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‘Women for Kavanaugh’ Is Mostly Men…

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20 Sep 2018 at 8:43 pm

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The Paper Extraordinaire

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20 Sep 2018 at 6:43 pm

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Quote of the Day

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‘We do nothing but write glosses about each other’ – Montaigne (via @Jon_Balserak )

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20 Sep 2018 at 5:11 pm

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Tuscaloosa For the Balserak Lecture

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Not sure what I’m making reference to? It’s this:

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20 Sep 2018 at 12:52 pm

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If You Aren’t Already Doing It…

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You should follow Emanuel Tov on his academia page.  He has tons of his stuff up there.  Tons.

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20 Sep 2018 at 12:49 pm

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Are There Any More Innocent than the Unborn?

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You must banish all shedding of innocent blood from among you, if you mean to do what is right in the eyes of Yahweh. (Deut. 21:9)

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20 Sep 2018 at 11:58 am

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Revue de Qumran

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The new issue is online.  Enjoy.

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20 Sep 2018 at 5:37 am

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Christian Album Cover Fails…

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Look, folk know I am no fan of the ‘Christian music’ genre.  Most of the songs are gross.  And Hymns are just better theologically (for the most part).

But even the Christian music folk should know that their album covers need to be… more…  less creepy.

Creepy. Do better, terrible singers. Do better.

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20 Sep 2018 at 5:27 am

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It’s Going to be a Quiet Day…

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At least until around noon.  Stay tuned.

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20 Sep 2018 at 5:17 am

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A Word to Wall Street

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Lying on ivory beds and sprawling on their divans, they dine on lambs from the flock, and stall-fattened veal; they bawl to the sound of the lyre and, like David, they invent musical instruments; they drink wine by the bowlful, and lard themselves with the finest oils, but for the ruin of Joseph they care nothing. That is why they will now go into captivity, heading the column of captives. The sprawlers’ revelry is over. Lord Yahweh has sworn by his own self -declares Yahweh, God Sabaoth: I detest the pride of Jacob, I hate his palaces, I shall hand over the city and all in it. 

If ten people are left in a single house, they will die and a few will be left to carry the bones from the house, and they will say to anyone deep inside the house, ‘Any more there?’ and he will answer, ‘No.’ Then he will say, ‘Hush!-Yahweh’s name must not be mentioned.’ For look, Yahweh gives the command: as he strikes, the great house falls to pieces and the small house is in fragments. Can horses gallop over rocks? Can the sea be ploughed with oxen? Yet you have changed justice into poison, and the fruit of uprightness into wormwood. (Amos 6:4-12)

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19 Sep 2018 at 8:43 pm

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Franklin Graham is Amoral and Godless

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He said recently that even if Kavanaugh assaulted Ford, it doesn’t matter.

Graham is no Christian.

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19 Sep 2018 at 5:27 pm

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Is He Insane?

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This is not the Onion… Trump has urged Spain to build a wall… across the Sahara… in order to stem migration from Africa…

Yeah… can’t even… respond…

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19 Sep 2018 at 5:12 pm

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Wednesday Book Notes: The Commentary

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Everyone needs a commentary on the Bible that they can understand and that answers their questions about the meaning of the text.  So I wrote one for lay people on the whole Bible.

The set runs $75.  This very low cost has been decided upon because I’m very keen to make it accessible to a lay audience.  At $75 it’s less than any other commentary on the entire Bible, so a bargain indeed.   Listen to Prof Dr Ralph Keen- ‘$75 is a mere fraction of its true value!’

So if you or someone you know has wanted to get a copy of the collection in PDF format, you can do so from yours truly for $75 by clicking my PayPal Link.

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19 Sep 2018 at 4:15 pm

New Series

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Via Matthew Coomber-

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19 Sep 2018 at 11:23 am

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Inspirational Thought for the Day

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‘You utter fraud, you impostor, you son of the devil, you enemy of all uprightness, will you not stop twisting the straightforward ways of the Lord?  Now watch how the hand of the Lord will strike you: you will be blind, and for a time you will not see the sun.’ (Acts 13:10-11)

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19 Sep 2018 at 9:49 am

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Long Awaited and Joyfully Anticipated: Stuhlmacher’s ‘Biblical Theology of the New Testament’ Has Been Published

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In English.

It’s one of the most important NT theology’s ever written (perhaps the most important since Bultmann’s) and it has no, after many years, appeared in translation so that a wider audience can benefit from its brilliance.

Since its original publication in German, Peter Stuhlmacher’s two-volume Biblische Theologie des Neuen Testaments has influenced an entire generation of biblical scholars and theologians. Now Daniel Bailey’s expert translation makes this important work of New Testament theology available in English for the first time.

Following an extended discussion of the task of writing a New Testament theology, Stuhlmacher explores the development of the Christian message across the pages of the Gospels, the writings of Paul, and the other canonical books of the New Testament. The second part of the book examines the biblical canon and its historical significance. A concluding essay by Bailey applies Stuhlmacher’s approach to specific texts in Romans and 4 Maccabees.

I’m keen to work through it, to see how faithful it is to the German original.  Eerdman’s have sent along a review copy, so, more anon.

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19 Sep 2018 at 8:56 am

Where in the World is Chris Tilling Now?

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Oh Chris…  Banned from Burger King…   You’re so horrible.

A man who was trying to buy lunch at a Burger King called 911 and refused to leave the drive-thru lane after the worker refused to honor his coupon.  The 73-year-old customer was reportedly trying to pay for his order with a buy-one-get-one-free Whopper coupon Thursday, according to WJW.   The man told 911 the worker had taken his coupons but wouldn’t give him the free Whopper as stated on the coupon.  According to a police report, “he received the coupons in Texas and was advised that they are no good in Ohio. He was also advised he is not allowed to return to this Burger King.”

Oh Chris….  You’re making Britain look Bad Again.

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19 Sep 2018 at 5:22 am

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Peak Stupid

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Yes, it’s for real…  And yes, it’s not the Onion.

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19 Sep 2018 at 5:10 am

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Signs of the Times

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19 Sep 2018 at 5:03 am

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Luther- On What Makes a Theologian

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From his lectures on the Psalms from 1519-1521, WA 5,163.

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19 Sep 2018 at 4:59 am

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