Oh Snap, NT Wright, Ohhhh Snap!

Apparently there are folk who think that NT Wright is sort of willing to change the rules in the middle of the game (when it suits him).

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After Years Of Refusing To Endorse any Political Candidate…

I’ve finally found one I can get behind (!) more than any politician presently living, serving, or running.  The candidate I am endorsing is smarter, wiser, and more astute than any of them.  I’m very proud to endorse, for all offices, him!

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Well Done, Wisconsin! You Wanted Stupid, You Got it!

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will eliminate about 400 positions, most of them vacant, and will close or restructure several academic programs across campus over the next two years in response to anticipated state budget cuts, Chancellor Rebecca Blank announced on her blog Friday.

The College of Letters and Science — which teaches more than 80% of all freshman and sophomore credit hours, and nearly 60% of the overall credit hours at UW-Madison — will drop roughly 320 courses across departments by the end of fiscal 2017. Fewer courses and class sections will reduce the total number of class seats by nearly 9,000, according to the college’s dean, Karl Scholz.

The course cuts go hand in hand with the elimination of 92 positions in Letters and Science: 48 faculty and 44 academic staff, including instructional staff, Scholz said. Graduate students who teach labs and introductory courses also would be affected as UW-Madison’s largest college cuts $7.4 million, or 5%, of its $145 million base budget.

Thanks, Scott Walker!  Thanks, voters!  Thanks, state legislature!  You’ve proven brilliantly that you reap what you sow.  When you sow ignorance you reap ignorant politicians and policy makers and then they sow more ignorance.  YaY you!

Wisconsin has realized that all that ‘larnin ain’t good fer nuthin’.

A Bible Mystery Solved: Why Was Jezebel so Wicked?

After years of scouring internet forums and chat rooms and BAR issues and wikipedia and NBC and TBN I think I’ve discovered the real reason that Jezebel was so evil:

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I’m looking for a backer to pay for me to produce a tv Bible special.  It will be great and will be called ‘The Secret Mysterious Evidence of Bible Women and Why They’re So Evil and Wicked’.  To air on the Discovery Channel, NatGeo, and of course CNN.

The Emergent ‘Church’ at Worship

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What Really Happened When the Angel Appeared to Mary?

Today is the Feast of the Annunciation- so I thought I would dig a little deeper (thank you, CNN and Discovery Channel and History Channel for your awesome research archives!) and find out what Mary REALLY said.  It turns out that she wasn’t quite so fearful as Luke would lead us to believe.

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I’m so glad we live in a time when our tv networks want us to learn and not just be entertained or titillated.

The Gospel for the Modern Age

And so didst Jesus saith to themeth beforeth he didst ascendeth out of earshot- go into all the world and hand out prom dresses and free gas cards and pizza and party favors for, lo, the Gospel in and of itselfeth is not sufficient and thou mustest bribe them into the Kingdom of God with glitz and glamour.

And behold, the disciples were sore amazed and Peter didst say to Jesus- nuh uh.  That ain’t right yo.  

And Jesus, as he faded out of sight saidst yeah no kidding but do you think people in 21st century American churches want to hear the Gospel?  No, for by then it will be entertainment that they crave and prom dresses and gas cards and pizza.   For beholdeth, America is consumedst in that dayeth with materialism and when the Son of Man returns he won’t find faith there.

And the disciples wept and Thomas didst say as Jesus faded out of sight…  So we’re really going to sacrifice everything and they’ll sacrifice nothing….  And Peter didst go fishing.

Facebook ‘Theology’ That Makes Me Sigh

Saw this on facebook.  Ten points if you know why it’s rubbish pseudo theology:

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My reaction, besides nooooooooooooooooo

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Dear Dilettantes, Take Notice…

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Rob Bell Explains How He Chooses a Church to Visit

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