Monthly Archives: July 2018

How Come the False Prophet Jim Bakker Hasn’t Been Punished As A False Prophet?

He has lied, and lied, and lied, and yet he still fleeces the sheep and none of them hold him accountable.  Pentebabbleists… always unmoored from Scripture and reaping the consequences in unhinged falsehoods.

End Times prepper pastor Jim Bakker warned on his television program last week that God had told him that the time is rapidly approaching when Christian leaders in America will be murdered by left-wing activists.

Bakker was discussing the chaos and controversy surrounding a movie about Roe v. Wade that is being made by and stars right-wing activists—including cameos by Milo Yiannopoulos and Tomi Lahren—when he was prompted to issue this dire warning.

“They don’t want the truth to come out and here in America, we don’t have the freedom to produce a movie that tells the other side,” Bakker bellowed. “People, you don’t understand where we are.I’ve been hesitating to tell you what’s going to come next—one of the things—but they’re going to begin to kill the Christian leaders in this country. I don’t want to say it—I’ve known it for many, many years—but I knew it would come and I believe God has told me that it’s going to happen very, very soon.”

God didn’t tell him anything.  God never has told him anything.  Every claim he makes to that effect is a lie.

One Day…

One day I hope people ‘like’ God as much as they ‘like’ things on facebook and they ‘retweet’ (repeat) scripture as much as they ‘retweet’ twitterings. On that day the world will be changed.

Just Over 3 Weeks From Now…

The (insert fancy word for a meeting that takes place only every four years) Calvin Congress meets at Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia. The papers look like they’ll be super. Come along and join in the fun. And if you’re in the area I’d love to say hi and grab a coffee.


Whenever ‘Christians’ tell you that you should be quiet and not denounce evil you know that they are motivated by evil itself and by no means should you listen to them.

Do not keep silent, O God! Do not hold Your peace, And do not be still, O God! For behold, Your enemies make a tumult; And those who hate You have lifted up their head.  (Ps. 83:1-2)

We cannot ask God to act if we are timid and fearful and afraid to speak out.

Keep Up With the Doings at the SBL International Meeting / EABS Meeting

On the twitter. With this hashtag- #sbleabs18. Some really interesting tweets so far.

Mission Zwingli Continues

An Oldie, But a Goodie: Huldreich Zwingli- Geschichte seiner Bildung zum Reformator des Vaterlandes

One of the most engaging books on Zwingli was written by the eminent, no, the pre-eminent scholar of Zwingli, Johann Melchior Schuler titled Huldreich Zwingli: Geschichte seiner Bildung zum Reformator des Vaterlandes and published January 1, 1818, on Zwingli’s birth anniversary. You can get it free from Google books. So do.

It’s got some great artwork, including this drawing of Zwingli’s home in Wildhaus, where he was born:


That One Time a Hillsong ‘Pastor’ and Justin Bieber Did Shots Together…

Fans of celebrities barely bat an eye anymore at the drunken antics of superstars. Instead the public displays of carnality of the rich and famous are celebrated. Smiled at. Wink wink. Are we seeing this same blasé attitude in the visible Church?

Celebrity Pastor Carl Lentz, who pastors Hillsong NYC and megastar Justin Bieber, a close friend whom Lentz personally shepherds, were photographed partying in a tavern. The world is now seeing the fallout of the spectacle, in which the two slammed back shots. The pictures show Lentz smiling as Bieber began removing his clothes at Blue Door Bar in Queenstown, New Zealand.

The singer started out his night fully clothed like any other patron, then stripped off his camouflage jacket and white singlet which saw some unstoppable smiles from the two female bartenders serving him. Shots and cocktails were on the menu for the US singer and his mate, Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz.

If you admire this, there’s something a bit tragic about you and your ‘faith’.

More Pentebabbleist Nutbaggery

Oh you crazy pentebabblers

Class Struggle in the New Testament

Potentially this could quite possibly be interesting.

