Daily Archives: 12 Oct 2012

At a Romney Rally…

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And Now For Something Completely Different: The VP Debate Turned into Song

Right here.  By The Gregory Brothers.  Enjoy.

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The Politics of Pessimism in Ecclesiastes: A Social-Science Perspective

I’ve read this for review in the Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament (so no review will appear here, sorry) and wish simply to say – well done Mark Sneed! Scholars attempt to resolve the problem of the book of … Continue reading

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Anthony LeDonne: Why I’m Glad He’s Joined Our Blogging Family and Why Blogging Really, Actually Matters

In spite of the hold-out poo-poo-ers who think blogging is something pointless, Anthony’s case in point is an excellent illustration as to why it does, in fact, matter rather a lot.  His case could be multiplied a number of times. … Continue reading

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Porn Destroys Lives, and Marriages, Because it Destroys Intimacy

A fine albeit brief essay at Keine Tricks-Nur Jesus titled Pornosucht: “Ich habe durch Pornos alles kaputt gemacht” is so very much worth reading because the subject is so very, very important. Here’s the first paragraph- “Ich habe durch Pornos … Continue reading

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I’ve Met Con Campbell… He’s Tall for an Australian

Isn’t it funny how we determine the norm for a people according to the first person of that place or group we meet?  The first Aussie I met was Mike Bird.  So, I naturally assumed that all Aussies were petite … Continue reading

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The Theology of Paul: An Observation

If books on the theology of Paul were clothing stores, Rudolf Bultmann’s would be Dolce and Gabbana, Chris Tilling’s would be Neiman-Marcus, and NT Wright’s would be Goodwill (and yes, that last link is intentional).   #Fact.

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Quote of the Day

חֶֽסֶד־וֶאֱמֶ֥ת נִפְגָּ֑שׁוּ צֶ֖דֶק וְשָׁל֣וֹם נָשָֽׁקוּ׃

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Colloquia Reminder

For new readers, and forgetful old ones- I’m happy to announce that Jodi Magness has agreed to join us on the Biblical Studies List for a colloquium (discussion) on her just published volume, The Archaeology of the Holy Land: From the … Continue reading

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Is The U.K. Really the Home of Scholarly Discontent?

British academics are by a large margin the least satisfied in Europe – and the most likely to wish they had pursued other careers – according to a survey of more than 13,000 respondents from 12 countries.  This is the … Continue reading

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Congratulations Europe, You Won!

But as Steve Inskeep points out on the twitter, you Europeans won’t be getting much… Steve Inskeep ‏@NPRinskeep  — Do all 500 million residents of the EU get to split the Nobel Peace Prize money? That would be $.0024 each. Honestly I’m … Continue reading

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