Daily Archives: 28 Nov 2016

The Election of Donald Trump Was Predicted in 1920

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Tullian Tchividjian is a False Teacher

Tchividjian’s remarriage was first confirmed in a Facebook post on Saturday by his new wife, Stacie, as she highlighted a sermon he delivered at the non-denominational Spring Hills Community Church in Santa Rosa, California.

“What an honor it was to be invited to Spring Hills Community Church and sincerely welcomed by such a loving staff and congregation! Our time in Santa Rosa was too short, but SO wonderful … Tullian Tchividjian (my amazing Hubby!) delivered an authentic, powerful message,” she wrote in part.

While he did not comment on his remarriage, Tchividjian highlighted the same sermon on his Facebook page on Saturday about an hour after his new wife posted it.

He’s a false teacher.  He is, in his essence, Donald Trump- a con man who deceives and manipulates in order to advance his own agenda.

Pentebabbleist Trumpians

Pastor John Kilpatrick used his pulpit to celebrate the election of Donald Trump and the defeat of Hillary Clinton by speaking in tongues during a recent sermon. Shortly after the Nov. 8 election, Kilpatrick reminded his congregation at the Evangel Temple in Meridian, Mississippi that God used Hurricane Katrina to attack New Orleans because President George W. Bush had told Israel to “give up Gaza.”

But he insisted that President Barack Obama’s administration had been even worse. “The last eight years, we have had in our government as system that has tried to capture the minds of Americans,” Kilpatrick opined. “It has tried to tell us what we think, what we can say, what we must not say. It has tried to tell us how we feel about terrorism, Islamic terrorism. It’s tried to tell us how we should feel about abortion.”

“We’ve had an election now, things are going to open up, God’s spirit is going to begin to move again in America,” the pastor said, adding, “Sha yi ya yi ya yi ya ya. Praise him! Woo!” “Sha ba ba la ba ta la rosa ta la la!” the pastor exclaimed. “Freedom! Freedom again! Freedom! Freedom to lift your voice. Freedom to praise the Lord. Woo hoo! Aye yay yay yay. Ha ra da sa da da.” “Victory, finally, victory!” Kilpatrick declared. “Thank the Lord for the victory! Thank you for saving our nation! Thank you, Lord, for bringing Jezebel down!” “Revival’s on the way! Revival’s on the way!”

Heretics.  Montanist heretics, pure and simple.  Maniacal Montanist heretics.

The 2016 ETS Septuagint Studies Consultation in Review

From William. I Wish I could have heard Peter’s paper.

Septuaginta &c.

20161117_184556099_iosIf you’re involved in biblical studies then you are aware that thousands of scholars are still catching up on sleep and icing knees due to all the activity of last week’s annual conferences in San Antonio, TX. People from various corners of the earth and of diverse theological stripes gathered for up to seven days straight to discuss their work, catch up with colleagues, buy books, and eat their year’s worth of tacos on the Riverwalk.

I have posted previously about the Septuagint Studies session held at ETS in 2015, which was subsequently granted consultation status for 2016-2018. We had our first session this year (see here), which I had the unexpected pleasure of moderating. Considering how well it went, I wanted to take the time to highlight it one last time.

An Overview of the Presentations

Stanley Porter

The first paper was by Dr. Stanley Porter of…

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Congress Deserves a 50% Pay Cut

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Pope Franky is Offering Indulgences at Half Off for Cyber Monday!

indulgenceEven though far more Catholics shopped online than in churches on Black Friday weekend, they are apparently not done yet.

A new EOTT survey released Sunday estimates that some 67-million Roman Catholics will shop online for their remission of temporal punishment in purgatory due for sins after absolution on Cyber Monday. That’s up only slightly from last year’s 65-million shoppers.

With Walmart and Amazon recently entering the Cyber Monday indulgence “game,” the Church is now offering heavy discounts as well, not only online but, more crucially, in churches. That move, which reflects how penitents shopped for forgiveness in 2016, is also meant to lower the stress of the Vatican website, which last year buckled under the intense eSpiritual-commerce pressure that naturally comes with Cyber Monday.

