Daily Archives: 10 Oct 2012

I’m Wanting to Make My Blogroll More Inclusive

So, if you are a white male between the ages of 30 and 60 with a biblioblog or theoblog, and you are a Christian, and you hale from either the Reformed or Lutheran tradition, do send along a note with … Continue reading

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Mr Romney Needs To Visit Sesame Street, For Some Basic Math

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An Introduction to Ugaritic, by John Huehnergard

It’s brand spanking new and just announced- published by the good folk at Hendrickson: Highly respected linguist John Huehnergard brings his command of and vast knowledge in the field of comparative Semitic linguistics to this introductory grammar. Every aspect of … Continue reading

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Another Video Interview with Cardinal Carlo Martini

With many thanks to Antonio Lombatti for pointing it out. It’s simultaneously wonderful and saddening as the frailty taking hold – and which will in a short time claim his life – is so present and evident. May God bless … Continue reading

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More Pastoral Misconduct: The Hubris of James MacDonald of Harvest Bible Chapel…

Where it sounds like the only thing being harvested is a lot of money from sheared sheep pockets. At the link above we read MacDonald said to the elder board in a meeting:  “If you want to remove me, you’re … Continue reading

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Handbook of Women Biblical Interpreters: A Historical and Biographical Guide

From the publisher (which has sent an e-copy for review) The history of women interpreters of the Bible is a neglected area of study. Marion Taylor presents a one-volume reference tool that introduces readers to a wide array of women … Continue reading

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The Hebrew Prophets and Their Social World, 2nd ed.

Baker have just published the second edition of a very useful volume which many of us have used with great benefit in the past. Introduction 1. Historical Geography 2. Defining and Describing the Prophet 3. Premonarchic Prophetic Activity 4. Early … Continue reading

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From Cheating Lying Politicians to Cheating Lying Jocks… It’s All the Same

Emails CNN- The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency says it will release more than 1,000 pages of evidence detailing the involvement of cyclist Lance Armstrong in what the agency calls “the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever … Continue reading

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Why Is Anyone Surprised When Politicians Are Exposed as Liars and Cheats?

A pro-life, family-values congressman who worked as a doctor before winning election as a Tea Party-backed Republican had an affair with a patient and later pressured her to get an abortion, according to a phone call transcript obtained by The … Continue reading

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Christopher Rollston and Martin Luther: On Christian Academic Freedom

A very fine, and terribly interesting as well as stunningly well written and engaging (and I would also add perfectly brilliant in brilliant perfection) essay has appeared at Bible and Interpretation titled Christopher Rollston and Martin Luther: On Christian Academic … Continue reading

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On George Beasley-Murray’s Birthday

Today marks the anniversary of G.R. Beasley-Murray’s birth in 1916.  He was a wonderful scholar, churchman, and friend.  He wrote a fascinating commentary on John and was the chief editor responsible for translating Rudolf Bultmann’s commentary on John into English.  … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Das menschliche Herz kann nicht ruhig sein, wenn es sich nicht auf Gott stützt, wenn es nicht in ihm als seinem Grunde ruht. – Phillip Melanchthon

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A New Testament Biblical Theology: The Unfolding of the Old Testament in the New

Baker Academic have sent along for review this volume.  That review is here.

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In Saying Something Pleasing to Everyone, We Say Nothing at All

via Ref.ch on FB

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