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April 20 2015, 8PM

When Jesus was questioned by the scribes of the Pharisees about how His practices differed from those of John the Baptist, He gave three similar illustrations to teach the newness of His teaching and practice. And Jesus said to them, “Can the wed... [Bible Places] [Bible study] [Culture] [israel] [Jordan] [New Testament] [old testament] [Photography] [Travel] [Ministry of Jesus]

7PM

Originally posted on The New Oxonian: “If revolutionary rational thoughts were expressed in the Age of Reason, they were only made possible because of the long medieval tradition that established the use of reason as one of the most important of human ... [Uncategorized]

5PM

The Telegraph posted this map on the twitter- evidently drawn by someone who doesn’t know the difference between Syria and Iraq. We expect this kind of thing from Fox News, but the Telegraph? Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]

4PM

Click here to view the embedded video.The above segment from the Daily Show looks like it could have been inspired by my book chapter, “Robots, Rights, and Religion” in Religion and Science Fiction.The video came to my attention via Atheist R... [religion] [androids] [artificial intelligence] [Christianity] [churches] [comedy] [Daily Show] [Jon Stewart] [robots]
With A.D. The Bible Continues airing on NBC at the moment there's a little talk around about other films based on the Acts of the Apostles and, as it happens, today I received in the post a new book about Roberto Rossellini's whose own take on the book of... [A.D. (NBC)] [Atti Degli Apostoli] [Paul]

3PM

Thanks to Milton Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]

2PM

“Pastor can you do my granny’s funeral?” “I would but i stayed up late last night and cant make it”.   #IfPastorsUsedTheSameExcusesAsChurchPeopleFiled under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
Jordi Cervera, professor at the Facultat de Teologia de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain, has informed me that his book on Hebrews is coming out soon:Jordi Cervera i Valls. Jesús en la Carta als Hebreus: Una cristologia de Matriu Jueva. Col·lectània Sant ... [New Books]
This post highlights one of the newest features in the Logos Bible App. If you aren’t using this free app on your mobile device, you’re missing out! Download it for iOS or Android now! Faithlife Today episodes showcase powerful insights, biblical insp... [Apps & Web Tools] [Announcements] [dr. mark futato] [Evangelical Theology] [faithlife today] [logos bible app] [logos mobile apps] [mark futato] [mobile apps]

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Dom Sérgio da Rocha, arcebispo de Brasília, foi eleito hoje presidente da CNBB.Dom Sérgio foi meu aluno na PUC-Campinas e, alguns anos mais tarde, ao terminar seu doutorado, meu colega. Sérgio era Professor de Teologia Moral quando foi nomeado bispo e... [homenagens]
I've noticed that a few of your readers have highly praised the Revised English Bible (REB), and after seeking more information on this translation, I have a question that perhaps you or your readers could answer: As far as I can tell, a Catholic edition ... [REB]

12 PM

When City Church in San Francisco announced that it was altering its policies with regard to the inclusion of LGBTQ folks, they indicated that an important voice guiding them forward was that of Ken Wilson, founding pastor of the Ann Arbor Vineyard Church... [Bible Thoughts] [church] [Community] [homosexuality] [Jesus Have I Loved but Paul?] [Ken Wilson] [narrative theology] [Romans 14] [Romans 15]
Title: The Sign of the Gospel: Toward an Evangelical Doctrine of Infant Baptism after Karl Barth Author: W. Travis McMaken Bibliographic info: 352 pp. Publisher: Fortress Press, 2013. Buy the book at Amazon This volume is a revised version of the author... [book review]

11AM

“Honestly, Joel, don’t you think they get it? “John Wesley (1703-1791), founder of Methodism (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In 1788, John Wesley wrote in his journal, “There is no other religious society under Heaven which requires nothing ... [United Methodist Church] [John Wesley]
On April 5th, 2015, Haaretz, Israel’s most respected newspaper, published a Hebrew article by Nir Hasson, their archaeology correspondent. Here is an English Translation provided by Simcha Jacobovici. Jesus was buried in Jerusalem’s Armon Ha’Natziv/... [Archaeology] [Christian Origins] [jesus discovery] [Talpiot Jesus Family Tomb]
The past few months have seen the release of two important new study Bibles in the Reformed world. Get nearly 45% off the print price when you pre-order the Logos editions today! Get a major update to a modern classic The Reformation Study Bible (2015) is... [Products] [Joel Beeke] [R. C. Sproul] [reformation study bible] [reformed] [Reformed theology] [Study Bibles]

10AM

Hoje, 20 de abril de 2015, foi lançada a versão 10 do programa BibleWorks. Compatível com Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 e Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 ou superior. E Linux? While BibleWorks does not have a specific Linux version, some users have reported that Bib... [software]
“There is no sweeter union than that in a good marriage. Nor is there any death more bitter than that which separates a married couple. Only the death of children comes close to this; how much this hurts I have myself experienced.” — Martin ... [Luther]
Anne Elisabeth Stengl.  Heartless.  Bethany House Publishers, 2010.  See here to buy the book. This book won a Christy Award for a first-time novel.  It is a work of Christian fantasy.  It is also the first book in the Tales of ... [Books] [religion]
What is happening at Northern Seminary these days is so exciting. I am right now reading papers of my students and I am so grateful to see the quality of their papers — excellent command of background sources as students work to show how that backgr... [Uncategorized]
My original Seuss-like rendering was that chapter 4 is 'out the door'. In those days the software was simpler and I had a more efficient copy and paste from web form to blog. For a while I was copying via Word, but it is painful html so now I am just omit... [Ecclesiastes]

