“Liberals against religious liberty in Indiana”

Indiana's capitol building

  http://www.nationalreview.com/article/416152/liberals-against-religious-liberty-indiana-editors   … [Read more...]

“The Holy Land in 4K”


  Thanks to Tyler Bulloch for bringing this beautifully produced and meaningful little item to my attention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otP54vrpOJ4 Incidentally, the clock is rapidly running out for this year, but really spontaneous types would still be able to get in because  our tour to Israel (which begins about three weeks from now) still has some seats available on the … [Read more...]

“Want evidence of hysterical anti-Christian bigotry? Look no further than #boycottindiana”

The Indianapolis skyline

  http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/416176/want-evidence-hysterical-anti-christian-bigotry-look-no-further-boycottindiana-david   … [Read more...]

“In a game of total victory, we all lose”

CAB, with COB in bkgrd

  A statement from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the balance between religious liberty and gay rights, and a reflection on the reaction to the Church's prior statement on the subject: http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/in-a-game-of-total-victory-we-all-lose   … [Read more...]

Without this, only an animal

St. Luke icon

  So the story of Lucanus, or St. Luke, is the story of every man's pilgrimage through despair and life-darkness, through suffering and anguish, through bitterness and sorrow, through doubt and cynicism, through rebellion and hopelessness to the feet and the understanding of God. This search for God and the final revelation are the only meaning in life for men. Without this search and revelation man lives only as an animal, without comfort and wisdom, and his life is … [Read more...]

“Government economist: Christians are ‘Nazis’ for religious freedom act”

Dust bowl.

  http://dailycaller.com/2015/03/30/government-economist-christians-are-nazis-for-religious-freedom-act/   … [Read more...]

“Islands of whispers in a sea of silence”

Qumran Cave 4 from the observation point

  In summary remarks at the end, Jim Charlesworth stressed how much we don't have from antiquity.  He says that the typical notion is that we now have about 70% of the documents from the Qumran caves.  On the contrary, he thinks that we possess about 3%.  "We're working in the dungheaps of history," he said.  Or, in another memorable phrase, he explained that scholars are "exploring islands of whispers in a sea of silence." He dismissed as nonsense the claim tha … [Read more...]

George Zervos, this afternoon at BYU

The Pietà

  In the printed program, the presentation given by George Zervos is entitled "New Light on an Early Jewish-Christian Temple Source."  His first PowerPoint slide, however, gave his title as "The Genesis of Mary: The Mary of Faith and the Mary of History" and featured an image of Michelangelo's Pietà. But his actual presentation, devoted at least partially to the ancient (possibly even first-century) apocryphal text of The Genesis of Mary, did allude to that te … [Read more...]