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November 25 2015, 6AM

Leia, ou veja em vídeo, uma interessante entrevista que aconteceu no, da TV Brasil, em 16/11/2015:Jessé Souza: O desafio de desconstruir os intérpretes do BrasilO sociólogo Jessé Souza, atual presidente do Instituto de Pesquisa Econô... [cultura]


As seguintes resenhas foram recentemente publicadas pela Review of Biblical Literature:Daniel I. BlockBeyond the River Chebar: Studies in Kingship and Eschatology in the Book of EzekielReviewed by Corrine CarvalhoTony BurkeSecret Scriptures Revealed: A Ne... [resenhas]
Despite its high cultural profile, New Atheism is in decline and will lose out to faith, which makes greater sense of reality, Alister McGrath, professor of science and religion at the University of Oxford, predicted during the annual Parchman Lectures at... [Modern Culture] [theology] [War On Atheism]
Christmas was easily my favorite holiday when I was kid. My family kept so many traditions that made the holidays special. However, it wasn’t until I became a youth pastor in my native Kentucky that I understood just how stressful Christmas could be. ... [Products] [commentaries] [Sermons]


When Mike Kok shared a classroom handout which included the criteria for inclusion in the New Testament canon back in August, I created a draft post, to remind myself to come back to the canon game that I talked about wanting to make. Ultimately, the iss... [Bible] [education] [games] [canon] [canonicity] [card] [cards] [game] [gamification]


It doesn’t feel like Christmas until someone gets pepper sprayed at Target. -Jon Stewart I am tired of the War on Christmas.  It is my least favorite holiday tradition.  I think it has become one of the more polarizing parts of our culture and, frankl... [Uncategorized]
In de meeste christelijke kerkgenootschappen en Joodse synagoges wordt wekelijks gebeden voor de overheid. Juist in een tijd van grote onrust is dit van belang, Paulus roept Timotheüs dan ook op om dit te doen “Ik roep er dan vóór alles toe op da... [christendom] [Jodendom] [Politiek] [bidden]
Entitlement comes in many forms. Culturally we’ve been sensitized to substituting “holidays” for “Christmas,” although the reason we spend money at this time of year is well known. Although technically not a Christian nation, the United States... [Current Events] [Holidays] [Just for Fun] [popular culture] [Posts] [Sects] [Social Consciousness] [black friday] [Charles Dickens] [Christianities] [Christmas] [halloween] [Starbucks] [war on Christmas]


NEW BOOK FROM BRILL:The Dead Sea Scrolls Concordance, Volume 2 The Non-Qumran Documents and Texts Martin G. Abegg, Jr. , James E. Bowley and Edward M. Cook in consultation with Emanuel Tov The Dead Sea Scrolls Concordance, Volume 2, presents for the fi...
BOOK REVIEW (NOVEL): ‘The Lost Codex’ (Elise Cooper, Military Press). “The Lost Codex” by Alan Jacobson blends realism with a riveting story. Besides a thriller, readers will gain an understanding of the geo-political climate and the historical si...
NEW BOOK FROM MAGNES PRESS:Cutting the Shoots The Worship of the Shekhinah in the World of Early Kabbalistic Literature By Tzahi Weiss Publisher: The Hebrew University Magnes Press Categories: Jewish Mysticism, Jewish History, Jewish Studies, Religions...
NEW BOOK FROM BERGHAN BOOKS:JESUS RECLAIMED Jewish Perspectives on the Nazarene Walter Homolka Translated by Ingrid Shafer Foreword by Leonard Swidler 166 pages, bibliog., index ISBN 978-1-78238-579-0 $39.95/£25.00 Hb Published (January 2015) eISBN 978...
ARAMAIC WATCH: First Persian book on three ancient languages’ grammar released (Iran Book News Agency).IBNA – The Persian book ‘Introduction to Grammar and Dictionaries of Syriac, Aramaic and Assyrian Languages’, compiled by Sa’eed Hayati was re...

12 AM

Last week, like many diehard fans, I finally got to see the latest James Bond film Spectre. As the lights went down and I chomped through the popcorn, I felt myself being drawn into the drama as Daniel Craig once again (for the last time?) did battle with... [Life & Ministry] [Advent] [Christian Today] [eschatology] [film] [James Bond] [Lord of the Rings] [Matthew] [Narrative]

November 24, 11PM

It’s only appropriate at Turkey Day time that we speak of that other religion in America that is celebrated on that day— I’m referring to football of course, and the epicenter of football mania is of course Texas. Shoot, even High School... [Uncategorized]
In the Afterword to Raphael Lataster’s latest book, Jesus Did Not Exist: A Debate Among Atheists, Richard Carrier addresses the Academic Biblical Academy:  “With this book, Jesus Did Not Exist:  A Debate Among Atheists, Raphael Lataster has certainl...
Occasionally I am asked — and others at Northern Seminary are asked – where we stand theologically? Where are we, the questions, when it comes to theology? If you want to know where we are, we recommend you take a good hard look at the Cape T... [Northern Seminary]


Dan Parks:I’ve found it interesting that it is very similar to that of ancient native Americans, thousands of years before the time of Abraham. It was the old world “science” of that time of the writings of the ancient Hebrews. Now, if Genesis 1:1...


When you attend AAR they end their meeting giving their members a very much needed shower.  Most of them will not experience the sensation of water touching either their skin or clothes again until next year in San Antonio.  This is a big deal for them.... [AAR] [aar conferences] [Modern Culture]


Yeah… So this is my sense of humor. I’ll save you the sound effect that went along with this.     The post Mark 5.29 #meme appeared first on Unsettled Christianity. My books are now available on Amazon. Praying in God's Theate... [Other Posts]


I have these questions for the Chicago Police after seeing the shooting (and now charged) murder of Laquan Mcdonald: 1. Why shoot a man walking perpendicular to the police cars? 2. Why shoot him after Laquan was on the ground and no longer remotely a thre... [Uncategorized]



Should you ever wish to drink a brilliant tea- try this.  It’s astonishing. Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
Recent discussions on the Internet deal with the moral question concerning asylum for Syrian refugees. This issue is especially a matter of concern for the European countries as well. More specifically for Jews, is the comparison between Syrian of today a... [American Jewish Issues] [Anti-Semitism] [Current Events] [ethics] [Heart-Centered Judaism] [Holocaust Related Issues]
Eerdmans have sent an examplar for exam- In this concise, one-volume systematic theology, celebrated scholar Anthony Thiselton comprehensively covers the spectrum of Christian doctrine with an eye to practical application for Christian discipleship. Writt... [Books] [book review] [thiselton]
If you missed the great SBL review session on John Barclay’s Paul and the Gift (or even if you were there), and if you haven’t read his new book, here is a nice, short summary of some key thoughts on grace in Paul’s thought.   [Uncategorized]
I have been reading “Adam and Eve,” which is in The Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden.  The book is often known as “The Conflict of Adam and Eve with Satan.”  It is a Christian work, originally written in Arabic a... [Bible] [Creation] [Daily Quiet Time] [evolution] [religion] [Unbelievable?]


Sermon preached on July 12, 2015 Romans 8:12-17 So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh — for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the ... [Biblical Studies] [New Testament] [Worship/Liturgy] [Holy Spirit] [Romans 8:12-17] [slavery vs. adoption]
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I have just realized that Tony Costa, in his book Worship and the Risen Jesus in the Pauline Letters (Peter Lang, 2013) incorporates the Pastorals in his analysis. He acknowledges the debate surrounding authorship, but announces at the outset that he will... [theology]
But this one, for whatever reason, proved to be among the most desire-inducing.Filed under: Biblical Studies Resources, Modern Culture [Biblical Studies Resources] [Modern Culture]


Teenage gang set dog on fire, broke his neck and fed him drugs So the headline in the Telegraph. Chunky the Chihuahua was attacked for hours in one of the most disturbing cases an RSPCA officer had ever seen. Furthermore Chunky the Chihuahua was given dru... [Modern Culture] [Total Depravity]
The Pastoral Epistles were given significant attention at this year’s Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society. First, we had an excellent session in the Pastoral Epistles Group. Chuck Bumgardner began our session with a paper titled, ̶... [backgrounds] [Pastoral Epistles|1 Timothy|1 Timothy 5]
I have been to more conferences than I care to remember and have often listened to old, old fogeys spouting forth. But one of the more fascinating experiences is when some very old man or woman ends up delivering a mish-mash of odd ideas, if not simply ra... [academics] [hairy creatures of God] [Conferences] [old fogeys]
America is greatly sick.  Texas is the sickest part. Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]