9AM

The latest issue of the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society includes: Thomas Schreiner, “Some Reflections on Sola Fidei“ Gregory Goswell, “Having the Last Say: The End of the OT” Terrance Wardlaw, “Shaddai, Provi... [bibliography] [Ben Witherington] [Brian Tabb] [Denny Burk] [Glenn Butner] [Gregory Goswell] [Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society] [Ross Blackburn] [Russell Moore] [Terrance Wardlaw] [Thomas Schreiner]
One of my dearest friends and colleagues told me that years ago and whilst I then did not fully agree, having seen both historically and in the present what people do to distort Scripture to their own ends and for their own purposes, I tend to now concur.... [Modern Culture]
The latest reviews from the Review of Biblical Literature include: Bill T. Arnold, Introduction to the Old Testament, reviewed by David W. Baker and by Anselm C. Hagedorn Mark A. Chancey, Carol Meyers, and Eric M. Meyers, eds., The Bible in the Public... [Book Reviews and Summaries] [Andrew Crislip] [B. C. Hodge] [Bill Arnold] [Burton MacDonald] [Carol Meyers] [Eric Meyers] [Gordon McConville] [Jey Kanagaraj] [Julius Wellhausen] [Katherine Low] [Laurel Koepf-Taylor] [Mark Chancey] [Raymond Collins] [Review of Biblical literature]
I was talking to the Anglican pastor of an isolated rural parish today about ministry among Australian Aboriginal people. He spoke about the spectacular lack of success of Anglican ministry among Aboriginal people, and pointed out that Australian Anglican... [Uncategorized]
I have been beta testing BibleWorks 10 for the last few months. I will get around to a fuller review after the semester ends, but here is my quick take on this release.BibleWorks 10 is an attractive update to a long-respected program. Existing users will ...

8AM

If dramatic inequality and profound immiseration are the phenomenological appearance of the manifold contemporary economic technologies for extracting surplus value and enacting surplus populations, these ever more primitive accumulations require thinkin... [Chicago] [Interccect] [neoliberalism] [politics]
This poem excoriates Doeg the Edomite at first, but then morphs into a metaphor about the tongue in its tent. The poem is unique in its recurrence pattern in Hebrew. Even including the most common words, each word that repeats is used exactly twice. There... [personal theology] [Psalms] [recurring words]
Slated for a September release date marks another book from the prolific pen of Luke Timothy Johnson, R.W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Emory University, Candler School of Theology. The volume, The Revelatory Body, addresse... [Luke Timothy Johnson]

7AM

Are you a knuckle popper? (I am.) From Sarah Knapton: The wince-inducing sound of knuckles cracking is caused by a small bubble building up in the fluid of the fingers then ‘popping ‘, scientists believe, and it could even be beneficial to health. For... [Uncategorized]
In conclusion, basic word order in the typological sense is the pragmatically unmarked order. Basic word order is usually established by the criterion of statistical dominance. The mainstream view that BH is typologically VSO is strongly supported by the ... [Books] [grammar] [Hebrew] [Linguistics] [Word Order]
Some time back I posted an extended quote from an article by Stewart Custer entitled “The Theology of First Corinthians” looking at the titles of Christ used in 1 Corinthians (see here). I thought I would post another article by Custer on the titles o... [1 John] [Christ] [New Testament]
I’ll be giving a paper at SBL in November comparing sci-fi canons (with particular focus on Star Wars, given the new direction the franchise is taking) and Biblical canons. And so I was struck when a couple of items came to my attention today, all ... [Bible] [Star Wars] [canon] [canonical] [Expanded Universe] [Force] [humor] [midi-chlorians] [Nerds] [Protest] [science fiction] [signs]
The condition of the newone points forward to the reality that we are dependent creatures: the secret to the meaning of human life—our need of each other—is given away by its newest members.—Ethics at the Beginning of Life, page 115 <idle mus... [Books] [ethics] [Idle Musings] [theology]
You don't have a choice as to whether to think metaphorically. Because metaphorical maps are part of our brains, we will think and speak metaphorically whether we want to or not. Since the mechanism of metaphor is largely unconscious, we will think and sp... [Books] [Linguistics] [Metaphors We Live By]
It is interesting to note that, as H. Windisch has pointed out, Jesus’ view of who and what a peacemaker is stands in stark contrast with the view, current in the Hellenistic world, of what this office entailed. Those who were to establish peace, securi... [Books] [Idle Musings] [lord's prayer] [pacifism] [theology]

