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April 21 2014, 2AM

IT'S NOT OVER: Word of the Day / Sof pasuk: Ending things, biblical style. A poetic phrase to help express one's strongly-held feelings. (Shoshana Kordova, Haaretz).“This isn’t sof pasuk,” they said, using a phrase that roughly means “This isn...
MAALOULA WATCH: Assad makes Easter visit to recaptured Christian town.State television reports Syrian president goes to Maalula, taken by government forces in December (AFP). See also here.Well that was a good gesture, but more is needed: Why the langu...

1AM

Barbara Brown Taylor is a name about which I wish to learn more. Although Time magazine predictably runs a religious-themed issue around Easter, the year’s cover story, “Finding God in the Dark,” hit some resonant chords immediately. A friend of m... [Bible] [Current Events] [Mysticism] [Posts] [Psalms] [Sects] [Barbara Brown Taylor] [bleak theology] [Ecclesiastes] [Elizabeth Dias] [Episcopalians] [evangelicalism] [Finding God in the Dark] [Job] [Time Magazine]

12 AM

Okay, I know I’ve been flogging hard reviews and articles about HJGB/HGBJ, author promo work, but it will start petering off soon. Any way, here’s a few things about the melee that might interest folks: Over at ABC Religion & Ethics I wrot... [Uncategorized]
A blessed Easter to all of you!  In celebration of Easter, and the upcoming canonizations of John XXIII and JPII, I am happy to offer this contest.  The winner will receive the deluxe edition of The Catholic Prayer Bible: Lection Divina Edition ... [contest]

April 20, 10PM

Tom is right to stress that the notion of pistis Christou is not a comment on Jesus’ faith in God, his religious awareness or even his trust of God as opposed to his own good works, or anything of that sort. No, it has to do with the faithfulness of... [Uncategorized]
If you listen to some, the “Nones” are changing the landscape of American religion, but in listening to others — well, I was conversing with a knowledgeable person not long ago and this person had never even heard of the “Nones.... [Christianity] [church] [emergent] [Emerging Movement]

8PM

A lot of scholars in the theological academy are under the presumption that their theologies are neat and squeaky clean, that the categories that they rely on, the labels such as “heretic” and “orthodox,” “pantheist” an... [Christianity] [postmodernity] [random] [the Academy] [Narrative criticism] [narrative theology] [postconservativism] [postevangelicalism] [postliberalism] [protestantism] [Theology of Glory] [Theology of the Cross]
The judgment upon Edom is mentioned prominently in chapter 34 (verses 5, 6, 9; cf. the city of Bozrah, v. 6). The most prominent place today within the ancient territory of Edom is Petra. Most people visit Petra to see the sculpted structures of the Naba... [Bible Lands] [Bible Places] [Bible study] [israel] [Jordan] [old testament] [Photography] [Travel] [Edom] [Isaiah] [Petra]

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5PM

‘May I have a photo with you?’ Again and again I encounter this request in China. It matters little where I am – walking the street in a town, visiting a Buddhist temple, climbing a mountain, or simply minding my own business in a quiet space. And I... [Uncategorized]

4PM

Here is the next installment of my theology in bullet points.__________________G7. God loves everything he has created.That is not to say that God loves everything we do or even that the creation is the "best possible world." [1] One of the ways that God ... [theology in bullet points]
RBL has posted my review of the so-called “Scholars Version Paul” translation published under the title The Authentic Letters of Paul and developed under the auspices of the Westar Institute. I was occasionally impressed with their “d... [Uncategorized]

3PM

This might be a tad bit late, but Brian Renshaw has created a nifty PDF for reading the resurrection accounts in all four Gospels. You can check it out here. [Biblical languages] [gospels] [Greek] [jesus] [New Testament] [resurrection]
Sometimes you just have to read the subtext… Filed under: Humor [humor]
Sometimes you just have to read the subtext… Filed under: Humor [humor]

