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November 26 2014, 10AM

The 51st anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy was all over the media this weekend and much on our collective minds. I happened to catch some of the CNN specials on “The 60s” with many reflections of our … Continue reading ... [Biblical Expositions] [Christian Origins] [Jesus Dynasty] [messianism]


On his way back to London he stopped in New York- A Tennessee London hair transplant surgeon had his medical license suspended after he claimed to be Jesus Christ and attacked a man at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  An attorney for the state’s Department ... [Total Depravity]
«Estáis en un error y ni conocéis las Escrituras ni el poder de Dios» (Mt 22, 29), así dijo Cristo a los saduceos, los cuales -al rechazar la fe en la resurrección futura de los cuerpos- le habían expuesto el siguiente caso: «Había entre nosotros... [General] [Jesus de Nazaret] [Notas] [Nuevo Testamento] [Sinopticos y Hechos] [el poder de Dios] [Escrituras] [jesus] [resurrección] [resurrección de los muertos] [resurreccion de los cuerpos]
This is really fantastic.  And it’s free to download. Mit dem Gemälde „Reformationsaltar“, begonnen von Lucas Cranach dem Älteren und fertig gestellt von seinem Sohn, befasst sich die Arbeitshilfe „Der Jude als Verräter. Antijüdische Pole... [Church History]
Onze conceptvertaling van Psalm 121 121:1 Een bedevaartlied. Ik richt mijn ogen naar de bergen, van waar zal mijn hulp komen? 121:2 Mijn hulp komt van de HEER, de Maker van hemel en aarde. 121:3 Hij zal je voet niet laten struikelen, hij zal niet sluimere... [Bijbelvertalingen] [AB-vertaling] [Psalmen] [Vertalingen]
Like when you read supposedly clever and insightful stuff like this: Huh?  What sense does that make and why would it even matter?  Is he unaware of the fact that Noah got off the boat, planted a vineyard, made wine, got drunk, lay around naked, and hi... [Pseudo-scholarship] [pseudo-theology]
In Blood, Gil Anidjar, reflecting on the futility of writing a book (in this day and age!), appends a curious note: The sheer weight of accumulation, fifty shades of clay and mountains of waste (not to mention, horribile dictu, footnotes), among othe... [The lighter side of AUFS]
Would Jesus be a Ferguson protester? I suppose it depends on what you mean by “Ferguson Protester.” In case you do not live in the United States (or even if you do and have been living under a rock), let me summarize what happened. On August 9... [discipleship] [looks like Jesus] [non-violent resistance] [racist] [scapegoat] [violence]


How did one of the twentieth century’s most celebrated liberals have such a dramatic change of heart? After growing up in the heart of rural Methodism in Oklahoma, Thomas Oden found Marx, Nietzsche and Freud storming into his imagination. He joined ... [book review] [Books]
Ministry in North America requires both preparation and experience and increasing number of ministers are deeply involved in experience and finding it nearly impossible to attend seminary full-time. A seminary curriculum focuses on the scope of the minist... [Uncategorized]
It’s astonishing that the history of theology is virtually littered with the nearly unknown who played such a prominent role in the theological development of those whose names we do know.  Even the giants stand on shoulders. [Zwingli] had had his ... [Church History] [Zwingli]
I’m tired of people sharing pictures of folks in Ferguson who are stopping looting. While I understand the impulse, attempting to show that there are a multiplicity of responses to the verdict and that not everyone feels the same about property dest... [WIT Posts]
I thought I should share what Richard Beck wrote about the penal substitution theory of the atonement, which is very popular today, particularly among conservative Evangelicals:Prior to Anselm, the main atonement theory used by the church was Christus Vic... [Atonement] [Adam Kotsko] [Anselm] [Christus Victor] [Devil] [God] [Penal Substitution] [Richard Beck]
It is much easier to confront a person with his sins than it is to confront him with his “sin”…”sin” is an attitude which affects a man’s fundamental relationship with God; it has to do with what a man is; whereas “sins” have to do with wh... [Books] [gospel] [Holiness] [Ian Thomas] [Idle Musings]


Our photo today was made from NW of the Sea of Galilee. The formation on the right is known as Mount Arbel. The agricultural area you see slopes down to the Plain of Gennesaret which stretches about 2½ miles to the Sea (Matthew 14:34). View of Mount Arb... [Bible Lands] [Bible Places] [Bible study] [israel] [New Testament] [old testament] [Photography] [Travel] [Golan Heights] [Sea of Galilee]
Title: Christ and Analogy: The Christocentric Metaphysics of Hans Urs von Balthasar Author: Junius Johnson Bibliographic info: 224 pp. Publisher: Fortress Press, 2013. Buy the book at Amazon. This work is a revised version of his doctoral dissertation, co... [book review]
We must not only give thanks to God that He has created us asa intelligent beings, equipped us with the power of free-will, blessed us with the grace of baptism, and granted us the knowledge and help of the Law. We must also give thanks for those things w... [Books] [Church History]
Didacus of Alcalá fortunately, I think we might all agree, was more commonly known as Diego. The city of San Diego is named for him, as his nickname was a diminutive of Santiago, or Saint James, patron saint of Spain. Ironically, the more recent Saint ... [Posts] [Sects] [Travel] [AAR/SBL] [california] [Catholicism] [Didacus of Alcalá] [Jimmy Carter] [our lady of guadalupe] [Saint James] [San Diego]
The SBL/AAR annual meeting is always exhausting. A combination of too little sleep, too much walking, possibly forgetting about a meal or two, schmoozing, and thinking too hard all day is enough to wear anyone out. Yet we press on, … Continue readin... [Academia] [Academic Conferences] [Bible] [SBL] [AAR] [Annual Meeting] [Bible] [sblaar2014] [Society of Biblical Literature]
L. Ron Hubbard HBO Has Hired 160 Lawyers in Anticipation of Their New Scientology Documentary HBO is producing a new documentary on the Church of Scientology so explosive that the network has been forced to hire legal back up. "We have probably 160...


