Archives for Feb 18, 2014 @ 11:43

Northern Liberal Elites and Clarence Thomas

CNN, by Ruben Navarette, Jr. [Clarence Thomas, said:] The worst I have been treated was by northern liberal elites,” he said. “The absolute worst I have ever been treated, the worst things that have been done to me, the worst things that have been said about me, are by northern liberal elites, not by the [Read More…]

Marriage, Divorce, and the Church

Ed Stetzer (at the link there is much more) One of the most common statements that I’ve seen is “Christians divorce at the same rate as non-Christians,” undoubtedly giving the world another opportunity to shout “Hypocrite!” This is controversial statement that is surely going to attract eyes and pageviews, but how accurate is it? Some sociologists [Read More…]

The Mighty Mysterious Camel (RJS)

There has been something of a stir around the internet and on the news the last  week or two. It seems that a couple of archaeologists at Tel Aviv University published a paper suggesting that the earliest appearance of the domesticated camel in Israel an environs was ca. 930 BCE (pdf here) (BCE = before [Read More…]

Paul and Religion

So many today love to contrast Jesus (and therefore themselves) with “religion” and “religion” is always bad and institutional and ritualistic while Jesus (and probably Paul, too) was not … but that means those who do this will be surprised when they read chp 13 of Wright’s massive study of Paul. One of the more [Read More…]