I Agree With the Frenchman- It’s Also Why When Things Must Be Said, I Don’t Mind Saying Them

Once the Queen of Navarre attempted to gag Calvin, but he wrote a letter telling her that “a dog barks and stands at bay if he sees any one assault his master. I should be indeed remiss if, seeing the truth of God thus attacked, I should remain dumb, without giving one note of warning.”*

*Henry Henderson, Calvin in His Letters (London: J. M. Dent & Company, 1909), 66.


New from École Biblique

On April 1, the École biblique in Jerusalem launched PRIXM, its weekly newsletter in English.
PRIXM is a free, weekly newsletter unveiling the riches of Scripture to contemporary culture. Each Sunday, PRIXM comments in surprising and clever ways upon some text from the Bible—always using paintings, films, and songs produced by great artists somehow inspired by the passage.

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CBA Annual Meeting News

Registration Invitations Coming Soon!
CBA has contracted with CUA to provide the registration website for our Annual General Meeting. You will receive an e-mail invitation from CBA with a link to the registration site once it goes live.

The registration cost is approximately $145, which includes socials and coffee breaks (after June 27, 11:59 PM EDT, a $25 late fee will be added). Please note that registration closes on July 8, 2018. THERE WILL BE NO ONSITE REGISTRATION.

ON CAMPUS: Regis University has several other groups on campus at the same time as CBA.. so on campus housing is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Each guest receives a blanket, flat sheet, fitted sheet, pillow case, disposable pillow, 1 bath towel, 1 face cloth, cup, soap with a one time fee of $15.

There are three locations available (a 14.75% city and state lodging tax will be assessed to the rates below):

  • West Hall (suite-style) at $37 per night
  • Residence Village (town-home suite) at $61 per night
  • DeSmet Hall (dorm) at $35 per night

Limited early arrival for the night of Friday, July 27 and late stay over for the night of Tuesday, July 31 are available in West Hall and Residence Village. The dorm rooms for DeSmet Hall are only available for the nights of Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

OFF CAMPUS: The Regis University website lists several hotels in various regions of the greater Denver area. The hotels closest to the campus will be listed under the “North Denver Hotel” tab. Click here to visit the Regis University “Where to Stay” web page.

The SOTS Summer Meeting Booking Forms Have Been Sent

If you’re a member of the Society for Old Testament Study, you’ve received by now an email containing the Summer meeting booking form and other material.  Unfortunately I won’t be at the Summer festivities, but if you can go, you should go.  And if you aren’t a member, you should apply.  A more cordial friendly group you will never meet and better papers you will never hear.

Ad Fontes: An Observation

You may be very, very interested in a subject or field of study.  You may even be very interested in the Bible. Or theology.  Or Church History.  But the fact is, you are not a scholar of those fields until and unless you care enough to read the primary sources of those fields of study.  Ad fontes isn’t just a fun saying, it contains within itself the very heart and soul of accurate, decent, meaningful research.

Where Ad fontes is absent, so is worthwhile scholarship.  Scholarship dependent on translations is always and forever lacking.