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December 5 2017, 12 PM

Although nonviolent offenders get the most attention from reformers, they account for less than 20 percent of all prisoners.

October 17, 3PM

Sad face.  Penn State Uni Press has absorbed Eisenbraun’s.Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]


The most popular post on my Blog, measured by reader interest, is titled “Can A Pre-Christian Version of the Book be Recovered?” It has over 5000 views since it was first published. In that post, which I ask that you read or re-read before loo... [Apocalypticism]
Nope by Jim via Zwinglius Redivivus (#97602)
Filed under: Luther Burns Your Worthless Book, Something Else I Won't be Reading [Luther Burns Your Worthless Book] [Something Else I Won't be Reading]
This story makes me unnaturally happy.  I thought it was satire, it is SO absurd.  But it turns out it’s true.  What a glorious way to have a miserable day improved! They were supposed to be having lunch with Pope Francis. During his Oct. 1 trip ... [bizarre news]


Pretty much, Bee.  Pretty. Much. Local believers Austin and Paige Henderson have announced their decision to join the Axis Church after several months spent sampling pre-service coffee offerings in churches throughout the city, reports confirmed. Accordi... [mockery]
Leen Ritmeyer, som kjenner tempelhøgda i Jerusalem svært godt, har skrive om funnet av det romerske teateret som blei presentert i går. Artikkelen er som vanleg rikt illustrert med gode teikningar og bilde. Les og sjå på illustrasjonane på bloggen ... [Bibelsk arkeologi, historie og geografi] [Israel og dei palestinske områda] [Jerusalem] [Jesus trail] [Uncategorized] [Jerusalem´s Lost Theatre] [Romersk teater i Jerusalem] [Wilson´s Arch]
So, here’s the thing, every time an Israeli archaeologist finds some trinket or bauble or inscribed piece of garbage great hay is made of the fact and cries screech across the world of ‘see, here’s proof that this is our land, because ou... [Modern Culture]

12 PM

Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
Through October 23 at noon, you can get one of the most important theological works of the twentieth century for a fraction of the regular price. As part of our Pastor Appreciation Month sale, we’re bringing the price of this 31-volume collection down t... [Products]


You don’t ‘win souls’, the Holy Spirit does.   Likewise, you can’t ‘lose souls’ because they aren’t yours to begin with. You’re merely a pointer- like John the Baptist, saying ‘he must increase and I... [Modern Culture]
A few days ago while I was traveling this popped up on my Twitter account: 10 Quotes That Challenge the Way You Study the Bible It’s a post by Jake Mailhout of Lexham Press about my new book, The Bible Unfiltered: Approaching Scripture on Its Own Te... [Announcement] [Biblical Study & Translation] [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [NakedBible] [Bible] [Heiser] [realm] [Supernatural] [unfiltered] [unseen]


“I believe it’s essential for some people to go to jail for the sake of democracy. It will in the end strengthen the movement.”
From Logos, for Logos.  And you get to flirt with Karl for free, just like CvK did! Just don’t let your wife see your secretary looking at you the way Lotte is looking at Karl… and if you’re smart, you’ll keep your feet under the... [Karl Barth]
I don’t know if he thinks I’m making fun of him by telling the truth, but I’m willing to take my chances.Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]


Cardinal Wuerl: the legal agreement provides a "level of assurance as we move into the future."
So you can sign as many pieces of paper that you wish- you can’t establish thereby the existence of a ‘third gender’. Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill making California the first to widely recognize being nonbinary — neither mal... [Modern Culture]


Teaching the Church to Read the Bible Date: 10/26/17 Time: 10am CST Registration:  Description: Teaching your church how to read the Bible may be the most powerful way to equip a community to become like Jesus. It is so easy to tame ... [Uncategorized]
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Michael Kok has a brief list of online resources for Jude here. [Jude] [New Testament]
Dog by [Unnamed] via Content feeds (#97580)
"We will continue to have a presence here. How can we not? We live here. This is our home."
The path to mutual respect between communities has no room for intolerance.
In Romans 9:3, Paul writes, “For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my countrymen according to the flesh.” Is Paul saying that he wished he could go to hell if it would mean that his Jewish brethren would bel... [Redeeming Scripture] [Redeeming Theology] [z] [gospel dictionary] [hell] [Kingdom of God] [Messiah] [Paul] [Romans 9:3]


By Jeremy Berg I [Jeremy] just listened to a great discussion about God’s glory, Reformed theology and the Nashville Statement on theTheology on Mission podcast with David Fitch and Geoff Holsclaw. The best takeaway line was “God’s glory is not just... [Uncategorized]


