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January 25 2015, 7AM

Great news, I checked last night and my book has dropped below the 100,000 watershed on Amazon, now coming in at only 80,200 in the sales rank (that would put it easily within the top 100 OT Commentary Best Sellers right now). The first chapter is still a...
The episide begins with a flashback of Eko’s childhood. He breaks into a locked storeroom. Eko is told by a nun that he is a sinner, but Eko protests that Yemi was hungry. Then, on the island, Eko sees Yemi, who tells him that it is time to confess,... [LOST] [brother] [coincidence] [confession] [Eko] [fate] [Jacob] [John Locke] [Nigeria] [plan] [Priest] [providence] [sin] [smoke monster] [Yemi]

6AM

Jim:Roberta shows another aspect of the ‘Mark Fragment’ silliness. Originally posted on Faces&Voices: A reader of this blog, Beau Quilter, was so nice to edit the long and remarkably boring performance of Josh McDowell on papyri from mumm... [Modern Culture]
Luther … launched his Lectures on Genesis the very next day, Tuesday, June 1, 1535, rather than on June 8, the date usually given (cf. Luther’s Works, 15, p. 75, note 1). For the next several weeks his lectures proceeded on the basis of his prepar... [Luther]

5AM

In a recent post on BBC Health, James Gallagher discusses ancient Assyria. What can ancient Assyria have to say about modern health, beyond the occasional liver model used in haruspicy? Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, of course. As Gallagher notes in h... [Current Events] [Mesopotamia] [Posts] [Religious Violence] [Social Consciousness] [Assyria] [BBC Health] [James Gallagher] [pacifism] [post-traumatic stress disorder] [Vietnam War]
Give us grace, O Lord, To answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, That we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy S... [Uncategorized]
Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church 25/1/15Mark 1.14-20  Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God,  15 and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe i... [sermon]

4AM

I shared a long quote from Mike Beidler a while back, and a discussion occurred about how important his point was, but also how wordy, and thus not meme-friendly. Mike kindly boiled his point down to the above Most Interesting Man in the World meme, and I... [Genesis] [young-earth creationism] [ancient] [ancient Near East] [Bible] [meaning] [meme] [Mike Beidler] [most interesting man in the world] [science]
Quote from atheists like Thomas Nagel or Jean Paul Sartre who say things you agree with. Throw them all together and let them make your case for you. Then forget or ignore why these people are atheists in the first place. [Apologetics]

3AM

Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology Shelly Rambo, "Spirit and Trauma," 7-19 (abstract)Christopher G. Frechette, "The Old Testament as Controlled Substance: How Insights from Trauma Studies Reveal Healing Capacities in Potentially Harmful ... [Interpretation] [Παλαιά Διαθήκη] [ερμηνεία] [θεολογία Κ.Δ.] [κατά Ιωάννην]
ASOR BLOG: Graffiti—the ‘Selfies’ of the Ancient Near East? Dr. Karen B. Stern, known to PaleoJudaica readers for averring that Aramaic is "the little black dress of Semitic languages," is back with more on her work on ancient graffiti.But ancient...
A reminder. A class offering based on my latest anthology, "Christianity is Not Great" will be held in February. To read more about this class and sign up then follow this link. (Details to be found there).That's right, come study my latest book with me, ...

2AM

Από τον εκδοτικό οίκο Bloomsbury κυκλοφόρησε το νέο βιβλίο του Stanley Porter σχετικά με τη ζωή και το έργο του Konstantin Tischendorf, με το πρόσωπο του οποίου συ... [ευαγγέλια] [ιστορία κειμένου] [κριτική κειμένου] [χειρόγραφα]
Sarah asked if there's a connection between the word am עם - nation, and the root עמם, as found in the word amum עמום, meaning "dim" or "dark".While they look similar, they're not related. As I quoted from Horowitz in the discussion about the let...
We used to be known as a paradise for workers, for all sorts of reasons. One was the world’s first legislation for the minimum wage, back in 1907. Much of the rest of the world followed our example, although we’ve usually been in front with th... [another world is possible] [Australia] [maximum wage] [minimum wage] [paradise for workers]

1AM

Ο James D. Tabor στο ιστολόγιό του TaborBlog επανέρχεται στο θέμα του αρχαιότερου σύμφωνα με κάποια δημοσιεύματα σπαράγματος του κατά Μάρκον και δίνε... [ιστορία κειμένου] [κατά Μάρκον] [πάπυροι]
I am going to continue this series of comparing one of the Sunday readings from the lectionary, using the Knox Bible and The Message.  While done in different ways, I think both Knox and Peterson desired to make the Bible more accessible to the avera... [Knox vs. The Message]

12 AM

The on-line conference Ecclesia and Ethics run out of St. Andrews University will be hosting its third annual conference, this year on Human Sexuality (nothing controversial here, I’m sure) on 21 March 2015. Speakers include: Tremper Longman (West... [Uncategorized]

January 24, 11PM

While many Christians know that the English word ‘taxi’ comes from the Greek word for ‘quick’, what is decidedly less well know is that the mistranslation of the prepositional phrase ‘en taxei’ has led to all sorts of w... [Uncategorized]

9PM

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is holding its annual Expository Preaching Workshop on March 2-3, 2015. The theme this year is "Preaching Jude in Today's Culture." Early registration for the workshop is $25 for students and $50 for non-students ... [conference] [Expository Preaching] [Jude] [New Testament] [Preaching] [Sermons] [Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary]