Daily Archives: 18 May 2016

King David and the Illusory Judah

New in Bible and Interpretation– Judah appears remarkably few times as central player in 1–2 Samuel. If the Judah material were indeed primary to the David story, the story would collapse from lack of self-standing, independent lore. In contrast, the … Continue reading

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The Adjunct Faculty Crisis

The adjunct crisis exists because too many departments have too many PhD students. The only cure is for departments to offer PhD’s for the number of jobs there actually are. Creating 500 PhD holders when there are only 30 positions … Continue reading

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The Latest Issue of Biblica is Online

Fascicle 97/1 (2016) of Biblica’s journal is now available on-line at its usual site.  In this issue you will find the following articles and short notes: I. Finkelstein, «The Old Jephthah Tale in Judges.» G.T.K. Wong, «Psalm 73 as Ring Composition.» … Continue reading

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If the World Were a Place Where Truth and Justice Reigned…

This would have happened…

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When To Stay and When to Go

καὶ ὃς ἂν μὴ δέξηται ὑμᾶς, μηδὲ ἀκούσῃ τοὺς λόγους ὑμῶν, ἐξερχόμενοι ἔξω τῆς οἰκίας ἢ τῆς πόλεως ἐκείνης ἐκτινάξατε τὸν κονιορτὸν τῶν ποδῶν ὑμῶν. (Matt. 10:14)

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The Truth About Belief and Unbelief

Many, I say, the most of men who live under the dispensation of the gospel, do woefully deceive their own souls in this matter. They do not believe what they profess themselves to believe, and what they think they believe. … Continue reading

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They Don’t Even Believe It Themselves

Or more precisely: Why Transgender Advocates Don’t Believe Anything They Say.  In the midst of an article worth reading, H.F. writes When many people raised concerns that sexual deviants would take advantage of “choose your own bathroom” policies, and when … Continue reading

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Martin Luther: On ‘Self-Identification’

A natural donkey, which carries sacks to the mill and eats thistles, can judge you – indeed, all creatures can! For a donkey knows it is a donkey and not a cow. A stone knows it is a stone; water … Continue reading

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Total Depravity: The Mom Who Gave Her 13 Year Old a Knife So She Could Kill Someone

A Chicago mother and her 13-year-old daughter have been charged with first-degree murder after the latter reportedly stabbed a 15-year-old girl to death, reports the Chicago Tribune.  On Saturday, De’kayla Dansberry, 15, was stabbed in full public view in front … Continue reading

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How God Rewards His Faithful Ministers…

With suffering and misery and hardship… “In this life Christ is incomprehensible. He rewards his best ministers in such a way that I must say I hardly know what I am about, whether I preach aright or not. This tormented … Continue reading

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Zwingli and the Lord’s Supper

Refo500 has the news of a new translation of Zwingli’s ‘The Implementation of the Lord’s Supper’.  It looks fantastic!

Posted in Church History, Modern Culture, Zwingli