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April 21 2014, 7AM

Manfred Kuehn.  Kant: A Biography.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001. From the time that I was an undergraduate until now, the eighteenth century philosopher Immanuel Kant has been with me.  I’ve heard or read such things as:... [history] [Life] [philosophy] [religion] [school]

6AM

David Murray has presented his top ten books on preaching here. Make sure to check out his honorable mentions as well and vote on your favorite as well. I am a bit surprised that Haddon Robinson's Biblical Preaching (now in a 3rd ed.) did not make the top... [Books] [Preaching]

5AM

The Economics of Prestige  James Hoff Earlier this year the City University of New York Graduate Center’s interim president, Chase Robinson, pulled off what amounts to an academic coup by snatching world-renowned economist and New York Time... [Modern Culture]
National emblem of the People’s Republic of China (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Less than four decades later, some believe China is now poised to become not just the world’s number one economy but also its most numerous Christian nation. “By... [Religion and Politics] [Beijing] [china] [Fenggang Yang] [Purdue University]
Crystal St. Marie Lewis wrote a post about her experience as a liberal Christian. Here is a sample: The “Why Jesus?” and “Why Christianity?” questions are seemingly based on the assumption that Christianity has no redeeming qualities once one has... [Progressive Christianity] [Christianity] [depth] [faith] [Liberal]
It’s Easter. For Christians, it’s always Easter, of course, even when we play the Lent game and embrace the cross for forty days per year. This matters. I’m not just being a curmudgeon. If there’s one thing that matters for Christ... [Bible Thoughts] [Acts 2] [Christology] [Matthew 28] [resurrection] [Romans 1]
GEORGE YANCY & EVERYDAY FAITHFUL CHRISTIAN RESISTANCE “”To resist (resistere or “to take astand”) suggests the capacity “to stand back,” to acquire an oppositional perspective vis-a-vis a given set of objects. And w... [black religion] [Christianity] [politics] [theology] [George Yancy] [philosophical theology] [philosophy] [political spirituality] [resistere] [revolution]
In case you missed it, a quick recap of the past week on WordPress.com, from new features to great blogs to discover. [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [heartbleed] [Monday Morning Edition] [post formats] [Recap] [Themes] [Transparency Report]
In case you missed it, a quick recap of the past week on WordPress.com, from new features to great blogs to discover. [WordPress.com] [Wrapup] [heartbleed] [Monday Morning Edition] [post formats] [Recap] [Themes] [Transparency Report]
My friend, Sam Riviera, wrote this about how he spent Easter: Amazing grace, How sweet the sound. That saved a wretch like me I once was lost, But now am found. Was blind, But now I see. We spent Easter morning with the outcast — the lame, the halt,... [discipleship] [Theology of the Church] [Easter] [following Jesus] [He is risen] [mission] [Sam Riviera]

4AM

I hope.  Otherwise the United fans will gloat.  Sort of like City fans gloat in gleeful Schadenfreude when United loses to a bottom of the table team (bahahahahahahaha). Filed under: soccer [soccer]
I recently saw the movie Saving Mr. Banks. It was very enjoyable, and at times profoundly moving. I appreciated the words that were attributed to Walt Disney, about the role of those who tell stories in not merely preserving memories but recasting the wor... [movies] [imagination] [Mary Poppins] [storytelling] [Walt Disney]
I forgot to mention that I received a copy of M. David Litwa’s Iesus Deus: The Early Christian Depiction of Jesus as a Mediterranean God for review from Fortress Press this past Friday. B”HFiled under: In the Mail, Review Books [In the Mail] [Review Books]
Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials. Logos 5.2a recently came out. It intro... [Training]

3AM

The disputation at Baden was supposed to begin on 16 May.  That was the original plan, at any rate.  But events intervened and it kicked off instead on 21 May (with no Zwingli present and instead Oecolampadius heading the Reformed delegation). S.M. Jack... [Church History] [Zwingli]
It was fun, if it took some time, to walk through the New Testament these last 8 weeks. Why stop? I thought I'd slow the pace down to a chapter a day, and start taking notes on the Old Testament. I thought I'd commit one book at a time.So anyone intereste... [Genesis notes]
As the book says, “a growing number of Americans are starving for an alternative to negative, closed-minded, judgmental, partisan, antiwomen, antiscience religion. Instead, they are searching for a positive, grace-filled, open-minded, gender-equal f... [Uncategorized]

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]

7PM

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]