7 Book Takes

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I’ve never done one of Jen Fulwiler’s 7 Quick Takes before, but I see that Leah Libresco has turned Darwin Catholic’s Immediate Book Meme (and BTW, Darwins, your pizza recipe CHANGED OUR ENTIRE LIVES!) into a quick take thingie, and I know an idea worth stealing when I read one, so… — 1 —  What [Read More...]

The Craic [App o the Mornin']

I took this week off from the App o’ so I could focus on putting the June issue of my magazine to bed. When the App returns next week, it’s going to be on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. There just doesn’t seem to be the interest in it to maintain a daily feature covering any [Read More...]

So This Exists…

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Because screw it we’re putting the Everclear straight in the whipped cream! I love the future. Update: I see some were already leaning on the PANIC!!!!1! button with this one, just as they did with Four Loko, which us old folks just call Irish Coffee. OH EM GEE college students is getting drunk on it [Read More...]

Who Lives Like This?

And what is the matter with them? Two broken people get together, spend $72 on liquor, $3 on food, talk about meaningless things, have meaningless sex, and act shocked when their emotions are shredded like a cheap tissue. And then, she totals up her expenses for this evening of self-abuse passing as sexual liberation: Date [Read More...]

Digital Dead Sea Scrolls Available Online

A fragment of Isaiah from Cave 1, Qumran

In a giant upgrade to The Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library, the Israel Antiquities Authority is making 10,000 multispectral images available to all via the web. The entire site has better searching, browsing and indexing. You can search by keywords, or browse by language, location (including cave-by-cave), or content. The scrolls are being [Read More...]

Ancient Settlement Uncovered in Israel

A 2,300 year old village dating to the Seleucid Dynasty (or perhaps earlier) has been uncovered during work on a natural gas pipeline. The settlement reached its peak in the 3rd century BC, and by the time of Herod (1st Century BC) was abandoned. The settlement was found not far from Mitzpe Harel in the [Read More...]

Light & Bread in the Gospel of John

This essay originally was published in an online journal, now defunct. I’m publishing it here in case it’s of interest. The full title is Light and Bread: A Sapiential Reading of Two “I Am” Statements in the Gospel of John. All the footnotes got stripped when I plopped the text into WordPress, but if you’re curious [Read More...]

What Happens When You Don’t Know How To Read the Bible

You get people reading Mark 16:18 and thinking they should do this: … for which the natural, tragic, and wholly expected consequence is this: Pastor Jamie Coots dies after snake he was handling bit him (WBIR) Kentucky Pastor Jamie Coots died Saturday night after he was bitten by a snake, according to Middlesboro Police Chief [Read More...]


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