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July 27 2014, 8PM

Last Monday, following material posted by Luke Chandler, I posted a blog here with this heading: “Have new gates been discovered at Lachish?” Yesterday Luke posted a clarification here that was sent to him by the Fourth Lachish Expedition d... [Archaeology] [Bible Places] [Bible study] [israel] [old testament] [Travel] [Gezer] [lachish]
  Yasser Arafat’s estate was worth almost one billion dollars by the time he had died.[1] It wasn’t because he was an enterprising capitalist. However, he did manage to take a substantial cut of money from the billions of dollars that the Western... [American Jewish Issues] [Anti-Semitism] [Contrarian wisdom] [conversion] [Current Events] [Interfaith Dialogue] [Obama's Failed Middle East Policies] [Political Commentaries]

7PM

Brian Croft has some good advice here on how one should respond to praise that is received after preaching a sermon. This would also be applicable, with some modification, to other areas of ministry as well.   [Preaching] [Sermons]

6PM

They have the best food- and it’s abundant.  Thomas Bolin will concur.  Keep up with this year’s meeting (which I sadly could not attend) on the twitter at #cba2014. Filed under: Catholic Biblical Association, Conferences [Catholic Biblical Association] [Conferences]

5PM

1) Please introduce yourself and your role at London School of Theology [LST]I am the Vice-Principal: Academic and Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology at LST, and serve on the senior leadership team. I am responsible for directing the efforts of our ex... [Bible colleges] [Interviews]
LINK. I wonder how many Christians will agree with what he says?

4PM

Everything you wanted to know about mustard seeds … and every spiritual lesson that you might draw from Jesus’ botanical analogy … is not how I would approach Matthew 13:31-32. Here’s where I would go. Jesus and his dirty dozen d... [Reflections]

2PM

I’ve lost friends, good friends, over differences of opinion concerning gay marriage.  And now it seems I’ve lost another over differences of opinion on Israeli policy.  So let me get this straight- if I disagree with someone about gay marri... [Modern Culture]
The policy of the Israeli right to denounce anyone who disagrees with Israeli policy as an antisemite is nothing but an attempt to silence opposition.  And, let’s be honest, has been used so much, so widely, so freely, and so liberally that now whe... [Modern Culture]

1PM

A professor at San Francisco State University has been arrested and charged after he allegedly recorded students using the restroom at his California home. Mark Landis, 38, is facing 15 counts of invasion of privacy after being taken into custody on Wedn... [accreditation] [Modern Culture] [Total Depravity]
@AcrossMediums: US recognizes #Israel’s sovereignty & “inherent right of self defense” but not in countries slated 4 “regime change” like #Libya & #Syria.Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
Unreported, and well researched. From the Institute for Palestinian Studies: Gaza’s Tunnel Phenomenon: The Unintended Dynamics of Israel’s Siege [...] A similarly cavalier approach to child labor and tunnel fatalities damaged the movement’s standing... [church] [Child Labour] [children] [Defence] [Gaza] [Hamas] [israel] [news] [Palestine] [Terror] [War]

12 PM

In de Bijbel lezen we meermalen over de stad Gaza. De eerste keer lezen we over Gaza in de volkentabel als een plaats bij de grens van de Kanaänieten (Gen. 10:19). Daarna wordt het weer genoemd bij de intocht van het land na de Exodus (Deut. 2:23; Joz.... [Atlas] [Gaza]
Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel Volume 3/1 2014 Abraham Thomas Römer Introduction 1–2 Israel Finkelstein/Thomas Römer Comments on the Historical Background of the Abraham Narrative. Between “Realia” and “Exegetica” 3–23 Jean Louis Ska Abrah... [Bible] [Biblical Studies Resources]
Can anyone help Ann out with information? I am writing to ask you if you can tell me why the WCG required my aunt & uncle (Neubauers) to make their yearly trips to Pasadena, CA. They became involved with the Worldwide Church of God after listenin...

11AM

I am happy—-even moved—-when people reach across the aisle.  You don’t see it often in these days of political polarization.  Today, on a couple of Sunday news shows, I got to see examples of people reaching across the aisle: praising a... [Political Philosophy] [politics]
At church this morning, the theme was God having a plan for people’s lives.  That message somewhat took me aback.  Why?  It’s standard Christian fare, isn’t it?  I think the reason is that I am a bit skeptical these days. I ca... [church]
Worthy News: An Air Force chaplain in Alaska who was censored in his weekly column may now face additional consequences, according to The Washington Times. Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Kenneth Reyes had posted a sermon on the base’s online site titled: ̷... [church] [atheism] [Chaplain] [Chaplaincy] [Christianity] [Culture] [Falleness] [news] [religion] [USA]
When I showed this image to my wife, she laughed. She laughed a little too much… It was hard for her to stop laughing… Hmmm… Consider sharing it with others below: If you liked this post, please share it with others! [discipleship] [humor] [husbands] [laugh] [Marriage] [relationships]

10AM

Previously I challenged Dr. Jaco Gericke to reconsider my call to end the Philosophy of Religion [POR] discipline in secular universities based on Dr. Peter Boghossian's call to revolutionize our academic institutions by using the same method Dr. Hect... [Philosophy of Religion]
Tippex-thinner (noun phrase) Pronunciation: tipɛks-θɪnər Meaning: 1. (minor, colloquial) A solvent used to make old or dried out Tippex easier to spread on paper. 2. (major, universal) A legal hallucinogenic abused by naughty 80s-90s school chi...

