Monthly Archives: November 2013

‘Ridiculous Ignorance’ – Yup, That Sums it Up Nicely Antonio

My pal and buddy Antonio Lombatti has once again hit the nail on the head when he calls this story ‘ridiculous ignorance’ for that is what it is: Così come è ridicola la patacca delle impronte dei piedi di Gesù, … Continue reading

Posted in pseudo-archaeology, pseudo-christianity, pseudo-scholarship, pseudo-theology

National Bible Week

Bible Gateway doth tweet- This is @NationalBible Week. Select a #Bible reading plan that’s right for you:  #NationalBibleWeek #BibleWeek #Advent. Read the Bible- not just about the Bible.  That’s what will turn you into a theologian.

Posted in Bible, Modern Culture

The Catholic Biblical Association’s Obituary of Jerome Murphy-O’Connor

Jerome Murphy-O’Connor, O.P. – Nov. 11, 2013 Please pray for the repose of Rev. Dr. Jerome Murphy-O’Connor, O.P., who died in Jerusalem on Nov. 11, 2013 at the age of 78. A CBA member since 1966, Fr. Jerome served on … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

Paul Crouch is Dead

The Los Angeles Times is reporting the news that Crouch, founder of TBN has died.  To be honest, while I can feel sorrow for his family and friends, I find it impossible to mourn the passing of a man who … Continue reading

Posted in Pentebabbleism, Pentebabbleists

And Jeremy Thompson is Glad Peter Enns Wasn’t His Doctoral Advisor

As he explains here why he finished his PhD. When I look back on the reasons why I finished my PhD I think the reasons were threefold: I had a sense of vocational calling when I started I didn’t accumulate … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

Doubt- It’s the Easy Thing To Do

A question was proposed by Master Ignatius, a student of sacred literature, on the day before the Kalentis of December, 1532: Why do we more readily believe Satan when he terrifies than Christ when he consoles? The question was answered … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

John Wesley: Panentheist and Osteenist

John Wesley was an Arminian, a Panentheist (if not a downright pantheist) and the Joel Osteen of his day.* ________________ * This post brought to you in response to Joel Watts maniacal assertion that John Wesley was better than John … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

Otto Kaiser’s Birth-iversary

The Old Testament scholar Otto Kaiser was born on November 30th, 1924.   A Bultmannian, Kaiser’s many volumes are articulate and insightful.  His most important work, in my estimation, is Der Gott des Alten Testaments. Theologie des Alten Testaments in 3 … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

Peter Enns Feels Dirty- Or He Would Do If He Were Still Teaching Doctoral Students

It’s a good post.  I hope you’ll read it.  I don’t think the problem lies with student’s aspirations- I think it lies with institutions of higher learning which, lets face it, are just as greedily interested in money (which means … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

Horrifying Black Friday News…

Image | Posted on by

Alister McGrath’s Forthcoming Study of Emil Brunner

Amazon has this book available for pre order (for the Kindle)(for the hardback): In Emil Brunner: A Reappraisal, renowned theologian Alister E. McGrath presents a comprehensive intellectual history of Emil Brunner, the highly influential Swiss theologian who was instrumental in shaping modern … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

What I’m Reading Now

And loving it-

Posted in Modern Culture

Old Testament Theology: Reading the Hebrew Bible as Christian Scripture

In this volume Moberly offers an in-depth study of key Old Testament passages, highlighting enduring issues in Hebrew Bible interpretation and discussing Jewish readings alongside Christian readings. The volume is representative of the content of Israel’s scriptures rather than comprehensive, … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Book Review, Books

The Ever Virgin Mary Has Moved to Hawaii

Who can blame her.  The weather there is quite nice year round and it is the one place on earth least likely to suffer a natural disaster (yes, it’s true, it was on the news some time back).  At any … Continue reading

Posted in pseudo-christianity, pseudo-theology

Mark Driscoll: Given an F for His Plagiarisms

First Things has a grand essay on the Driscoll fraud (or better, the fraud Driscoll) : Mega-church pastor Mark Driscoll just can’t seem to avoid controversy. He’s crass and brash, and he says outrageous things. He’s always making some Christian … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture | 1 Comment

Whenever I Feel Sad…

I pop on to and visit Israel Finkelstein’s page and smile to myself. That’s quite a list of folk he follows…   😉    Ah, there’s that smile again.

Posted in Modern Culture, Reception History

Look, I Know You’ve Been Busy… But, Still, The Carnival is Coming to Town

And it will go live in just a few days, so send along your submissions.  They can be in any area of biblical studies, systematic theology, or historical theology (along with DSS and archaeology). Don’t be shy.  You might win … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

Quote of the Day

CJ Werleman ‏– “It’s Black Friday in America but you can be pretty sure you won’t be crushed to death in a book store.” That’s the truth. People only crush others for electronics and cookware.

Posted in Modern Culture | 1 Comment

La moglie del monsignore. Dal celibato alla pedofilia nella Chiesa

Antonio Lombatti has had his publisher send along a review copy of his latest work. I’m very keen to read this one as his books are great reading and he’s such a good writer.  And the topic is so incredibly … Continue reading

Posted in Books

Thanks T&T Clark

I won this in their twitter contest and it arrived today!

Posted in Modern Culture