Daily Archives: 4 Aug 2018

A Funeral Mass

If Dori Myers Had Been A Man She Would Be Rotting in Jail

But since she’s a woman her molestation of a teen boy is ok.

The American justice system is a farce of injustice and inequality.

Father refuses to call 911 as 8-year-old son dies of meth overdose

This world is evil.

Police say an Indiana man did not get help for his young son after the boy accidentally ingested crystal meth.

Detectives said the eight-year-old ate his father’s meth, thinking it was cereal.

Officials say the amount consumed was enough to kill a grown man. In fact, it was 180 times the lethal limit. Eight-year-old Curtis Collman was in second grade.

“Anybody that is a parent, you know, would be emotionally upset. It kind of hits home if you have kids,” detective Tom Barker said.

According to documents on June 21, the boy told his father he was hungry.

Dad let his boy die because he didn’t want to be arrested. That’s what it boils down to. Evil.

Another Book I Won’t Be Reading

When an author has his name bigger than ‘God’ on the cover of his book, you know exactly what he is all about.

Quote of the Day

‘The god of the Gaps’

It’s always seemed very odd to me that people give thanks to God only after some terrible illness is reversed but not all the other days they don’t have any terrible illness that needs reversal… God is truly only a ‘god of the gaps’ for most Christians.

Signs of the Times

A Word of Advice to Pastors

My old pastor said, when I announced my call to ministry:

‘Have as many friends as you like, outside your congregation. Never make friends with congregants. Why? Because all friends have fights but when you’re a pastor and it’s a church friend the thing that always happens is the angry friend either leaves the church or forces you to. Love them all and be friendly to all but call them friends at your own peril.’

Over the years he’s been proven right more times than I can count.

A Series of Old Testament Study Guides You May Not Have Heard Of, But Should

Bloomsbury is publishing a series of what they describe as ‘study guides’ for the Old Testament, but don’t make the mistake of thinking these are mere ‘Cliff Notes’.  Quite the contrary.  I reviewed a couple of these volumes in the most recent number of the Book List and they are exceptionally helpful.

Bloomsbury-T&T Clark’s Study Guides to the Old Testament present the latest in biblical scholarship in an engaging format for students and those approaching biblical texts for the first time. Each book covers the historical issues surrounding the text before moving on to consider interpretative issues and the range of approaches available to readers of the text. The books include further reading lists and pointers for students looking to further their knowledge. Each book is written by a member of the Society for Old Testament Study (SOTS), a prestigious academic society which celebrates its centenary in 2017.

The link above is to the list by date of publication.  Take a look.