Category Archives: Modern Culture

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Just a Bit Over a Week From Now…

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Harvard Rescinds Its Invitation to Chelsea Manning

That didn’t take long.  And given it was an outrageous invitation in the first place, it never should have needed to happen at all. Harvard University has rescinded an offer to make Chelsea Manning a visiting fellow after the director of … Continue reading

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David Flusser’s Birth-iversary / Death-iversary

David Flusser (a remarkable scholar) was born on 15 September, 1917, and died 15 September, 2000.  Flusser was that rarest of academics- a Jewish scholar of the New Testament.  Given his background and training, his insights into New Testament literature are … Continue reading

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Take Note, Academia, this is How People of Principle Act

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Medieval Popery is Alive and Well in The SBC

High visibility ‘top tier’ large church Southern Baptist Convention Pastors are just as self aggrandizing as any medieval or renaissance Pope.  They’re just as hungry for power and just as craven in their lust for privilege.

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Utterly Unsurprising, And Also True of Most American Christians of Every Variety

The Telegraph informs us The majority of Church of England Christians don’t read the Bible, the church’s own polling has revealed.  Figures show that 60 per cent of self-declared followers of the Church admit they never read the Bible, and 36 per … Continue reading

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Give Us a King: Saul and the Ungodly Commitments of Contemporary Religious Politics

Originally posted on WIT:
A few days ago, I decided I would read the biblical story about how Saul was chosen to become king of Israel. It seemed fitting to revisit this text because of the way that it dramatizes…

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When Its A Democrat, ‘Evangelicals’ Aren’t Very Forgiving; When it’s a Republican, They Are…

Proving ‘Evangelicals’ care nothing for morality.  I seriously doubt most who label themselves ‘Evangelical’ are even Christian.  If they were, their standards would be absolute.

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A Nice Surprise

This arrived from the nice folk at the Christian History Institute– It’s inside the display case as I type.  Thanks, CHI!

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The Problem with Disaster Relief Fundraising

This is always the issue with fund raising for disaster relief. Who actually GETS the money, when, and how?  Those questions are seldom asked, and honestly, if you don’t know the answer before you give, you could well be throwing … Continue reading

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RefoThursday- Pope Luther

Read this week’s entry here.

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Dale Martin on Ancient, Biblical, and Modern Families

Originally posted on Cultivating Echoes of Grace:
Dale Martin is fairly well-known in New Testament studies. He is, perhaps, best known for his work on social history and it’s impact on understanding the NT (See, for instance, his highly influential…

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Why You Need to Learn Greek

Read this great post from Oxford. Different cultures see the world differently, and the more languages you learn, the more of the world you are able to perceive. Learning New Testament Greek gives us a chance to step inside the … Continue reading

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Mark The Date On Your Calendar- It’s the Day Harvard Jumped the Shark

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Henry the Serial Philanderer

via some guy on Facebook

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Welfare Bums Aren’t All Poor- Some, Like Mnuchin, Are Very Rich

The secretary of the treasury wanted a free jet ride at taxpayer expense for his honeymoon.  That’s because he’s a bum with his hand out wanting other people to pay for things he wants. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his … Continue reading

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If You Own a Nursing Home..

And you abandon your residents- you are a murderer.  And you need to spend the rest of your wretched, miserable life in prison.

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You’ve Heard About One Nun With a Saw…

But you haven’t heard about the thousands and thousands of Baptists who respond to every disaster.  Maybe it’s time you do.

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Dog

This woman used taxpayer money to buy her dog a tux….  I can’t even even….

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