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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.

April 4, 5AM

Very few professors become best-selling authors, but it happens.

April 3, 5AM

Charles R. Morris reviews "Economism: Bad Economics and the Rise of Inequality" by James Kwak.
Kristin Gilger reviews "The Confessions of X" by Suzanne M. Wolfe.

March 28, 4PM

As a student whose research deals prominently with what Gil Anidjar refers to as the ‘Christian question’–the significance of Christianity for the distribution of things like the divide between religion and politics, philosophy and ec... [Agamben] [blog posts] [Political Theology]


Michael Hicks Thompson.  The Actress.  Shepherd King Publishing, 2017.  See here to buy the book. The Actress is the sequel to Michael Hicks Thompson’s The Rector.  The setting is still 1950’s Solo, Mississippi.  Hollywood pe...


Right here.  And join in the always informative discussion.  And don’t worry, this isn’t a list of dilettantes.  It’s a moderated discussion group populated by the well known and the lesser known in the world of biblical scholarship. ... [Biblical Studies Resources]
Circumcision is mentioned nearly 100 times in the Bible. It is a central focus for Old Testament and New Testament theology (Rom 4:9–12; Gal 2:1–12; 5:1–10). If we’re honest, that just sounds absurd. Circumcision was the sign of God’s covenant w... [articles]


I remember once when I was in graduate school at Denver Seminary, taking a course on religious pluralism, one of our assignments was to attend and observe a religious service of a non-Christian practice and make our evaluation and assessment of the experi... [church]
This is must reading. Every archaeological discovery made in the City of David in the past twenty years can be measured in the dispossession and humiliation it has caused to the Palestinians of Silwan, in its contribution to the settlers’ aim of claimin... [Archaeology]
Dear Colleagues, We will be opening booking for BNTC 2017 in Maynooth very soon.  The conference will run from Thursday 31st August – Saturday 2nd September 2017.  Registration is expected to be from 3pm with a reception at 5.30pm. As part of the... [BNTS]
Chapter sixteen of Konrad Heiden's 1944 book, Der Fuehrer focuses on Hitler's pretense to follow the constitution as he wound his way into the system. My reviews of the earlier chapters were:How to Take Over the WorldBands of Restless MenHitler ... [Adolf Hitler] [book review]
How unfortunate that the arts are caught in the cross-hairs of a ruptured and increasingly misguided political system.
The education plan for deportees represents one of the first attempts by the Mexican government to pushback against the policies of the new occupant of the White House.

12 PM

Faithlife Study Bible. Edited by John D. Barry, Douglas Mangum, Derek R. Brown, and Michael S. Heiser. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2017. Hb. $49.99  Link to Zondervan The Faithlife Study Bible is a new Study Bible designed to help readers to find th... [Book Reviews] [Bible] [book review]
The church hopes to produce more involvement in the church of its second largest and fastest growing community.
A number of nations—many of which already possess nuclear arms—were boycotting the negotiations to ban such weapons.
The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine.
There are just four days left to save up to 50% on church history, theology, and biblical studies resources in the March monthly sale. And if you’re ready to give a boost to your commentary collection, check out these can’t-miss deals before they disa... [Products]


Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
Me wanting a gang member to have a different life would never be the same as that gang member wanting to have one.
President Donald J. Trump’s executive order to repeal key policies meant to curb global warming is a direct contradiction of Catholic social teaching on caring for the environment.
But it is exceedingly troubling that the SBL continues to maintain that it strives for ‘diversity’ whilst simultaneously allowing people to make multiple presentations.  This literally is anything but a quest for diversity.  Instead, it is t... [SBL]
The book is Pontius Pilate by Aldo Schiavone, an Italian scholar of Roman law. I have not read the book yet, but I have read Randall Balmer’s review in The New York Times Book Review (Mar. 5). Assuming Balmer’s review accurately conveys the contents o...
But what we suffer from to-day is humility in the wrong place. Modesty has moved from the organ of ambition. Modesty has settled upon the organ of conviction; where it was never meant to be. A man was meant to be doubtful about himself, but undoubting abo... [Devotional] [g.k. chesterton]


For some reason, my mind has been drawn over the past few days to what I owe to Zizek, intellectually. I have not kept up with his recent work and have been mostly critical of his political “interventions,” but I think that there are some assu... [blog posts] [Zizek]
In an effort to appeal to those seeking some kind of spiritual significance in their lives, a large group within the Islamic State has begun a push to become more relevant and seeker-sensitive by watering down their traditionally-harsh message. The movem... [mockery]


I'll put this here, in case it helps anyone else. I'm owning up to Drupal Schoolboy Error #1. I was writing a very simple module. It did so little, that I wanted to keep things as simple as possible — just a .info file, and a .module file. I then includ...


Tom Schreiner explains here why he believes that Christians are not required to tithe. [giving] [New Testament] [Tithes]
In my “Gospel According to Scripture” online discipleship course, one of the lessons presents 10 reasons you can know that you have eternal life in Jesus Christ. Following this, the course also looks as numerous texts from the Gospel of John ... [Redeeming Theology] [z] [eternal life] [eternal security] [gospel according to Scripture] [John 1:12] [john 3:16] [John 5:24] [John 6:47] [Once Saved Always Saved]


Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
Oops- Then looking up, Abraham saw a ram caught by its horns in a bush. Abraham took the ram and offered it as a burnt offering in place of his son. (Gen. 22:13). #Fail Filed under: pseudo-scholarship, pseudo-theology [Pseudo-scholarship] [pseudo-theology]
‘Tell me. Suppose a man has a hundred sheep and one of them strays; will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hillside and go in search of the stray?  In truth I tell you, if he finds it, it gives him more joy than do the ninety-nine that did not st... [Bible]
Έφυγε από τη ζωή ο γνωστός καθηγητής της Κλασικής Γραμματείας στην έδρα Abraham Wouk Family Professor of Classics and Literature στο ΠανεπιστήμιοYeshiva, Louis Feldman. ... [νεκρολογία]
Biblische Notizen 172 (2017)Mary Katherine Y.H. Hom, "On the Use of wytba-~[ + bkvyw and rbq Formulae in the Book of Kings," 3-12Tobias Häner, "Salomo und das Lied der Lieder. Die Überschrift des Hoheliedes in kanonisch-intertextueller Perspektive," 13-... [1 Κορινθίους] [BN] [Ιστορία Χρόνων Κ.Δ.] [Παλαιά Διαθήκη] [Ρώμη] [κατά Μάρκον]
Among the particular features that distinguished Christianity from traditional “pagan” religious practice and from the many other new religious movements of the time was the firm insistence that there is only one “true and living God,” and the dem... [Books] [Church History] [Destroyer of the gods] [theology]
Journal for the Study of Pseudepigrapha 26:3 (2017)Richard Cole, "An Edition and Translation of The Icelandic Book of Joseph and Aseneth," 167-200 (abstract)Jonathan Klawans, "The Pseudo-Jewishness of Pseudo-Phocylides," 201-233 (abstract)Nathan C. Johnso... [JSPs] [ψευδεπίγραφα]
Peter Wehner: These days I find I’m more alert to the grief and sorrow around me than I once was. In part it’s a product of my age, of youth giving way. I’m guessing my situation is not that different from many of yours. Last month I checked in on a... [Uncategorized]


The pope asked 45,000 children to be silent and reflect on if there were times when they made fun of someone for how they looked or behaved.
Would you like to deepen your ability to teach, preach, and write for your church context? Do you have a desire to take your church into the rich perspective of the New Testament? This Fall I am launching our second innovative Master of Arts in New Testa... [Uncategorized]
Office 2011 pour Mac n’est pas compatible avec l’hébreu. Je vous conseille d’utiliser un autre logiciel, par exemple LibreOffice ou Mellel. 😉


I guess because of the Barth Renaissance presently sweeping the uni-lingual United States and the fact that a fellow named Peter Reichenbach has made a film about the guy.  But the American Barthians won’t be able to enjoy it, since 99% of them don... [Karl Barth]


Table of Contents AlertJournal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha- Volume: 26, Number: 3 (March 2017) Research ArticlesAn Edition and Translation of The Icelandic Book of Joseph and Aseneth Richard ColeThe Pseudo-Jewishness of Pseu...
On Easter, Jesus struck a staggering blow. Death is on its last legs, breathing its last rasping breaths. With all of creation, we await the day it stumbles into its grave at last and Jesus ushers in the renewed creation. But the resurrection didn’t ju... [Products]


Bonjour, Je dispose d’un Mac avec office 2011. je ne parviens pas à faire se suivre les mots de droite à gauche, c’est à dire qu’ils se poussent les uns les autres. Y a-t-il une solution ? Merci
‪A philosopher is a blind man holding an orange and describing a star. A Christian theologian is a sighted person pointing at a cross.‬Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
ARCHAEOLOGY: Students unearth a 2000-year-old Jewish settlement (Ynet News).Boyer High School in Jerusalem will fund most of its youth delegation’s visit to Poland by working at archaeological digs. This week, the school’s students are helping unearth...
Click through to read the rest of this comic strip from Existential Comics. [humor] [philosophy] [comic] [evangelism] [existentialism] [funny]
I have been reading through, leading a discussion class, and occasionally posting on Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels by Richard Hays. I am sure that no one will agree with every connection and echo of the Old Testament Hays finds in the Gospels (he oft... [Uncategorized]


THIS WEEK'S DAF YOMI COLUMN BY ADAM KIRSCH IN TABLET: Why Jews Are Forbidden to Be Happy. Talmudic rabbis debate just how much of life should be forsaken as part of the Jewish responsibility to mourn for the past.Should a Jew ever be completely happy? The...
THE BIBLE AND INTERPRETATION:Herod the Great, or Herod the Terrible? By Paul N. Anderson George Fox University Newberg, Oregon March 2017 The fourth episode of CNN’s “Finding Jesus” second season focuses on King Herod, who ruled in Judea from 37-4...
The Gospel of Matthew was the church’s favourite book. It was the most quoted, most copied, most read, and the most preached Christian book of the early centuries. The immense popularity of Matthew can easily be accounted for. First, Matthew was a great... [Uncategorized]
ANCIENT JEW REVIEW: Entreaty and Emotion, Theory and Texts: Studies in Second Temple Jewish Prayers (Andrew Krause).Stefan C. Reif and Renate Egger-Wenzel (eds.), Ancient Jewish Prayers and Emotions: The Emotions Associated with Jewish Prayer in and aroun...
CSCO BLOG: Ancient Masculinity by Dr. Karin Neutal. "In this newest video, Dr. Karin Neutal (University of Oslo) discusses ancient masculinity and circumcision."
Academics and social media are, at times, an uneasy fit. In my work as an editor I come across many of the professorate who have virtually no web presence at all. If you’re wanting to write a book these days and you aren’t yet famous, you need what ... [Asherah] [Deities] [higher education] [Just for Fun] [Posts] [] [Edinburgh] [editor] [Pornography] [social media]


March 27, 10PM

When people demanded a sign from Jesus he refused point blank. He refused because they were asking for something incontrovertible, something by which God would compel persons to accept Jesus as his Son, his Chosen One, something that would fetter their re... [Uncategorized]