Monthly Archives: June 2017

Why Are We More Concerned About Toilets Than Salvation?

The Bee gets it right– to the shame of many ‘Evangelicals’. Report: Majority Of Christians Far More Concerned About Which Bathrooms Trans People Use Than Whether Or Not They Will Go To Heaven When They Die. Think about it.

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Reminder: If You’re In Birmingham, UK in September…

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Why Jesus Never Went Swimming

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Kentucky Resists The Facism of the White House

Now if the rest of the States will have the same courage and follow suit-

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Why You’re Here: Ethics for the Real World

What are Christians to be and to do in the world? What does faithfulness look like in these complex and confusing times? Christians are often told either to take over the world in God’s name or to withdraw into faithful … Continue reading

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What Did Jesus Look Like?

Jesus Christ is arguably the most famous man who ever lived. His image adorns countless churches, icons, and paintings. He is the subject of millions of statues, sculptures, devotional objects and works of art. Everyone can conjure an image of … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Studies Resources, Books

The White House Just Went Full Bore Fascist

And if the Governor of Tennessee (and the rest) send them what they want, they are complicit in their fascism. A letter from Kris Kobach, the vice chairman of a White House commission looking into voter fraud and other irregularities, … Continue reading

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And Now For Something Completely Different

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The Federalist Has Loads of Stupid Articles: But This Is the Dumbest…

For one simple reason- generations and generations of people attended VBS and were not ‘driven away from the Church’ by it.  Blaming the departure of Millennials from the Church on VBS is pure, unadulterated, blinkered, idiotic, senseless, baseless, deceitful stupidity.

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The Babylon Bee Sermon Generator

Why bother with study when you can just steal sermons from other people?

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RefoThursday

“I have no use for cranks who despise music, because it is a gift of God. Next after theology, I give to music the highest place and the greatest honor.”—Martin Luther. Enjoy this week’s post.

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Sad News

Sad to report the death of Peter Berger, the great sociologist, after a short illness. RIP Peter, with more than ‘a rumour of angels’.  –  Linda Woodhead

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A New Essay From Israel Finkelstein on the Arad Ostracon

This new essay … presents one track of work of the digital epigraphy group at TAU; we present the surprising results of multi-spectral imaging of the back side of Ostracon 16 from Arad, considered to be blank: S. Faigenbaum-Golovin, A. … Continue reading

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No, Zuckerberg, Facebook isn’t a Church and Users Aren’t the Pastors

So maybe you should avoid talking about theological stuff.  Because when you do you just sound like an unhinged cult founder.  Next thing you’ll want to do is have all users accept a free pack of kool aid mix for … Continue reading

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We’re All on the Syrup Ship Right Now…

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People Really Hate Morals and Ethics

Otherwise why would they do such a thing? Capitol police arrested a man after Arkansas’ new Ten Commandments monument was smashed to pieces when someone rammed a vehicle into it early Wednesday, less than 24 hours after the 6-foot (1.8 … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Jerusalem: From the Earliest Settlement to the Destruction of the City in AD 70

Jerusalem is one of the cities in the world on which most intensive archaeological research has been conducted. Nevertheless, the architectural history of the city resembles a puzzle of which only few pieces are known, which, moreover, belong to different … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes in the Senate

As the GOP works on its replacement of the Affordable Care Act:

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Too Much of What’s Called Faith Is Really Just Self-Help

‪If your ‘faith’ is mere self help or self actualization, you kid yourself when you call it faith. It’s really just self peering back at you‬.

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The Bee Stings Facebook’s Anti-Christian Bias

Social media giant Facebook announced Tuesday that it would roll out a new cross-shaped “praise Jesus” reaction button for the month of July to celebrate its Christian users around the world. “Facebook is proud to honor our countless Christian users, … Continue reading

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