Daily Archives: 7 Nov 2015

Liberals and Fundamentalists: An Observation

Radical Christians and Fundamentalist Christians are genetically related to the 16th c. Left- and like it, lack theological depth.

STEP- Scripture Tools for Every Person

Students might find this suite of bible study tools very helpful.  It’s from Tyndale house in Cambridge and is called ‘STEP’ – scripture tools for every person.  You can download the contents from http://dev.stepbible.org/…/STEP_installers+450Bibles.zip.  Just unzip it.

Politics in America

I saw this art on facebook and felt like sharing it.


AAR Members Are Getting Ready to Head To Atlanta

Here’s a few of the ‘Facial hair and spatial theology in the aftermath of No Shave November’ section participants.  They’re looking for women members so as to be inclusive.  If you know a woman gifted with facial hair, let her know.

Three Things Are Certain

  • 1- The people who cry ‘don’t judge me’ the loudest are always the most guilty.
  • 2- The phrase ‘don’t judge me’ doesn’t mean what those people pretend it means.
  • 3- And yes, you really can tell a tree by the fruit it produces.

Those three things are an absolute certainty.

“Bible, Empire, and Reception History” Conference at Columbia Seminary to be Livestreamed

Columbia Theological Seminary announced that it will livestream its upcoming conference on Bible, Empire, and Reception History during November 18-19. The Bible, Empire, and Reception History conference will explore the production and use of the Bible in various historical and geographic contexts of empire. It will consider the use of postcolonial criticism in interpreting biblical texts and its implications in modern contexts.

“We had to limit the number of participants to only 80,” said Dr. Raj Nadella, Assistant Professor of New Testament. “All of the available slots were taken some time ago, but we will livestream the conference at http://livestream.com/ctsnet/berh. There will also be an overflow room on campus from where students and others can watch the conference on a screen.”

Via.  That’s what all conferences ought to be doing.

There’s That Darn Law of Unintended Consequences Again

Whilst media outlets leaning to the left like Politico have had sport with Ben Carson’s biography (a sport they never had with Obama’s, the precious anointed golden child of Oprah Winfrey and Jon Stewart), the dreaded law of unintended consequences rises again.  It turns out that Politico and other objectors to anyone ideologically to the right of Karl Marx and Chairman Mao have helped Carson raise a ton of money and harvest a lot of supporters.


Parents, Take Your Kid’s Phone Away if You Don’t Know What’s On it and You Aren’t Willing to be a Parent and Check

Sixteen students at Greenbrier High School were charged with sexual exploitation of a minor. The chief of the Greenbrier Police Department, K.D. Smith, confirmed the charges came after the Robertson County students were sending texts with sexually explicit photos. Chief Smith said the students charged are those who shared the photos. “The district is cooperating with police in the investigation. Students involved have been appropriately dealt with through the disciplinary measures of our district,” said Mike Davis, director of Robertson County Schools. Chief Smith said some of the students who received the sexually explicit pictures told school administrators. They told the school resource officer who is also a Greenbrier Police Officer.

Parents need to be involved in their kid’s lives.  No- in fact they need to be intrusive and parental.  They need to be parents and not friends or buddies.  These kinds of sexting scandals keep happening because parents are disengaged.   Parents have stopped acting like parents and kids are paying the price.

Afterlife in the Ancient World: Call for Papers


We invite paper proposals for an inter-disciplinary conference on the theme “Imagining the Afterlife in the Ancient Mediterranean World”, to take place in Birmingham, UK at the University of Birmingham and Newman University, 21-23 June 2016.

When people in the ancient world imagined the afterlife they invested it with their hopes and fears. Across the Mediterranean world these imagined afterlives took various forms, occupied different places, and did peculiar things to the people who would reside in them. As they did so they became integrated into broader narratives of selfhood, social life and cosmology.

Etc.  Sounds really fun.