Daily Archives: 18 Jul 2018

The Best Tweet of the Week

@poyntilism — “When a man says that he’s looking for a “Biblical Woman,” remember that he just might be looking for someone woman enough to drive a tent spike through his temple.”

i LOVE this

A New Theoblog

Here’s Randy Blacketer’s new site. I know… I didn’t even know he had an old one.  I’ve added it to the theoblogs.

‘Cut Spending’…

Those whose creed is ‘cut spending’ are invaribly people for whom money is god and who would rather spend $6 on a cup of coffee for themselves than lose that money in taxes to buy formula for a child living in poverty. Hell is festooned with spending cutters.

Signs of the Times

Via a Facebook friend-

Reviewed: Enslaved Leadership in Early Christianity

This looks like a VERY interesting book. And the review is super.

Enslaved Leadership in Early Christianity is a most welcome contribution to a recent effort to see anew the ancient world by focusing on its enslaved inhabitants. Bringing together material and textual evidence related to Roman Ephesos, Katherine Shaner works hard to help readers recognize enslaved people where the historical record has, at least to our eyes until now, left very few traces. Her argument is that when we understand public displays of power (whether material or textual) as attempts to persuade rather than as descriptions of relationships, then we are confronted with a much more complex picture of the status of enslaved people.

Etc.  Enjoy.

Migration in Ecumenical Perspective: Conference Announcement