Daily Archives: 15/05/2011

New book on the literary, social, and historical context of the Gospels is “superb introduction”

New book on Early New Testament Studies “Superb” The book was a collaboration between the Ancient History Department at Macquarie University and the Australian College of Theology and draws on 17 New Testament scholars from Australia to explore the political, … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, Biblical Studies, Book Reviews

Tim Black’s scathing review of ‘On Being’ by scientistic nihilist Peter Atkins

The tyranny of science by Tim Black On Being is infused with animus, not pedagogy . . . Atkins believes that everything must be susceptible to a physical, material explanation.  To think otherwise, to reckon on there being more to being … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism, Book Reviews, Sciences

Book Review: ‘The Godless Delusion’ turning the tables on the New Atheists

Turning the Tables on Atheists (Part 1) Turning the Tables on Atheists (Part 2)

Posted in Atheism, Book Reviews

Photograph of the day: Fundamentalists proclaim ‘Judgment Day May 21′, New York, May 13, 2011

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Famous Presbyterians: former Doctor Who actor David Tennant

David Tennant’s father, the Reverend ‘Sandy’ McDonald, is a Church of Scotland (Presbyterian) minister in Paisley, near Glasgow and was once Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Talking about taking on the challenging role of Hamlet for … Continue reading

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Secularists increasingly forcing Christians out of public forums

Weatherman and TV host fired for traditional views A Christian weatherman in California has been fired from his job after objecting to the TV station running racey footage for a 5pm story about local strip clubs.  And in a separate … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism, Politics, World Events, Secularism