Hurtado’s Rules for Fruitful Comments on Blogs

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Ben Jonson said that 'perspicuity is the chiefest virtue of a style'. I agree. See the post below--- BW3Postings, Comments, and Productive Discussion: Some Groundrulesby larryhurtadoWhen I mentioned to a few fellow scholars who were themselves experienced bloggers a couple of years ago that I was planning on launching a blog site, one of the strongly given pieces of advice was "Don't allow comments!" I chose otherwise, however, as my aim was to try to bring the results of scholarship … [Read more...]

How Denominations in America See Each Other


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An Elephant Never Forgets

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The Elephant WhispererLawrence Anthony, a legend in South Africa and author of 3 books including the bestsellerThe Elephant Whisperer, bravely rescued wildlife and rehabilitatedelephants all over the globe from human atrocities, including thecourageous rescue of Baghdad Zoo animals during US invasion in 2003.On March 7, 2012 Lawrence Anthony died.He is remembered and missed by his wife, 2 sons, 2 grandsons& numerous elephants.Two days … [Read more...]

A Polite Bribe— Interesting Clips

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A Polite Bribe– Q +A with the Film Maker

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An Evangelical Voter Guide


A VOTERS GUIDE FOR THINKING EVANGELICALSA lot of heat, and very little light is about to be shed in the next eight weeks when it comes to political races, and we have already seen some truly surprising things happen. Who would every have believed Mitt Romney, a Mormon, would be the candidate of the Evangelical Religious Right and the Tea Party? Not me. And now that we have Presidential debates starting soon, its time once more to trot out my voter guide– with some revisionsOur current n … [Read more...]

A Polite Bribe– Part Two

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A Polite Bribe– An Interesting Animated Film on Paul

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Personal Ethics—- Jesus Style


Here is a fine quote from E. Stanley Jones:"God met life as you and I meet it--- as a person, Jesus. Jesus called on no power not at our disposal for his own moral battle. He performed no miracle to extricate himself from any difficulty. If Jesus had power, he had power to restrain power, holding it only for the meeting of human need in others. He never performed a miracle just to show power or to confound an [human] enemy. Jesus lived a normal life, so normal that it became the norm. he … [Read more...]