Monthly Archives: February 2008

Signs of the Kingdom

A black Gospel choir singing a Russian liturgical piece. (H/T: Per Christum) Share this: Digg this postRecommend on FacebookTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this postTell a friend

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Christian Reconciliation Carnival #11: Call for Submissions

The next Christian Reconciliation Carnival will be hosted here in early April. The deadline for submissions is March 31, and the carnival will be posted very shortly thereafter. Here is a link for information about submitting posts. This quarter’s Carnival … Continue reading

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iMonk among the Mainliners

He had a good time, and if you are part of an evangelical / fundamentalist / charismatic / confessional-type church tradition, you ought to read why. Share this: Digg this postRecommend on FacebookTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this … Continue reading

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In Canada, I'd Be an Excellent Preacher

If Neil Young’s Canadian sermon typology is any indication, I could be Fred Craddock in a tuque, eh? Share this: Digg this postRecommend on FacebookTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this postTell a friend

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What Kind of Craven Slimeball Deletes Another Person's Blog?

Charles Halton reports it has happened to Dr. Jim West, a pioneer of the biblioblogosphere, with whom I believe I probably disagree about practically everything. Still, this sort of despicable act is so far beyond the pale as to be … Continue reading

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A Hurrian Cadre in King David's Court

The Hurrians were ubiquitous throughout the ancient Near East. As a people, they were more widely spread than any other group before the Arameans. They flourished from the middle of the third millennium till the end of the second. They … Continue reading

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Was Shoshenq I Late for His Own War?

When a city is burned and there are short-lived grains involved, the age of the grains as determined by radiocarbon dating serves to date the entire destruction level. Thus, the recent work on 14C dating of grains found in city … Continue reading

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Is Ramesses I Older than He Looks?

The “Niagara Falls mummy” was displayed for many years in the Niagara Museum on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. It is featured in a 2006 episode of Nova, “The Mummy Who Would Be King.” (Transcript here.). It was purchased … Continue reading

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The Wall

Is this sermon for real or just a really good parody? (HT: Suzanne McCarthy at Better Bibles Blogs, who isn’t sure, either). For those of you who would like to know something more about what it really means when the … Continue reading

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The Future Lies in the Past

Rick Mansfield was kind enough to point to a delightful article about the changing shape of evangelical Christianity in Christianity Today, now available online. For the younger evangelicals …, traditional churches are too centered on words and propositions. And pragmatic … Continue reading

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