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Archive for March 2017

All Contemporary Christian Music

Written by Jim

31 Mar 2017 at 7:33 pm

Posted in Modern Culture

Dear Trump Supporters…

How can you feel good about this and what do you think it suggests about you?

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31 Mar 2017 at 3:57 pm

Posted in Modern Culture

The Bee Stings the Pence Dining Habit Bashers

Thank you Bill Clinton for chiming in.

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31 Mar 2017 at 2:52 pm

Posted in Modern Culture

Daniel as an Americanized Apocalypse

Set in the context of Judean resistance against the Seleucid Empire, Daniel addresses issues such as diaspora, identity, empire, and power. The first biblical apocalypse models how to survive faithfully within a hostile foreign culture, and it voices a full-throated rejection of foreign domination. In contrast, American religious media domesticate Daniel into a morality tale, a fable that promotes personal integrity and trust in God. The Americanized Daniel cannot or will not ask what “empire” means or what it means for believers to inhabit an empire themselves. This essay explores what modern readers can gain by reintroducing categories like “empire” and “resistance” in Daniel.

Give it a read, for free (but I don’t know for how long) – here.

Written by Jim

31 Mar 2017 at 12:04 pm

The Newman University Lecture Will Be Quite Militant…

As you can see from the poster…

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31 Mar 2017 at 11:15 am

Posted in Modern Culture

Rick Warren’s False Teaching

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31 Mar 2017 at 8:03 am

Posted in Modern Culture

In a Forthcoming Essay Tilling Notes of Wright…

Wright claims that withdrawal from these larger narratives held “a good deal of mid-twentieth-century … monster daddy to daddy.

Stunning!

[NB- Tilling uses voice recognition software and his little boy paid him a visit whilst it was still on.  Still, that’s the most intelligent Wright has ever sounded].

Written by Jim

31 Mar 2017 at 7:55 am

Posted in Modern Culture

A Gender Minded Workshop in Finland

The 911 is here.

The video lectures of the 2nd workshop on Gender, Methodology, and the Ancient Near East, which was held in Barcelona in February 2017 (full program here and a report here), are now online.

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31 Mar 2017 at 7:48 am

Posted in Modern Culture

#ICYMI – Free Greek And Hebrew Flashcards from Logos

Originally posted 31 March, 2014-

Pretty neat really-

We’re pleased to bring you a new app for Android and iOSFlashcards for Greek and Hebrew. It’s a powerful new tool for students of Scripture: whether you’re studying for a test or preaching through Ruth, the app will help you master precisely the words you need to learn, wherever you go.

When you sign in with your Logos account, Flashcards for Greek and Hebrew syncs your word-lists documents right to the app—if you have existing word lists, they’ll be automatically imported.

Etc.  Check it out.

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Written by Jim

31 Mar 2017 at 6:43 am

Luther to the GOP

You are like the ostrich, the foolish bird which thinks it is wholly concealed when it gets its neck under a branch. Or like small children, who hold their hands in front of their eyes and seeing nobody imagine that no one sees them either. In general, you are so stupid that it makes one feel like vomiting.  — Martin Luther

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30 Mar 2017 at 6:10 pm

Posted in Luther

To The Silly People Complaining About Mike Pence’s Eating Habits

The fact that you are pretending moral superiority because married men choose a policy of avoiding tenuous situations is the height of hypocritical posturing.  Evidently a segment of society wants men to respect women. Unless they’re married to one. And then it’s a situational free for all.

In sum, you’re ridiculous.  If Pence wants to avoid every hint of impropriety that’s his bloody business.  Who do you think you are and who in the name of God appointed you the morality police?

Written by Jim

30 Mar 2017 at 2:32 pm

Posted in Modern Culture

A Better Poster

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30 Mar 2017 at 2:18 pm

Posted in Modern Culture

I Was Too Sick to Do it In January, So We’ve Rescheduled It To September…

And I’ve corrected the date on the poster…  but my photoshop skills leave much to be desired…

The topic of my lecture is actually quite serious- On The Intersection of Academic Biblical Scholarship and the Life of the Church.  So if you’re in Birmingham or vicinity, come on out.  (Time TBA).

Written by Jim

30 Mar 2017 at 9:20 am

Posted in Conferences

Reformation Thursday- Erasmus or Luther?

I put up with this church, in the hope that one day it will become better, just as it is constrained to put up with me in the hope that I will become better.—Desiderius Erasmus

Give it a read.

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30 Mar 2017 at 9:12 am

Bruce Gordon – Reflections on Prison and Exile in John Calvin

Watch the lecture Prof Gordon delivered at SEBTS here.

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30 Mar 2017 at 7:54 am

Ming Hua News

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29 Mar 2017 at 9:07 pm

The ‘Christian Century’ Sure Isn’t What It Used To Be

1- You don’t receive anyone’s prayers unless you’re God.

2- If you don’t know you’re going to die, you’ve not been paying attention.  At all.

Written by Jim

29 Mar 2017 at 5:37 pm

A Unique Portrait of Calvin

Albert ANKER (1831-1910), Portrait de Calvin, 1859. © Musée historique de la Réformation, Genève. Exposé au MIR, Genève.

Read about it here.

Written by Jim

29 Mar 2017 at 4:55 pm

Posted in Calvin

This Is Why I Don’t Observe Lent…

Those people can’t spell…

Written by Jim

29 Mar 2017 at 3:49 pm

Posted in Modern Culture

That Makes No Sense

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29 Mar 2017 at 3:08 pm

Posted in Modern Culture