Daily Archives: 14 May 2018

“Baptists in America”: The Newest Issue of ‘Christian History Magazine’

You can read it here.

Jews and Palestinians: An Observation

Israelis deserve to live in peace. But by heaven so do the Palestinians. Pretending that it’s just the Jews who matter is wrong, immoral, evil, unchristian, godless, and demonic. And the root of ALL mideastern misery.

If People are Being Murdered Because of Your Celebration, You’re A Murderer

As are those so happy in Jerusalem today.  Your policy is literally killing people.  Literally.  Killing.  People.

BCTR(S) 2018: London

If you can, go. If you can’t, deluge them with so many requests to livestream it that they cry like broken hearted 12 year old school kids.

Bible, Critical Theory, and Reception: The official seminar of the Royal Association of Biblical Studies

The eighth annual BCTR Seminar will be dedicated to some of the latest developments in biblical studies. Building on the success of the Bible and Critical Theory seminar and journal in the southern hemisphere, this approximate northern hemisphere equivalent will welcome papers in the general areas of critical theory, cultural studies and reception history.

Reception history is broadly understood to include the use, influence and receptions of biblical texts in all aspects of what might conventionally be called ‘culture’ (e.g. film, pop music, literature, politics etc.).

This two-day seminar will be held in London 23-24th July, 2018 at a venue to be announced shortly. CWkrThe seminar will run from noon on day 1 to mid-afternoon on day 2 and will be free of charge; accommodation will have to be found privately.

Anyone interested in presenting a paper (typically in a 30 minute slot), or would like any other further information…

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That One Time the Times of Israel Tried To Act Objective

Ha.  It’s like hypocrisy, except worse, when the TOI acts like it hasn’t played a big part in spreading all kinds of exaggerated claims.

Ex-ianity: The Latest Fad

To hear some people talk they are far more interested in telling you what they used to be instead of who they are. #ExEverythings #PresentlyNothing

Ignorance

Haaretz is ignorant.

Quote of the Day

If you pray, inspired by a desire to control God, you make God into an instrument of impiety, turning him into something of a ‘respecter of persons’. Because if he heard your prayer but ignored your neighbor’s. wouldn’t that make him a ‘respecter of persons’? Moreover, you would turn him into an accomplice to your own greed.… So, we must admit that mercenary prayers are an affront to God, and not honoring to him. For what kind of honor is it to beg, urge, or complain? If we are truly faithful, the harm which befalls our neighbor also harms us so that we hurry to God on their behalf.… The Truth does not recognize the prayer which is uttered for the sake of gain. So, we pray when we cling to God in spirit and honestly cling so that when evil befalls us we flee to him only and ask him to relieve us of our troubles, so far and only if such fulfills the petition ‘Your will be done’.’*

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*“Christ Our Captain”: An Introduction to Huldrych Zwingli (p. 23).