Monthly Archives: April 2018

The Reinstatement of the Monthly Avignonian Biblioblog Carnival

I’m reinstating the Avignonian Carnival beginning on June 1 (collecting posts from May 1 and onward to the end of the month). During the Middle Ages there were, for a period of time, two papacies.  One in Rome, and a … Continue reading

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George Mason University Has Behaved Despicably and Abhorently

The President, the Deans, and everyone on the Board of Trustees needs to resign, immediately.  They’ve sold the University’s integrity. Newly released documents show Virginia’s largest public university granted the conservative Charles Koch Foundation a say in the hiring and … Continue reading

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Tim Keller Is Either Daft, or He Doesn’t Think About What He’s Saying, Which Means He’s Daft

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Paul Middleton’s New Book

From T&T Clark– The Violence of the Lamb: Martyrs as Agents of Divine Judgement in the Book of Revelation. The act of martyrdom in the worldview of the Apocalypse has been considered to be an exemplification of non-violent resistance. Paul … Continue reading

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New Testament Introduction

For my NT intro course I’ve been using Ray Brown’s magisterial Intro text but I’ve decided to switch over to LTJ’s intro text (3rd edition).  I think the students will really like it.  If you’ve used it, I’d be very … Continue reading

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Liberating Theology

All good biblically oriented theology liberates. Specialized niche theologies only alienate and incarcerate.

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The First Issue of a New Religion Journal is Yours For the Reading

The Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture is a peer-reviewed academic journal publishing three issues per year. RMDC publishes original work that contributes to social-scientific discussion of the relationship between religion, media and culture. Studies of any religious tradition, medium or … Continue reading

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Ming Hua Theological College e-News Site

For your instruction and enjoyment.  The link is also on the ‘Useful Sites’ list.

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Such depravity…

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Torah Theft: A Detective Tale

Before dawn on March 21, 1995, someone broke into a synagogue in the Palestinian city of Nablus. The thief — maybe it was a band of thieves — crossed the carpeted sanctuary, pulled back a heavy velvet curtain, and opened … Continue reading

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‘Relevant’ Magazine- Garbage for the Ignorant, By The Ignorant

Exhibit A.

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Silly Angry Atheists

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NT Wright’s Latest Book is Sure to Cause an Academic Stir

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Paul Ryan’s Choice of House Chaplain Has Been Announced…

He’s the perfect choice for Ryan and the GOP.

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You Can’t Watch This Without Tears Streaming Down Your Face

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Avengers: Infinity War

I won’t spoil it for you – just go see it.  Great filming, wonderful acting, funny and moving and the best plot twist of any Marvel movie yet. Can’t wait for the sequel….

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Students Can Visit the ‘Cry Closet’ When they’re Stressed…

And hug a stuffed animal… As Jonah said to God after the vine whithered- just kill me.

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When People Say ‘Don’t Judge Me’, I Hope I’m Not Drinking Milk

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Since You Mention It, I’m Procrastinating Right Now…

Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators: The psychological origins of waiting (… and waiting, and waiting) to work. I even waited till the article was four years old to mention it… Enjoy.

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