Monthly Archives: May 2011

So, You Want to Study Lamentations?

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Meyer, the End of Days, and the Righteous One

Ben F. Meyer, on the early church’s understanding of the implications of Jesus’s resurrection: “[Their] strictly eschatological understanding of resurrection was, of course, distinct from the idea of the revivification of the dead as met with in the Elijah and … Continue reading

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It’s Not the End of the World

Here’s a wonderfully compassionate open pastoral letter from Tim Dalrymple to all those who believed in Harold Camping’s rapture prediction. An excerpt: Tonight the Rapture Parties will go on. The atheists will gloat, the mockers will mock. Yet there’s nothing … Continue reading

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Travelogue III: Cape to College

It’s been a few weeks since my previous travelogue post, and over a month since I returned from South Africa. A quick perusal of my posts since mid-April will show that I’ve been keeping busy, preaching, playing in the band, … Continue reading

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Ten Lost Tribes?

Maybe not… Continue reading

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Grabbe on History and Literature

Lester L. Grabbe, Ezra-Nehemiah (New York: Routledge, 1998). Part of a holistic reading is not just to see how the text is structured and the parts fit the whole but also to recognize that sometimes a purely literary reading of … Continue reading

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What Would Jesus Cut, Redux

Roger Pilon at Cato has some great work on the morality of the national debt and deficit spending: WSJ article: Is It Immoral To Cut the Budget? (UPDATE: Corrected link–HT: Brian H.) Cato Forum: The Moral Implications of Deficits, Debt, and … Continue reading

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Well, this is depressing

This article in The Nation is not encouraging to those of us pursuing higher education in the humanities: A few years ago, when I was still teaching at Yale, I was approached by a student who was interested in going … Continue reading

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Review: “Why Johnny Can’t Preach” (Part II)

I suppose the first part of my review of T. David Gordon’s Why Johnny Can’t Preach has turned into something more than just a review–I offered reflections on culture, my own experience, blah blah….But this is my blog, so that’s … Continue reading

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Review: “Why Johnny Can’t Preach” (Part I)

It’s been a while since I’ve done an honest-to-goodness book review on this site. Part of the problem is that I’ve been too busy with anything other than school and teaching to read much of consequence that does not relate … Continue reading

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