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July 29 2014, 8AM

I was looking through some materials that I created some time back related to the book of Proverbs. I will post three tables related to work and laziness.Proverbs Solely on Work Verse(s) Text (NASB) Type Parallelism 16:3 Commit your w... [old testament] [Proverbs]
David Cameron has called for an “unconditional, immediate, humanitarian ceasefire” in Gaza to bring a halt to more than three weeks of violence that has claimed the lives of about 1,100 Palestinians and 55 Israelis. Speaking during a visit to ... [misery]
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7AM

Well, what do you think of this? SÃO PAULO, Brazil — It occupies an entire block in this teeming megacity: a 10,000-seat rendition of Solomon’s Temple. Towering in sharp relief against the graffiti-splattered tenements nearby, it beckons with monum... [Uncategorized]
The following lines are from Virgil- but they are fitting as well for the people of #Gaza- Who can set forth the carnage of that night? What tears are equal to its agony? Of ancient date a sovran city falls; And lifeless in its streets and houses lie Unnu... [misery]
Over at First Things: On Friday, the media reported that ISIS, the Islamist group that has established a “caliphate” in parts of Syria and Iraq, had destroyed the centuries-old Tomb of Jonah in Mosul, Iraq. Present-day Mosul encompasses the site ̷... [church] [Christianity] [Culture] [destruction] [Falleness] [Iraq] [Islam] [Jonah] [Jonah's Tomb] [news] [persecution] [religion] [Terror]
Philippians 2:19-30 strikes some readers as a digression. After one of the most theologically dense passages in the New Testament, Paul spends two paragraphs in the middle of his letter to talk about travel plans with no obvious theological content. Since... [Evening Service Notes] [Philippians] [Bible study] [Paul]
It is not necessary that you live the way I do. But in order to become happier than you are keep these rules: – think of God at least as much as you think of men – fear God at … Continue reading → [church] [Christian Living] [Christianity] [faith] [Holiness] [saints] [St Nikolai Velimirovich]
On the Creative Minority Report: I don’t think the atheists really had a prayer with this lawsuit. The atheist group, American Atheists, pretended to be so horrified by the sight of a cross at the 9-11 museum that they filed suit … Continue r... [church] [9/11] [atheism] [Christianity] [Cross] [Culture] [faith] [Falleness] [Ground Zero] [news] [religion] [USA]
But his [Christ’s] sanctification did not consist in his becoming holy, since as God he was already holy. Rather according to the sense of how the term is used in the Old Testament, “That which is brought by any one to God by way of an offering or gif... [Books] [theology] [theosis]
If Jesus had been slain by King Herod as an infant, there would have been totally no need for the New Testament with all its theological Bull Shit; the Hebrew God’s need of blood sacrifice would have been eternally but quietlysatisfied and all humanity ...
The verse [Isa 53:6] says, “We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord [Yahweh] has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” Now, I checked through every translation of that verse I could find, and it is trans... [Books] [Idle Musings] [Kinlaw] [theology]

6AM

I remember hearing this when it came out and then after a long separation, hearing it again. It got…odder…as I got older… My books are now available on Amazon. Praying in God's Theater, Meditations On the Book of Revelation, Mimetic ... [Other Posts] [contemporary christian music] [humor]
I'm pleased he links to me. He's now expanded the debate by going after Divinity Schools in secular universities, which I also applaud. Let's have done with them too. What we don’t need are entire Divinity Schools or Schools of Theology in secular univ...
I began these three posts on the gospel by saying that “You don’t have to believe the entire gospel to receive eternal life.” Hopefully after reading the previous two posts (Gospel 1 and Gospel 2), you can see why my statement is true. If the ... [Books by Jeremy Myers] [Theology of Salvation] [Belief] [Calvinism] [eternal life] [faith] [gospel]

