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Archive for July 28th, 2016

Hey Metaxas, Throckmorton Has Challenged You to Produce Historical Evidence. I Know You Can’t, But It Will Be Fun To Watch You Try

Here’s the challenge:

I challenge Eric Metaxas to bring on an actual historian and/or me to discuss the issues raised recently about his book, If You Can Keep It or this series.

Do it, Eric…. If you dare…

Written by Jim

28 Jul 2016 at 7:03 pm

Posted in Modern Culture

Why Infant Baptism is Wrong

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28 Jul 2016 at 6:08 pm

Posted in Modern Culture

“This Changed Everything” on Vimeo

I reviewed the documentary here.  You can now watch it here.  It is very, very much worth it.

Written by Jim

28 Jul 2016 at 2:20 pm

The Bee Stings Mega Church Mindlessness

Cedar Lakes Community Church has issued an apology to its thousands of members and the community at large after a curious would-be visitor successfully managed to access and read its statement of faith in its entirety.

“We can confirm that there was in fact an unprecedented database breach on our servers,” Pastor David Watterson stated in a church-wide email following Wednesday’s fourth and final service. “A tech-savvy and motivated person was able to navigate through our website’s various menus, convoluted submenus, and ambiguous headers to find and read our church’s very theological-sounding statement of faith.” The email went on to apologize for the embarrassing and unfortunate use of the words “inerrant,” “inspired,” and “triune” in the document.

No motive for the breach has been confirmed as of yet, but Watterson has promised the congregation that the utmost care will be taken to ensure that the highly sensitive data will be hidden better in the future.

The real surprise is that a mega church would believe anything given the fact that their pastors only ever believe in money.

Written by Jim

28 Jul 2016 at 2:03 pm

Posted in Modern Culture

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump On The Commentary!

Imagine my surprise when I received the following emails today:

Dear Jim, I love the Commentary!

Hillary

And then this one came!

Dear Jim, I love the Commentary!

Donald

Unless, that is, you hate Clinton, in which case she wrote

Dear Jim, I HATE the Commentary and advise everyone against buying it!

Hillary.

Are you really going to let Hillary tell you what to do?

And if you hate Trump, here’s what he wrote:

Dear Jim, I HATE the Commentary and advise everyone against buying it!

Donald

Are you really going to let Donald tell you what to do?

So- my fellow Americans- whether you love the candidates or hate them, you’ll love the Commentary!  Get it for an election campaign price of $199.  That’s less than any politician has spent on your vote and the Commentary will actually do you some good!!!!

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Written by Jim

28 Jul 2016 at 10:24 am

Posted in Modern Culture

Index Theologicus

This is perhaps the best bibliographic tool on the web.  Use it.  I’m adding it to the ‘Useful Sites’ section of the sidebar.

Written by Jim

28 Jul 2016 at 7:38 am

A New Essay From David J.A. Clines

On Classical Hebrew! Revising the Hebrew Dictionary (DCH). 6. Reaping, Threshing and Winnowing: Twenty-­‐Four Agricultural Terms Defined.  Enjoy.

Written by Jim

28 Jul 2016 at 7:16 am

Google Translate Fail

As FB users know, FB loves to offer translations of various posts from other lands.  This one, on a new translation of the Bible in German, with it’s ‘Bible in self-righteous language’ is a prime example of why Google translate is rubbish.  Google translate is as ‘good’ as Wikipedia… and as ‘accurate’.

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Written by Jim

28 Jul 2016 at 6:50 am

Posted in Modern Culture

An Invitation to Join the European Academy of Religion

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Written by Jim

28 Jul 2016 at 6:31 am

Signs of the Times

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28 Jul 2016 at 5:33 am

Posted in Modern Culture