Daily Archives: January 17, 2012

Two Extremes

There was an insightful comment by Stephen under Rachel Held Evans’ post, The problem of biblicism.  Stephen states the following: “If one has to attend 3-4+ years of seminary and do a PhD, all the while being informally mentored by … Continue reading

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Blackout

There may be an Internet black-out tomorrow (among certain sites) in protest of two controversial pieces of federal legislation: SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act, or HR3261) in the House of Representatives, and PIPA (S968) in the Senate.  There is fear … Continue reading

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Concluding Justification and Variegated Nomism, Volume 1

I finished Justification and Variegated Nomism, Volume 1: The Complexities of Second Temple Judaism.  I have two items: 1.  On pages 502-503, Roland Deines says that the Pharisees viewed themselves as sanctifiers of Israel, a remnant that, like leaven, leavens … Continue reading

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