Daily Archives: 14 Oct 2019

More on the Dirk Obbink ‘Sure I’ll Sell You Some Old Stuff For Your Museum Right out of My Office’ Scandal

Ugh. For the field of papyrology this may be a moment of reckoning. One of their most distinguished luminaries—a MacArthur “genius grant” winner, no less—is alleged to have sold antiquities that he did not own. When I spoke to Nongbri … Continue reading

Posted in pseudo-scholarship, Rebar Bender, Total Depravity

Why Do People Accept Lies?

Though the light has come into the world people have preferred darkness to the light because their deeds were evil. (Jn. 3:19) People accept lies because they live in darkness.  And like it.

Posted in Bible

The Queen of the Sciences

Most of you are too young to remember it, but theology used to be called the ‘Queen of the Sciences’.   Today, it’s not even the washer woman for Christians.

Posted in Modern Culture

Facebook: It Disallowed a Post from the Anne Frank Center, But Retains Posts from Racists

So, here’s what the Anne Frank center tweeted- Hi @facebook, you removed our post promoting the need for Holocaust Education for apparently violating community standards. You haven’t given us a reason, yet allow Holocaust Denial pages to still exist. Seems … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

The Wiser Democrats are Already Breaking With Beto

NEW: Warren, Buttigieg reject Beto’s plan to deny tax-exempt status to churches/religious orgs that don’t support same-sex marriage: “(Warren) does not think we should require them to conduct same-sex marriages in order to maintain their tax exempt status. Give it … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

The Obbink Saga Continues

The ETC folk have the latest on this Museum of the Bible soap opera. NEWSFLASH: “Professor Obbink and Missing EES Papyri” – MOTB returns 13 Papyri to EES! Enjoy.

Posted in Archaeology, Biblical Studies Resources

Please Take Note: Eisegesis and Decontextualizing Go Hand in Hand

Image | Posted on by

Expertise Matters

That used to be established fact.  Today, however, people need to be reminded of it. No one asks a non-chemist about a chemistry problem.  And no one asks a non-physicists about a physics problem.  And no one asks a non-architect … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

On The Anniversary of James Barr’s Death

It was the 14th of October, 2006 (it doesn’t seem like it has been 13 years) that James Barr, one of the most brilliant Old Testament scholars of our day (or any day) died.    Academically speaking, he’s my grandpa.  … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture | Tagged ,

Emil Brunner’s Audio and Video Works Online

This is huge.

Posted in Modern Culture

This is Why People think Higher Ed is A Joke

A professor at the University of Washington has taken aim at – wait for it – SpongeBob SquarePants. Yep, apparently the bizarre underwater kids’ TV show is ‘racist’, ‘violent’, and guilty of ‘whitewashing US military rampages’ on islands in the Pacific. That’s the opinion of anthropology professor Holly … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture | 1 Comment

Conference Announcement

Subject: KCL/UCL Hebrew Bible Day Conference, ‘Foreign Nations in the Prophets’, Thursday 7th May 2020 King’s College London and University College London have established an annual joint Hebrew Bible Day Conference. The first conference, focussing on ‘Foreign Nations in the … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture