Monthly Archives: November 2015

First Family Reads

By Scot McKnight From WaPo: President Obama, a diligent Small Business Saturday shopper, patronized Petworth’s Upshur Street Books for the first time this afternoon. The uber-local independent bookstore, which opened just over a year ago, highlights the city’s “past and present, and work from local authors from poets to politicians.” Obama, along with …read more

Stochastic Terrorism

By Neil Godfrey An interesting take by Valerie Tarico: Christianist Republicans Systematically Incited Colorado Clinic Assault . . . . Citing Stochastic Terrorism Valerie writes: “Stochastic terrorism is the use of mass communications to incite random actors to carry out violent or terrorist acts that are statistically predictable but individually unpredictable. In …read more

Christian Texts and History • Can Jesus' rising "meta" three days match a 3rd day rising?

By rakovsky On the thread “Strongest, most direct evidence to doubt the Resurrection?” (viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1970&start=10), Bernard Muller proposed that Mark’s reference to resurrection “meta” (after or with) three days can only mean resurrection on the fourth day or later, and thus it drastically contradicts the narrative of a third day resurrection in the …read more

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