Tag: news

You Want Ancient Jewish and Christian Documents, Start Here

Instead of spending money on another half-baked Lost Gospel (None of the Above), aim your browser at this link and drown in legitimate texts. Be sure to click the links at the top left.

Three Verses for Christians Speaking in Public

7:1 “Do not judge so that you will not be judged. 7:2 For by the standard you judge you will be judged, and the measure you use will be the measure you receive. (The NET Bible Mt 7:1–2. Biblical Studies Press)

12:18 Speaking recklessly is like the thrusts of a sword, but the words of the wise bring healing. (The NET Bible Pr 12:18. Biblical Studies Press.)

17:28 Even a fool who remains silent is considered wise, and the one who holds his tongue is deemed discerning. (The NET Bible Pr 17:28. Biblical Studies Press.)

A Key to Understanding Politics

Two Words that explain so so much:


Today in History

April 18, 1930: BBC Radio announces there is no news.

That’ll never happen in this day of 24 hour news networks.

Wall Street Journal Newtown Connecticut Stream Page

Can be found here if you can bear reading the news and opinion surrounding this tragedy.

Read these on Newtown and Gun Control

Charles C. W. Cooke in National Review Online offers a logical but sad opinion here.  A Linked article in the Cooke’s article is important enough to merit it’s own link here, as it asks a very important and disturbing question.

This is only the beginning of this latest round in this discussion, I’m sure.

A Biblical Text You’ll Sadly Become Familiar With

Mat 2:16-18 NET. When Herod saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, he became enraged. He sent men to kill all the children in Bethlehem and throughout the surrounding region from the age of two and under, according to the time he had learned from the wise men. (17) Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: (18) “A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping and loud wailing, Rachel weeping for her children, and she did not want to be comforted, because they were gone.”


My Black Friday Wish

…is the same as every Black Friday for years:


Start some memes…

Say to pastors, “Never mind your years of Hebrew. What does the Septuagint say?”

Reply to all Logos 5 sales ads, “Thanks, but I’m waiting for Logos 6 when the databases are complete and truly useful.”

Likewise to NA28 sales pitches:, “I’m waiting until NA30 when they redo the entire New Testament, not just the Catholic epistles”.

Jesus’ Wife Cribs the Internet?

That’s the breaking story today. The gospel fragment has been accused of being a modern forgery, dependent on the one copy of the Coptic Gospel of Thomas available to us. Now some scholars are going further, claiming they know which transcription of Thomas the forger used.

Mark Goodacre has the heart of the story here, while Andrew Bernhard has a preliminary article with several points against Jesus’ Wife here.

This is going to get a lot of coverage today. Strap yourself in.