2PM

Dear Christians- Here’s a simple step by step guidebook on how to let the Pastor of the Church you attend know what you really think of him: 1- Go shopping on Saturday. 2- Hit the Clubs or bars on Friday. 3- Visit the Grandkids on Monday. 4- Make su... [theology]
Dear Christians- Here’s a simple step by step guidebook on how to let the Pastor of the Church you attend know what you really think of him: 1- Go shopping on Saturday. 2- Hit the Clubs or bars on Friday. 3- Visit the Grandkids on Monday. 4- Make su... [theology]
HT Larry Behrendt. חַג שָׂמֵחַ [humor]
So what must it have been like? Let's look again at this narrative and the faith of John, who runs towards the tomb and the faith of Mary, who runs away from from it. Mary from Magdale (on the shores of the Galilee) is drawn in early darkness to the tomb ...
Esta entrada pertenece a Vocabulario Paulino Se utilizan dos palabras griegas para hablar de la resurrección de los muertos. En primer lugar, el verbo anistanai, en el sentido de «ponerse en pie, levantarse» (Mc 9,27), incluido en las fórmulas levant... [Corpus Paulinum] [Nuevo Testamento] [vocabulario biblico] [Vocabulario paulino] [anastasis] [anistanai] [egeirein] [La resurrección] [RESUCITAR] [RESURRECIÓN]
BRIDGE OF FLOWERS, EASTER MORNING   Because we had to hurry to go through the river and our bread fell off our backs. I was an Israelite. I love the daffodils best. They're all growing. That's what spring is. Matzah is a kind of bread. There's wate... [NaPoWriMo2014] [poetry]
Filed under: Schadenfreude, soccer [Schadenfreude] [soccer]
Filed under: Schadenfreude, soccer [Schadenfreude] [soccer]

1PM

Congratulations to Scott D. Mackie, who has a new article posted in JBL on Philo: “The Passion of Eve and the Ecstasy of Hannah: Sense Perception, Passion, Mysticism, and Misogyny in Philo of Alexandria, De ebrietate 143–52,” Journal of Biblical ... [Philo]
By John Blake, CNN (CNN) - If the Rev. John DeBonville could preach a sermon to lift the souls of churchgoers across America, his message would be simple: Stop dressing so tacky for church. DeBonville has heard about the “come as you are” approach t... [Uncategorized]
Philip Davies that is. He was born on 20 April, 1945. And he’s a brilliant, epoch making scholar, and epic friend. Filed under: Friends [Friends]
Philip Davies that is. He was born on 20 April, 1945. And he’s a brilliant, epoch making scholar, and epic friend. Filed under: Friends [Friends]

12 PM

From Jericho Brisance. HT Hemant Mehta. Brisance gives an account of how his views have changed on various subjects, including the following observation: I consider that I may never have actually believed in Jesus. Perhaps no one for 19 centuries has. The... [historical Jesus] [doubt] [Easter] [faith] [Infographic] [skepticism]
Eg ønskjer alle lesarane av bloggen god påske med dette lovsongsmotivet. Det er er inspirert av hosiannaropa til borna på tempelplassen i Jerusalem den dagen Jesus rei inn i byen på eit esel. Altså den hendinga som har gitt opphavet til vår palmesø... [Familien] [Kyrkjekunst] [Inger Bakke Berge] [kirketekstil] [kyrkjetekstil] [Matt 21] [messehagel] [messehakel]
Call to Worship From the Book of Revelation Dear brothers and sisters, Jesus Christ is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. He loves us and he has freed us from our sins by his blood. He has made us ... [Reflections]

11AM

This Sunday morning’s service at Crooked Creek Baptist Church was held jointly not just with the members of Grace Tabernacle, a Congolese congregation that has been sharing our building, but with many guests who were here for the “Life After P... [Christianity] [africa] [bethel] [Congo] [Congolese] [congregation] [Crooked Creek Baptist Church] [Culture] [Easter] [Esther] [Jacob] [sermon]
Well I finally made the decision to integrate the Forbidden Gospels blog into my personal website.  You will automatically be redirected to the location of the Forbidden Gospels blog in 5 seconds.  If you are a subscriber, please change the addr...

10AM

William Lane Craig’s short book, Did Jesus Rise From the Dead?, is available free today in Kindle format. [Bible study] [Books] [New Testament] [Ministry of Jesus] [resurrection]
Easter is upon us, and I’ve been thinking about this passage from Romans: We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardl... [WIT Posts] [Easter] [Mysticism] [Prayer] [Rowan Williams] [saints] [Teresa of Avila] [the poor] [women who are awesome] [Women's Experience]
It would be brilliant if there were as many Christians on Easter Monday as there are on Easter Sunday.Filed under: Theology [theology]
It would be brilliant if there were as many Christians on Easter Monday as there are on Easter Sunday.Filed under: Theology [theology]

9AM

For Easter, I went to Catholic mass with my Mom and step-Dad last night, and I went to my Presbyterian church this morning.  I am not sure what to get out of these services as someone who is not entirely sure what he believes.  I will say, th... [atheism] [Bible] [church] [Holidays] [religion]
Hallelujah Christ is risen.

