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April 29 2016, 2AM

Another Friday, another chapter in Brian Greene's, The Fabric of the Cosmos.My first four summaries were:a. Overviewb. Spinning Space Bucketsc. Relativity and the Absoluted. Particles Separated at BirthThis chapter was a dud to me. As ... [book review] [Time]


THE FORBIDDEN GOSPELS BLOG: Finally, the Cambridge Handbook on Western Mysticism and Esotericism is published (April D. DeConick). It includes numerous chapters on ancient Western mysticism and esotericism. Cross-file under New Book.
If you don’t know who Michael Gorman is, then you clearly haven’t kept abreast of NT studies. Gorman is a Pauline scholar, who makes the odd forays in Johannine literature, and he is always worth reading. His Apostle of the Crucified Lord is ... [Uncategorized]
Once upon a time fairy tales were considered appropriate only for children. Unlike myths, fairy tales are frequently oral (yes, there are oral myths but this is not the place to discuss technicalities) and have origins that are obscure. A friend recentl... [Britannia] [Classical Mythology] [Current Events] [literature] [Memoirs] [Mesopotamia] [Posts] [Religious Origins] [science] [Bob Yirka] [fairy tale] [fiction] [folklore] [Mabinogion] [myth] [phylogenetic analysis] [] [Sumer. Edinburgh] [Uamh 'n Òir]
NEW BOOK FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS:Spiritual Taxonomies and Ritual Authority Platonists, Priests, and Gnostics in the Third Century C.E. Heidi Marx-Wolf 224 pages | 6 x 9 Cloth Jan 2016 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4789-3 | $55.00s | £36.00 | Add ...
THE BIBLE AND INTERPRETATION:The Matriarchs of Genesis: Seven Women, Five Views Women’s voices in the Bible are limited, but they are not absent. Where they do appear they come in three forms. The most common is through the omniscient voice of the narr...
LARRY HURTADO: Codex & Bookroll: New Videos.I announce two newly-produced, short videos in which I explain the basics of the ancient bookroll and the codex, and the curious early Christian preference for the latter bookform ...
REMNANT OF GIANTS: The Discovery of the Skull of Goliath: Scenes from Don Verdean. Important discovery.
Everyone will know the work of the great Calvin scholar.  Refo 500 has the sad news here. May he rest in well deserved peace.Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]

12 AM

As with much of the wider population, many Christians remain unclear as to how they will vote in the June referendum on EU membership. Some are strongly committed to leave or to remain but most are probably still making their mind up. Sadly much of the ca... [Life & Ministry] [Andrew Goddard] [Culture] [empire] [EU referendum] [Europe] [politics] [theology]

April 28, 10PM

I was talking with someone today about how you might grab a text reference from Accordance without leaving the command line in Terminal. So, I thought I'd share one way to accomplish it. You can use Applescript to retrieve the full text of verse referen...
John Grisham is too well known for his full length legal thrillers to need any introduction, but what is less well known is that he is an excellent short story writer as well, as is demonstrated amply in the seven short stories which comprise Ford County.... [Uncategorized]


He'll be at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum at 4:00 P.M. Doors open at 12:30 P.M. Yes I'm going. Any questions? ;-) LINK. Several of us are talking about protesting outside. What kinds of signs should we make? I also plan on going inside to see the...
It's official. Bernie Sanders is coming to Fort Wayne! This Monday! May 2nd. At the IPFW Gates Sports Center. Doors open at 11am. He speaks at 2:30 PM. I'm super pumped. If you can make it then come. Take off work if you can. This is a once-in-a-lifetime...


Note: If this article hits too close to home—stop reading and call your counselor or pastor now. ======================================= Wow! What a combination! How can either of these be related? I have considered this for the past few weeks and hope ... [Meditatio] [Pastoral Formation] [Tentatio] [Abuse] [Excuses] [how to interpret abuse] [how to listen] [victims]


The vacuum is always filled by absurdity.Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
There’s plenty of already existing evidence for the nature of linguistic categorization and prototype theory. I laid much of it out in my (old) discussion of middle voice several years ago, where I explain categorization and cognitive linguistics in... [Cognitive Linguistics] [Language] [Lexicography] [Linguistics] [Semantics] [categorization] [embodiment] [metaphor] [prototype theory] [semantic maps]
Job 19 by Bob MacDonald via Dust (#73418)
So much today I am back to the beginning of the first attempts I made at Job 6 years ago. And my concordance helpers were really useful to me today, suggesting a reading that concurs with many. What do you think? Job 19 וַיַּ֥עַן אִיּ֗... [Job]
A churchgoer shot a fellow parishioner in a Pennsylvania church after a fight broke out over a seat in the sanctuary on Sunday, authorities say. The argument started when a churchgoer told Robert Braxton III, 27, he was sitting in seats reserved for two ... [Modern Culture] [Total Depravity]


Because when they aren’t but instead are owned by people who care nothing for theology and have only an eye on profit, they produce theological rubbish like this: There’s no such thing as a ‘specialized’ Bible in the first place b... [Luther Burns Your Worthless Book] [misery] [Modern Culture] [pseudo-christianity] [Pseudo-scholarship] [pseudo-theology]


Spoken on 28 April, 1564- “ ‘Brethren, after I am dead, persist in this work, and be not dispirited; for the Lord will save this Republic and Church from the threats of the enemy. Let dissension be far away from you, and embrace each other with mutua... [Calvin] [Modern Culture]

