Daily Archives: 14 Mar 2014

And The Winners Are!!!!!

Wait?  What?  The winners of what, you ask?  The winners of this spectacular contest to beat all contests!!!

Our winners?  Completely chosen at random and quite scientifically and uncapriciously… are… drumroll please….

Jennifer Guo


Jason Gardner

Hooray!  Contact me and send along your mailing addresses and the books will be sent ASAP.


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American News Outlets…

I’m SO GLAD chris brown (whoever that is) was arrested.  #NowTheNewsCanGetBackToReportingThingsThatMatter… @abc @cnn @nbc @cbs @foxnews

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Posted by on 14 Mar 2014 in Modern Culture


Translating Scholarship for All: An Interview with Wayne Coppins (Pt. 1)

Pretty interesting stuff.

Theological Musings

CoppinsPic Recently a joint venture started between Baylor and Mohr Siebeck that “aims to facilitate increased dialogue between German and Anglophone scholarship by making recent German research available in English translation.” Just this past September saw the inaugural volume from Jens Schröter titled  From Jesus to the New Testament: Early Christian Theology and the Origin of the New Testament Canon  published to a welcomed reception, and with it the hopes that there will be many more on the horizon. When news of this series reached me I was immediately excited! I am strong advocate of translations of important works of German to English and vice versa. The more readily available scholarship is, the better we are all for it.


I asked Dr. Wayne Coppins—one of the editors of the new series and the translator of Schröter’s work—if he would be willing to answer a few questions regarding the Baylor-Mohr Siebeck S

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Posted by on 14 Mar 2014 in Modern Culture


Live Blogging ‘The Bible Rules’

The series includes appearances by Jacob L. Wright of Emory.

Everyone knows the Bible has Ten Commandments, but there are, in fact, more than 2000 additional rules and laws in its pages. These rules govern almost every sphere of human activity, from love and war to food and drink and from how to pray to what to wear.  Yet they are also a portal to the ancient world, opening a window on civilizations that vanished thousands of years ago, whether Rome, Egypt or Mesopotamia. Each rule launches an investigation into a lost landscape of history, shining a light on the way peoples in distant times lived, loved, thought and fought. For instance, if a rule warns people that “he who curses his parents should be put to death”, the show will explore the historical reality lying behind that surprising command, delving into ancient parenthood and the role of curses in that time. We find weird rules, revealing rules, curiosity-inspiring rules—and these rules, which will help us understand history, are presented in informative, surprising and reaffirming ways.

I’ll be live blogging the series beginning this week-

The Curse: Premiere Date:March 16, 2014 – 10:00-11:00PM ET

In this episode, we explore the ways ancient people attempted to control the dark forces in their lives. The Bible rules warn people about cursing their parents, consulting wizards, breaking their promises or even wearing blended fabrics. It’s a launch pad for a deep investigation into the mindset of people who walked the earth millennia ago. Did the ancients really practice child sacrifice? One rule opens a window on this almost unimaginable practice.

Here’s hoping that it is better than the usual History Channel fare (I’m an eternal optimist…)

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Posted by on 14 Mar 2014 in Bible


Biblical Studies Online podcasts: Reception and Tony Benn

A podcast with Crossley. He has no beard, so he can be trusted.


Posted by on 14 Mar 2014 in Modern Culture


The Week In Review: Greenland, You’re Killing Me…

Another week, another no show from Greenland.  I’m sending out a special request- call your friends in Greenland and tell them to stop by!  They’re starting to hurt my feeling.

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Posted by on 14 Mar 2014 in Modern Culture


That Angry Murderous Ex-Cop Who Killed a Man For Texting? Yeah, He Sent His Own Text Moments Before He Murdered

A man who shot a fellow Florida theater-goer in a dispute over the victim’s texting sent a text message himself minutes before the fatal gunfire, according to records obtained this week by news organizations.

Curtis Reeves, a 71-year-old former police captain who has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in central Florida’s Pasco-Pinellas counties court, sent a text message to his son from the Cobb Grove 16 theaters in Wesley Chapel, Fla., the Associated Press and other media reported Thursday.

The son, Matthew Reeves, told investigators after the Jan. 13 shooting that he texted his father to let him know that he was running late for the afternoon “Lone Survivor” showing. The elder Reeves replied by text message that he and his wife had already taken their seats. The son reportedly walked into the theater as the single shot was fired.

Depravity, thy name is hypocrisy.  Mr Reeves needs to experience the full extent of the law and either be incarcerated for the rest of his life or executed as a cold blooded murderer and menace to society.

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Posted by on 14 Mar 2014 in Total Depravity