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Looking for the End: A Syrian Armageddon?

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Earlier this month LifeWay Research, an arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, polled Americans regarding the connection between current events in Syria and the prophecies of the Bible. I find the results a little surprising. Thirty-two percent of those polled agree with the statement, “I . . . . Continue Reading »

When Search Engines Get Political

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Today is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech. It’s only right and proper for Google to commemorate the event with one of their famous doodles. But when I pulled up Google this morning, I didn’t think of MLK. As soon as I saw the . . . . Continue Reading »

Desperately Seeking Snowball

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I recently heard about a college president who took time during the opening faculty meeting to attack two former professors. These former faculty members left the school two and three years previous, but their memories were shamed in a feeble attempt to divert blame for the school’s problems . . . . Continue Reading »

When God Spoke Greek

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Timothy Michael Law is a scholar interested in history, theology, and religion. Last month Oxford University Press published his book on the Septuagint, When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible. I recently got the chance to talk with Law about his new book and the importance of the ancient Greek translation of the Old Testament to contemporary churches… . Continue Reading »