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The Leopard Doesn’t Change its Spots…

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That biblical dictum is true of Kavanaugh who, it seems, never was anything more than a misogynist.

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21 Sep 2018 at 1:55 pm

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Ministry of Imprecatory Prayers

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After a particularly unpleasant day of ministry, resulting in general rejection of Jesus, the two best disciples, James and John, said to him-

Do you want us to call down fire from heaven to consume them?!?!?!

In that spirit I introduce my own new Ministry of Imprecatory Prayers.

My standards are found in the imprecatory Psalms (cf. Ps 137 for instance) and my mandate is found in the question of the holy Apostles, Sts James and John.

Who would you like me to call the fire of heaven down upon? I’m happy to!

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21 Sep 2018 at 11:50 am

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Signs of the Times

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via the facebook

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21 Sep 2018 at 10:49 am

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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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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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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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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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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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So Wrong

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I’m not sure the folk at Union know this but a chief characteristic of orthodox Christianity is its claim to exclusivity. You don’t have to like it, or agree with it. But if you jettison it you do in fact jettison Christianity.

‘I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father but through me’- Jesus

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18 Sep 2018 at 9:21 pm

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Academic Publishers and their Paywalls…

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18 Sep 2018 at 8:33 pm

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Virtue Or The Lack Thereof…

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If America can’t find virtuous people to serve in elected and appointed office, it should close up shop.

If we are willing to continuously choose the most debased among us, then the American experiment should end.

And if Christians will get behind and support the immoral and unvirtuous, they should stop calling themselves Christians.

Virtue matters. We are where we are as a society because we have forgotten that.

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18 Sep 2018 at 6:16 pm

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Quote of the Day

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“Imagine someone holding forth on biology whose only knowledge of the subject is the Book of British Birds, and you have a rough idea of what it feels like to read Richard Dawkins on theology.”  — Terry Eagleton

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18 Sep 2018 at 5:07 pm

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