5AM

It's funny how memories come back at unexpected moments. The feeling of bobbing in the warm waters of the Guadalupe, lifejacket and waterskis keeping me afloat, with the bright woven ski rope threading through my hands as the boat idled forward. The big p... [memories] [the daily round] [Travel]
A new volume from De Gruyter- The ancient Mysteries have long attracted the interest of scholars, an interest that goes back at least to the time of the Reformation. After a period of interest around the turn of the twentieth century, recent decades have ... [Books]

4AM

In the off-chance that you haven’t heard, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith went on his happy-fart-time-hour-jamboree show First Take on Friday morning and said this about the NFL’s two-game suspension of Ray Rice, who knocked his then-fiancée un... [Modern Culture]
Yesterday we had a great launch to our sixth year as a seminary together. Dr. Wayne Schmidt cast a great vision looking forward to the next five years. He started by showing us a plaque commemorating our first five years. Then he held up the blank one for...
You have a limited amount of time to plan your sermons, and preparing them can consume your week. Each day, you’re viewing the world through your message’s filter and trying to find ways to craft the perfect illustration or drive your point home. With... [Products] [Logos 5] [pastors] [upgrade sale]
I was reading just yesterday some of Edwin Judge's work in Social Distinctives of the Christians in the First Century, and particularly was enjoying some of his perceptive comments on Paul as radical critic of society.One of the standard cr...

3AM

One of the (many) highlights of the Evolution and Christian Faith Workshop in Oxford earlier this month was the plenary lecture by David Livingstone, Professor of Geography and Intellectual History at Queen’s University, Belfast. This lecture was based ... [Adam]

2AM

From Mechon Hadar: Responsa Radio Episode 1 Night Owls, De Tocqueville, Dishes from Sears, and Theater! Mechon Hadar is happy to introduce this new joint project with Open Quorum and the Center for Jewish Law and Values: Responsa Radio. Ever wanted to kno... [Jewish Law]
GNOSTICISM WATCH: How an Obscure 2nd Century Christian Heresy Influenced Snowpiercer (Michael M. Hughes, io9).Wilford, the creator of the eponymous Snowpiercer in Bong Joon-ho's visionary science fiction epic, has fabricated our world in microcosm. It's ...
PHOENICIAN WATCH: In ancient Byblos, metal sculptures add a modern touch (Nohad Topalian, Al-Shorfa.com).Lebanese artist Sami Khoury is lighting up the ancient walls of UNESCO's International Centre for Human Sciences in Byblos with 34 plaques sculpted o...
TEMPLE MOUNT WATCH: Online Campaign Aims to Build Third Temple. The Temple Institute launches an indiegogo campaign to build the Third Temple, under the title: 'Don't make history, make the future' (Arutz Sheva). I say it again: no building or excavat...
* This post originally appeared in the North American Association for the Study of Religion’s (NAASR) website.The deadline for panel proposals for the 2015 IAHR World Congress—to be held in Erfurt, Germany—is 14 September 2014! (The deadline for... [Announcements] [Uncategorized] [Erfurt] [Germany] [IAHR World Congress] [Methodology: Representations and Interpretations] [Practices and Discourses: Innovation and Tradition] [Religious Communities in Society: Adaption and Transformation] [Spiritualities and individualization] [The Individual: Religiosity]

1AM

MODERN ARAMAIC WATCH: Does Jonah's tomb signal the death of Christianity in Iraq? (Joel S. Baden and Candida Moss, CNN). (The (traditional) Tomb of Jonah in Mosul was reportedly destroyed by ISIS last week. I have refrained from commenting until now to...
Cowboys & Aliens finally came down into my price range. For movies I’d have to view alone, I generally wait until they appear for free on some online movie service or for less then ten dollars at Target. I’ve been waiting for this one since 2011... [Just for Fun] [Monsters] [movies] [popular culture] [Posts] [aliens] [Cowboys & Aliens] [Demons] [Roswell] [science fiction] [X-Files]

