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November 28 2014, 1PM

Para fabricar armas, é preciso fabricar inimigos. Para produzir inimigos, é imperioso sustentar fantasmas. Os fantasmas vão morrer apenas quando morrer o medo, mas há quem tenha medo que o medo acabe.De acordo com uma pesquisa realizada pelo Washingto... [oriente]

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SALMO 147 (146-147): Un himno al Todopoderoso ¡Aleluya! 1 Alabad a Yahvé, que es bueno cantar, a nuestro Dios, que es dulce la alabanza. 2 Yahvé reconstruye Jerusalén, congrega a los deportados de Israel; 3 sana los corazones quebrantados, venda s... [Libros sapienciales] [Salmos] [Dios] [jerusalen] [La Palabra] [la tierra]
And a Holiday week at that.  So, pretty good.  Though of course I could always wish that more people would come to a knowledge of the truth… Country Views United States 29,797 United Kingdom 4,744 Canada 1,971 Australia 1,821 Germany ... [Biblioblogs]


Send in your submissions.  This month the Carnival is both the Official one and the Un-Official one!  Plop that down in your mind and let it swirl around for a bit.  It’s got a fun new theme and nothing like it has ever appeared anywhere else in ... [Biblical Studies Carnival]
It is well known that the gospel of John is considerably different than the other three Gospels.  One of the reasons that the Gospel of John seems so different is that the three synoptic gospels are so similar.  Because of the similarities between Matth... [Gospel of John] [jesus] [John] [Köstenberger] [the Gospel of John]
There are two collections which need to be published before the end of December, or I will die.  That’s right, if they aren’t out- I will be killed.  My life is literally in your hands. First- the Dictionary of Classical Hebrew.  If it isn&... [Bible] [Biblical Studies Resources] [Books] [Luther]


Click here to view the embedded video.There has been a homemade unofficial trailer circulating for a while, but this is the official one, and while it gives few clues as to the story, it is just enough of a teaser to get/keep fans excited. [Star Wars] [awakens] [Force] [official] [teaser] [trailer] [YouTube]


Esta lista está sacada de los salmos responsoriales de las misas de Adviento. Pueden ayudarnos a preparar mejor la Navidad. El Adviento nos dice que la perspectiva de la vida humana está de cara al futuro, con la esperanza puesta en la garantía del D... [Historia de la salvación] [Libros sapienciales] [Notas] [Salmos] [adviento]
“Si ergo Papa Christi vicarius est, Christus abest. Ubi autem Christus non est, ibi regnum tenebrarum, regnum ergo tenebrarum est cui praeest Vicarius Christi.”  —  Heinrich Bullinger Oh SNAP!Filed under: Bullinger [Bullinger]
I recently picked up Steve Mason’s book Josephus, Judea, and Christian Origins: Methods and Categories and found this introductory statement to be interesting. “The following study addresses what seems to me a fundamental problem in the use of Josep... [Acts] [Bible] [gospels] [history] [Josephus]
Studies in Religion/Sciences ReligieusesDecember 2014; Vol. 43, No. 4 "H...
Northern Seminary is sponsoring a tour to Turkey and Greece to visit the sits of the apostles Paul and John. And I will be the lead teacher. Our tour will be nearly two weeks long and we will visit major cities and sites. The tour also will include a marv... [Uncategorized]
Though Genesis 12:1-3 does not contain the words “elect” or “chosen,” this passage is often cited as a defense of God’s Unconditional Election of some individuals for eternal life. In this text, God informs Abram that he will become the father o... [Books by Jeremy Myers] [Theology of Salvation] [Calvinism] [election] [Genesis 12:1-3] [Genesis 18:17-19] [Tulip] [Unconditional Election]


