Monthly Archives: March 2017
How can you feel good about this and what do you think it suggests about you?
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.
Wright claims that withdrawal from these larger narratives held “a good deal of mid-twentieth-century … monster daddy to daddy.
[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].
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.
Originally posted 31 March, 2014-
We’re pleased to bring you a new app for Android and iOS—Flashcards 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.
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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
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?
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
Watch the lecture Prof Gordon delivered at SEBTS here.