July 28, 10PM

Do you think folks convert at a single moment or do you think it happens (for some) over time? Do you think it happens different for different people — some all at once and others over time? Let me give a big sociological sketch first. Studies revea... [conversion]
Irenaeus admired Justin Martyr and borrowed from his writings (AH 4.6.2, 5.26.2) but he could hardly deny to the heretics the right to distinguish between two gods and then approve of Justin's saying that there are two gods. [Denis Minns, Irenaeus: An Int...
A new travel story story – of sorts – over at Voyages on the Left. This one follows Joseph Stalin, or Osip as the locals called him, to the Arctic Circle in Siberia: ‘A Sign of Intelligence.’ [Stalin] [Travel] [Evenki] [reading Stalin] [Siberia] [solitude]

8PM

  Finis Leavell Beauchamp, The Terrible Beauty of the Evil Man Kodesh Press  (New York, 2014); 396 pages; ISBN-13: 978-0692237885 Price $14.95 Philo of Alexandria once said that every person who has ever become a proselyte walks a similar path th... [American Jewish Issues] [Askarabbi] [Contrarian wisdom] [conversion] [Heart-Centered Judaism] [Judaism]
LINK. In a similar vein Matt DeStefano, a Ph.D. student, weighs in on this issue over at the "Secular Outpost" with a fair and balanced review, which I responded to. And Keith Parsons offered a major statement in agreement with me, saying "If proclaiming ... [Philosophy of Religion]
Not all secular philosophers try to disabuse their students of faith. So if I can get more of them to do more of that, without losing their jobs in the process, they would do their students a service and be more in line with the rest of the disciplines in... [Philosophy of Religion]
We have had a few follow-up questions from our post on Roman Roads and Milestones. One reader asked on Facebook, “Is the milepost inside Jaffa Gate for real??” If you enter the Old City of Jerusalem at Jaffa Gate you should turn left on the se... [Archaeology] [Bible Places] [Bible study] [israel] [Photography] [Travel] [Jerome Murphy-O'Connor] [Jerusalem] [Roman Army] [Roman Legion] [Tenth Legion]

6PM

Saw this.  Looks neat.  Have to read it.Filed under: Books, Church History [Books] [Church History]
We are continuing our conversation about Dr. Michael Gorman’s new book The Death of the Messiah and the Birth of the New Covenant (Wipf & Stock, 2014). You can find the first part of the interview HERE. Crux Sola: You have talked at length abou... [Uncategorized]
Mark Stevens:A great post from Scott…especially because he admits to now being old and he quotes Peterson and admits his undying love for his writtings! :) Originally posted on The Prodigal Thought: Pastor. It’s a well-used word within the Prot... [A bit of everything]

5PM

Jim:Nifty stuff- via Refo500. Originally posted on presbiterianocalvinismo:                 ⇐Click Inside !   By Covenanter Blessreformed@yahoo.es   View originalFiled under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
So, one of the reasons I haven’t been blogging as much lately is that I’ve been working working on the Galatians volume of the Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary. Marion Soards has ably handled the exposition; I’m responsible for supple... [New Testament] [Galatians] [Genesis] [hagar] [Paul]
I have tried drafting a few posts lately but none of them seemed interesting enough. So I gave up and retreated to reading French books in Google books on Santes Pagnini to see where he has been hiding out. This time I found out that he is not best known ... [English] [French] [Gender] [German] [Greek] [Hebrew] [Interpretation] [Italian] [literature] [translation practice] [Conferenza Episcopale Italiana] [doe of dawn] [geneva bible] [King James Version] [Luther] [Sante Pagnini] [Vulgate]

4PM

It may be worth your time to check out the ‘Hebrew Bible Insert: A Student’s Guide to the Syntax of Biblical Hebrew’ Filed under: Biblical Studies Resources [Biblical Studies Resources]
… And security for the Palestinians as much as it was about security for Israel (which is a perfectly legitimate and good goal),  it would give #Gaza an iron dome of its own and man it for them to avoid misuse.Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]

