Daily Archives: 11 Mar 2019

Signs of the Times

Reading Lincoln Harvey’s Book…

My feelings towards it  have now appeared in full in my review for Reading Religion.  Enjoy.

Nope, Not a Chance

If you’re really concerned about them, live the gospel. Gimmicks don’t work. Gimmicks don’t make disciples, disciples do.

Hendel is Annoyed at Young et al…

Very annoyed.

Young and Rezetko’s whole discourse is oriented to the outcome, dictated from the start, that there is no historical linguistics of ancient Hebrew. This is a disingenuous procedure that makes for flawed philology.

Et cetera.

Signs of the Times

The History Channel’s ‘Jesus: His Life’… Guess The Executive Producer…

JesusfacepalmThat’s right friends, Joel Osteen is the executive producer of the History Channel’s ‘Jesus: his Life’.   Just fyi.

Upon hearing this news- Jesus reacted thusly- ======>

If You Are Looking For Excitement…

And you want to be as excited as this guy, buy one of my books!  Amen!

(Just don’t wear a zip up shirt.  That’s just wrong).

Church Names for the Silly Non-Denominationals

Churchy McChurchface.

You’re welcome.

College Textbooks are A Ripoff

Via

Profs- stop requiring ridiculously priced textbooks.  Just stop it.

Economic Upward Mobility is a Lie, in America

The United States is one of the least economically mobile of the advanced countries. Of the 50 nations with the lowest rate of upward mobility in the world, only four of them are high-income countries, and America is one of them.

Isn’t that pathetic.

Forty percent of Americans do not have $400 in case of an emergency expense. Drug and health care costs preclude millions from being able to afford to get sick, and public servants and first responders cannot afford to live in the communities they serve.

The United States is one of the least economically mobile of the advanced countries. Of the 50 nations with the lowest rate of upward mobility in the world, only four of them are high-income countries, and America is one of them. The myth of the land of opportunity where people pull themselves up by their bootstraps is just that — a myth. This, in a country where one’s parents’ social status is a strong predictor of one’s occupational success. Meanwhile, a Stanford study suggests intergenerational mobility is elusive, in which only half of children born in the 1980s can hope to earn more than their parents, down from 90% of those born in the 1940s. The US economic structure is not working out for the average American, including young people, who are steeped in $1.53 trillion in college debt with no jobs, unable to start a family or buy a home, and must take on side gigs to supplement their low-paying fulltime jobs. Forty percent of Americans hold a second job, and half of millennials, as they struggle to pay for increasingly expensive housing and college tuition, also hold a second job. As much as 30% of family’s earnings are set aside to pay for childcare. As many as 44% of people on food stamps have at least one person working in the household, and 23,000 military families rely on food stamps.

Pathetic.  The American Experiment is well and truly over.

Signs of the Times

Zwingli’s Translation of Jeremiah

On March 11th, Zwingli issued his translation of Jeremiah with annotations, and dedicated it to the city of Strassburg, in further recognition of its entering into the Christian Burgher Rights. – S. Jackson

The full title is Complanationis Ieremiae Prophetae Foetura prima, cum Apologia quur quidque sic uersum sit per Huldrichum Zuinglium.

It remains one of the finest commentaries on Jeremiah ever written.

The Best Theologians Don’t Follow, they Lead

Remember That

This I know for sure: if I fight with dirt I shall always get dirty, whether I win or lose.” — Martin Luther