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In his testimony before the grand jury, unrepentant cold-blooded murderer Darren Wilson claimed to have been afraid of Michael Brown — an unarmed man literally the same size as Wilson — and said that in his rage, “it [Brown] looked like ... [Race] [The Devil]
Vicious pleasure overcomes the soul that is given to the world. She thinks that there are delights beneath these thorns, because she has never seen or tasted the sweetness of God or the internal delight of virtue. They, on the other hand, who entirely des... [Thomas à Kempis]
Which isn’t always the easiest thing to do.  Post-Conference normalization and de-pressurization commencing in 3, 2, 1…Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]


San Diego 2014 proved to be one of the more academically rewarding conferences of recent years, mainly because I managed to choose the right sessions (and managed to avoid some reportedly disappointing ones). My strategy during such meetings is to attend ...
In recent years I have noted an increasing emphasis by pastors and other teachers to express that the normal Christian lives in a gregarious or extrovert manner: anything less is missing God’s plan for your life.  Terms such as radical, audacious, ... [Vocation]
Bible Study Magazine’s website just got a makeover! The new is dedicated to bringing you the best in Bible study—a fresh go-to resource for tips, methods, and insights. Gain insights from BSM articles now ... [Products] [Bible study] [Bible Study Magazine] [bible study magazine blog] [] [bsm] [eric mason]


Mark Moore is the CEO and Founder of MANA Nutrition.  MANA makes Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) for UNICEF and USAID.  RUTF is a vitamin enriched peanut butter product that is the frontline defense in treating severe acute malnutrition Though it ... [Uncategorized]
NEW BOOK FROM MOHR SIEBECK:John J. CollinsScriptures and SectarianismEssays on the Dead Sea ScrollsThe Dead Sea Scrolls include many texts that were produced by a sectarian movement (and also many that were not). The movement had its origin in disputes ab...
Jon D. Mikalson.  Herodotus and Religion in the Persian Wars.  Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 2003. Herodotus was a fifth century B.C.E. historian, and he wrote about fifth century wars between the Greeks and the Per... [Greco-Roman] [history] [religion]


I would like to draw our readers' attention to a fine resource for Greek palaeography and codicology: Pyle which aims to (1) collect scattered resources from various individuals and institutions; and (2) aims to promote interaction among scholars, stude... [codicology] [Kirsopp Lake] [palaeography] [Pyle] [Silva Lake]
(Posted by Michael J. Caba)The ceramic brick to the left is inscribed in cuneiform with the name of Nebuchadnezzar II. Ancient kings often used inscribed bricks in their building projects. This one was originally made in c. 604-562 BC and was found i...

November 25, 11PM

Vienna is a big city, with a river running through it, a famous river, the Danube (hence the Blue Danube waltz by Strauss). Christa decided to take us outside the city to see it from above, from the last slopes of the Alps which sort of end at Vienna̷... [Uncategorized]
D. Michael Lindsay is the president of Gordon College.  A well-respected sociologist, Lindsay is the author of the Pulitzer-nominated Faith in the Halls of Power (Oxford University Press).  His recent book, View from the Top: An Inside Look at How Peopl... [Uncategorized]


You aren’t even familiar with the word ‘doctrine’. Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
I was reading in Hebrews tonight in the Greek and ran across this: τότε εἴρηκεν· ἰδοὺ ἥκω τοῦ ποιῆσαι τὸ θέλημά σου. ἀναιρεῖ τὸ πρῶτον ἵνα τὸ δεύτερον στήσῃ, 10 ἐν ... [grammar] [Greek] [Idle Musings]


It is, for me, a simple fact-  the best thing about any Conference are the friends old and new and the books to glance through.  I heard a number of very, very good papers.  But nothing earth shattering or ‘new’.  And maybe that says more ... [Conferences] [SBL]
A public service announcement for sojourners in Southern Saskatchewan:This year's Briercrest College and Seminary Colloquium series kicks off on Friday, November 28th, just before the start of Briercrest's Christmas Festival. (Why not come for an academic... [Colloquium] [Law] [Luke-Acts] [Prophecy]


Ahhh…Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]



Whoever did, and approved this should be pilloried. Photo via Chris Tilling. Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]


It is the time of year to be thankful, and I am thankful that I have an extra copy of Michael Bird’s new book, The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus (Eerdmans, 2014) to give away to some lucky reader of this blog. Th... [Book Notices] [Book Reviews] [book review] [Eerdmans] [free book] [Giveway] [gospels] [Michael Bird]
If you want to be resilient, be thankful. And if you want to be thankful, be hopeful. That might be the message of the American Thanksgiving Day. You can see the connection between resilience and thanksgiving in our national history. From the story of the... [god and country] [Resiliency]


Last January, we announced Noet’s free mobile app, and now—after much anticipation—the desktop app is here! New Noet Research Libraries mark the world’s first-ever humanities software. Each library pairs discipline-specific resources on l... [Apps & Web Tools] [classics] [desktop app] [Greek] [history] [humanities software] [humanities study] [Latin] [new software] [Noet] [Noet desktop app] [noet scholarly tools] [philosophy]


Vandaag het laatste deel van onze (concept)vertaling van Ruth, laatste gedeelte van hoofdstuk 4. 4:12 En laat je huis zijn als het huis van Perez, die Thamar aan Juda verwekte, van het nageslacht dat de HEER je zal geven uit deze jonge vrouw.” 4:13 ... [Bijbelvertalingen] [AB-vertaling] [Ruth] [Vertalingen]