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September 21 2014, 6AM

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]


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...

12 AM

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]

12 PM

Daily Prayers were accompanied by the reciting of the Shema. While the Qumran community prayed three times a day, most Jews appear to have prayed twice a day.  These prayers were either at the time of the morning and evening sacrifice or at dawn and sund... [gospels] [historical Jesus] [Genre] [historical criticism] [jesus] [Jesus Seminar] [Synoptic Gospels]


If the devil notices that you have the Word and are confident that your life is pleasing and acceptable to God on account of the Word, he will not rest but will put in your way trials and afflictions of every kind even in the most trivial matters. You wil... [Luther]


I got this quote from Rachel Held Evans’ post today.  I’m posting it here for future reference, because I want to remind myself of what it says. “Grace isn’t about God creating humans as flawed beings and then acting all hurt when we inevita... [religion]
Web MD: Daytime naps can be one way to treat sleep deprivation, says Sara C. Mednick, PhD, sleep expert and author of Take a Nap! Change Your Life. “You can get incredible benefits from 15 to 20 minutes of napping,” she says. “You reset... [Uncategorized]


Pastor Alan Cross ministers at Gateway Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.  Alan’s terrific, new book, When Heaven and Earth Collide: Racism, Southern Evangelicals, and the Better Way of Jesus, frames the following interview.  Alan was interviewed ... [Books]
A couple of days ago I posted on some similarities between the birth of Moses and the birth of Jesus (see here). James Gray has now posted a table with a fairly extensive list of similarities between Moses and Jesus in general (see here). [Exodus] [gospels] [jesus] [Moses] [Typology]