Monthly Archives: July 2005

Bible Video Games – Making the Old Testament Fun!

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation Online has an article entitled, “Christian Video Games Make Old Testament Fun.” It describes a number of “Christian” video games loosely based on the Bible. For instance, “Victory at Hebron” has you playing a very serious … Continue reading

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Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch, Volume 1 – Classic Kitsch

Yesterday’s blog entries on “Glory Golf balls” (see here and here) represent only the tip of the Christian retailing iceberg. There is a tonne of “Jesus Junk” available in local Christian book stores and online. Some of it is sincere, … Continue reading

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Holy Golf Ball Update

By some nimble surfing I discovered that there are two new “Glory Golf Balls”! The new balls have “those who seek me diligently, find me” and “But, seek first His kingdom” on them in bright red ink. Here are some … Continue reading

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U2, Africa, and Live 8 Update

Since my U2 and Africa blog entry, Live 8 has come and gone. A Billboard .com daily music news article (noted by culture blogger Jeffrey Overstreet) reports that its organizer, Bob Geldof, and its main celebrity supporter, U2 lead singer … Continue reading

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Bible Golf Balls Promise a Holy Hole in One

Here is an excerpt from story from the scotsman.com called “Bible text balls promise a holy hole in one“: GOLFERS feeling below par and in need of divine inspiration could do worse than attend a church exhibition in the Capital. … Continue reading

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An Awesome Alberta Weekend

No this is not a paid advertisement for Travel Alberta! Now that I got that cleared up, I must say my family had a great weekend at Crimson Lake. The weather was great, the lake wasn’t that busy, and everyone … Continue reading

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Blogging Slowdown

I want to wish everyone a great weekend. I won’t be blogging the next few days as my family is heading to Crimson Lake, Alberta, for a long weekend full of tubing, canoeing, kayaking, and putting my feet up and … Continue reading

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Inexpensive Books and SBL Publications New Releases

The Society of Biblical Literature’s Summer 2005 Publications catalog is now available online. Included in it are three new releases: Alan Kirk and Tom Thatcher, eds. Memory, Tradition, and Text: Uses of the Past in Early Christianity. SBL/Brill, 2005. Buy … Continue reading

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Update to My Old Testament on Film Pages

I have made some up-dates to my Old Testament on Film pages. Most of the up-dates are based on an excellent, albeit almost impossible to purchase, book: Richard H. Campbell and Michael R. Pitts. The Bible on Film: A Checklist, … Continue reading

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Masoretes, Messianism, and Textual Criticism

I came accross a news article entitled “Rabbinic bias obscures Messianic message of Old Testament, Prof says” (It is also reproduced as “Messianic hope ‘shines’ in Hebrew Bible“). The article reports on Michael Rydelnick, a Jewish studies professor at Moody … Continue reading

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