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September 21 2014, 12 PM

:: Blog da Cidadania: Eduardo Guimarães - Twitter:: Blog do Emir: Emir Sader - Twitter:: Blog do Mello - Twitter:: Blog do Miro: Altamiro Borges - Twitter:: Blog do Rovai: Renato Rovai - Twitter... [politica]


Presso la libreria Terra Santa di Milano, dal 4 ottobre 2014 prende il via un nuovo appuntamento periodico dedicato a tutti gli appassionati di pellegrinaggi e percorsi a piedi. Un’occasione per approfondire la conoscenza di cammini più o meno noti... [blog] [Cammini di Fede] [Primo piano]
At church this morning, we sang the hymn, “O Perfect Love” (see here).  At first, I just went through the motions of singing it, without thinking about the words that much.  Then, I decided that the hymn might have some meat to it, so I d... [Bible] [music] [religion]


“When God wants people to suffer, he sends them too much understanding.” ~ Yiddish ProverbFiled under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
In the early months of 1540, a general assembly of citizens resolved to restore the former status.*  The recall of Calvin was decided upon in the Council, September 21, 1540. Meanwhile, private efforts had been made to obtain his consent to return to Gen... [Calvin]
This is an amazing set of possibilities for health and medical care — at great savings! [Uncategorized]
Keeping the Sabbath was of critical importance to first century Jewish practice. The day is set aside for rest and those that willfully broke the Sabbath were to be stoned to death.  This Sabbath was considered by non-Jews to be a most peculiar practice ... [gospels] [historical Jesus] [jesus] [Sabbath] [Synoptic Gospels]


Ever notice how when votes are taken in the mid east no matter who wins, lots die? Not so in the United Kingdom or anywhere else in the West.  #TheresSomethingNotRight  There is – indisputably – a culture of violence which cannot be explaine... [Modern Culture]


Protests don’t work. Whatever their efficacy was in past eras, it is spent. We all witnessed the largest coordinated protests in world history in the lead-up to the Iraq War, and the Iraq War not only happened but is still happening, under the wat... [politics of the absurd]


Er was eens in een Oosters land een klein stadje, schitterend gelegen in een mooie vallei en op het eerste gezicht zou je er zo op verliefd worden. Bij de poorten stonden schitterende palmbomen, op de brink wat een liefelijke waterput, de kleine huizen ha... [Bijbelstudie] [2 Samuel] [Prediker]
I am constantly amazed at how the creativity which God has placed into the hearts of men shines through, even in places where the fall has brought devastating and paralyzing consequences. Cerebral Palsy, while not a sin, is still a consequence of living... [discipleship] [Creation] [death] [Life] [sin]


John Aloisi has a discussion about the purchase of seminary textbooks and ebooks here. The post provides a helpful list of fairly inexpensive theological books available in ebook format. But I would note that his list of books consists of older works and ... [seminary]
This semester, I fear I may be reaching a kind of saturation point for how much it is possible to do without being in a constant state of anxiety. In addition to my regular teaching and administrative duties at Shimer, I am teaching a graduate seminar at... [to-do lists]


It’s my studied opinion that those who ‘like’ Karl Barth have probably never really read Karl Barth (beyond a few pages of the Dogmatics or some shorter publication).  These are the same people who ‘dislike’ Rudolf Bultmann ... [Modern Culture]
Filed under: Humor, Modern Culture [humor] [Modern Culture]
It’s my favorite news story of the week and it’s not from the Onion, it’s a true story… Two armed “polygamist women” dressed like “ninjas” were subdued by a sword-wielding man during a home invasion, according to police in ... [bizarre news]
On September 21, 1522, the New Testament appeared with a frontispiece and a number of woodcuts by Lucas Cranach; the title-page bore the words, “Das Newe Testament Deutzsch. Vittemberg.” Neither the year nor the printer’s name was given. Luther rece... [Luther]


This one: Finally, brothers, we earnestly ask and exhort you in the Lord Jesus that, as you received from us how you should conduct yourselves to please God– and as you are conducting yourselves– you do so even more. For you know what instruc... [theology]
Here's the brief d'var Torah I offered at yesterday morning's Shabbat service at my shul. (Cross-posted to my From the Rabbi blog.)   If you only take one thing away from this morning's Torah reading, let it be this: that teshuvah is a two-partner danc... [teshuvah] [Torah]
HOPE (ELUL 26)For the heat-cracked soil of our heartsto receive gentle rain. For the winds which fan our blazesto still themselves. For the stains on the cobblestonesto be only pomegranate juice.For every parent to wake joyfulbecause their child is safe.F... [Elul] [poetry]


This is the fourth post in the first section in my series, a theology in bullet points. (Here are three of the later sections that I've already done)._________________God has revealed himself in events apart from nature.1. Different Ch... [special revelation] [theology in bullet points]
Today the light and darkness are equal. The equinox is the great equalizer of the year, the day that reminds us summer’s ebullience is always, and ever will only be, temporary. From this day forth, for six months, night will dominate day. Religions t... [Books] [Holidays] [literature] [Posts] [Religious Violence] [Social Consciousness] [autumnal equinox] [Banned Book Week] [publishing] [solstice] [Winter solstice]


NEW BOOK FROM SPCK:The Jewish PseudepigraphaAn introduction to the literature of the Second Temple periodAuthorSusan DochertyISBN9780281064823PublisherSPCK PublishingAdditional information224 pages. Paperback. (234 x 156 mm)Our Price£16.99DescriptionThis...

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I am continuing a new weekly series which will be posted every Sunday morning called "Sunday's Message." Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition.  I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving ... [Sunday's Message]

September 20, 11PM

Wekelijks wordt in deze Bijbelquiz een nieuwe vraag over de Bijbel gesteld, wie het antwoord denkt te weten mag deze als commentaar toevoegen. Het antwoord komt dan de volgende week, zodat iedereen de gelegenheid... [Bijbelquiz] [Bijbelquiz2]


Grant us, Lord, Not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly. And even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with yo... [Uncategorized]
Image: The Antikythera Mechanism Image Source: Antikythera Mechanism Research Project   The Antikythera Mechanism is an ancient device that was used in antiquity to predict astronomical positions and eclipses. The mechanism has been called ... [Antikythera Mechanism] [Archaeology] [Antik]


Gary Wilkerson, with R.S.B. Sawyer.  David Wilkerson: The Cross, the Switchblade, and the Man Who Believed.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014. David Wilkerson was a Pentecostal preacher.  In the 1950’s, he read about a high-profile murder t... [religion]


Eternal God, We pray for our Army, its soldiers and civilian employees, and for all who are part of the Army family. Strengthen the ties that bind us together as one, and pour out your blessing on every individual. Keep every family and every friendship w... [god and country] [Military Service] [prayers]


And behaving badly on planes…  for shame. Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
One of my goals as a publisher is to see people from various streams of Christianity talk to one another and learn from one another. I used the labels “liberal,” “charismatic,” and “evangelical” in the home video I made... [Books] [Christianity] [Charismatic] [dialogue] [Lee Harmon] [Liberal] [publishing]


I’ve had some interesting conversations about God’s grace recently, and especially about its limits. Most people these days seem to firmly resist the idea that we need works in order to earn God’s favor, but many seem to think that we ne... [Christianity] [discipleship] [religion] [Soteriology] [grace]