Daily Archives: 9 Oct 2012

One of the Finest Collections of Essays I’ve Seen in a Very Long Time

A while back I remarked upon the fact that Herman Selderhuis had sent a volume titled  Calvinus clarissimus theologus: Papers of the Tenth International Congress on Calvin Research. The publisher’s blurb suggests This volume contains the papers of the 10th … Continue reading

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Maybe It’s Time To Place Armed Guards at Church Doors

Ronnie Lee Hardesty is no pillar of salt, but he did interrupt a Tennessee church service by declaring he was high on bath salts, cops say.  The 36-year-old was allegedly holding a hammer when he burst into the Ross Campground Church in … Continue reading

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Don’t Eat From That One Or You May Turn Out… Stupid

This made me chuckle- via James ‘The Wookie’ McGrath– Boy do I know a guy in South Korea who eats ONLY from that tree!

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A.T. Robertson on the Importance of Educated Clergy: Take Note, Mr Blowers

In his inaugural address A.T. Robertson (no raging liberal that one!) said There exists a half-suppressed feeling among many good people that much learning is not good for a preacher. And this feeling is not always suppressed, but finds expression … Continue reading

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Jerome v. Augustine

Shamelessly pilfered from the blog of TML (who is not yet a disappointment). Augustine is all ‘please look at me Jerome’ and Jerome is like ‘no, you annoy me.  You just  have one book and I have two plus a whole … Continue reading

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Oh Those German Catholics

NPR tells us that Germany’s bishops have a clear message for the country’s 25 million Catholics: The road to heaven requires more than faith and good intentions; it requires tax payments, too.  Last month, German bishops warned that if members … Continue reading

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Originally posted on XKV8R: The Official Blog of Robert R. Cargill, Ph.D.:
Dr. Jodi Magness Dr. Jodi Magness, the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will…

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Stuff They Don’t Teach You in Seminary, But they Should

Seminarians, take note: 1- Always make sure your fly is closed before you stand before a crowd. 2- Never leave the lapel mic on when you go to the bathroom. Never leave it on… 3- Don’t meet alone with any … Continue reading

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Happy 81st Birthday, Giovanni Garbini

Though I’m a day late with it, since Prof. Garbini’s birthday is actually 8 October. As noted just the other day, he continues to be productive and is working still on useful and important things. In fact, over the years … Continue reading

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Oh Republicans… Are These Guys The Best You Have?

A candidate for the Arkansas legislature, Charlie Fuqua, says children who don’t demonstrate “respect for parents” should be put to death, the Arkansas Times reports. Fuqua is a former member of the Arkansas legislature and has received support from the Arkansas … Continue reading

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More on the Subject of Academic Freedom

In the Times Higher Education, this from a month back- More than 30 years ago, Index on Censorship published a special issue on academic freedom titled “Scholarship and its enemies”. It included a report on the persecution of scientists in the Soviet … Continue reading

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The Top of My Bucket List… No Kidding

Before I die I want to go to the Frankfurt Book Fair.  Just once (at least).  Our friends at TVZ will be there… and I wish I were too.  And while I’m thinking about TVZ, you should go, right now, … Continue reading

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A Story Heard ‘Round the World: My Daughter Won’t Go to Church Anymore…

Kinderen die hun christelijke ouders duidelijk maken niet meer mee te willen naar de kerk. Het is een verschijnsel dat steeds vaker voorkomt. Dit geldt ook voor de dochter van Marjan uit Barendrecht. Tegenover CIP.nl laat ze weten haar dochter … Continue reading

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Robert Myles’ Pretty Good Review of Crossley’s ‘Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism’

Over on his blog, Myles writes Following on from my previous multi-post review of James Crossley’s recent book Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism (here and here), I want to skip a few chapters (hopefully returning to them at a later stage) and focus … Continue reading

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The Tipping Point

America- where Protestants are a minority now… For the first time in its history, the United States does not have a Protestant majority, according to a new study. One reason: The number of Americans with no religious affiliation is on … Continue reading

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