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Monthly Archives: November 2013
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
Bible Gateway doth tweet- This is @NationalBible Week. Select a #Bible reading plan that’s right for you: http://www.biblegateway.com/reading-plans/ #NationalBibleWeek #BibleWeek #Advent. Read the Bible- not just about the Bible. That’s what will turn you into a theologian.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
And loving it-
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
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
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
I pop on to Academia.edu 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.
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
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.
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
I won this in their twitter contest and it arrived today!