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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.

August 21, 1AM

Ya hemos visto las características principales de los libros sapienciales y cómo fue incorporándose progresivamente la literatura sapiencial a la Revelación. Ahora y para terminar vamos a considerar en qué medida sirvió también como preparación pa... [3 Poéticos y Sapienciales] [antiguo testamento] [Libros sapienciales] [Repasos]

12 AM

Last week, I wrote about the charge made against reasoned eclectics that they are guilty of praising the large number of NT manuscripts in their apologetic but then not actually using them in their text-critical work. For the details, see here.I had hoped... [Apologetics] [Byzantine Text] [Dan Wallace]

August 20, 11PM

For church on Sunday, I visited two services.  One was at the church that I often call the “Word of Faith” church, a label that sometimes fits and sometimes does not.  The other was at a Missouri Synod Lutheran church.Here are some items:... [church]


Christ Church Cathedral (aka The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity) stands in the heart of Dublin. It was founded around 1028 by the Hiberno-Norse King of Dublin Sitric Silkenbeard (970-1042) and the first Bishop of Dublin, Dúnán. Following the Norman Invas... [Uncategorized]
One of Jesus’ most famous sayings was “Be perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect,” and it is found in the Sermon on the Mount at Matthew 5:48. Interestingly, Luke doesn’t have the word perfection (teleios) but has “be m... [Uncategorized]
Today, Monday, August 21, 2017, most people living in North America will be able to observe a total eclipse of the sun. Those people who live within the path of the totality will be able to observe something rare, an … Continue reading → [Book of Amos] [Book of Jeremiah] [Book of Joel] [Book of Joshua] [Book of Micah] [Book of Zechariah] [Hebrew Bible] [old testament] [solar eclipse] [Amos 8] [Jeremiah 15] [Joel 2] [Joshua 10] [Long Day of Joshua] [Micah 3] [Zecharia 14]
有个路人,走在路上,远处就是一片令人心旷神怡的天然湖。他被吸引向前走,就在这时,他看见湖底有颗明亮的宝石。这人打算跳跃进湖,将宝石捞起来。就在这时,湖边坐着一位钓鱼的老翁... [旭日悠思]


Honestly, this one’s easy: It means that a small group of Christians will succeed in making lots of people think all Christians are dimwits. Again. Articles like this one have been appearing for the last week or so as evidence:  BLACK MOON: Does so... [Fringe Bible Interpretation] [NakedBible] [apocalypse] [eclipse] [moon] [Prophecy] [rapture] [sun] [tribulation]


If your church were only open when you were there, how often would it be open? Once a week? Once a month? Once a year?  Ever?  What’s more important than worship to you?Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]


If you need a good laugh at the end of the summer, and you want it in movie form (and a movie you can actually take your kids to, as it involves no violence, sex, or even bad language) then Logan Lucky is for sure, for sure the movie for you. For just und... [Uncategorized]

12 PM

Here are the fall offerings for the Stevenson School for Ministry in the Diocese of Central PA including a course, Greek for Preaching and Teaching that I am offering that will be taught online. 


Numbers 27 by Bob MacDonald via Dust (#94726)
Forgive some odd spellings. I wish x were a more usable letter in English. It captures for me the guttural of ח in Hebrew. F too is not very useful (a פ without a dagesh). No`ah is not at all the same as Noah. The daughter's name has a guttural in the... [Numbers]


According to his biographer, Konrad Hammann, Bultmann either sent or received around 20,000 pieces of correspondence over the course of his career! That’s a lot of mail!  And none of it was electronic!!!!Filed under: Bultmann Tagged: Bultmann [Bultmann]


A first-century AD tomb in Irbid, Jordan, will open to the public next month. The unique tomb contains oil paintings, transcriptions, and drawings. A Hellenistic temple and network of water tunnels has been uncovered at Gadara. An analysis of a water pi... [Italy] [Jordan] [Lectures] [Resources] [Tourism] [Turkey] [Weekend Roundup]
Thanks to the Eerdmans folk on Facebook for mentioning this essay (which I nonetheless had no knowledge of) – Some Theologians Never Die—They Just Wait to be Googled. Berger actually does a fair job. Or, as I remark there, it’s nice to see t... [Bultmann] [Church History] [theology]


“We carry in our hearts the pain of the acts of terrorism that in these last days have caused numerous victims.”
Whenever I picture talking to my Republican parents about Trump, I always anticipate an “I know you are but what am I”-style response. Obama was narcissistic, too. Democrats have supported racism in the past. You only think that because you... [neoliberalism] [politics of the absurd]
Calvin has something to say- “With respect to the tabret, harp, and psaltery, we have formerly observed, and shall find it necessary afterwards to repeat the same remark, that the Levites, under the law, were justified in making use of instrumental musi... [Calvin]
Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of his redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through J... [Uncategorized]
It smelled like Christmas. I was out of the office for a rare lunchtime errand, and I had just turned the corner from Madison Avenue onto 34th Street. It hit me like childhood—the scent of pine. I couldn’t believe it as I looked ahead. Wreaths lay... [Current Events] [Holidays] [Posts] [Social Consciousness] [B. Altman] [Christmas] [homelessness] [Manhattan] [New York City]


These kids have more sense than the President of Liberty U.  And are better Christians. A group of alumni from one of the country’s most influential evangelical Christian universities is condemning their school’s president for his continued a... [Modern Culture]
This is the tenth post on the Contexts of Ministry in my Seminary in a Nutshell series. See the bottom for the previous posts in this unit, "The Person and Contexts of a Minister." I have completed one other unit in this series, The Pastor ... [evolution] [homosexuality] [nones] [seminary in a nutshell]
THE JUBILEES PALIMPSEST PROJECT has some 2017 updates on its website which I have not yet noted. The project is devoted to technological reconstruction of (inter alia) the under-text of a Latin palimpsest manuscript containing the Book of Jubilees and a f...
Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church20 August 2017 Romans 11:1-2, 28-32  Psalm 67.1-7 I don’t know if you’ve noticed this too,             but in the last couple of years &... [sermon]


BIBLIOGRAPHIA IRANICA: Revolt and Resistance in the Ancient Classical World and the Near East. Notice of a new book: Collins, John & J.G. Manning. 2016. Revolt and Resistance in the Ancient Classical World and the Near East: In the Crucible of Empire....
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