Daily Archives: 27 May 2016

Simultaneously… At Pittsburgh Theological Seminary…

They will also host the same exact panel for a conference titled ‘Pretending to be Theologians Conference’.  You’ll ‘want’ to ‘attend’ both…

Posted in Modern Culture, pseudo-christianity, pseudo-scholarship, pseudo-theology

Mapping How Terrorists Are Destroying Cultural Sites

Take a look at this: How do you stop the deliberate destruction and looting of cultural sites by groups like ISIS? If military action can’t stop terrorist groups from killing people and occupying territory, then how can it hope to … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, Modern Culture

New in the Bible and Interpretation

Here: But setting aside the means through which Nehemiah sought to deal with opposition and to assert himself, the heart of the imperial mission seems to have been the establishment of a birta (citadel) in Jerusalem which is likely to … Continue reading

Posted in Bible and Interpretation, Modern Culture

Bruce McCormack Remembers John Webster

On behalf of the members of the Center for Barth Studies’ Advisory Board, I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for the life of John Bainbridge Webster, who passed away suddenly on May 25, 2016. John was a towering … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

The Book of Watchers – 1 Enoch 1-5

Originally posted on Reading Acts:
1 Enoch 1-5 is an introduction to the Book of the Watchers (1 Enoch 6-36). Nickelsburg  argues the superscription to the book is an allusion to Deuteronomy 33:1 and he translates it to make the…

Posted in Modern Culture

The Day Calvin Died

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Another Day, Another Child Killed By Parental Neglect

America… your kids are dying because your adults don’t care if they leave their guns out and accessible. Police in Virginia say a 11-year-old boy is dead after being shot a 10-year-old boy on Thursday afternoon. The 11-year-old graduated from Westside Elementary … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

Theologian Chic: An Observation

Reading a great bit of modern theology leaves one with the distinct impression that the goal of the theologian is to be chic or controversial or just simply counter Christian rather than as an honest contribution to the life of … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

Happy Thomas Müntzer Day!

Our Saxon friends remind us Thomas Müntzer, an early Reformation-era German theologian, led a group of about 8000 peasants at the battle of Frankenhausen, on May 15, 1525, convinced that God would intervene on their side. Müntzer and his followers … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Modern Culture