Some good thoughts on "Black" Friday from Brian ZahndComing out of Thanksgiving we should be headed for the mystery of Advent— Not the checkout line at Best Buy. Yeah, I buy Christmas gifts too. I get it. But when Black Friday becomes a “thing” — ... [Idle Musings] [theology]
The Lord Jesus Christ refused to be committed to the parochial needs of His own day and generation; He was not committed to the political situation in Palestine, or to the emancipation of the Jewish nation from the Roman yoke! He was not committed to the ... [gospel] [Ian Thomas] [Idle Musings] [theology]
I’m back from the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, this year in San Diego, a busy but enjoyable four days of conference.  Aside from the sun and warm temperatures (25-27 Celsius), there were numerous interesting sessions and lo... [Uncategorized]


Michael Brown’s family’s church has been burned to the ground. How damnable. Just… Sickening.Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
The Christian Scriptures are so deep that, even if I studied them to the exclusion of all else, from early childhood to worn-out old age, with ample leisure and untiring zeal, and with greater capacity of mind than I possess, each day I would still discov... [Books] [Church History] [scripture]
One text which received a significant amount of discussion in the Bart Ehrman book review panel session at SBL was Mark 10:18, in which Jesus is depicted as saying, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone?”There is a long tradit... [Christology] [gospel of mark] [historical Jesus] [Judaism] [Monotheism] [#SBLAAR14] [Bart Ehrman] [good] [jesus]


Here are some thoughts on making sense of the lectionary readings for Advent 1: Is 64.1–9; Mark 13.24–37 ‘Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down!’ Isaiah’s cry of desperation resonates with the cry of many today. If only God would ma... [Biblical Studies] [Preaching] [Advent] [eschatology] [hope] [Isaiah] [judgement] [Mark 13] [Matthew] [Preaching]
Today, I want to start a series of posts on how Christians should approach gaming. In this series, I will look at both tabletop and video games. Growing up in the church, I was taught at an early age that lying and bearing a false witness was a sin. You m... [Political Jesus] [Fantasy Flight Games] [gaming] [Indie Boards & Cards] [lying] [Playroom Games] [pop culture] [theology]
Jim:Simcha’s book is taken down (and it’s shooting fish in a barrel really). Originally posted on Biblical Studies online: Professor Richard Bauckham provides a response to the recent book by conspiracy theorist Simcha Jacobovici, The Lost G... [Modern Culture]


This is Satan’s cleverest ploy yet. Get people to call him the wrong name on Facebook…. so he can say ‘hey it wasn’t me, it was Sation’…. Facebook… You are home to many ignoramuses. Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
Creepiness is now available for preorder on Amazon, as is my translation of Agamben’s Pilate and Jesus. Both will be released in February.Filed under: Agamben, Creepiness (the book), publications, translation [Agamben] [Creepiness (the book)] [publications] [translation]


Profiling is alive and well. In our post-9/11 state, we are even more suspicious than those who are different than we were before. After the Ferguson decision, profiling once again led to unrest. If we didn’t do it so much, cases like this wouldn’t... [Current Events] [Memoirs] [Posts] [Religious Violence] [Social Consciousness] [Travel] [AAR/SBL] [airport security] [Ferguson decision] [Gender] [racial profiling] [San Diego] [tsa]
When working on Romans 7, I struggled to grasp how Paul was conceptualising ‘sin’. I eventually settled on the position that he viewed ‘sin’ as more than wrongdoing and that he was not only personifying an abstract idea. Rather, Paul had in mind s... [Books] [Paul] [Reviews]


A while back, when I got the Hallmark Channel, the channel would frequently play the movie versions of Janette Oke’s Love Comes Softly series.  Michael Landon, Jr. directed some of them, and Katherine Heigl was in the first two.  Sometimes, t... [Books] [Michael Landon] [religion]
by Jeffrey WheatleyIt might seem a bit silly to dedicate a post to Foucault for the Theory & Religious Series here at the Bulletin blog. Foucault’s influence in many sectors of the liberal arts—including many of those I participate in and, I think... [Religion and Society] [Religion and Theory] [Theory & Religion Series] [Theory and Method] [Achille Mbembe] [Jeffrey Wheatley] [Michel Foucault] [Society Must Be Defended]