The evidence of the migration of “church shopping” to eSpiritual-commerce is incontrovertible: Eternal Fortune Magazine told EOTT on Sunday that eSpiritual-commerce sales between Thanksgiving and Saturday rose 13.7% to top $6.1 billion in new indulgences.

“The brick-and-mortar churches have made a big leap with their online efforts this year,” USCCB analyst Devin Thomas told EOTT yesterday. “They’re starting to get it. The USCCB says 63% of Black Friday indulgences placed on their website came from mobile devices…something we believe shows Catholics are growing more comfortable with pushing the “forgive me” button on smartphones.

Glory!  He really is a Pope for all the uncommitted (and those planning to stay that way!)

Caveat emptor! A note to Christie’s prospective buyers

Take note, antiquarians…

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a-large-egyptian-bronze-isis-and-horusthird-intermediate-period-25th-dynasty One of the bronze statuettes on sale (Resandro Collection)

Are you going to join next 6th December Christie’s auction of Egyptian antiquities in London King Street? If so, be aware that Christie’s people seem to be in some confusion about Egyptian legislation related to cultural heritage protection and the concept of provenance. In their Collecting Guide, under point 6 entitled “Pay Attention to Provenance” (indeed…) antiquities specialist C. Corti writes the following:

“Provenance is important in all fields of collecting, and particularly with Egyptian bronzes. It is essential to check whether the piece you are interested in was extracted from the ground and exported from Egypt before 1983, when the country passed a law forbidding artefacts to be removed from its borders. A history of important collectors is also desirable, as in the Resandro Collection, within which many pieces boast prestigious provenance as well as having appeared in numerous exhibitions…

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Neolithic dairy farming and the land flowing with milk and honey…

Interesting stuff!

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Ramla, Palestine, 1938. Ramla, Palestine, 1938.

A recent study by a team of scientists and archaeologists from the Universities of York and Bristol, together with colleagues from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, have reported evidence of dairy production and processing in northern Mediterranean farming communities from Neolithic times. The identification of milk and bovine carcass fats in over 500 pottery vessels, as well as a study of faunal remains for slaughter patterns, at over 82 sites from the 7th-5th millennia BCE suggests that dairy farming was an important (if localised) element within farming communities at this time. The report helps to provide a clearer picture of the place and role of cattle exploitation in Neolithic Mediterranean farming and, although the research is centred on northern sites, it could strengthen the case for a mixed agricultural economy in the southern Levant.

Damascus cow (modern) native to Syria. Image: http://www.krankykids.com/cows/mydailycow_alphabetical/A.html Damascus cow (modern) native to Syria. Image: from My Daily…

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Idolatry is Idolatry

Pretending that the Constitution is infallible and the Founding Fathers inerrant is the most idolatrous thing Americans do.

An Ancient Text That Speaks to the American Present

Woe to her who is rebellious and polluted, To the oppressing city!  She has not obeyed His voice, She has not received correction; She has not trusted in the LORD, She has not drawn near to her God.  Her princes in her midst are roaring lions; Her judges are evening wolves That leave not a bone till morning. Her prophets are insolent, treacherous people; Her priests have polluted the sanctuary, They have done violence to the law.  The LORD is righteous in her midst, He will do no unrighteousness. Every morning He brings His justice to light; He never fails, But the unjust knows no shame. –  (Zeph. 3:1-5)

Let those who have ears, hear.

It’s Time to Line Up Your Devotional Reading for 2017

Zwingli and Bullinger have a recommendation for you:

ZwingliBullingerDevotionalBook2We love this book. Love it. LOVE IT. Never in the history of Christianity has a book so profound been made available to the masses for a price so reasonable. Reading it is a theological education in a single volume which contains everything necessary for both salvation and proper doctrine.

Were we more excited about it we would resemble tiny puppies laying on their backs getting their bellies rubbed and wetting themselves. That’s how excited we are about this book. – H.B., H.Z.

Wow. I’m super humbled and super honored. First a video recommendation a few months back and now this (again). I just don’t know what to say.

The book is available from the publisher via print on demand, here.  Or you can get a PDF directly from the author for $10 here.

The Soon To Come Pledge to the Dear Leader- Donald Trump

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Krampus is coming for the bad children!

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