This is why I NEVER have and never will send any money to any organization or person that I do not PERSONALLY know. This is why those who don’t believe the doctrine of total depravity are fools.
The New Jersey couple who raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in a viral charity campaign for a homeless man were allegedly working with the vagrant as part of an elaborate ruse, according to a new report.
Prosecutors believe that Mark D’Amico and Kate McClure conspired with homeless man Johnny Bobbitt to create their get-rich-quick scheme in 2017, NBC’s Philadelphia affiliate reported Wednesday.
The couple turned themselves in to authorities on Wednesday, but Bobbitt was still at large, the news station said.
According a source who spoke to the news outlet, which said it had a copy of a criminal complaint, all three are expected to face charges of conspiracy and theft by deception for working together to create the ruse. The Burlington County Prosecutor’s office is expected to make an announcement in the case Thursday, according to multiple reports.
What despicable, deplorable, depraved wretches.
This is not how baptism works.
‘Streamline’ ‘church’ has streamlined baptism to a base farce and is no church.
They can’t even tell Melanchthon and Beza apart… dullards. (Photo by a friend. I don’t visit wikipedia because, well, it’s stupid).
Forget all that tiresome and outdated biblical stuff like ‘go into all the world and make disciples’. That’s too hard and people just aren’t interested in that. Instead of going deep, go as shallow as you can and get those butts in seats, because that’s what it’s all about…
Thom can teach you the latest marketing manipulations to get you a gusher of guests… (what a word to choose)… Although the Bible never tells us to make ‘guests’, but disciples.
Oh great- more garbage from the self appointed uninformed biblical and theological dilettantes who have already rotted the airways with more than their fair share of nonsense. DON’T do it @netflix.
Netflix Has Ordered a Show About a Modern-Day Jesus From Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.
I sure wish God would dispense judgement to destroy false teachers and heretics like he used to in the olden times. Ananias and Saphira, for instance…
This volume… which seems so promising… is an absolute disappointment. And that’s before even opening it and merely reading the table of contents.
How on earth can you have a volume on the Reformation which includes primary sources and completely ignores Zwingli? That’s like having a volume on math and leaving out a discussion of addition. It is literally incomprehensible, inexcusable, and unforgivable.
This kind of thing annoys me beyond words:
Rubbish! Lone voice? What’s wrong with you people. There are a LOT of people speaking out. Actual theologians and not just kid book authors. Why don’t you pay attention to someone besides celebrities? The failure is YOURS, not the foes of untruth. If you weren’t blindly fixated on the rich and famous maybe you would learn something.
Come, sweet asteroid, come plunge into our planet…
Foreign Policy employs some real dilettantes who don’t know squat about Luther. If the rest of their analysis is this moronic they belong in the garbage can.
For the vast majority of Americans, November 9 only differed from the week preceding it in the lack of political ads permeating their media. For many, it was a welcome end to months upon months of hateful rhetoric and horrible slanders.
On many college campuses, however, it wasn’t the end of the campaign, but the beginning of Armaggedon or something.
At Yale University, supposedly one of the most elite institutions of higher learning in the country, an anonymous professor has decided to let students skip their midterms:
“I am getting many heartfelt notes from students who are in shock over the election returns,” the professor wrote in an email to his students, according to Yale Daily News Managing Editor Jon Victor tweeted.“The ones I find most upsetting are those who fear, rightly or wrongly, for their own families. These students are requesting that the exam be postponed. On the other hand, I am sure that many students have sacrificed to prepare for the test …Therefore, I am making the exam optional.”
The professor told the class he would “calculate each student’s grade both with and without” the exam.
Remember when asking a professor to postpone an exam for anything short of a natural disaster was grounds to be laughed at? Ah, good times. Good times.
However, that professor’s decision was far from being the silliest example:
At Tufts University, arts and crafts were on offer. And the University of Kansas reminded students via social media of the therapy dogs available for comfort every other Wednesday.Colleges nationwide scrambled to help students process Republican Donald Trump’s stunning election victory. They’re acknowledging that many students were up late watching results and so may not be at their sharpest in early-morning lectures. More so, they’re responding to a widespread sense of shock and despair on campuses to the victory of a candidate who offended Mexicans, Gold Star mothers, Muslims and the disabled during the course of the campaign.
“People are frustrated, people are just really sad and shocked,” said Trey Boynton, the director of multi-ethnic student affairs at the University of Michigan. “A lot of people are feeling like there has been a loss. We talked about grief today and about the loss of hope that this election would solidify the progress that was being made.”
