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September 19 2014, 11AM

“In these days of uncertainty, the evils of war and of economic and racial injustice threaten the very survival of the human race. Indeed we live in a day of grave crisis.” (p.Xiii, Strength To Love) These are the words that begin Martin Luther King... [Church-State separation] [Political Theology] [Dietrich Bonhoeffer] [Kingdom of God] [love] [Martin Luther] [Martin Luther King Jr] [protestantism] [social justice]

9AM

I am currently reading the Book of Malachi for my daily quiet time.  I said in a recent post that I was thinking of going to the New Testament next rather than the deuterocanonical writings.  I have changed my mind about that: I will be going... [Bible] [Daily Quiet Time]

8AM

Below is a list of reviews or article about Malka Puterkovsky’s new book, מהלכת בדרכה, that I hope to keep updating as they are written. 1. Yael Levin in Kipa (Hebrew): A critical review of Puterkovsky’s chapter on woman saying the m... [Book Reviews] [Gender] [Halakhic Literature] [Rabbinic Authority] [Religion in Israel] [Religious Authority] [Responsa]
There is an interview (Hebrew) with Malka Puterkovsky, the author of the recently published book on halakhah, in Israel Hayom. The interviewer, Emily Amrusi, asked Puterkovsky many questions and these are some of her comments and answers. “I am not ... [Gender] [Jewish Law] [Religion in Israel] [Religious Authority] [Religious Zionism]
Many significant archaeological discoveries are made during construction. This can be private construction, road work, improvement of water or gas lines, or large construction projects. The most recent announcement comes from the area of Beth Shemesh (Bet... [Archaeology] [Bible Lands] [Bible Places] [Bible study] [israel] [old testament] [Photography] [Travel] [Byzantine]

7AM

We're approaching the doorway between the old year and the new. Just as Jewish tradition teaches us to put a mezuzah on our doorposts, to make us mindful as we transition from one place to the next, the holidays act as mezuzot on the doorposts of our yea... [selichot] [the solar year]

6AM

What would historical Jesus studies look like if we started with the things Jesus did first, rather than the words of Jesus? Frequently Historical Jesus studies begin with the words rather than the activities of Jesus. Sayings judged as authentic are then... [gospels] [historical Jesus] [Genre] [historical criticism] [jesus] [Jesus Seminar] [Mark Strauss] [Synoptic Gospels]
As I mentioned a few months ago, a couple of us are starting to read Freud’s Psychologie des Unbewußten (Amazon link) via Google Hangout. The plan is to do a close reading of the German and move somewhat slowly through the text. It will be either... [blog posts]
In an earlier posting (here), I mentioned the publication of an essay of mine in a new multi-author volume:  Texts and Traditions:  Essays in Honour of J. Keith Elliott (Leiden:  Brill, 2014), and in today’s mail I received my complimentary copy... [Uncategorized] [Christian Apocrypha] [NT Textual Criticism]
Courtesy Joe Mock- Elsie Mckee and I chatting in the Einsiedeln Library. Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
You see why so many professors of religion are always in the dark. They are looking at their sins, confining their observations to themselves, and losing sight of the fact, that they have only to take right hold of Jesus Christ and throw themselves upon H... [Finney]
As our devices have gotten smaller, our vices remain just as vexing. We still buy more than we need and waste as much as we consume. We get things more quickly, but our tempers and patience have grown shorter. We’re likely to blow up over tiny inconveni... [Books] [Idle Musings]
“A vine-ripened life looks to the development of the fruit of the Spirit, cultivated by the hand of our heavenly Father in our union with Jesus Christ. As we abide in Christ, remaining rooted and built up in Him, the fruit of new life will grow organica... [Books] [Holiness] [Vine Ripened Life]
In my current series on Calvinism, I have had several Calvinists leave comments about their areas of disagreement with what I have written. I fully expect and invite disagreement. Please … if you are a Calvinist and disagree with what I am writing, ... [Books by Jeremy Myers] [Theology of Salvation] [Calvinism] [grace] [Reformed theology] [Tulip]