Fight to the death for truth, and the Lord God will war on your side. Do not be bold of tongue, yet idle and slack in deed. (Sir. 4:28-29)Filed under: Bible [Bible]
CNN reports President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that Rep. Tom Marino, a Pennsylvania Republican, has withdrawn his name from consideration to become the nation’s next drug czar.  “Rep. Tom Marino has informed me that he is withdrawing his ... [Modern Culture]
And good riddance to you ‘Evangelicals’ who are really nothing more than paltry squalid silly political opportunists.Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
Intercessory prayer in itself may not have atoning value (cf. Jer 15:1), if, however, the prayer is a reflection of God’s will and intention, it may. Thus, effective intercession is at its heart a prayer that seeks to be one with the will of God (cf. Is... [Atonement] [Books] [Intercession] [Prayer] [Standing in the Breach] [theology]
Yesterday, at approximately 12:47 pm, I decided to abandon my workday, go home, turn off the internet, eat six slices of the pumpkin pie I baked the night before, cuddle up with my pups on the couch, and call it. Seeing every woman, trans, and nonbinary p... [WIT Posts] [#metoo] [Abuse] [accountability] [assault] [Child Abuse] [Hilary J. Scarsella] [Into Account] [Listening] [rape] [ritual] [sexual violence] [social media] [theology] [witness]
So true.  And so tragic. According to a new CBS News poll, almost 60 percent of the American public believes that the current Republican tax plan favors the wealthy. Some people see this number as a sign that the plan is in trouble; I see it as a sign ... [Modern Culture]


When we started taking photos in the Holy Land, our gaze was mostly fixed on the sites. That, after all, is the basis for most tour itineraries. This was reflected in our earliest photo collections, as they were organized by country, region, and site. Bu... [Photo Resources]
Those who are in Christ have been set free from the Law of sin and Death (8:1-4). Condemnation refers to a “the punishment following sentence” (BDAG). This is a rare word, only used in the New Testament here and Romans 5:16 and 5:18. In Romans 5, cond... [Pauline Literature] [Romans] [Book of Romans] [Paul]
Modernity’s reduction of time to clock-time is not socially or psychically healthy. As Rosenstock-Huessy puts it: “We need the intersecting of many rhythms of time. Our stomach and our consciousness respond to a 24-hour rhythm. Our faith and our h... [calendars] [Rosenstock-Huessy] [Time]


The good folks at the the Forward have started up a new series they're calling Rabbi Roundtable. They chose 17 rabbis from across the denominational spectrum, and they're posing questions to us and sharing our answers.  The first one of these has just g...
In a zombie world, the good Samaritan would be toast.
Enlightenment secularism is committed to “freedom” as its overarching value. In an address on “Freedom and Truth” (published in The Essential Pope Benedict XVI), Benedict XVI describes the Enlightenment as a “will to emancipation” (citing Kan... [abortion] [Benedict XVI] [freedom]
This month only you can get three volumes from one of the most celebrated works of modern biblical scholarship for less than the price of a latte. That’s nearly 97% off the regular price. Get all three now. And after you get all three, be sure to pick u... [Products]


In der «Regionaljournal»-Herbstserie gibt Huldrych Zwingli Antworten auf die drängendsten Fragen unserer Zeit. Anlässlich der Feierlichkeiten zum 500-Jahre-Jubiläum der Reformation sprechen wir mit Christoph Sigrist. Der Grossmünster-Pfarrer erzähl... [Zwingli]
Just a note…. this commentary is massively on sale at the moment: Introductory Special through October 23, 2017 (11:59pm EDT). Cannot be combined with any other discounts. Requires Accordance 10.4 or above. For even more information, see this arti... [Accordance Bible]
Episode 5 of the first season of Star Trek: Discovery begins with Michael Burnham having a dream in which she, rather than the giant tardigrade, is serving as the link between the ship’s navigation system and its spore drive – causing her inte... [Star Trek] [Discovery] [Harcourt Fenton Mudd] [Michael Burnham] [mycelium] [Rainn Wilson] [spores] [tardigrade]
A few years ago Tim Stafford published a book, the adam quest, where he interviewed eleven scientists who have wrestled with the mystery of human origins. After a brief introduction into his reasons for Tim jumps into the interviews, allowing the scientis... [Uncategorized]