There was a steady flow of students entering Ms. Boynton’s office Wednesday. They spent the day sprawled around the center, playing with Play-Doh and coloring in coloring books, as they sought comfort and distraction.
Grow up, you infantile pseudo-adults.
Why work on a sermon when you can visit this website and get outlines and ideas and illustrations!!!! Inspire your church with your skills of plagiarism!
Shocking news came yesterday through a ‘Dear John’ letter from Christ Tilling- my former SBL roomie – that he was dumping me to instead get a room provided by Doug *The Apple CEO Lookalike* Campbell. We’ve roomed together a long time. In fact, we’ve roomed together at SBL when we’ve both been there from back in the days when Tilling was a Grad student.
But now he’s dumped me. And I’m heartbroken. So if I’m super moody the next couple of months it’s because of it. And if you see me at SBL in San Antonio don’t be surprised if I snap your head off if you speak to me. I’ll be fuming. Bloody abandonment. #RoomingAlone. #TillingIsAMeanie. #ITakeShowers. #HeClogsDrains.
Here’s their engagement picture… the swine….
Campell swearing eternal love to Tilling in return for an endorsement…
I won’t mention the publisher, because generally they do pretty good work. But this… this commendation… is just so absurd.
This month also brought the release of the long-awaited next book by Peter Leithart, Delivered from the Elements of the World. According to James K. A. Smith, “When you read Peter Leithart, you suddenly realize how timid most Christian theologians are, tepidly offering us a few ‘insights’ to edify our comfort with the status quo. Leithart is like a lightning strike from a more ancient, more courageous Christian past, his flaming pen fueled by biblical acuity and scholarly rigor.”
Because he was annoyed that he had to get up for school…
An argument over getting out of bed for school Tuesday morning led a teenage boy to open fire on four family members, including his grandmother and two young children, in an East Nashville home, Metro police said. Nashville police spokeswoman Kris Mumford said that shortly before 7:17 a.m. a relative was attempting to wake up the 16-year-old boy inside his home at Berkshire Place Apartments on Porter Road when an argument broke out.
“There was a quarrel about getting up and getting ready for the day when (at some point) the 16-year-old ran to a closet, got a 9 mm handgun and started firing,” Mumford said. Bullets struck the teen’s 67-year-old grandmother twice, and his 12-year-old sister and 6-year-old nephew were both grazed by gunfire. The teen’s nephew is his older sister’s son, Mumford said. The teen also tried to shoot his 42-year-old mother in the living room of the home, but Mumford said the woman ducked behind a couch and avoided being hit.
Granny should have had a gun so she could have blown his head off and defended the clan, right NRA? Every home needs 15 or 20 guns, right Congress? In fact, let’s just get everyone a gun and toss them in the street any time they get annoyed so they can blow each other’s brains out. #America.
They’ve lost the plot and jumped the shark.
Angry atheists and fundamentalists utilize exactly the same ‘exegetical’ method: decontexualization. Angry atheists enjoy ripping texts from their contexts and saying ‘see, God is terrible and you shouldn’t believe’. Similarly, fundamentalists too enjoy ripping texts from contexts and saying ‘see, this has to be taken literally’.
Both, oddly, use the same approach to Scripture and both refuse to acknowledge their own biases and prejudices.
An Alabama congressman with virulently anti-immigrant beliefs has a new theory on who may be causing the current measles outbreak: “illegal aliens.” Appearing on the Matt Murphy radio show Tuesday morning, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) was asked by the host whether he saw any correlation between immigration and the measles outbreak that has erupted in the United States.
Brooks began by offering a red herring that “illegal aliens” are bringing new diseases into the country, before going on to suggest that they could be behind measles as well. Said Brooks: “It might be the enterovirus that has a heavy presence in Central and South America that has caused deaths of American children over the past 6 to 9 months. It might be this measles outbreak. There are any number of things.” Lest one thinks Brooks is heartless on the subject of immigration, he implores listeners that “You have to have sympathy for the plight of the illegal aliens” who “have not been blessed with the kind of health care, the kind of immunizations that we demand of our children in the United States.” Still, he argues, the requirement that children be vaccinated before entering school “to some degree is suspended for illegal alien children.”
During the interview, Brooks also floated the idea of impeaching President Obama for his handling of immigration.
Why do we elect people so stupid?