wife… Tongue in cheek or not, it’s vile. And the remainder of his comments… ABSURD. This man is a wicked lunatic and in no sense a representative … Continue reading

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‘Christians Aren’t Perfect: Just Forgiven’ – Another Example of Miserable Sub-Christian Pseudo-Theology

Doubtless you’ve seen the miserably inaccurate and misleading bumper sticker sporting the phrase- ‘Christians aren’t perfect: Just forgiven.’ The first phrase is completely accurate.  The second is a miserable failure and completely misleading if not heretical.  Why?  Because the use … Continue reading

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‘Your Only Comfort’ – Conference Announcement

On January 18-19, 2013, a conference will be held at the Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary celebrating the 450th anniversary of the Heidelberg Catechism and exploring how this confession can continue to serve the church for generations to come. The organizer … Continue reading

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Happy Feast of Sts. Felix and Regula!

It might strike folk as odd that I, a non-Roman-Catholic, would mention the feast day of a pair of Saints but I really like these two.  Their story is fantastic and gory. Legend has it that Felix and Regula, Roman … Continue reading

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Wikipedia Stinks

And everyone knows it.

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The 11th Anniversary of 9/11

Everyone will doubtless be sharing their remembrances today.  I shan’t.  Oh it’s not that I don’t remember the day, I do.  It’s emblazoned on my memory as few things are.  Instead, I’ll be pondering what our country has accomplished since … Continue reading

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