Daily Archives: 28 Nov 2018

And Still One of the Best Vocalists Ever

And Still One of the Greatest Music Videos

Still one of the Greatest Bands


The American brand of evangelicalism isn’t Christianity and American evangelicals aren’t Christians.

None of these men are Christians in the true sense of the word.  None.  Of.  Them.

To The New Herd of Jesus Mythicists… Including But Not Limited to Steven Pinker

Your arguments have been completely refuted by the late Maurice Casey.  You should read more than just jesus-mythicist-blogposts.

The Stupidity of the ‘Jesus Mythicists’ Exposed in One Tweet

Laura Robinson-
@LauraRbnsn – Has anyone ever met a Jesus mythicist who wasn’t a white guy? It’s just hard to think of another demographic with the cajones to read two blog articles on a subject and then roll up to every university ever saying, “Okay, I’ve figured out why you’re wrong.”

Maurice Casey would be proud.

Märtyrerliteratur: Herausgegeben, übersetzt, kommentiert und eingeleitet

In their functions as memorial and devotional literature, the “Acts of the Martyrs”, are generally read as historical protocols. They are an access point for understanding the development of hagiography. By examining different genres and textual compilations (at times, synoptic), this volume reveals the diversity of this literature and documents its importance for understanding intellectual, social, and religious history.

Looks quite interesting.

The Zwingli Film Trailer Premiered Today at 8 AM EST

Watch it now.  It’s fantastic!

And watch a longer trailer here (just scroll down a little till you see it).

Or watch the full trailer here:


You’ve heard of #BlackFriday
and #CyberMonday
and #GivingTuesday

Well today is #WestWednesday

And here’s my wishlist: http://a.co/gGl6iNs

Be a blessing! Remember, it is more blessed to give than to receive. Amen.

Robert Alter’s Translation and Commentary on the Hebrew Bible is About to Be Published

Details here.  It’s three volumes…

A landmark event: the complete Hebrew Bible in the award-winning translation that delivers the stunning literary power of the original.

A masterpiece of deep learning and fine sensibility, Robert Alter’s translation of the Hebrew Bible, now complete, reanimates one of the formative works of our culture. Capturing its brilliantly compact poetry and finely wrought, purposeful prose, Alter renews the Old Testament as a source of literary power and spiritual inspiration. From the family frictions of Genesis and King David’s flawed humanity to the serene wisdom of Psalms and Job’s incendiary questioning of God’s ways, these magnificent works of world literature resonate with a startling immediacy. Featuring Alter’s generous commentary, which quietly alerts readers to the literary and historical dimensions of the text, this is the definitive edition of the Hebrew Bible. 3 maps

I know publishers like to puff their products but exaggerations like ‘the definitive edition’ are troubling nonetheless. Let’s see what it’s really like and give it some time before we make such sweeping claims, shall we?