…because scientists have reportedly found through research that
Those who drink two or three cups a day have a 15 per cent lower incidence of depression than those who rarely do so, found academics at Harvard School of Public Health in the US. Although they emphasised the study did not prove that caffieine protected against depression, they noted that there appeared to be a “dose-dependent response”. That is, those who drank the most coffee tended to suffer the least from depression.
This is good for the coffee industry, but Jim says he’s upping his coffee consumption to about 7-9 cups per day. What would this do to Jim?
Have a look.
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I’m reading an article in the newest JBL by Jennifer A. Glancy and Stephen D. Moore entitled “How Typical a Roman Prostitute Is Revelation’s ‘Great Whore’? and one statement was so humorous that I nearly laughed out loud (I happened to have read it during our break in class, with plenty of people still in the room). Here it is.
Even more memorable than the pimp-emperor is the whore-empress.
Who says scholars are boring!
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I don’t mind dressing up a bit for Sunday morning service. I don the requisite suit, button-up shirt, and neck tie and have been for years. Sunday nights are much more casual–nice blue jeans, button-up shirt, and non-tennis shoes. However, I’ve entertained the notion lately of leaving the neckties in the closet, at least for the summer months. I actually like the look of the coat and tie, but let’s face it–they can be a bit uncomfortable. Aside from that, it’s hot in the summer here in the south (you northerners really don’t know what a hot summer is!) and the time it takes us to get all six of us from the vehicle to the church is plenty of time for my collar to become dampened with sweat. Yes, it’s cool in the building, but by then the damage is done.
But now there is evidence that compels to leave the neckties in the closet–scientific evidence that it’s best not to where them!
According to public health officials in the U.K., who are trying to reduce the number of hospital-acquired infections, are forbidding doctors from wearing neckties because they
- “are rarely laundered”
- “perform no beneficial function in patient care,” and
- “have been shown to be colonized pathogens.”
I was reading through Leon Morris’ commentary on Romans where I read something I’ve not encountered before in a work by a biblical studies scholar–he referred to something as “stupid.”
“It was stupid to think that, since the whole nation had not entered the blessing, the promise of God had failed.” (emphasis mine)
I bet Jim West has said as much in his works!
It was quite unexpected and quite funny!
What about you–what are some of the unexpected comments/statements you’ve come across in scholarly literature?
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Check out this video, if you haven’t yet, of the Passover story told through the vehicles of modern technology–it’s simply wonderful!
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…have the same birthday! So, in honor of this great day, here are some of my favorite Chuck Norris maxims.
Superman wears Chuck Norris pajamas.
When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night he checks his closet for Chuck Norris.
Chuck Norris sleeps with a night light because the dark is afraid of Chuck Norris.
Chuck Norris can slam a revolving door.
Chuck Norris counted to infinity…twice.
According to Einstein’s theory of relativity, Chuck Norris can actually roundhouse kick you yesterday.
What are some of your favorites?
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