Daily Archives: 10 Oct 2018

The Laws of Man Are Not Binding on the People of God

‘We must obey God rather than man.’

Any Christianity that is Compatible With Nationalism is Not Christianity

And First Things jumped into bed with far right white supremacists like Bannon a long time ago.  And has never been useful or Christian.  First Things is attempting to turn Bannon into this generation’s ‘Bishop Muller’ and his notion of Christianity into this generation’s ‘German Christians’ who supported Hitler and turned a blind eye to the holocaust.

A Symposium on Faked Books and Stuff


Did You Grow Up in A Home With Books?

Eisenbrauns posted a thing on the facebook about books in homes… and it provoked me to respond.  And that provoked me to wonder about other folks and their childhoods and the books in their homes back then.

In my home my parents spent all their money, which wasn’t much anyway, on cigarettes, bowling, and pet food.  So we didn’t have more than half a dozen books in the house and a very old set of Britannica’s that my mother was given by her brother (my uncle).

Half a dozen books was the family library of my childhood.  I guess that’s why I have over 5000 in print and double that in electronic format thanks to Logos and BibleWorks.

So, how many books did you have in your childhood home?

LXX Q&A with Will Ross and Greg Lanier

I know Will but I’ve never heard of this Greg person. I guess he’s ok if Will is willing to work with him.

Hendrickson Publishers Blog

As the publication date for the Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition and the academic shows approach, we’re excited to reveal to you this exclusive Q&A with the editors: Will Ross and Greg Lanier. The pair has exciting background information on the LXX to share, along with helpful advice for those of us who are intimidated by the idea of reading the Old Testament in Greek. Enjoy!

1. What made you decide to create Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition?

Greg: We were both early in our PhD work and had benefited from other similar “reader’s editions” (for the Hebrew Bible and Greek NT), which helped us develop our abilities in the languages and our familiarity with the Scriptures. After SBL in 2014, we exchanged emails that amounted to, “Why hasn’t anyone done this for the Septuagint? Why not us?” We reached out to a few people to start the process, and we…

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Probably the Most Important Show on ‘Fresh Air’ This Year

Right here.  Go listen.  Right now.

P.W. Singer and Emerson Brooking say social media has been manipulated to fuel popular uprisings and affect the course of military and political campaigns. Their new book is LikeWar.

Quote of the Day

All theology, when separated from Christ, is not only vain and confused, but is also mad, deceitful, and spurious. – John Calvin