Biblical Studies Carnival 145 (March 2018)

Wow, BIG news! Jim West (I love that guy) has posted the Carnival.

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Ain’t no carnival like a Jim West carnival, ’cause a Jim West Carnival just don’t stop.   The 145 Biblical Studies Carnival for February 2018 has been posted at  Zwinglius Redivivus.  Head on over and click all the links. Do not miss Jim’s BiblioBlogger Easter Bunny tribute…or maybe you should miss it.

In other blogging news, Brian Small posted an abbreviated Hebrews Highlights on POLUMEROS KAI POLUTROPOS for March.  If you use FlipBoard to read blogs, consider following my Biblical Studies magazine. The Web-based version is good, but FlipBoard is an essential app for your iOS device. I use it on my iPad for news and other special interests (including biblioblogs).

Upcoming Carnivals hosts are:

I have someone for September, but the other 2018 months are still open. I would like to get those…

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More Pastoral Misconduct

Police have arrested a pastor accused of molesting several children across two decades while he was leader of a South Nashville, Tenn., congregation.  Matthew Dennis Patterson, known as Denny, served as pastor of Nolensville Road Baptist Church for more than 20 years. He resigned on Sept. 24. Days later, members of the congregation came to the police with complaints about his requests to “engage in strange activities” with children, authorities said.

Children at the church told adult members that Patterson had asked them to sit on his face and stomach, sometimes in their underwear, according to a Metropolitan Nashville Police Department statement. Detectives John Thomas and Jacob Masteller from the department’s Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Unit led the six-month investigation into the complaints.

After interviewing multiple church and staff members, police said the detectives identified multiple victims, most of them boys, who were molested from 1998 to 2017. Police did not say how old the children were at the time of the alleged abuse. Patterson has been indicted on eight counts of aggravated sexual battery. Each count is linked to a different child, according to police.

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There is but one thing to say- and we will let Jesus say it-

‘Anyone who welcomes one little child like this in my name welcomes me. But anyone who is the downfall of one of these little ones who have faith in me would be better drowned in the depths of the sea with a great millstone round his neck.  Alas for the world that there should be such causes of falling! Causes of falling indeed there must be, but alas for anyone who provides them! (Matt. 18:5-7)

Hunt yourself up a millstone Mr Patterson.