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December 12 2017, 8PM

チャットレディは風俗などとは違いますが、やはり男性娯楽の仕事ですので、お金は非常に稼ぐことができます。しかし、チャットの仕事に二の足を踏んでいる方の最大のポイントとすれば... [基本情報]
チャットレディをしたい方は、どのような目的でこのチャットの仕事をするのでしょうか?中には、毎日寂しいからその寂しさを紛らわすための道具として行っている方もいるでしょう。 ... [基本情報]
何か、もっとお金を簡単に儲けたい。こう思っている方は少なくは無いのではないでしょうか?それも無理はありません。だって、生きていくためにはお金が非常にかかるからです。 それ... [基本情報]
チャットレディをしたいと思っている方、自宅の関係であったり予算や機械の得意不得意があると思います。基本的には、PCやウェブカメラが無い場合はこのチャットの仕事をするのは不可... [基本情報]

4PM

Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
It’s by Russell Moore and it’s about that moronic bumper sticker which claimed that if Jesus had a gun he’d still be alive.  He’s 1000% right, writing in part American evangelicalism is old and sick and weak, and doesn’t even kn... [Modern Culture]
Nijay Gupta discusses his favorite academic books for 2017 here. Meanwhile, Tim Challies identifies the top 5 most ridiculous Christian bestsellers here. [Books]

3PM

Are in the Grossmünster Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
Here are all my notes on Romans.____________________________________I. Introduction1. Romans 1:1-15II.1 Who is Justified?II.1.1 Humanity's Problem2. Romans 1:16-173. Romans 1:18-324. Romans 2:1-3:20II.1.2 God's Solution5. Romans 3... [Concentrated Romans] [explanatory notes] [Romans]
The establishment and free exercise clauses prohibit the government from impeding or requiring observance of any religious holiday, including Christmas.
Over on Bart Ehrman's blog, there has been some fun relating to the Synoptic Problem. A commenter promised $1,000 to Prof. Ehrman's blog's charities if he engaged with Alan Garrow's work on the Synoptic Problem. Since I have read and thought about Dr Garr... [Alan Garrow] [Bart Ehrman] [synoptic problem]
Time to expand your Logos library? The much-anticipated latest installment in the Hermeneia commentary series is available very soon, and at a special pre-order price. But the savings won’t last long. Get Hermeneia: Philippians for 32% off on Pre-Pub to... [Products]

2PM

1. In Blade Runner (1982), the LAPD of 2019 make use of privatized detectives—‘blade runner units’—in order to hunt down and murder runaway slaves. In the manner of certain contemporary societies, these slaves are used to build and maintain the ba... [blog posts]

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Well, I realize I haven’t blogged much this term  – I am finishing up several writing projects, and I got shingles in November which set me back for several weeks. But thinking about the close of 2017, I thought I would briefly mention some n... [Uncategorized]
Bishop Paul Tighe, the secretary of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture, has been called “the Vatican's nicest guy.”
The best defense, as they say, is a good offense. Put in prose, this means that it’s generally better to be proactive rather than passive toward your enemies. The same goes for the enemies of Jesus and his followers. The better God’s people know one o... [Training]

12 PM

My new book is out! It is titled, What is Prayer? You can get the book on Amazon as an eBook or Paperback, or at Apple iBooks, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. Here is the cover: What is Prayer? seeks to answer some of the main questions that Christians hav... [Redeeming Books] [Redeeming Life] [Books I'm Writing] [how to pray] [Prayer] [What is prayer]
In a radio interview this week, an Alabama pastor in a small suburb of Birmingham articulated for the interviewer his rationale for – reluctantly – voting for Roy Moore. While he would not try to convince others of his own views on abortion, he asked ... [WIT Posts] [abortion] [Advent] [sexual assault] [sexual violence]
The last in the series.Romans 7:1-8:39A. The function of the Jewish Law (7:1-25)7:1-25. Romans 6 has addressed the question of sin. If we are not deemed right with God initially on the basis of our own righteousness, "Should we continue in sin that grace ... [Concentrated Romans] [Romans] [Romans 7]
Frank Sinatra from a 1963 Playboy interview:There are things about organized religion which I resent. Christ is revered as the Prince of Peace, but more blood has been shed in His name than any other figure in history. You show me one step forward in the ...
Yay! What Does the Text Say? Too much “worship” in churches today is nothing more than the product of people’s imaginations designed to make them feel good. It should be the product of the study Scripture and designed to glorify God. Having observe... [Modern Culture]

11AM

The Trump administration has made clear its principles on immigration; Catholics should answer with a list of ways to reform the system with fairness and humanity.

