Daily Archives: 23 May 2016

The Methodist General Conference and Quilting Bee

The big Meth conference is over and as they ponder their future Meths enjoy a bit of down time making quilts and doing it with their hands up in the air… which is quite bizarre really… but anyway…



Enjoy the conference after-glow, methers….

The Presentation of the Garbini Festschrift

Thanks to Chiara Peri for sending along this group selfie and the other photos!


Cops and Guns and Accidental Shootings

Bubba’s  not the only one who can’t handle a gun properly.  But Bubba can’t cover up his incompetence quite like a cop can…

The chief of the Portland Police Department accidentally shot and wounded a friend during a hunting trip one month ago. The mayor of Portland learned about the shooting three weeks ago.  The public learned about it over the weekend. Portland Police Chief Larry O’Dea is now under fire after the alt-weekly Willamette Week revealed Friday he kept news of the shooting secret for a month — and has apparently never been punished for it. O’Dea is now being investigated for the shooting by the Oregon Department of Justice and Oregon State Police. “The bottom line is when people shoot other people hunting, it’s news,” retired Police Police Capt. C.W. Jensen told The Oregonian on Monday.

Cover up… it’s a common tactic for law enforcement and politicians.  I.e., the government loves a coverup.

Tell Halif

Follow the dig this Summer.

Biblia Americana

matherISD have just announced a new series by Mohr titled Biblia Americana.

Biblia Americana: America’s First Bible Commentary. A Synoptic Commentary on the Old and New Testaments. Volume 5: Proverbs – Jeremiah.

If such things interest you, see the link for more.

Upon Hearing that N.T. Wright Has Not One, But Two Books Coming Out Soon…


Amen, and Amen

Again, via Chris *The Wickedoer* Tilling-


A Useful App For Your Daily Devotions

Thanks to Chris *The Vagarist* Tilling for pointing this one out:


Get it and enjoy it.

Call For Submissions

bible-womanRemember, the Carnival goes live at midnight on June 1, so send your submissions in.  We’ll be keeping it real (which means there won’t be any pretenders present).

Today in Church History

Savonarola met with the same fate as Hus. He, too, was unsparing in his attack on the corruptions of the Church. On May 23, 1498, he was put to the double death of hanging and burning, and his ashes were thrown into the Arno. A slab in the pavement in front of the Palazzo Vecchio at Florence marks the spot where he suffered, and every year on the anniversary of his death the Florentines lay flowers on the slab in homage to his memory.

The Roman Church has always either killed its foes or widened its mouth large enough to swallow and incorporate them.

The Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize…

Wants to sell more weapons to more countries…. Congratulations, President Obama.