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December 5 2017, 12 PM

Although nonviolent offenders get the most attention from reformers, they account for less than 20 percent of all prisoners.

October 21, 7AM

Oh sweet irony: when preparing a Luther exhibition, a German museum director discovered that the Wittenberg monk was himself the recipient of an indulgence. Kept in the National Library of Spain, Luther’s name is listed among his 51 brethren at the Augu... [Luther]
Since it’s his birthday- Gerhard Von Rad: State Interference and Unflappable Belief in Nazi Germany by Daniel Strecker is intriguing for a number of reasons. First, it’s by a non-theologian. Second, it features interaction with Bernard Levins... [Church History] [Gerhard von Rad] [Bernard M. Levinson] [Nazi Germany]
Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]


When Paul arrived in Philippi in late A.D. 49 the city was one of the most important cities in Eastern Macedonia. Luke refers to Philippi as a “first city” in the region (Acts 16:12). The old Greek city of Philippi was founded in 350 B.C. By Philip II... [Pauline Literature] [Romans] [Paul] [Philippi] [Philippians]
The Israel Antiquities Authority has arrested looters who discovered a cave in a Galilean village that was used for storage and stables in the Roman period. Aren Maeir reports on a “mini-season” they held this week at Gath. The “Bible Marathon” ... [Discoveries] [Excavations] [Galilee] [Jerusalem] [Lectures] [Mediterranean Islands] [Museums] [Shephelah]


Any time someone is said to be above reproach or questioning, tyranny is at hand. Neither Presidents nor Generals nor Popes are above the rule of Truth and when they violate the Truth, they deserve reproach and correction. If you ever believe otherwise ex... [Modern Culture]


The death of a colleague is a shocking grief. Although my teaching career was cut short at Nashotah House, the faculty there was always small, and often close-knit in a way that an insular school promotes. I had been teaching there for about eight years... [astronomy] [Memoirs] [Posts] [Sects] [Comet Hale-Bopp] [Daniel Westberg] [Episcopal Church] [Nashotah House] [seminary] [Upper Nashotah Lake]
ARCHAEOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS: As the Romans did: discoveries show Jerusalem’s transformation after destruction (Adam Abrams, archaeologists this week unveiled the results of large-scale excavations that lend unprecedented insight into th...
VIDEO ART: Israeli video artist Victoria Hanna brings spells ancient and modern to Berkeley (Laura Paull, The Jewish News of Northern California).Hanna today is a singer, composer, teacher and video artist who performs in Israel onstage, at schools, offic...
BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: The Museum of the Bible in the Spotlight. Washington, D.C. Bible museum invites dialogue (Robin Ngo and Megan Sauter).Chances are you’ve heard some of the controversy surrounding the Museum of the Bible in the months leading up to i...
THE ETC BLOG: Brief review of Bible Nation (Peter M. Head).Over the weekend I managed to read the new book by Candida Moss and Joel Baden called Bible Nation: the United States of Hobby Lobby. [...]I noted the book as forthcoming here. Visit PaleoJudaica...
The greatest missionary of all time is God himself. His love for the lost beats in multifaceted ways: He sent his Son far away from home to a lost, antagonistic world. His Son, in turn, gave his disciples a great commission to spread that love worldwide. ... [articles] [Products]
Realist1234:Scientific theories are only good till the next fact that throws doubt onto the theory comes along--and that is precisely why I find it surprising that John Loftus etc rely so much on scientific 'truth' as if the scientific view of reality at ... [Denigrate Science to Believe]


I discovered Paul Stanhope’s music through the Naxos Music Database, which introduced me to his wonderful Concerto for Piccolo and Orchestra. I will include that later in the post. But branching out from there, I discovered other music which interse... [music] [Australian] [Bible] [Biblical] [composer] [Hebrew] [nephesh] [Paul Stanhope] [self] [soul]

12 AM

A useful piece for those interested in the central function of Marxist contradiction analysis in a Chinese situation. Xi Jinping recently announced that the primary contradiction has now changed, ushering in a new era. And if you are still interested, it... [china] [Mao Zedong] [Marxism] [contradiction analysis]

October 20, 10PM

Here is a story that has not merely moved many people, but has saved various lives. Jason Ray was the Tar Heel mascot Rameses (wearing the ram costume) who was tragically killed in a car accident ten years ago. The story tells you how vital becoming an or... [Uncategorized]
A big shout-out to Kris for finding so many of these links today. Are you sleeping enough? The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are... [Uncategorized]


Joshua 8 by Bob MacDonald via Dust (#97796)
This chapter continues the less appealing parts of the canon. I have allowed the name Ai to stand translated as Shambles. We are a shambles. But one has to work very hard to explain away the ban by allegory. The word for scale is the same as used in the s... [Joshua]


New article:Bertolet, Timothy. “Hebrews 5:7 as the Cry of the Davidic Sufferer.” In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi 51.1 (2017). [New Articles]
Find the link — AND  the special offer here. There are a few commentaries I turn to — namely those examining Scripture with the Fathers as well as a few examining it from a critical, but theological, source. The Library from Westminster/John Knox fi... [Accordance Bible]


Mark Hoffman notes that Kevin Woodruff has posted an updated (and relocated) Bible Study Resources Guide. This site looks helpful and worth checking out. [Bible Study Resources]
And the embrace of the insubstantial and ephemeral….  Hip, hip, hooray…. Do people calling themselves theologians even try to think about what they’re saying anymore? Or is old heresy so unknown to them that they don’t know ... [Modern Culture]
Just a reminder :  Generals are not above questioning or being dead wrong and soldiers are not all paragons of virtue or sacrifice.   Maybe it’s best not to pretend otherwise and thus fall into idolatry.  After all, worship of the mil... [Modern Culture]
Because too many Deacons and Pastors are divorced and Churches are filled with divorced people and it’s just too darn uncomfortable to discuss it, that’s why.  So, good for you, Bee– Many people claim to be proponents of traditional mar... [Modern Culture]


And if you vote for ANY of these reprobates, you are as guilty as they are because you have winked in silence at their disgusting and unvirtuous sin: “Some girls rape easy.” – Rep. Roger Rivard (R-Wi) “Rape is kinda like the weath... [Total Depravity]
It is astonishing to think that God would choose to enter the world this way: as a fragile newborn who could not even hold up his own head without help.
By Tim Bertolet. This article proposes a better source for the Son’s cry in Hebrews 5:7. It begins by surveying sources previous scholars have identified, including Jesus’ cry in Gethsemane and Golgotha, several Psalms, and the Maccabean martyr litera... [Bible] [Biblical Studies Resources]

12 PM

Around 200,000 Salvadorans and 57,000 Hondurans have been residing in the United States for more than 15 years under Temporary Protected Status. But that status is set to expire in early 2018.
At the heart of Anne Frank’s life and witness is a hopeful faith in humanity.
Rarely does the death of a private citizen elicit a formal letter of condolence from the Pope.


Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
I found my voice in the cries of the ancient psalmist.


The quadriga is a Roman cart or chariot drawn by four horses abreast. This was commonly used as a racing chariot and each horse was thought to share an equal part of the burden. It is little wonder then why medieval theologians called their approach to sc... [Other Posts]


Almighty God, be with your people in California now in the midst of the fires.