It’s that time of year when the bloggers you know and love get together for family portraits! Behold…
So anyway here I am, just doing some editing, minding my own business when up in the mail pops this note from Chris Tilling. I’ve edited it- I think you’ll see why momentarily. Someone wrote Chris thusly:
My name is … from … a clearance company in New York working with an Advertising Agency in California. The Agency found a photo on Instagram (see attached) and would like to use it in some of their Ads.
In searching the web for the owner, I came across the blog post that has your name attached to the photo:
Can you confirm if you own this photo or not? If so, I will send you more information and details about the project. I look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible so that we make the Agencies deadline.
To which I replied to Chris- BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. The poor kid really is famous! They even want to use photos of ‘him’ at Christmas. Here’s the photo…
Maurice Casey was one of the best known scholars of the New Testament presently (or more properly, recently) working in the United Kingdom. He was a tireless researcher who devoted his life to a serious and, insofar as this is possible, an independent investigation of the New Testament freed from dogmatic constraints. Or more particularly, to the life of the Historical Jesus.
In the last years of his life Maurice suffered a series of ailments which left him weakened and stymied and yet he persevered manfully through his “valley of the shadow”. As he worked on his final publication (and certainly not knowing that it would be his final publication) he grew progressively weaker, progressively worse. And yet he was so troubled by the rise of the ‘mythicist’ movement that he was determined to see the project through to the end. I’m grateful that he was able to.
He’s worth remembering, on his birthday especially. I said so last year and I’ll say so next.
Family portraits are an important part of life. Below are photos of your favorite bloggers and their families:
I’m super excited to be able to announce that _______________________ has just published a new volume titled ________________ __________________ _____________________ : _________________________. It’s certain to be one of the most important and influential volumes published this year. I hope you’ll get it, and read it. If you don’t, you won’t be up on the latest scholarship on ______________________ at all.
This is the best video on facebook. And it’s why Richard Goode is my BFF