One of your best chances to save (and snag some incredible resources) is here: for the next four days, take advantage of huge Black Friday savings. Save big on 50 resources and get 24-hour deals, including special offers on works by beloved authors like N... [Products] [24-hour deals] [a.w. tozer] [Bible study] [black friday] [N. T. Wright]


Er is al eerder over dit schitterende boek geschreven op onze weblog, maar soms is een boek de moeite waard om nog een keer aandacht te krijgen. Want er zijn maar weinig boeken in het Nederlands taalgebied die de periode behandelen waarin het Jodendom en ... [christendom] [Israël] [Jodendom] [Recensie]

November 27, 11PM

I’ve just attempted to summarise each of the canonical Gospels in two sentences or less. I’ve found it a frustrating exercise, because I can’t help but leave important things out! But anyway, here’s what I’ve come up with (I&... [gospels]
As I was saying, Salzburg is Salt town, and so naturally you have salt shop…. including all kinds of salt, even bath salts!! of course there are lots of other interesting shops in the town as well. Here’s an apothecary, or pharmacy…. And... [Uncategorized]
In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should enjoy unprecedented savings on all their favorite brands. This was the first Black Friday and took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria. All went to their own towns to ... [Economics] [empire] [politics of the absurd]
Psalms: The House of Prayer- Part 1 (by John Frye) I have been pondering Eugene H. Peterson’s comment that his “primary educational task as pastor was to teach people to pray” (The Contemplative Pastor, 96). Peterson, like many other wise spiritual ... [Pastoring and Leading] [Prayer and Formation]


This article now appears on The Conversation, with a lovely picture of Xi Jinping: [Uncategorized]


Here is the fourth instalment of Richard Bauckham's assessment of the new book by Simcha Jacobovici and Barrie Wilson, The Lost Gospel. In it, he responds to Simcha Jacobovici's Response to his reviews found here: Response to Prof. Bauckham’s crit... [Aseneth] [Barrie Wilson] [lost gospel] [richard bauckham] [simcha jacobovici]


Where Noah Landed? As published in Strata in the November/December 2014 issue of BAR Biblical Archaeology Society Staff   •  11/26/2014 Still another group is looking for Mt. Ararat, where the Bible says Noah landed after the flood. This gr... [Archaeology]
Zwingli-  O overflowing spring of God’s mercy! how well Paul speaks when he says, that these things are known but through the Spirit of God. Therefore we have not received the spirit of this world, but the spirit that is from God, because we see what g... [Bullinger] [Calvin] [Luther] [Zwingli]


Job had better friends than I do.Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]


This past Sunday I was reading the Lectionary passages for Christ the King Sunday in which the epistle is Ephesians 1:15-23, in which Paul gives thanks for the Ephesian believers. I find the style of Ephesians quite fascinating, and especially these long ... [Bible study] [Christianity] [religion] [Ephesians]
In memory of Australian Cricketer Phillip Hughes, who passed away yesterday after being struck by a cricket ball, the ABC has suggested people lean a Cricket bat against their letter box or front door. My Gray Nicolls is packed away but I have this small... [Cricket] [news] [Phillip Hughes] [Put Out Your Bats]
It’s that special time of the year when two contrary and contradictory things happen- and they happen at the hands, invariably, of the same people. The first thing that happens is that denunciation of consumerism commences.  Buying stuff is bad.  ... [Modern Culture]


If anyone knows if this is to be published, I’d love to hear. Filed under: Biblical Studies Resources [Biblical Studies Resources]


Logos has recently published the first two of five volumes of Gerhardus Vos’ Reformed Dogmatics available at in print and electronically at Logos. It is translated and edited by Richard Gaffin. First two volumes are on theology proper ... [Uncategorized]