Daily Archives: 9 Jun 2015

The University Where You Can get a Degree in Vampire Studies… Where Else but Britain…

And they say higher ed is dying… clearly they haven’t bothered to examine the absolutely worthless courses kids are spending their parent’s money on…  morons. Academia and pop culture have made for strange bedfellows for decades now. The University of … Continue reading

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The 2015 BNTC Registration Deadline Approaches

Colleagues, As you all know, the British New Testament Conference 2015 takes place in Edinburgh this year 3rd-5th September. To book, there is a link from our website http://www.bnts.org.uk/ or for the direct link: http://www.epay.ed.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&catid=3&prodid=1860 To take advantage of the … Continue reading

Posted in Conferences

Old Testament/ Hebrew Bible – III/1 – From Modernism to Post-Modernism (The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries)

The present contribution to the furtherance of our understanding of the Hebrew Bible’s reception history (previous segments of this multipart review of this multivolume behemoth are arranged here) opens with an intriguing chapter on history and historicism.  That theme is … Continue reading

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A Poll: Should I Resume the Monthly Avignonian Biblioblogger Carnival

Posted in Modern Culture

Death Camps Then and Now: An Observation

The 20th century had its death camps and most of the time they are referred to in the sources as ‘Concentration Camps’ – horrid places where millions and millions were killed by those who thought themselves their betters pretended to … Continue reading

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If Christians were as devoted to their jobs as they are to their Lord Jesus the Christ, King of Heaven and Earth, they wouldn’t be entrusted by their employers to work the graveyard shift at a self service gas station.

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“Casual Christianity” : An Observation

There’s never been any such thing as casual Christianity. You either are a disciple or you aren’t. Saying you can be casually Christian is the exact same thing as saying you’re just partly pregnant. Though, to be fair, there are … Continue reading

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This is What Happens When Rupert Murdoch Buys an Erstwhile Christian Publisher

Tis a stupid question.  Humanity is fallen.  It’s not a matter of whether or not the Church is ‘complicit’ (what the *&() does that mean anyway?) in the fact of mankind’s fallenness.  The destruction of the imago dei through rebellion … Continue reading

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

Which Is Harder: Building or Destroying?

When I was a kid, I guess around 12, we had an old lawnmower.  It worked, but I thought I could make it work better.  So one afternoon I disassembled it.  It was easy.  I stripped down every part that … Continue reading

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Do You Know This Guy?

If you do, enter to win!

Posted in Church History

Learning By Doing: An Observation

They say if you want to learn something, teach it.  I say, if you really want to learn something about the Bible, write a commentary.

Posted in Modern Culture

Joe Zias’ Trial in a Nutshell: Simcha’s Attempt to Keep Neutral Reporters Out

PRI has the report

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La Vera Storia di Dio

Antonio Lombatti– has sent along a review copy and I’m super keen to dive in. “Questo libro è su Dio. Con la maiuscola. Non racconterò storie divertenti o episodi edificanti, vi racconterò la verità, tutta la verità, nient’altro che la verità. … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“In the Barthian world, you can believe whatever you want as long as you call it ‘hope’. This also keeps you from having to do any real theological or exegetical work.” – W.F.

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This Will Brighten Your Day: Johanna and Aretha

It’s awesome- especially since I know a little church kid just like this.

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Karl Barth: Universalist Comedian

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It’s as Clear as the Nose on Your Neighbor’s Face…

When someone tells you to disregard your duty to God what your response should be, must be. ‘Go and take up position in the Temple, and tell the people all about this new Life.’ They did as they were told; they … Continue reading

Posted in Theology