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Fake Pastor Who Complained About Starbucks Cups Wants us to Kill People

Posted in Modern Culture by Jim on 25 Nov 2015

According to a popular YouTube personality, whose videos about his religious beliefs frequently go viral, God and the Bible call for us to bomb ISIS. The video, which evangelist Joshua Feuerstein posted on his public Facebook page Wednesday afternoon, was quick to get a widely varied response.  With recent terror attacks and a lot of people questioning the safety of admitting Syrian refugees, you’ve likely seen conflicting opinions across social media. Memes calling for people not to judge all Muslims by the actions of ISIS are widespread, and they’re sparking quite a debate.

Mr Feuerstein is neither a Pastor nor a Christian.  Were he, he would know what Jesus said in response to the same sort of murderous idiocy from James and John-

When His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” But He turned and rebuked them, and said, “You do not know what kind of spirit you are of; for the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.” And they went on to another village. (Lk 9:55-56).

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Coming Soon: An Interview with Konrad Schmid on his new Volume

Posted in Books, Modern Culture by Jim on 25 Nov 2015

OEMJOBSJOThe title of the volume is Job’s Journey.

This book is not an attempt to cover every angle and answer every question that we have about the book of Job. Instead, Konrad Schmid, in the introductory chapter, provides us with an analysis of the structure of the book that helps us to see the book as a whole. And Manfred Oeming, in the chapters that follow, provides clear snapshots of various elements of the book, including a summary of the dialogues, Job’s monologue, Elihu’s speech (“the Anti-Monologue”), Job’s encounter with God, and the destination (of Job’s journey). Between them, the two authors provide an accessible scholarly and theological approach to the book that is richly satisfying.

When the interview is completed it will be posted here.  Stay tune.

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Web-based Resouces in the Field of Old Testament Studies

Posted in Biblical Studies Resources, Modern Culture by Jim on 25 Nov 2015

Atheism Is On the Losing Side of History

Posted in Modern Culture, Theology, War On Atheism by Jim on 25 Nov 2015

Despite its high cultural profile, New Atheism is in decline and will lose out to faith, which makes greater sense of reality, Alister McGrath, professor of science and religion at the University of Oxford, predicted during the annual Parchman Lectures at Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary.

McGrath, who earned three doctorates—in molecular biology, theology and intellectual history—from Oxford, addressed “Why Faith Makes Sense: Exploring the Rationality of Christianity.”

Via.

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