4AM

I have started a series, "What should a pastor know about the Bible?" In the first two posts, I have suggested the following hermeneutical points for starters:The words of the Bible in themselves are susceptible to multiple interpretations.The Bible as Sc... [hermeneutics] [WSPK]
Imagine studying the Bible with more clarity. Imagine being able to sit with the best teachers around, learning from their experience and wisdom, and exploring the Bible with them at your side. Imagine asking any of your questions and having your favorite... [Products] [Bible study] [faithlife] [logos mobile ed] [logos mobile education] [mobile ed]
END (ELUL 24)And every ending is a beginning.Rolling back light before darknessand darkness before light. Makingone year pass away and bringing onthe next. And when my life endsyou'll go on to a chapter without meand I'll go on to -- I'll knowwhen I get t... [Elul] [poetry]

3AM

From the Table Talk- On September 19 he [Martin Luther] said various things about the people of Germany and said that they were all simpler and more attached to the truth than Frenchmen, Italians, Spaniards, and Englishmen. “Even the way in which they s... [Luther]

2AM

SBL PAPER FROM 2012 BY SHAYNA SHEINFELD: Oral Performance and the Function of 4 Ezra, posted at the Biblical Performance Criticism website.Lots more on 4 Ezra is here, here, here, here, and links.
Golden Rule, Narrow Gate The Golden Rule   “Yet we cannot fail to observe that the Golden Rule of 7:12 officially closes the teachings of Jesus in the Sermon and summarizes the essence of the sermon,” notes Scot McKnight in his SGBC: Sermon on the M... [Uncategorized]

1AM

TWO INTERVIEWS with specialists in the Dead Sea Scrolls:Eileen Schuller: Five questions for McMaster’s Dead Sea Scrolls expert (Dave Churchill, Hamilton Spectator).McMaster professor and renowned Dead Sea Scrolls expert Eileen Marie Schuller has been n...
Christenvervolging is op dit moment erger dan tevoren, gemiddeld wordt er iedere 11 minuten één christen vermoord. Aandacht hiervoor is dan ook minstens op zijn plaats. Voor hen die FaceBook hebben is er de pagina “Nieuws over Christenvervolging&#... [Christenvervolging]
I am not sure how many of you are aware of Now You Know Media, but I plan to do some reviews of their recordings over the next few months.  I was first introduced to Now You Know Media while flipping through an edition of First Things.  There wa... [Donald Senior] [Felix Just] [Now You Know Media]
“If you believe in the power of magic,” Eric Woolfson plaintively sang, “then I can change your mind.” A song that bewitched my younger years, when the atmosphere is just right, it can still bring a silent tear to my eye. Magic is a powerful eli... [Books] [literature] [Monsters] [Mysticism] [Posts] [Alan Parson's Project] [Banned Book Week] [Grimoires: A History of Magic Books] [magic] [Medieval Period] [Owen Davies] [witches]

September 18, 10PM

I’ve heard it and maybe you have too: the spiritual but not religious crowd lacks theology and has a make-it-up-for-yourself kind of spirituality. Is this accurate? Is there a theology at work among the SBNR group? Are they are salad bar spiritualit... [Uncategorized]

5PM

‘The youth are our future’ folk say all the time.  So, America, take a look at your future: A SUV full of teenagers crashed in Idaho after one of the passengers lit the driver’s armpit hair on fire with a lighter, authorities said Wedne... [Modern Culture]

3PM

WordPress seems to be having issues…Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]

2PM

As we set off today to ride to Canberra, about 500 km, I decided to do the following in 2017: to ride the 5000 or so kilometres from Perth to Newcastle: View Larger Map [bicycle] [iconic bicycle ride]
So- I ordered something.  It was shipped ‘overnight’ (bahahahahaha) on Sunday (!) and tonight (Thursday) it’s in Indianapolis- because, of course the most direct route to Knoxville from Ft. Worth is through Indianapolis… Good grie... [Modern Culture]
So as in my recent personal news, we will be relocating back to Sydney towards the end of November. That creates some opportunities if you'd like to study Latin or Greek with me. I will be open to both individual tutoring, and running small group classes ...