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October 26, 12 AM

I am continuing a new weekly series which will be posted every Sunday morning called "Sunday's Message." Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition.  I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving ... [Sunday's Message]

October 25, 11PM

Link to original post: here “Because this was now being handled in public, I was fortunate to receive the support of hundreds of people on Twitter – as well as attacks from others. I always expect some form of trolling, but I did not expect one of the... [Blerd] [geek] [liberation] [Technology] [#NotYourShield] [emergence Christianity] [emergent church] [free market] [gamergate] [gaming] [KillJoy Prophets] [misogyny] [racism] [rape culture] [social media] [Social network] [Tony Jones] [videogames]


A great read is Stanley E. Porter, “The Authority of the Bible as a Hermeneutical Issue,” Evangelical Quarterly 86 (2014): 303-24. Porter shows that a lot of debates supposedly about “biblical authority” are largely misdirected ... [Uncategorized]
Almighty and everlasting God: Increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity. And, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for eve... [Uncategorized]
The second major chapter of Craig Blomberg’s book deals with the issue of how we got the NT, or put another way, how the canon of the NT came about. Was the NT canon a product of the politics of Constantine and his cronies? Was it the product of the... [Uncategorized]


I am delighted to have had the opportunity to see the musical Amazing Grace at the Bank of America Theater in Chicago. It is based on the story of John Newton, who wrote the famous hymn “Amazing Grace.” But it isn’t focused on the hymn ... [Christianity] [Amazing Grace] [Broadway] [Chicago] [John Newton] [musical]


1. Some of my family watched Divergent this afternoon again on DVD. It's an interesting concept, dividing society into factions like the brave, the smart, the selfless, and the candid. It's a little like the four cardinal virtues of the ancient Mediterran... [movies]
Logos Bible Software is offering an excellent book for their “Free Book of the Month” promotion.  Partnering with Fortress, Logos is giving away a copy of Jürgen Moltmann’s The Crucified God: The Cross of Christ as the Foundation an... [bible software] [free books] [Free iPad Books] [ipad] [Jürgen Moltmann] [logos] [Logos Bible Software] [Westminster John Knox Press]

12 PM

Fact 1: Josephus' time distance from the earliest texts we have of Genesis (Those from Qumran dated from 250 - 200 BCE) and the time he wrote his Judean Antiquities (JA) in 94 CE  is about 334 to 294 years.Fact 2: The story of Adam and Eve in the G...
Do remember, the Carnival for the month goes live on 31 October.  Send along those deserving recommendations.Filed under: Biblical Studies Carnival [Biblical Studies Carnival]


Exodus 21:17  “Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death. Leviticus 20:9 “‘If anyone curses his father or mother, he must be put to death. He has cursed his father or his mother, and his blood will be on his own head. Deuteronomy ... [gospels] [historical Jesus] [Galilee] [jesus] [qorban]
It’s not too late to save on 170 resources on sale through the end of October! You don’t need a coupon code to take advantage of these awesome deals—just be sure to get them before the month is over. Are you looking to bolster your Old Testament kn... [Products] [Baker Academic] [monthly sale] [old testament]


In America, by contrast, they reward rapists with big league College football scholarships and NFL contracts…  Both are despicable in their own way.  But before we Americans start feeling too superior to Iran, we really should take inventory of ou... [Modern Culture]
Luke Chandler notes that plans are underway to establish a new national park at Khirbet Qeiyafa. Steven Notley is on The Book and the Spade this week discussing Mary Magdalene and Magdala. The latest edition of DigSight includes a summary of this year... [Excavations] [Galilee] [Jerusalem] [Shephelah] [Tourism]
Source: A recent regulatory change in California now requires all employer health plans in the state — including those offered by churches and faith-based organizations — to cover elective abortions, according to a conservative legal firm. Casey Matto... [Uncategorized]


