Daily Archives: 24 Aug 2016

You Are Not The Final Arbitor of Good and Evil

People sometimes say that if God really is all powerful then he is not Good because of the things that happen. I say that if God is behind everything that happens, and what he does is good, then what’s bad … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times

Remember when police officers were our ‘best and brightest’?  Yeah, not so much anymore, it seems…

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Creflo Dollar Has Endorsed Donald Trump… Because God Told Him To…

“God came to me in a dream last night and said that Trump is his chosen candidate,” Dollar said. “God apologized for the mixed messages he was sending. I now know that Trump has been touched by the hand of … Continue reading

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Praying for Italy

The death toll from an earthquake in central Italy has risen to at least 120, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said, according to national news agency ANSA.  The shallow, 6.2-magnitude earthquake devastated towns early Wednesday, placing rescuers in a desperate … Continue reading

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The Bible is not Open to Narcigesis: Thinking the Bible is Written to You

Originally posted on Jesus Without Baggage:
The Bible is a massive collection of writings, and we must investigate and interpret each passage to understand what it says. There are two primary ways of doing this. Exegesis All genuine scholars know…

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Why Didn’t I Think of Offering a ‘Certificate Course’????

Darn it.  Why can’t I ever come up with good marketing ideas like that.  Why do I have to rely on dead people endorsing my good work?  Dead people and some live ones.  But mostly dead ones. Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy???????????????????

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What Are Dead Theologians Saying About My Stuff?

“We have shaped our entire theologies around the insights found in Jim West’s books”— Jurgen Moltmann & Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  (Via Jon Balserak).

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The Bee Stings Zondervan’s ‘Bible For Every Subgroup’ Publishing Tactic

In a move designed to help students of the Word carefully impose their own theology and personal experiences onto the text, Zondervan released its all-new Choose Your Own Adventure Bible to widespread public acclaim Wednesday morning. Boasting over three hundred … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times

Yes, you can.

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An Exciting New Series!

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Ernst Axel Knauf’s Commentary on Judges: A Textual Supplement

Ernst has provided a very extensive text critical expansion of his Judges Commentary.  You’ll want to take a look at it here.

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Kara Slade’s Love for The Commentary

Be like Kara. Read The Commentary.

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Sarah Bond’s Fantastic Hour by Hour Reconstruction of the Eruption of Vesuvius (24 Aug, 79 CE)

Pliny the Younger reports that it was in the seventh hour after sunrise (right around noon) on August 24th of 79 CE that his mother pointed out to his uncle, Pliny the Elder, that “a cloud of unusual size and shape is … Continue reading

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A Festschrift for Yosef Garfinkel

From the Israel Exploration Society–

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At this moment the death toll stands at 37.  Recover quickly, Italy.  CNN is posting regular updates here.

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