6AM

The last words of the book of Acts in the Greek are “boldly and without hindrance.” This is a good theme to leave the book of Acts, that Paul preached the gospel boldly and without hindrance. To speak “boldly” (παρρησία) is to have freedom... [Luke / Acts] [Observations on Acts] [Acts] [Acts 20] [elders] [Luke] [Miletus]
The episode begins with Sawyer making Jin some tea. Then Smokey and his group return. Kate asks Claire about the thing in the crib, and she says it was all she had. When Cindi asks Smokey what happened to the people who stayed behind at the temple, he say... [LOST] [baggage] [Charles Widmore] [Claire] [island] [Kate] [Parents]

4AM

I've been an external examiner now for three doctoral dissertations on Hebrews. This is a great honor and also a good way to keep your pulse on Hebrews' studies. It is also very interesting because I'm usually asked in relation to confessional communities... [PhD dissertations]
Calvin was a hard and industrious worker. His achievements were marvellous. He was pastor, professor and statesman. The Genevan edition of his works consists of twelve folio volumes. Besides these, there exist at Geneva two thousand of his sermons and lec... [Calvin]
Click here to view the embedded video.The composition is by Andrew Violette, and the score, which is visible in the video, is also available on IMSLP. [Gnosticism] [music] [Andrew Violette] [Nag Hammadi] [Pistis Sophias] [Song]
DAY 16 - SHOE SEEKERHow much of your life will you spend seeking shoes?Hunting the keys you're certain you left in a pocket,sunglasses resting unnoticed on top of your head?Meanwhile the Holy One hides in plain sight.Practice moderation even in your boot ... [NaPoWriMo2015] [Omer] [Omer poems] [poetry]
For over 17 years, I’ve had the privilege of training users to better use Logos Bible Software through live seminars called Camp Logos. I’m often asked if it’s worth the investment of time and money to attend. As objectively as possible, I’d l... [Training] [Camp Logos] [Logos Bible Software] [logos training] [Morris Proctor] [mp seminars] [Proctor]

3AM

Some photos: And books. And Bible and Interpretation. And Academia.edu. Philip, knowing you is a pleasure and a true delight.  I hope today is a brilliant one for you.  Here’s your cake.  Enjoy! Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]

2AM

Filed under: Biblical Studies Resources [Biblical Studies Resources]
Here’s how he sums up the problem: Let’s face it, the Christian notion that heaven will wipe away all tears is a staggering thought. If heaven is real, no doubt there are many rapists, murderers, and terrorists who will be there along with the... [heaven]
Guggenheim Fellowship Awarded to Trinity College's Seth Sanders (The Hartford Courant). Excerpt:"Religious people have struggled with the Bible's contradictions since they first read it, and scholars have used them as a window into how it was created. Wh...
CINEMATIC NEWS:Pope Francis blesses Ben-Hur's new Jesus at the Vatican (Ben Child, The Guardian)Brazil’s Rodrigo Santoro, who is playing Christ in a new Ben-Hur movie, was filming in Rome when he met the pope.The Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro, who is ...
EXCAVATION:Herodium walkway reveals more of Jewish king's grand designs (Reuters/Israel HaYom).Archaeologists unearth grand arched walkway in one of King Herod's major buildings • They believe he intended it to be used for his burial procession, but cha...
by Craig MartinThe New York Times recently reviewed Jared Diamond’s new book on “tribal” societies, The World Until Yesterday. Among other things—according to the review—we learn:The people Diamond describes seem immersed in... [Religion and Popular Culture] [Religion and Society] [Religion and Theory] [Religion in the News] [Theory and Method] [Uncategorized] [David Lyon] [Durkheim] [Jared Diamond] [primitive savages]

1AM

SAD NEWS FROM H-JUDAIC: Obituary: Prof. Menahem Haran.H-Judaic is deeply saddened to learn of the passing, at age 91, of Professor Menahem Haran (1924-2015), Yehezkel Kaufmann Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies at the Hebrew University and one of the ...
BRYN MAYR CLASSICAL REVIEW:Steven Fine, Aaron Koller (ed.), Talmuda de-Eretz Israel: Archaeology and the Rabbis in Late Antique Palestine. Studia Judaica, Bd 73. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2014. Pp. xiii, 352. ISBN 9781614514855. €119.95.Reviewed...
Less known now than he was in his own lifetime, Washington Irving is an odd literary character. Many writers, at least of tomes we now have our children read in school, were not necessarily stars in their time. Some were obscure, their genius only becom... [Books] [literature] [popular culture] [Posts] [Religious Violence] [Sects] [Brian Jay Jones] [Edgar Allan Poe] [Gotham] [Origin of Species] [Rip Van Winkle] [The Legend of Sleepy Hollow] [Washington Irving]

12 AM

The Agenda of Priestly TaxonomyLance HawleyEcclesiastes 9:1-12: An Emphatic Statement of ThemesAddison G. Wright, P.S.S.Creature Features: Monstrosity and the Construction of Human Identity in the Testament of Solomon Thomas Scott CasonIs the Lucan J... [CBQ]