Daily Archives: 22 Jun 2015

Oh… It Must Be One of Paul’s Lost Letters…

Those wiley ‘Galations’… In ‘Galations”, as I understand it (I’ve never seen it but I think Simcha is going to publish it with NatGeo), Paul tells the ‘Galations’ that he would prefer they get circumcision reversal surgery so they can … Continue reading

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30 Minutes Into the Lecture on Barth and Isenheim…

Here’s some of the stuff we’ve seen: You still have an hour to tune in and watch the fun.  Karlfried Froehlich is great fun.

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Barth and the Arts

A Vacation for Grünewald: On Karl Barth’s Vexed Relationship with Visual Art – mentioned during this evening’s lecture at #KBC2015.

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Tune In Now

6/22- 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Lecture, Karlfried Froehlich—“Karl Barth and the Isenheim Altarpiece” (Auditorium) Here. Finally, something from Princeton I’d like to watch!

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BibleWorks 10: The NETS Version

The NETS version is the New English Translation of the Septuagint.  This translation has been widely feted and its inclusion in BW10 is clearly a welcome edition. When I’m working with a translation I like to compare it or test … Continue reading

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Karl Barth’s Mistress Was Buried With Him


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Facebook Is Dead Here in The South

Thanks, South Carolina and your racist flag.

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Good News From South Carolina

Big news – when the confederate flag is removed racism will be abolished. Just like when one cancer cell is excised the whole body is healed.  Because treating the symptom always cures the disease….

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Size Matters

Via Margit Ernst-Habib

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You’re Not ‘Too Fat For Prison’

A 30-stone motorist who killed a jogger – but claimed she was too fat for prison – has been jailed for two-and-a-half years. Linda Ann Jenns, 49, knocked down Paul Stinton after jumping a red light in her Ford Kuga … Continue reading

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Birds of a Feather… Flock Together… And the Republican Flock is Just Getting Creepier and Creepier

The head of a right-wing group that has been linked to Dylann Roof, the suspect in the murders of nine people in a Charleston, South Carolina church has donated tens of thousands of dollars to Republican presidential candidates, according to … Continue reading

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America’s Fixation on Celebrity Has Plumbed a New Depth

Apparently someone called Taylor Swift is big in pop music.  [Big deal].  And apparently Apple wants to start its own streaming business for music.  [Again, big deal].  And apparently, Apple was going to let people listen for 90 days for … Continue reading

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What’s The Core of the Pope’s Theology in Laudato Si?

It isn’t God- it’s humanity.  The National Catholic Register has put together a word cloud of the Pontiff’s latest encyclical and, as they say, a picture is worth 1000 words.  Humans come first, then the world, then God, then life, … Continue reading

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Coming Soon, Part Two

Anlässlich des 75. Geburtstags von Frank Jehle haben Adrian Schenker und Marianne Jehle-Wildberger bereits publizierte, aber auch bisher unveröffentlichte Artikel und Vorträge aus den letzten zwanzig Jahren zusammengetragen und thematisch geordnet. Entstanden ist so ein Band, in dem die Frage … Continue reading

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Coming Soon From TVZ

A New Biography of Huldrych Zwingli by Peter Opitz and TVZ Ulrich Zwingli (1484–1531) ist nicht nur der Reformator Zürichs und der Vater der Schweizer Reformation: Trotz seiner kurzen, dafür aber überaus bewegten Wirkungszeit kann er mit Fug und Recht … Continue reading

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Bad, Sad News

A seven-month-old baby girl has died in a bizarre tragedy in Cambodia.  The baby girl was at Cambodia’s Mekong River with her family when Chea Sophia, the little girl’s aunt, caught a fish. Sophia dangled the fish in front of … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Publishers of Biblical Studies Stuff

Dear Publishers, Might I humbly request that when you publish biblical studies materials by scholars that you respond to email in a timely manner. inform your authors as the process moves along at each step. meet your own deadlines refrain … Continue reading

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The Discussions in The Germanic Lands About The Old Testament Continue

Streit um das Alte Testament Christentum ohne Wurzel? An den anstössigen Thesen eines protestantischen Theologen hat sich eine Debatte entzündet: Soll das Alte Testament weiterhin zu den Texten gehören, die für den christlichen Glauben verbindlich sind? What’s old is new … Continue reading

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An Amazing Discovery at Kabri: An Inscribed Pot!!!!

And you won’t believe whose name is on it!!!! WOW!  I never thought I would see ‘West’ in an inscription on a pot from a dig at Kabri from the 10th century.  My relatives go way back!

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From the 2015 Karl Barth Conference: The Heresy of Universalism

This unsurprising tweet- Moltmann suffers from the same disbelief and fearfulness that drove Origen and that drives emergents like Rob Bell and his kindrid spirits in these times of our own.  That disbelief stems from the notion that God can’t … Continue reading

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