Daily Archives: 20 May 2019

This Made Me Laugh

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James MacDonald Ought to Be In Jail

Chicago radio personality, Mancow Muller, says disgraced megachurch pastor, James MacDonald, asked him to find a hitman to kill someone. MacDonald’s former bodyguard is making a similar claim.  Muller said MacDonald— a celebrity pastor who was fired from Harvest Bible Chapel in … Continue reading

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The Story of Codex Bezae

This is an interesting essay.  Although I wonder if ‘Plunders’ is the right word.  Do they mean to imply that the codex has plundered?  ‘Plunderers’ might work better as a title.  But at any rate, enjoy the piece.

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SBL Early Registration Deadline Looms

SBL emails- The last chance to take advantage of the Super Saver Registration rates for the SBL Annual Meeting 2019 is Thursday, May 23. If you haven’t registered for the SBL Annual Meeting 2019 yet, the Super Saver registration rates are … Continue reading

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About Going to Church

If they want to attend, they don’t have to be invited repeatedly. If they have to be invited repeatedly, they don’t want to attend.  

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If I Baptized Infants This Is How I Would Do It Too….

I’d like to baptize some adults this way but I can’t pick them up.

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Septuagint Summer School

There is still time to register for this year’s Septuagint Summer School at Trinity Western, hosted by Dr John Screnock! Live-streaming is available for those who cannot attend in person. Please find all details here: LXX Summer Brochure 2019.pdf Via the … Continue reading

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Conference Announcement

The 4th Annual Conference of the RIAB Minerva Center, which will be held next week, May 27-29, 2019. In addition, please note the new publication series of the RIAB Minerva Center, published by Mohr Siebeck, including details of the first … Continue reading

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It’s ‘Mecklenburg Declaration’ Day

The claim is that The “Mecklenburg Declaration,” was proclaimed by the Scotch-Irish Presbyterians of North Carolina, May 20, 1775.  Unfortunately, it’s bogus. The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence is the name given to a document that was allegedly produced on 20 … Continue reading

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The Best Story of the Weekend

Is this one about the Morehouse graduates and the gift they were given by an alumni.

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There is No Defense Against the Slanderer

The saying is certainly true that there is no defense against the attacks of slanderers. Nothing can be said so carefully that it can avoid misrepresentation. — Melanchthon

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Origen Was An Unhinged Lunatic

As Jerome remarks to a friend, It is impossible that you should hold the opinion of Origen, Priscillian, and other heretics that it is for deeds done in a former life that souls are confined in earthly and mortal bodies. … Continue reading

Posted in Theology