Daily Archives: 9 Apr 2017

The Newest Issue of ETR is Devoted to The Reformation

Études théologiques et religieuses

SOTS Summer Meeting 2017

Note especially this bit-

The Jordanian Lead Books – Panel discussion (Dr James Aitken (Cambridge), Dr Margaret Barker (Borrowash), Professor Bernhard Lang (Paderborn), and Professor Alan Millard (Liverpool).

Oh my. Still?

Donald Trump is A Man Perpetually on Vacation, At Your Expense

And some of you voted for him.  We tried to warn you.  We told you he wasn’t a conservative.  We told you he wasn’t for the ‘little guy’.  We warned you, but you wouldn’t listen and now you are reaping what you’ve sown, to the harm of us all.

For the 10th weekend in a row, President Trump is visiting a Trump-branded property — every weekend except the first two after his inauguration.

For the sixth weekend in a row, he’s golfing at one of those properties; he’s golfed on nine of those 10 weekends.

In total, Trump has spent time at one or more Trump-branded properties on 28 of the days he’s been president — meaning that he visits a property that’s part of his private business empire more than one-third of the days he’s been in office, or once every 2.8 days. The frequency at which he golfs is lower: He’s golfed on 17.9 percent of the days he’s been president, or about once every 5.6 days.

We really have to know- what’s wrong with your people?

These trips aren’t free, of course. Each weekend trip to Mar-a-Lago costs taxpayers an estimated $2 million. The extended trip this week for the Xi visit certainly cost more, particularly given the added security concerns.

If he continues to visit Trump properties at his current pace, he will have done so on 524 days of the 1,461 days between his inauguration and Jan. 20, 2021. That’s a lot of free advertising.

You Trump voters aren’t conservatives either.

Those Christian ‘Passover Seders’…

Christian ‘Passover seders’ make as much sense as Jewish infant baptisms.

Finally, Someone in the Media Who Understands Historical Context

“But interpreting new skeletons and new DNA data, however, requires both context and nuance that are often lost in popular presentations of archaeological data. While we should absolutely consider the similarities between daily lives of past people and ours today, we also need to remember that contemporary terms cannot necessarily be used in the same way, and that faulty and biased modern assumptions can pervade our interpretations of the past if we are not careful.”

Finally.  Enjoy a well written and intelligent essay.

The Difference Between American Christians and Egyptian Christians

Egyptian Christians would die to be in Church.  American Christians will hardly get out of bed to be in Church.