12 PM

  Tonight I’ll be bridging the gap between these two very commonly associated books and doing a look-ahead to my several week study of Revelation. This study will conclude my series on Eschatology. Amongst the small but diligent group that wat... [Bible Commentary] [Bible Passages] [Bible study] [religion] [Daniel] [eschatology] [Revelation]
Bahahaha. The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science confirmed Thursday that its eponymous founder is still able to utilize the “Flying Spaghetti Monster” argument against creationism while keeping a straight face. The argument claims that... [mockery] [Modern Culture] [War On Atheism]


An Atlanta ‘Church‘ opened its worship service with a rendition of the newly dead Jehovah’s Witness Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’. Church Worship Secular song Jehovah’s Witness These things don’t belong together ... [Modern Culture] [Pentebabbleism] [Pentebabbleists] [pseudo-christianity] [pseudo-theology] [scorn] [Total Depravity]


TITLES OF BACH CHORALES, AS TRANSLATED BY MY NIECE AFTER ONE SEMESTER OF GERMAN. Hilarity!  Seriously.  Here’s just a snippet- Nun lob mein Seel den Herren Don’t throw that herring to my seal Was willst du dich, o meine Seele What are you gonna ... [Modern Culture]
Do you love the Bible?  Do you love truth?  Do you love books?  Then visit here for that which you crave.  Amen and amen.Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]


Aww shucks, thanks Martin.  You can get the Commentary Luther felt inferior to here.Filed under: Bible, Biblical Studies Resources, Luther [Bible] [Biblical Studies Resources] [Luther]
Adam Hamilton has once more entered into the fray of making pronouncements about what the Bible does and does not advocate when it comes to same sex sexual activity and same sex marriage, and you can read his post here, [Uncategorized]
The Bee stings pseudo-christianity again. In the wake of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call for the GOP to moderate its position on abortion, Liberty University president and influential Evangelical Jerry Falwell, Jr. affirmed his support for T... [Modern Culture] [sarcasm]
I’m happy to introduce two new themes in our collection: Affinity and Shoreditch. Affinity Affinity, designed by yours truly, is a classic one-page theme designed with weddings and family announcements in mind. Collect everything you need for you... [Themes] [Affinity] [Shoreditch]
I’m happy to introduce two new themes in our collection: Affinity and Shoreditch. Affinity Affinity, designed by yours truly, is a classic one-page theme designed with weddings and family announcements in mind. Collect everything you need for you... [Themes] [Affinity] [Shoreditch]


In Biblica– Filed under: Archaeology, Modern Culture [Archaeology] [Modern Culture]
Today’s One Verse Podcast is rated PG-13. Well, maybe PG. But either way, when you hear what I am talking about in this episode, you might be encouraged to gather your children around anyway and have them listen to this episode as well. If you have bee... [One Verse] [Redeeming Scripture] [z] [fear] [Genesis 2:25] [One Verse Podcast] [relationships] [Sex] [shame]


Get. It.Filed under: Bible, Biblical Studies Resources, Books [Bible] [Biblical Studies Resources] [Books]
James Clackson, the classisist/historical linguist, recently published on book on sociolinguistics in Ancient Greek & Rome: Language and Society in the Greek and Roman Worlds. I’m a little surprised that I hadn’t seen is before. I try to s... [Book Reviews] [Books] [Greek] [Historical linguistics] [Language] [Latin] [sociolinguistics]
With the lead-up to General Conference, we have seen more and more refuse to enforce the Book of Discipline, including a candidate for the episcopal office as well as a retired bishop (See Rev. McIntyre’s post).1 Further, we have seen M. Talbert b... [United Methodist Church]


At a metaphysical level, the dragon motif also speaks truth. The biblical models of creation picture it as something that left to itself would collapse back into chaos. The world does not sustain itself or order itself. It is God who “in the beginning... [Books] [cosmology] [theology]
I personally believe that something miraculous happened in Joshua 10:12-14. But I think it is past time that we stop referring to the old urban legend about NASA calculating and finding the missing day. You can read more about it here. [Illustrations] [Joshua] [old testament]


After describing the coming of the Messiah, John’s vision turns to a scene of thrones. These thrones for those who were killed during the time of tribulation described in Revelation. There are other New Testament passages promising thrones to the faithf... [Jewish Christian Literature] [Revelation] [apocalyptic] [Great Whore]
From Susan Docherty- The “Maarten Menken PhD Student Scholarships Fund” will be established by Gladstone’s Library with immediate effect, launched by a generous donation of the sterling equivalent of Euros 1000 from [Maarten’s wido... [Modern Culture]
Blessed are you, O Lᴏʀᴅ;    teach me your statutes!With my lips I declare    all the rules of your mouth.I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies,    As much as in all riches.  (Ps 119:12-14)You... [Psalms] [theodoret]


Although we think about the flood as a staple Sunday school tale, it is rather gruesome. We have not a cute progression of animals trekking to safety two by two, but a tale of utter destruction – of the undoing of creation as related in Genesis 1-5.... [Uncategorized]
I was interviewed recently by Michael A. Burstein for the Jewish Advocate, for an article about Doctor Who, role-playing, and summer camp. Speaking about the study, Rabbi Barenblat noted, “I love the idea of using Doctor Who to help kids battle depre... [media]
The Logos Pro team exists to provide free training to users of Logos Bible Software. Our 30-Day Bible Study Challenge has helped thousands of people learn Logos and study their Bibles. Of course, it’s going to take more than 30 days for you to learn the... [articles]


Mark Twain: The Character of God as Represented in the Old and New Testaments, Dictated June, 19, 1906. Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume II, page 128:Our bible reveals to us the character of our God with minute and remorseless exactitude. The portrait ...
On Wednesday 20th April Prof Crossley held a book launch in the Waldegrave Drawing Room to promote his latest publication: ‘Harnessing Chaos: The Bible in English Political Discourse since 1968’. Filed under: Books, Modern Culture [Books] [Modern Culture]