10AM

David Bentley Hart's new translation of the New Testament is a breath of fresh air: responsible, creative, and inspiring. Yale University Press is to be commended for encouraging and publishing this excellent new translation. If heeded, it could well infl...
Em vez de abraçar as enormes oportunidades de negócio sugeridas pelo sucesso em outras indústrias (cinema, tv e música), a publicação acadêmica tenta frear alguns avanços por meio de liminares judiciais. Até que serviço razoáveis por um preço ... [ciencias]
The UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology is an international cooperative project to provide high quality peer reviewed information on ancient Egypt. Confira. [historia]
At a faculty roundtable last month, we went around and answered a series of questions for our students majoring in Biblical Studies. One question asked was, “What is the best book you’ve read this year?” My answer was Reading the Bible with Rabbi Je... [Resources]

9AM

A reflection for the second Wednesday of Advent
A reflection for the second Tuesday of Advent
1. Editorial Foreword James Crossley and Anthony Le Donne. Volume 15, Issue 2-3, pages 167 - 168, 2017http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/17455197-015020012. Q in Matthew: A Review Essay Sarah E. Rollens. Volume 15, Issue 2-3, pages 169 - 191, 2017http://dx.doi.o...
'Lord, Lord': Jesus as YHWH in Matthew and Luke* Jason A. Staples New Testament Studies, Volume 64 / Issue 1, December 2017, pp 1 - 19doi: 10.1017/S0028688517000273 Published Online on &nbps; Naïn ou Naïm (Lc 7.11) : une différen...
From the 1970s until his assassination in March 1980, Blessed Romero used the radio station YSAX to inform Salvadorans and the international community of the horrors of El Salvador's civil war.
The Pope’s efforts to distort the Lord’s Prayer isn’t flying with Bart.  Bart is correct.Filed under: Biblical Studies Resources, Theology [Biblical Studies Resources] [theology]
In his homily, Pope Francis reflected on the reading from St. Luke's Gospel, in which the angel appears to Mary, informing her that she is with child.

8AM

Christmas and Hanukkah share much more than the giving of gifts.
Most of the families are poor and come from desert communities where there is no heat, running water or electricity.

7AM

The pope sent the cardinal to the hurricane-battered island to make a visit before Christmas to express his deep concern for the people.
Fewer Americans believe in the biblical Christmas story and a growing number are opting not to attend church services.
This week's edition of the Forward's Rabbi Roundtable asks, "What are Jews? — a race, a religion, a culture, an ethnicity, a nation….?" I'm glad to see that many of us rejected the possibility of Jews as a "race," for a variety of reasons. I'm intri... [Community] [speaking / teaching]

6AM

People of the biblical world understood the illustrations used by their leaders, but many today, especially young people, do not understand these illustration without explanation. Moses had led the people of God through the wilderness, but was soon to die... [Bible Lands] [Bible study] [Culture] [New Testament] [old testament] [Photography] [Travel]
Dear colleagues, Just a reminder that I am accepting abstracts and offers of papers for our 2018 Hawarden Seminar until the end of this week (Friday 15th Dec), so please do get in touch if you would like to present. I hope to confirm acceptance and circu... [Conferences]

5AM

Here’s an honest question to which I’d love to receive dozens of honest answers: (1) If you are a college professor: Do you require your students to use a particular note-taking method, and if so, which one? What is your rationale for this dec... [Uncategorized]
Boso, Anselm’s interlocutor in Cur Deus Homo, cites a collection of New Testament texts, and concludes: “Christ endured death under the compulsion of obedience, rather than through the intention of his own free will” (276). Anselm denies... [Anselm] [Atonement]
For each of the first 12 weekdays in December, we’re featuring a special deal on commentaries, reference works, and more from Baker Publishing. Get Dynamic Pricing and big savings on some of the most popular resources from one of our most popular publis... [Products]
Moving right along, sometimes on the path of least resistance. I will admit about this public reading I sometimes wonder why I am doing it. The axes I used to grind have long since disintegrated. But there is something to caring for the disadvantaged. T... [2 Chronicles]