9AM

Terry Eagleton on Richard Dawkins- “Imagine someone holding forth on biology whose only knowledge of the subject is the Book of British Birds, & you have a rough idea of what it feels like to read Richard Dawkins on theology” [HT Greg Hillis]Filed... [Modern Culture]
Scottish Journal of Theology 67:3 (2014)Orrey McFarland, "'Τhe One Jesus Christ' Romans 5:12-21 and the development of Karl Barth's Christology," 265-284 (abstract) [SJTh] [Ρωμαίους] [χριστολογία]
This is a must see film for anyone interested in or concerned about the situation in Gaza/ Palestine. Charged with overseeing Israel’s war on terror-both Palestinian and Jewish- the head of the Shin Bet, Israel’s secret service is present at t... [Modern Culture]

8AM

I have been so busy travelling these past two weeks that I failed to point out the video of my paper at the conference on evil at St. Mary’s University (London) from back in May. Many thanks again to Chris Keith for the invitation and for posting ... [evil] [My Paper] [St. Mary's University (London)]
Two mobile military churches will be brought by trains to the Arctic Circle, where bases of the Russian Army will be deployed, reported the head of the Eastern Military District press service Colonel Alexander Gordeyev to RIA-Novosti. “Two churches will... [church] [Chaplaincy] [Christianity] [Military] [news] [Orthodox] [Russia]
With 700 mostly evangelical places of worship Nashville, Tennessee is often described as the “Protestant Vatican”, but even here a secular church is finding its niche . In the Telegraph: Viewed from the outside, the pointy-roofed building in a... [church] [atheism] [Christianity] [Culture] [Falleness] [news] [religion] [secularism] [USA]

7AM

The Washington Post: Palestinian and Israeli casualties are mounting at a pace that could surpass any other Israeli conflict in nearly a decade, amid signs of a deepening military and political stalemate driven by diplomatic gridlock, Palestinian militant... [Culture] [Falleness] [Gaza] [israel] [news] [Terror] [War]
I'm still getting email notifications of part 3 of Randal Rauser's nitpicky whining misguided and false review of my book Why I Became an Atheist, which I have not bothered with since about that time. So far Rauser doesn't show a High Schooler...
Has anyone ever noticed that Daniel Wallace’s intermediate grammar uses a strangely large number of exclamation points considering its genre? What’s up with that?Filed under: Greek [Greek]

6AM

Today my Sunday School class, The Way at First UMC Pensacola, will spend a second week discussing Process Theology after reading Bruce Epperly’s little introduction (Process Theology: Embracing Adventure with God). Last week we spent most of our tim... [Bible study] [religion] [Arminianism] [Calvinism] [openness theology] [process theology]

5AM

Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
Israeli policy in #Gaza – a thief is hiding in your closet so we will bomb your neighborhood and kill sleeping children.Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
Now the second post in the third section of theology in bullet points.____________________God created everything, including the possibility of evil.God created the world out of nothing. Therefore, there is nothing that exists that he did not create and th... [Adam] [problem of evil] [Satan] [theology in bullet points]

4AM

In de Bijbel lezen we meermalen over de stad Gaza. Zo is de geschiedenis van de richter Simson bekend “Maar Simson bleef tot middernacht liggen. Toen, te middernacht, stond hij op, greep de deuren van de stadspoort met de beide posten en trok ze l... [Atlas] [Gaza] [Plaatsen]

3AM

The new gods are the old gods, apparently. Increasingly I feel myself to be in the old category, but I do glance at Wired once in a while in a vain attempt to recapture my decidedly low-tech youth. I was halfway through July’s edition when I saw “Wo... [Classical Mythology] [Deities] [popular culture] [Posts] [Social Consciousness] [Angry Nerd] [Clash of the Titans] [Greek mythology] [Wired] [Worship More Gods!]

1AM

KRISTA DALTON: Who Exactly Were The Ancient Jews? At least according to Seth Schwartz. Excerpt:In a more condensed and perhaps more self-reflective form of his earlier chronology in Imperialism and Jewish Society, 200 BCE to 640 CE, Schwartz produces a ...
THREE NEW BOOKS FROM BLOOMSBURY:'I Lifted My Eyes and Saw'Reading Dream and Vision Reports in the Hebrew BibleEditor(s): Elizabeth R. Hayes, Lena-Sofia TiemeyerPublished: 31-07-2014Format: HardbackEdition: 1stExtent: 272ISBN: 9780567605665Imprint: B...