Daily Archives: 4 Nov 2018

Chris Tilling is the Antichrist

The evil wretch has besmirched the good name of Emil Brunner who, you’ll recall, never took up with his secretary and had an affair with her like pervy Karl did.

Sad News: Grant Osborne Has Died

Scot McKnight shares the sad news.  May he rest in peace.

Looting Spike Ahead

Read the NPR report here.

A bidding war at Christie’s this week sent the price of a 3,000-year-old stone relief from $7 million to more than $28 million, setting a world record for ancient Assyrian artworks and raising fears among some archaeologists that soaring prices will fuel the market for looted antiquities as well as legally acquired ones.

This will provoke looting.

Hell Is Made For Demons Like These

These Teachers Need to Be Fired

A group of staffers at an elementary school in Middleton, Idaho, dressed up as a MAGA border wall for Halloween. Pictures were replaced with an apology video from the district superintendent, who called the costumes “clearly insensitive and inappropriate.” cnn.it/2DiWj4y

How must the little children of hispanic ancestry have felt?

Christmas Papyri Bonanza at Bonhams

Read this.

Roberta Mazza

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Christmas is approaching so London auction houses are getting ready to provide the wealthy with adequate opportunities to buy gifts. At the end of this month Bonhams is auctioning a number of papyri. There are two of them that are particularly dear to me. They are listed as Lot 205: in case you are a responsible collector, please buy and gift them to a public (in the sense of State funded and controlled) museum or university, or at least provide a contact to access the texts to the papyrology community.

The lot looks exactly the same as one sold by Sotheby’s New York in 2003 (lot 94, as recalled in the catalogue): it gathers P.Oxy. 10 1256 and 1265. These two papyri were part of a small papyrus collection which ended up in the United States as a result of the Egypt Exploration Fund/Egypt Exploration Society distribution…

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SBL in Days Gone By – 2005 – And Soon #SBLAAR18

 

There’s Just Something Unsettling…

About Christianity’s willigness to be just like the wider culture.  What happened to ‘being in the world, but not of the world’?  What will we NOT do to be ‘popular’?

SBL in Days Gone By – 2007 – and Soon #SBLAAR18

Murder By Anti-Vaccine Crusaders

Here’s the story

An 18-month-old toddler has died of measles in Jerusalem, the first recorded death from measles in Israel in the past 15 years. According to officials at the capital’s Shaare Zedek Hospital, the infant was not vaccinated against the virulently contagious disease.  The girl may have contracted the disease from her parents, both of whom were diagnosed with measles and neither of whom had been vaccinated.

Murderers.

SBL in Days Gone By- 2009 – and Soon #SBLAAR18

 

Zwingli- on the Magistrate

zwingli_study2I declare, quite differently from what our friends hold, that a magistrate cannot even be just and righteous unless he be a Christian. Take away from the magistrate, who is above the fear of man, the fear of God, and you make him a tyrant.

Infuse into the tyrant the fear of God, and of his own accord he will do more freely and faithfully what the law orders than any terror could have caused him to; and out of a tyrant you will make a father on the pattern of Him whom as a result of faith he begins to fear and to serve, namely, God.  — Huldrych Zwingli

The Idolatrous Evangelicals

Joel’s right- this IS an abomination.