Daily Archives: 21 Oct 2012

Cultural Memory in Biblical Exegesis

Coming soon from Gorgias Press– Cultural memory is a way of dealing with the past in social and cultural life. It transposes the notion of memory as individuals’ negotiation and representation of past experience into the collective and cultural area. … Continue reading

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What Purpose Does Repentance Serve?

The Christian religion is nothing else than a firm hope in God through Christ Jesus and a blameless life wrought after the pattern of Christ as far as He giveth us. It is plain, therefore, that repentance is not only … Continue reading

Posted in Theology, Zwingli

This Is What Happens When Any Idiot Can Get a Gun

Police say a costumed 9-year-old girl was accidentally shot outside a western Pennsylvania home during a Halloween party by a relative who thought she was a skunk.  New Sewickley Township police say the girl was over a hillside and wearing … Continue reading

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On Gerhard von Rad’s Birth Anniversary

Those who are wise learn from their forebears- even if what they learn is to leave them to the side.  Von Rad, however, can never be left aside.  He stands – even now – as the greatest Everest to grace … Continue reading

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Any Preacher Who ‘Adorns’ The Gospel in Popular Clothing is a False Teacher

On 2 Cor 4:2 and those who adjust the Gospel to suit the fancies of the mob Calvin correctly notes As chaste and virtuous women, satisfied with the gracefulness of natural beauty, do not resort to artificial adornings, while harlots … Continue reading

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Editing the Hebrew Bible: An Overview of Some Problems

This is a Preprint of: “Editing the Hebrew Bible: An Overview of Some Problems.” Pages 41–65 in Editing the Bible: Assessing the Task Past and Present. Edited by John S. Kloppenborg and Judith H. Newman. Resources for Biblical Study 69. … Continue reading

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Joel Watts’ Singing Debut

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Where in the World is Chris Tilling Now?

I’m not sure where he is this week but I know where he isn’t…  He isn’t on Rome’s list of newly minted ‘Saints’!!!!!!  This is shocking news really for who is more saintly than Tilling??? Pope Benedict XVI has named … Continue reading

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It’s Almost Like A Series of News Headlines…

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not … Continue reading

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