3PM

Oh liberalism- you have very odd priorities. You can’t stop talking about the need for society to treat all sorts of marriages equally but when it comes to dead kids you’re strangely silent. Or even defend the policies in place which facilit... [Modern Culture]
My review of S. Freyne’s last book. Look for it tomorrow morning.Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
Via CBA on the facebook Filed under: Biblical Studies Resources, Reception History [Biblical Studies Resources] [Reception History]

2PM

A former handyman serving life in prison for the 1993 murder of seven people at a suburban Chicago restaurant has been awarded nearly a half-million dollars in a civil lawsuit in which he alleged a jail guard punched him in the face. Oh Chris… you... [Friends]
How to be a Dispensationalist: 1. Replace over 1,800 years of Christian teaching on Church/Israel with new doctrine. 2. Call the historic position of the Church “replacement theology.” 3. Don’t see the irony. [Via Lutheran Satire]Filed u... [Modern Culture]

1PM

Jim:Amen and Amen! Books are for research. Blogs aren’t. Originally posted on Larry Hurtado's Blog: I’ve been puzzled in recent days by some readers whose comments suggest that they expect that sound scholarly analysis of serious historical... [Modern Culture]

12 PM

Catholics get 'The Message' in new edition of Bible | National Catholic Reporter
I confess to being mystified as to why CSNTM is reviewing this series and I’m even more mystified as to why they are just getting to part 3 now.  Is it airing again or something?  They reviewed the first two parts in May.  Did someone go on vacat... [Bible] [Biblical Studies Resources] [media]
So you decided to go for the big one  . . . that earned doctorate in Christian studies; you know the one that is suppose to prove to the world you really know the real objective truth behind the Christian tradition.  You strongly believe that that a doc...
When I first sat down for lunch with Bobby Conway, I knew right away that it wasn’t going to be your average meal. It wasn’t the food that was exceptional—it was the fellowship. Dr. Conway is one of those guys who, when you meet him, you think ... [Products]
Tisha b'Av is almost upon us -- that painful day when we remember the fall of the first Temple in 586 BCE, and the fall of the second Temple in 70 CE. The anniversary, tradition teaches, of all kinds of other atrocities, from Crusades to the Expulsion fro... [9Av] [Prayer] [The Three Weeks]
No one who kills a child is just, and neither is their cause.Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]

11AM

Cambridge Bible Driver Daniel 3:1 1. Nebuchadnezzar] Sept., Theod., Pesh. prefix ‘In the eighteenth year,’ which would be the year before Jerusalem was finally taken by the Chaldaeans (2Ki_25:8). Sept. also has an addition stating the occasion on whic... [Bible] [Bible Commentary] [Bible study] [commentaries] [esword] [Quotes] [SBC] [sunday school notes] [3:28] [abednego] [angel in the fire] [bible lesson] [daniel 3:1] [daniel 3:15-18] [daniel 3:24-25] [daniel 3:8-12] [explore the bible] [fiery furnace] [lifeway] [meshach] [Nebuchadnezzar] [shadrach] [sunday school lesson] [three youths]

10AM

Here's a rendering of Psalm 114. What could be done with it? This is in essence the original tonus peregrinus. It proves that Suzanne Haik Vantoura was on to something with her method of transcription of the cantillation marks in the Hebrew text. ... [Singing the Psalter]
Op dit moment spreken vele Joden de tekst uit Deuteronomium 6:4-9, hun geloofsbelijdenis: 4 Luister, Israël! De HEERE, onze God, de HEERE is één! 5 Daarom zult u de HEERE, uw God, liefhebben met heel uw hart, met heel uw ziel en met heel uw kracht. 6 D... [Jodendom] [Bijbel op Muziek] [Deuteronomium] [video]

9AM

John Calvin: “A man will find that they who are converted to the gospel often take most liberty to do evil. It would seem that a number have not gained anything by the gospel but to busy themselves by crafty devices to ensnare other men’s goods.&#... [Modern Culture]