Robert Myles' Blog

Quite excited by this news. The final manuscript of a book I’ve edited called Class Struggle in the New Testament is complete and is now off to the publisher (Lexington Books/Fortress Academic). I reproduce below the blurb and Table of Contents. Watch this space for updates in the coming months.

Class Struggle in the New Testament engages the political and economic realities of the first century to unmask the mediation of class through several New Testament texts and traditions. Essays span a range of subfields, presenting class and class struggle as “the motor force of history” by responding to recent debates, historical data, and new evidence on the political-economic world of Jesus, Paul, and the Gospels. Chapters address collective struggles in the Gospels, the Roman military and class, the usefulness of categories like “peasant,” “retainer,” and “middling groups” for understanding the world of Jesus, the class basis behind the origin…

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More Archaeological Speculation: Hoorah!

Archaeologists May Have Discovered a Church Built on the Site of Constantine the Great’s Conversion to Christianity.

‘May’ is now the most used word in archaeology thanks to the BAR-ification of the discipline.

During work along the right bank of the Tiber this summer, the archaeological group Cooperativa Archeologia uncovered what was first thought to be a villa, but later considered to be a church.

Oh boy! I’m atingle with excitement!!! Maybe they found the Holy Grail too!!!…

*Insert optic nerve snapping eyeroll here’.

I pine for the days when people cared more about scholarship than they did about fame questing in the media publicity speculations.

Maybe those days will return once BAR-ification has run its course.

Signs of the Times

Via Christian History Magazine

Neither- They Would Kill Him

And Franklin Graham, Jerry Falwell Jr, Robert Jeffress, and Eric Metaxas would be the ones with the hammer and nails.

Congratulations to Michael Langlois

He has just been named Lauréat du partenariat Hubert Curien franco-israélien Maïmonide.

Le projet de recherche que j’ai développé en partenariat avec Esther Eshel a été sélectionné par le programme Hubert Curien franco-israélien Maïmonide !

Ce financement de deux ans nous permettra de collaborer plus étroitement à l’étude de textes alphabétiques du premier millénaire avant Jésus-Christ dans la région du Levant, à l’instar d’inscriptions et de manuscrits hébreux et araméens.

Ce financement va également me permettre de poursuivre le développement des outils informatiques que j’ai mis au point, notamment l’imagerie multi-spectrale et les bases de données.

Je me réjouis de collaborer avec Esther Eshel et son équipe ! 🙂

Very happy for him and very proud of him.

When St Jerome Writes a Book Review…

St Jerome reviews RHE’s latest book-

The style is so barbarous, and the language so vile and such a heap of blunders, that I could neither understand what [s]he was talking about, nor by what arguments [s]he was trying to prove his points. At one moment [s]he is all bombast, at another [s]he grovels: from time to time [s]he lifts himself up, and then like a wounded snake finds [her] his own effort too much for [her] him. Not satisfied with the language of men, [s]he attempts something loftier. – St Jerome

I love you Jerome.  You’re my bff!


Signs of the Times

Signs of the Times

Look, now Churches are offering hair washing services to get folk in…

Not only is it odd that they wash hair, but that they dress so formally to do it and add in an audience to boot…   Weird.

The Next Time Someone Boasts that the US Has the Best Healthcare in the World…

Remind them of this:

Every year in the U.S., more than 50,000 mothers are severely injured during or after childbirth and 700 die. This means that America is the “most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world,” according to a USA Today investigation. They found that women are dying and suffering life-altering injuries during childbirth because hospitals aren’t following well-established safety measures. For the full story, click here.

We pay the highest prices for health care and get the worst outcomes possible.

Where Did Barth Come From? Leonard Ragaz, of Course

And who was Ragaz?  This neat essay tells you (with thanks to Christoph Chalamet for the heads up).  To really understand Barth, you have to understand the person who influenced his theological ideas the most.

How is the Revised ‘Dictionary of Classical Hebrew’ Different?

David J.A. Clines has answered that question with a powerpoint.