I heard a Voice which I could not disobey. I desired to please God alone; and I sought Him, not for what He might give me, but only for Himself. I had rather die than do anything against His will.—Jeanne Guyon [Holiness] [Madame Guyon]
He’s such a huggable guy, Martin- I would sit still and blithely watch how you, the devil, and your sausages and your tripes vainly fret and torment yourselves, and blubber and writhe, achieving nothing except to make us laugh and make you own case ... [Luther]
Inspiring a man in Oklahoma to destroy a Ten Commandments monument. A man has been taken in for mental evaluation after allegedly vandalizing the Ten Commandments monument at the Oklahoma State Capitol. U.S. Secret Service Agents say it all started after ... [Modern Culture]
Hi folks! It’s me again. YES! IT’S A BLOG POST!   Finally. I’m going to start blogging again! I’m starting a whole new research project and at the moment I’m waiting to hear if I get a year long study leave starting in... [academics] [bible.] [creationism] [evolution] [mythology] [Study Leave]
In the first edition of The Israelite Woman Athalya Brenner-Idan provided the first book-length treatment by a feminist biblical scholar of the female characters in the Hebrew Bible. Now, thirty years later, Brenner provides a fresh take on this ground-br... [Biblical Studies Resources]


I’ll again be giving out books at a table at this important event. You can find out more about Reimagine at their web site. I’ll try to post some pictures through the day, but those who know me, know that taking pictures and remembering to pos... [Announcements]
Chris Nelson said in a comment on a recent post:The conservative Christian approach to most everything difficult is to deny difficulty. I’m not sure if that speaks to an appalling lack of insight or an appalling surplus of denial.That seemed to me m... [Christianity] [Fundamentalism] [Bible] [Christian] [Conservative] [difficulties]


1. It occurs to me that there is something I despise as a Christian about "both sides" of the political scene in America. I questioned whether to put "despise" because should Christians despise things that are so closely associated with people that it is ... [politics]


‘Reformation Day’  Nope!’ ‘The Reformation’ is a misnomer if ever there were one, for in fact there was no ‘one’ Reformation any more than there was just one Reformer. ‘The Reformation’, when used by students and the general... [Calvin] [Church History] [Luther] [Zwingli]
The goddesses Asherah and Astarte are sometimes confused, even by experts. Astarte, also known as Ashtart, Ashtarte, Athtart, and Astaroth, among other names, is the lesser attested of the two among the Ugaritic texts. Indeed, to read some accounts of t... [Asherah] [Bible] [Deities] [feminism] [Goddesses] [Monsters] [popular culture] [Posts] [Religious Origins] [Ugarit] [astarte] [Demons] [Monotheism] [popular culture]
Fritz Schmidt-Clausing (courtesy Peter Opitz) I need today to mention a scholar who though virtually unknown today outside of very specialized circles, made tremendous contributions to the study of the 16th century, the Reformation, and in particular, to ... [Scholars You Should Know]
Veel mensen weten dat ik een kleine Bijbeltuin heb, waarin ik allerlei planten en bomen uit de Bijbel heb staan en regelmatig krijg ik dan ook reacties, vragen of in het beste geval zaad van een plant die volgens hen vooral in mijn tuin moet staan. Zo kre... [Flora] [Boon]
This episode starts with a close-up of an eye – this time Boone’s. Boone is unhappy with the relationship that is developing between Sayid and Shannon.This episode focuses on the hatch – which seems impossible to open. Locke says that Mi... [LOST] [altered states of consciousness] [Boone] [compass] [hallucination] [hallucinogen] [hatch] [John Locke]


In de wereld zijn veel Bijbelgenootschappen en deze hebben allemaal tot doel om het evangelie, de bijbelverspreiding in de meest ruime zin des woords. Waarbij het belangrijkste onderdeel is het vertalen van de Bijbel in de landstaal of landstalen. Echter ... [Algemeen] [Bijbels] [Vertalingen]