Daily Archives: 17 Jun 2015

They Say Confession is Good for the Soul…

So here’s a confession: My least favorite thing about most biblical scholars is their ability to be utterly aloof from the world around them.  Unseeing and unconcerned.

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A Prayer

Tuba mirum spargens sonum per sepulcra regionum, coget omnes ante thronum. Mors stupebit et natura, cum resurget creatura, judicanti responsura. Liber scriptus proferetur, in quo totum continetur, unde mundus judicetur. Judex ergo cum sedebit, quidquid latet, apparebit, nil inultum remanebit. … Continue reading

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Come, Lord Jesus: Another Mass Shooting, At a Church, In Charleston

Before this ever happens again. The Charleston Police Department is looking for a suspect following a shooting at the Emmanuel AME church in downtown Charleston Wednesday night.  CPD officials describe the suspect as a white male, 21 years old, slender/small … Continue reading

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Worst Idea Ever or Worst Idea of All Time?

This is wrong for so many reasons: NEIN, Mr Gonzalez Pastors who run for office abandon their calling to represent God in society and become the servants of the State. Such a decision, were it to be made, is the … Continue reading

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Calvin the High Strung

He was, as Wolfgang Musculus called him, “a bow always strung.” In one way he seemed to take heed to his health. Colladon says that “he was for many years with a single meal a day and never [took] anything … Continue reading

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In Praise of Poverty

With the Pope talking about the poor so much lately a lot of people are praising poverty- so I thought this proverbial snippet useful- It is all very well to look at the bright side of things, but it is … Continue reading

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The GOP Oligarchic Final Four Bracketology

From the twitter-

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Here Kitty, Kitty

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Zwingli Was a Busy Guy

As he explains to his friend Rhenanus in a letter written on 17 June, 1520.  Give it a look through.

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Switzerland’s Nestle Company Is Harvesting Water Without Regard for Anything But Profit

It’s time we all boycott Nestle.  I won’t be purchasing anything they sell until they completely overhaul their corporate practices.  We all know what they are doing in California.  But they are doing worse in other parts of the world, … Continue reading

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Sometimes People Say…

“You should never mention Hebrew or Greek in a Bible Study or Sermon.”  I’ve always thought that was a stupid thing to say. When I need to show the difference between a Greek or Hebrew word and English in bible … Continue reading

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Biblical Words and Their Meaning: An Introduction to Lexical Semantics in the NIDNTTE

Originally posted on Biblical and Early Christian Studies:
2015.06.15 | Moisés Silva, ed. New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology and Exegesis. 5 vols.; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014. Review article by Christoph Heilig, University of Zurich. Many thanks to Zondervan for providing a review copy.…

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Coming Out Christian in the Roman World: How the Followers of Jesus Made a Place in Caesar’s Empire

Dom Mattos, the great Overlord of all things Bloomsbury/ T&T Clark has sent along a review copy of this not massive volume by Doug Boin. The back cover endorsements include one by Candida Moss- and she calls it ‘thought-provoking’. First … Continue reading

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I confess- I’m getting a kick out of the Same sex marriage / transgender / Pro Bruce Jenner advocates screeching against #RachelDolezal on the twitter. #SweetIrony.

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Zwingli’s Life In A Film

This is super fun- Vor einem Jahr war es eine Idee, nun wird sie umgesetzt: Das Leben von Zwingli in Zürich kommt Ende 2018 als Spielfilm in die Kinos. Produziert wird der millionenteure Film von den Machern von «Verdingbub» und … Continue reading

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Already Too Much is Being Claimed for the Eshba’al Pot from Qeiyafa

Which is why it’s nice to see Peter van der Veen write on ANE-2 Frauke Gröndahl already argued in her „Personennamen der Texte aus Ugarit“ (1967) the name already occurs as isi-baal at Ugarit during the Late Bronze Age („man … Continue reading

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