Daily Archives: 15 Nov 2016

The Barbaric Destruction of Nimrud by ISIS

With thanks to Antonio Lombatti for the link.  What ISIS has done to a site of such significance is nothing less than barbarism.

Posted in Archaeology

No, A Majority of Evangelicals Did NOT Support Trump

Here’s why.

Posted in Modern Culture

Martin Luther- On the Papists

So let them go! Let them act! Let them suffer always and forever such things as their most sanctimonious sanctity deserves, such things as befit their most wise wisdom and which suit their most dignified dignity, which is greater than … Continue reading

Posted in Luther

SBL Travel Reading

All of us take something to read while we transit from wherever we are to SBL, don’t we?  Here’s what I’ll be enjoying whilst traversing from Knoxville to San Antonio (and back)- Oh boy!

Posted in Books, Church History | 2 Comments

The Bee Stings the ‘Christians’ Who Think Wearing a T Shirt is Evangelism

Sharing Jesus is hard, but it doesn’t have to be. We consulted with dozens of the nation’s top evangelists and asked them for their secrets to successfully spreading the gospel to friends and acquaintances who you’re pretty sure don’t know … Continue reading

Posted in mockery

Ethics Fail

I wonder if he realizes that he’s encouraging deception and theft.  Probably he does.  But doesn’t care. The more interesting question is how many are already planning to do it and how many are happy to engage in what amounts … Continue reading

Posted in AAR | 2 Comments

News Sites That Are Either False, Misleading and Partisan, Or ClickBait

This is an excellent resource.  Be sure to check the list before you cite the source. Below is a list of fake, false, regularly misleading, and/or otherwise questionable “news” organizations, as well as organizations that regularly use clickbait-y headlines and … Continue reading

Posted in media, Modern Culture

The Bee Stings the Gender-Sensitive Readers of Scripture

Brilliant.  Exactly what the anachronistic ego-centric readers of today need: mocked. Remorseful for using terms that fly in the face of contemporary progressive sensibilities, God Almighty issued an apology Tuesday for the gendered language found throughout His Word, the Holy … Continue reading

Posted in mockery

An Update on the West Virginia Racist, Pamela Ramsey Taylor

A local West Virginia official said she has been placed on leave after she made a racist post on Facebook about first lady Michelle Obama. Clay County Development Corp. director Pamela Ramsey Taylor made the post following Republican Donald Trump’s … Continue reading

Posted in Total Depravity

The AAR/SBL Academic Culture – A Challenge (Gupta)

Originally posted on Crux Sola:
This is about my 10th or 11th SBL. I remember those early years of being starstruck when I saw Luke Timothy Johnson in the flesh, or when I got a few minutes in line at…

Posted in Modern Culture

Aww, The Precious Snowflakes Need their Binkies…

For the vast majority of Americans, November 9 only differed from the week preceding it in the lack of political ads permeating their media. For many, it was a welcome end to months upon months of hateful rhetoric and horrible … Continue reading

Posted in loathing, misery, mockery, Modern Culture

That’s Despicable, West Virginia

Classy… like Pamela Taylor knows anything about being classy.  And, oh, by the way, Michelle Obama has never posed nude for a magazine like your ‘classy’ First Lady elect has…  Ms. Taylor.

Posted in Total Depravity

The Only Immigration Policy Appropriate to Believers

 “You shall neither mistreat a stranger nor oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt”. — (Exod. 22:21) If you have anti-immigrant sentiments your problem is ultimately with God, not with immigrants.

Posted in Modern Culture | 1 Comment

Is Alcoholism A Big Problem in AAR?

I saw this tweet and thought to myself- is alcoholism that big a problem in AAR?  How curious. @AARWeb is so generous to provide 12-step meetings at sblaar16! Look for us under “additional meetings.” One Panel At A Time! How … Continue reading

Posted in AAR