12 PM

At 10:30PM last night I arrived home from the annual AAR/SBL. When I think about SBL, these ten words come to mind -Engaging papers -latest books -good eats -Great friendships -SLEEP DEPRIVATION! I think I averaged about 3-4 hours of sleep a night! (Thoug... [Uncategorized]
A failure to comprehend authorial intent is a failure to comprehend.Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]


  “There has only been one time in American history where the fear of refugees coming to wipe out the people here actually came true, and we'll be celebrating it this Thursday.”-John Oliver  [politics]


Kaiser, Walter. Tough Questions about God and His Actions in the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, Mich. Kregel, 2015. 176 pp. Pb; $16.99.   Link to Kregel First-time readers of the Old Testament are often shocked by the grittiness of some of the stories, es... [Book Reviews] [Biblical Theology] [book review] [Hermenutics] [old testament] [Walter Kaiser]
Constant zijn we met verbeteringen en toevoegingen op onze website bezig, hieronder de belangrijkste wijzigingen en toevoegingen waar we de afgelopen tijd aan hebben gewerkt: Artikelen Boekverbrandingen Corinthe Woordstudie Klipdas Bijbeltek... [Website news] [website]


Our friends in Saxony write Johannes Husschin, or Huszgen, called Oekolampad, was born in 1482, to a wealthy bourgeois family in Weinsberg, Swabia. He studied law in Bologna and then theology in Heidelberg. In 1510 he was ordained as a priest and became a... [Modern Culture] [Oecolampadius]
My study at home doesn't have a door. It's part of a bigger room, walled off by standing bookshelves which face in both directions. Because my study doesn't have a door, it doesn't have a doorframe or doorposts. As a result, there's never been a mezuzah... [Prayer] [the daily round]
I was recently listening to a radio talk show host talk about the right of American’s to own guns and he made the statement that even Jesus wants people to own guns. He said that true Christianity is a Christianity that bears arms. He then went on to q... [Redeeming Scripture] [z] [Guns] [Luke 22:36] [non-violent resistance] [pacifism] [violence]


Submit an article to this journal at for the Study of the New Testament December 2015; Vol. 38, No. 2
Submit an article to this journal at for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha December 2015; Vol. 25, No. 2
Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient Worldwas written by Tim Whitmarsh, Professor of Greek Culture at the University of Cambridge. I like the blurbs, especially this one:If you have ever wondered about premature skeptics who questioned beliefs held s...
HEADING HOME after a good conference.
[Good works] are so united with faith that true faith cannot be found without them ~ Lorraine BoettnerFiled under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
I need a nap.  Our ridiculous neighbors spent half the night last night at the hotel keeping Tilling and I awake with their drunken stupidity.  They finally stopped after Chris called the front desk and complained.  Since I had to get up about 4:30 I g... [Modern Culture]


AWOL: Open Greek and Latin Project of the Open Philology Project.The ultimate goal is to represent every source text produced in Classical Greek or Latin from antiquity through the present, including texts preserved in manuscript tradition as well as on i...
NOW AN E-BOOK:Ancient Jewish Art and Archaeology in the Diaspora Author: Rachel Hachlili Subjects: Jewish Studies Publication Year : 1998 Book DOI: 10.1163/9789004294042 E - ISBN : 9789004294042 Collections: Handbook of Oriental Studies: Ancient Near E...
Philip Wesley Comfort, A Commentary on the Manuscripts and Text of the New Testament (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2015).Those who preach, teach, or study the Bible seriously will at some point encounter issues related to variant readings in the text and whether... [Biblical languages] [Book Reviews] [Textual Criticism]
NEW BOOK FROM MOHR SIEBECK:Reading David and Goliath in Greek and Hebrew A Literary Approach [David und Goliath auf Griechisch und Hebräisch lesen. Ein literarischer Ansatz.] 2015. XIV, 270 pages. Forschungen zum Alten Testament 2. Reihe 82 79,00 € s...