8AM

“Any real change implies the breakup of the world as one has always known it, the loss of all that gave one an identity, the end of safety.” – James Baldwin, “Faulkner and Desegregation” At the end of this book event I wanted... [A Non-Philosophical Theory of Nature Book Event]
Recomendo a leitura de um texto de Reinaldo José Lopes, no blog Darwin e Deus, um blog sobre teoria da evolução, ciência, religião e a terra de ninguém entre elas.O texto está distribuído em três posts e trata da historicidade de Jesus de Nazaré... [jesus]

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Most people raised in our Christian culture have a vague story in their heads as to what is supposed to have happened Easter morning, whether drawn from attending church services, reading the Bible themselves, or even from various “Jesus” film... [Christian Origins] [jesus discovery] [Jesus Dynasty] [Mary Magdalene] [Paul] [Talpiot Jesus Family Tomb]
Let all pious men and all lovers of God rejoice in the splendor of this feast; let the wise servants blissfully enter into the joy of their Lord; let those who have borne the burden of Lent now receive their pay, and those who have toiled since the first ... [John Chrysostom] [Easter] [God] [Pascha] [religion]
In studying Melito of Sardis, I happened upon his preaching on the Passover (which I am reposting for this Easter). This is the oldest surviving sermons outside of the New Testament, and as such provides much insight into the heart and mind of this little... [Melito of Sardis] [Christianity] [Easter] [faith] [God] [gospel] [Inspiration] [Judaism] [Passover] [patriology] [patristic] [patrology] [religion] [supersecessionism]

5AM

The post Happy Easter 2014! appeared first on The Aramaic New Testament. [Uncategorized]
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 krijgt om mee te doen in deze Bijbelqui... [Bijbelquiz] [Bijbelquiz2]
For more from Harry Emerson Fosdick, see his famous sermon, “Shall The Fundamentalists Win?”   [Fundamentalism] [Progressive Christianity] [Christians] [fundamentalists] [Harry Emerson Fosdick] [Liberal]
And thanks to Francesca Strakapolpolisticka for putting it on the twitter Filed under: Humor [humor]
And thanks to Francesca Strakapolpolisticka for putting it on the twitter Filed under: Humor [humor]

4AM

I have just returned from a great time in Kaifeng, the ancient imperial capital from a millennium ago. In Henan University, Kaifeng, I met Liang Gong, who is fostering a program of biblical criticism with a particular focus on Marxist biblical criticism. ... [Uncategorized]
CHRIST IS RISEN FROM THE DEAD! TRAMPLING DOWN DEATH BY DEATH, AND UPON THOSE IN THE TOMBS BESTOWING LIFE!Filed under: Christology [Christology]
Via Sebastian Moll on FB- Filed under: Humor [humor]
Via Sebastian Moll on FB- Filed under: Humor [humor]
Six years ago, I attended Easter services in Williamstown for the first time. Our friend Bernard was here that year and needed a place to worship. He was far away from his home church of St. Kizito's in Nima, Accra, and he'd had a rough Holy Week, which h... [Christianity]
Like so much of life, PAAS Easter Egg coloring kits were the result of an accident. To be more specific, a chemical accident in New Jersey, something which is far from rare. This particular accident, however, had a fortuitous side-effect: the brightly c... [Animals] [civil religion] [Holidays] [popular culture] [Posts] [Religious Origins] [early christianity] [Easter] [Easter Eggs] [Mary Magdalene] [New Jersey] [New Jersey Star-Ledger] [Newark] [PAAS] [paganism] [William Townley]
Bloomsbury Central Baptist ChurchEaster Day, 20th April 2014, 11.00amColossians 3:1-4  So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.  2 Set your minds on things that are... [sermon]

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I was reminded by André Gagné’s post in the Nag Hammadi Seminar Facebook group that Chris Skinner has conducted interviews with a number of other Thomas scholars over the years since he started blogging. He has moved them across from PEJE IESOUS t... [Biblical Studies] [Gospel of Thomas] [theology]
A Youtube playlist for EasterEnjoy! :)  Read more »
Lo in the grave he lay,Jesus, my Savior,Waiting the coming day,Jesus, my Lord.Up from the grave, he arose,With a mighty triumph o'er his foes.He arose a victor from the dark domain,And he lives forever with his saints to reign.He arose!He arose!Hallelujah... [Easter]

2AM

So The Telegraph. And it’s easy to understand why. In that part of the world commitment and discipleship are real. They have to be. The blood of the martyrs really is the seed of the church.Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
So The Telegraph. And it’s easy to understand why. In that part of the world commitment and discipleship are real. They have to be. The blood of the martyrs really is the seed of the church.Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]