4AM

I have been studying the book of Ecclesiastes recently – not a book for the faint of heart. “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” (1:2) The book is worth studying though, both for the... [Uncategorized]
HAPPY HANUKKAH (CHANUKKAH, CHANUKAH) to all those celebrating! The eight-day festival begins tonight at sundown. Last year's Hanukkah post is here. It links to past Hanukkah posts with additional historical background. For PaleoJudaica posts in the last...
ARCHAEOLOGY: Archaeologists uncover bittersweet end of 1,800-year-old Tiberias menorah. Once carved on a Jewish grave, the menorah had two more lives -- as the base of a mosque and then in a Crusader-period sugar factory (Amanda Borschel-Dan, Times of Isr...
Three waves of Gentiles flood Judah in the book of Isaiah. The first threat is from Aram and Israel, from Syria and the Northern kingdom. Assyria is the rising power to the east, and that power is threatening to overrun the nations to the west of Assyri... [Bible - OT - Isaiah]

3AM

After mentioning the reduced prices on Kindle editions of three of my books recently (here), some readers have asked for me to give some information on the basic focus of several of my books on the origins of Jesus-devotion. My first book on this research... [Uncategorized] [Christian Origins] [Christology] [Jesus-devotion]
Good grief. A Wisconsin couple intends to put the “fun” in “funeral” by legally serving alcohol inside a new Milwaukee area funeral home and event complex currently expected to open early next year. The owners of Integrity Funeral Services in Roch... [Total Depravity]
I am ever so grateful to Matthias Henze for allowing me the opportunity to interview him about his new book, Mind the Gap. Here are the questions that I posed to him, followed by his answers: JM: I saw an article in the Times of Israel about your book, t... [book review] [Interview] [jesus] [Judaism]
DISCOVERY: MOTHER AND DAUGHTER DISCOVER ANCIENT CLAY LAMP FROM HELLENISTIC PERIOD Second century CE relic dates to Judah Maccabee’s battles against ruler of Antiochus (Daniel K. Eisenbud, Jerusalem Post).A leisurely afternoon hike in the North’s Beit ...
Yup, you read that right.  Here’s the story.  Par for the Moore course.  He and Trump are the face of the modern @GOP.Filed under: Total Depravity [Total Depravity]
BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: Understanding the Jewish Menorah. Does this ancient menorah graffito show the Temple menorah?The Jewish menorah—especially the Temple menorah, a seven-branched candelabra that stood in the Temple—is the most enduring and iconic Je...
Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
Volume II/2 of this critical edition of all the documents of the Synod of Dordt (1618–1619) contains documents relating to the early sessions of the Synod of Dordt, until the expulsion of the Remonstrants. Many are published for the first time. Included... [Books]
Those who know me know that I treat my workdays like clockwork. I leave the apartment every day, catch the same bus, and leave work at the end of the day, all according to schedule. Traffic is a variable, of course. Yesterday as I came out of the Port ... [Current Events] [Memoirs] [Posts] [Religious Violence] [Social Consciousness] [Travel] [bombing] [New York City] [politics] [Port Authority Bus Terminal] [terrorism] [Times Square]

2AM

Por desgracia nos cuesta reconocer la unción en nosotros mismos y, por consiguiente, nos cuesta reconocerla en los demás.

December 11, 11PM

Yvonne Ortega.  Moving from Broken to Beautiful Through Grief.  EA Books Publishing, 2017.  See here or here to purchase the book. According to the “About the Author” page of the book, “Yvonne Ortega is a licensed professional counse...
Here’s an excellent post by my friend and colleague Larry Hurtado on the so-called mythical Jesus which I am reposting ten days after he first posted. See what you think. Why the “Mythical Jesus” Claim Has No Traction with Scholars by Larry Hurt... [Uncategorized]
N.T. Wright’s big book on Jesus called Jesus and the Victory of God was turned into a more accessible book when he wrote The Challenge of Jesus and then later Simply Jesus, so when he wrote Paul and the Faithfulness of God many of us expected so... [Uncategorized]