Top Ten Reasons Why Men Should Not be Ordained Clergy

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Top 10 Reasons Why Men Shouldn’t Be Ordained (Kudos to Jason Jackson for this). 10. A man’s place is in the army. 9. For men who have children, their duties might distract them from the responsibilities of being a parent. 8. Their physical build indicates that men are more suited to tasks such as chopping down trees and wrestling mountain lions. It would be “unnatural” for them to do other forms of work. 7. Man was created before woman. It is therefore obvious that man was a … [Read more...]

Tom Wright sings Bob Dylan

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Palm Sunday Sermon

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Here is the link to my Palm Sunday sermon---- http://www.thewoodlandsumc.org/message/traditional/20120401 … [Read more...]

The New Cambridge History of the Bible

Here's an update from Larry Hurtado.... New Cambridge History of the Bible by larryhurtado The morning post today included a flyer announcing the publication of the first two (of four) volumes of the New Cambridge History of the Bible by Cambridge University Press (CUP). Those familiar with the Cambridge History of the Bible (CHB, a three-volume set published 1963-1970) will especially welcome this thorough-going new version of that classic and valuable work. Volume 1 = The Bible … [Read more...]

Translation Hysteria

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(The following is a helpful post by Larry Hurtado.  It also reminds us that it is possible for Evangelicals to look really stupid when they over-react to something without doing fact check first). I've just been alerted to the latest hysterical reaction to translating the NT. (Of course, the week isn't over yet, so we could get something else by Friday!) In the new translation called The Voice Bible (Thomas Nelson Publishers), the choice was made to go for a more dynamic translation … [Read more...]

The Cardinal Virtues

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Big ole bulbous spider sat on the window screen..... Along came the cardinal and wiped the window clean.... (N.B. This is an Asbury cardinal, not a Catholic one). Thanks to Justin for the pics from our classroom window today !! … [Read more...]

More Grisham for your Mill

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John Grisham is nothing if not prolific, but far be it from moi to complain about that, as it would be an example of the pot calling the kettle black. In recent years John has branched out into non-fiction, and more recently into teenage fiction with his Theo Boone kid lawyer series (now in its third iteration). Grisham is broadening his audience base, and perhaps creating new clientele for the future. I've now read two of the three teen novels, and they are quite good. Indeed, in some … [Read more...]

Academic Freedom and Evangelical Seminaries

Here is a very interesting post by Larry Hurtado. My own view is that Christian institutions which have statements of faith that faculty are expected to sign or affirm in order to teach there have every right to hold their faculty accountable for what they say and do, though this should be done in a fair and compassionate manner. The problem is, that too many institutions leave it up entirely to the administration to decide whether a faculty person should be let go or not, though some have … [Read more...]

The Holy Land in IMAX 3D

There is a film to be released in 2013 of which this clip is but a trailer.  Enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPQI6Yupt48   … [Read more...]


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