Daily Archives: 8 Dec 2015

Sorry, But I Think It’s Funny

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Lord and Taylor Need to Consult Someone Who Reads Hebrew

Because clearly they and their advert department don’t…

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Not only are they wrong- they are horribly wrong.

Leipzig University Delegation Visits the lab

Neat!

The Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project Official (and Unofficial) Weblog

Today, we had the honor to host a senior delegation from the University of Leipzig, led by the Rector, Prof. Dr. Beate Schüking. The visit, part of a larger visit to Israel and to BIU in connection with the celebrations of 50 years of diplomatic relations between Israel and Germany, was focused in particular on the joint German/Israel Minerva Center for the Relations between Israel and Aram in Biblical Times (RIAB), which Prof. Angelika Berlejung (Leipzig) and I co-direct.

In the visit, we presented about the work at Tell es-Safi/Gath and of the Minerva Center.

See pictures of the visit below

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I Support the Gun Policy of Joel Watts

I think he has it right on each point.  I am in agreement.  I wish our witless politicians would have the same good sense that Joel has.

The Immaculate Misconception of Mary

Jeff Carter nails it in his limerick:

Was she immaculately conceived
as Catholics, of Mary, believe,
and if so, how far back
should this sinlessness track;
what womb could this perfection receive?

Quote of the Day

I do believe we slander Christ when we think we are to draw the people by something else but the preaching of Christ crucified. ~Spurgeon

So Much Biblical Scholarship Today…

Un nouveau journal intercantonal pour les protestants

Un journal francophone commun aux protestants de plusieurs cantons devrait voir le jour. La nouvelle publication, dénommée “Réformés”, remplacera “Bonne nouvelle” et les deux éditions de “Vie protestante”.

Le projet a été adopté par l’assemblée générale de la Conférence des Eglises réformées romandes (CER), le 5 décembre 2015, à Yverdon-les-Bains, rapporte l’agence de presse protestante Protestinfo.

“Nous n’avons plus les moyens de nous offrir un journal de culture protestante! Notre journal doit participer à la Mission de l’Eglise de proclamer l’Evangile”, a argumenté Emmanuel Fuchs, président de l’Eglise protestante de Genève (EPG), lors de l’assemblée de la CER.

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Franklin Graham Doesn’t Know Anything about Islam

Did he, he would know this statement of his is simply untrue.  Christians ought to be honest people and this is dishonest.  Islam no more requires martyrdom than Christianity does.  Graham’s remark is unchristian, uncharitable, and unhelpful.  It simply is aimed at stirring up the equally ill-informed and casting Islam in a bad light.

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If your faith can’t stand on its own, perhaps you have questions about its reality yourself.  If it can only exist if it’s ‘better’ then maybe you don’t really believe what it teaches.

December 8, 1542

Was the birthday of Mary Stuart… Her dissolute Father, King James II was not the happiest of dads…

Loose living is incompatible with domestic happiness. No symptom showed that his death was near. James, however, was always repeating the words, ‘Before such a day I shall be dead.’ His courtiers, astonished and afflicted, said to one another that if the queen gave him a son, the happiness so much desired would restore him; but on December 8, 1542, she gave birth to a girl—the celebrated Mary Stuart.

On learning that the newborn infant was a girl, James, wounded afresh in his dearest wish, turned to the wall, away from those who had brought him the sad tidings. ‘The devil go with it,’ he said; ‘it will end as it began: it came with a lass, and it will go with a lass.’ He saw his family extinct, his crown lost.*

Poor girl.

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*J. H. Merle D’aubigné D.D. and William L. R. Cates, History of the Reformation in Europe in the Time of Calvin (vol. 6; London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1975), 176–177.