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Dr. John Oswalt

John-OswaltDr. John N. Oswalt (PhD, Brandeis University) is Visiting Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He is the author of numerous articles and several books, including the two-volume commentary on Isaiah in the New International Commentary on the Old Testament series and Called to be Holy: A Biblical Perspective.

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Interview with Dr. Oswalt

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Sixty years ago, most biblical scholars maintained that Israel’s religion was unique—that it stood in marked contrast to the faiths of its ancient Near Eastern neighbors. Nowadays, it is widely argued that Israel’s religion mirrors that of other West Semitic societies. What accounts for this radical change, and what are its implications for our understanding of the Old Testament? Dr. John N. Oswalt says the root of this new attitude lies in Western society’s hostility to the idea of revelation, which presupposes a reality that transcends the world of the senses, asserting the existence of a realm humans cannot control. While not advocating a ‘the Bible says it, and I believe it, and that settles it’ point of view, Oswalt asserts convincingly that while other ancient literatures all see reality in essentially the same terms, the Bible differs radically on all the main points. The Bible Among the Myths supplies a necessary corrective to those who reject the Old Testament’s testimony about a transcendent God who breaks into time and space and reveals himself in and through human activity.

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Families affected by serious mental illness, like my own, have many things in common: secrecy, confusion, alienation, exhaustion, fear, even terror; anger, frustration, loneliness, longing to be “normal.”

Amy Simpson in her review of Suzanne Field’s book on mental illness entitled The Painted Table. She says, Field’s book honors reality—no sensationalized or romanticized pictures of mental illness here.

SOURCE: Christianity Today

The cut-off for the consumer versions of Windows 7—Home Basic, Home Premium, and Ultimate—has been reinstated. Those versions will still stop being available as OEM preinstalls on October 31, 2014. But for the corporate-oriented Professional SKU, there’s now no firm date for when those OEM sales will end. Instead, there’s a footnote, saying that the company will give at least one year of notice before any cut-off date is actually set.

Correspondent Peter Bright reporting Microsoft’s recent time table for having Windows 7 preinstalled on a new computer.

SOURCE: Arstenica

If Congress can open with a prayer, and the state of Alabama Legislature can, I don’t see why schools can’t…They could read the prayer from the day war was declared in World War II. They could read the prayer the day after Sept. 11.

Alabama Republican lawmaker Steve Hurst, sponsor of a bill that would require Alabama schools to begin each day with prayer

SOURCE: Christian Headlines

Late last year, I was easily getting 720p and 1080p video on all my devices. Now? I can barely get video to stream at the lowest resolution, which doesn’t even give VHS a run for its money. I’ve looked online and many, many others are also raging about the dreaded combination of Comcast and Netflix.

Matt Vukas, an Indiana University student who seems to have verified that Comcast is intentionally throttling Netfix.

SOURCE: Matt Vukas Blog

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