A warrant says an Atlanta woman put her two young sons in an oven and turned it on.  Local media reported Monday that the warrant charging Lamora Williams with murder in the deaths of 1-year-old son Ja’Karter Penn and 2-year-old Ke-Yaunte Penn says she... [Total Depravity]
Filed under: Zwingli [Zwingli]
TEMPLE MOUNT WATCH: 'JERUSALEM’S LOST THEATER’ AND 8 ANCIENT STONE COURSES DISCOVERED UNDER WESTERN WALL (Daniel K. Eisenbud, Jerusalem Post).A rare 200-seat theater from the Roman period and eight large ancient stone courses have been unearthed under...
“Where, o where, are you tonight?” If your mind has supplied the tune and pitchfork, you know just what I’m talking about. Or perhaps you too remember this old chestnut: “Gloom, despair, and agony on me…” Those who know me often think I’m... [Current Events] [Just for Fun] [Memoirs] [popular culture] [Posts] [Social Consciousness] [Arnold Schwarzenegger] [Beverley Hillbillies] [blue collar] [classism] [electoral college] [Hee Haw] [Jesse Ventura] [Ronald Reagan] [Sonny Bono] [WWF Wrestling]
THIS WEEK'S DAF YOMI COLUMN BY ADAM KIRSCH IN TABLET: Rebellious Elders. Daf Yomi: Why heresy is rare in Talmudic law, where judicial dissent and tiered courts institutionalized freedom of thought.In Chapter Eight of Tractate Sanhedrin, we saw how the ra...
ANCIENT JEW REVIEW: Book Note | The Christian Schism in Jewish History and Jewish Memory (Joshua Blachorsky).Joshua Ezra Burns. The Christian Schism in Jewish History and Jewish Memory. Cambridge University Press, 2016.Excerpt:Joshua Burns, in The Christi...


Pope Francis confessed that while he has “chutzpah,” “I am also timid.”
BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: The Te’omim Cave: Rebel Hideout and Cult Site. Jerusalem hills cave reveals layers of history (Robin Ngo).During the Bar-Kokhba Revolt (132–136 C.E.), Jewish rebels sought refuge from the Roman army in secret hideouts throughout J...
Súplica individual. Dios es juez universal, perspicaz e imparcial. Contexto Mediante una declaración que equivale a un juramento (vs. 4-6), una persona acusada y perseguida se confiesa inocente delante del Señor y le ruega que lo libre de sus persegu... [Libros sapienciales] [Salmos]

October 16, 11PM

Great video about Wang Zhongmei (also here). She is now a ‘chief welder’ at the China Railway Science and Industry Group, CPC member and now a grass-roots delegate at the 19th congress. [china] [Marxism] [19th congress] [CPC]
Isaiah 33 by Bob MacDonald via Dust (#97549)
Six hundred and one, chapters done. I got ahead of myself last week and had several chapters pre-scheduled - so my regular posts came out even though I was sort of elsewhere - undergoing nasty medical tests. Yesterday I started working on Isaiah 33, the ... [Isaiah] [translation]


Q. When we talk about God’s Word exegeting us, even while we are exegeting it, what would Barth, or evangelicals really mean by this? Merely that the Bible can change our thinking? Or the Bible can shape us morally and ethically in terms of our behavior... [Uncategorized]
Wisdom in the Old Testament is seen by many as an Island Unto Itself. That is, Wisdom is not connected to covenant, to law, or to prophecy. It is secular, it is universal, it is non-redemptive, it is observational and experiential and open to anyone who p... [Uncategorized]


In a recently published monograph, Andrei Orlov argues that, in Hebrews, Jesus is identified with the immolated goat of the Yom Kippur ritual. His argument can be found in the following chapter:Orlov, Andrei A. “Jesus as the Immolated Goat in the Epistl... [New Articles]


Goliath is a comedy about a cat and one man’s search for his cat. After a Divorce the man gets the cat, he needs to find his cat. See the trailer for Goliath here: [film] [Goliath] [Are there cats in the Bible?] [cat] [Zellner Bros]
It is a museum of biblical proportions – and it is stirring controversies to match. Opening next month in Washington, the Museum of the Bible cost half a billion dollars to build, spans 430,000 sq ft over eight floors and claims to be the most hi-tech... [Modern Culture]
[When sin abounds] we must not be silent, lest we disgrace religion and the church, simply in order to curry favor with sinners. — Richard BaxterFiled under: Theology [theology]
TRINITY THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE, PERTH LECTURER/SENIOR LECTURER IN THEOLOGY Trinity Theological College, Perth, invites applications and expressions of interest for the position of full-time Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Theology and related areas (to begin Jul... [Uncategorized]