Is Evidence for Jesus Really as Good as for Caesar?

Is Evidence for Jesus Really as Good as for Caesar?

Bock wants to reject the proposition “the evidence for Caesar’s life is better attested than for Jesus’s.” As worded that looks like a con. Either Bock doesn’t realize this is not the same proposition as “the evidence for Caesar’s life is better than for Jesus’s” or he must think his readers won’t notice the difference.

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The rise of university ‘faith warriors’

The rise of university ‘faith warriors’

After the end of the Soviet Empire, Western neo-conservatives and their Eastern counterparts were looking for new ideologies to rile up the masses. Over the last decades, we have seen the emergence of religious-political movements all around the world, including Christian Fundamentalism, Zionism, Islamism, and Hindu nationalism.

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Bitcoin Is Unsustainable

Bitcoin Is Unsustainable

The year is 2018. After a rough Greek exit from the eurozone, economic malaise has spread to Italy, Portugal, Spain, and France. Nervous citizens across Europe look for a way to get their money out as currency traders hammer the weakening euro, banks impose withdrawal limits, and their purchasing power plummets. Enter Bitcoin.

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With Same-Sex Decision, Evangelical Churches Address New Reality

With Same-Sex Decision, Evangelical Churches Address New Reality

The tone of the worship service was set at the start. An opening prayer declared it “a dark day.” The sermon focused on a psalm of lament. In between, a pastor read a statement proclaiming the church’s elders and staff “deeply saddened.” In downtown Chicago, as in several other cities around the country, Sunday was marked by jubilation, the annual gay pride festivities made more celebratory by Friday’s Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide.

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Stalin’s Rope Roads

Stalin's Rope Roads

The mining town of Chiatura, Georgia, surrounded by steep cliffs, is criss-crossed by a network of aging Soviet-era aerial tramways that are still in use today. In the early 20th century, after the U.S.S.R. annexed Georgia, Soviet authorities were intent on extracting the vast manganese deposits beneath Chiatura. In the 1950s, planners began work on what locals call the "Kanatnaya Doroga," or "rope road," that still connects almost every corner of the town.

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With No Credit Cards Allowed, No Cash In ATMs, No Banks Open, Tourists In Trouble In Greece

With No Credit Cards Allowed, No Cash In ATMs, No Banks Open, Tourists In Trouble In Greece

Banks all across Greece are closed today, and will remain closed for the rest of the week. Not because it’s a holiday, but because the Greek government is trying to stop the banking system from collapsing as money flows out of the country while its long-running debt crisis reaches a critical point. As a result, tourists in Greece are finding themselves unable to pay for basics like food and shelter.

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Colorado Court Rules Use of Public Funds for Private Schools Is Unconstitutional

Colorado Court Rules Use of Public Funds for Private Schools Is Unconstitutional

The state’s Supreme Court ruled against the district’s voucher program, which was passed in 2011, saying it violated a plank of the State Constitution that explicitly prevents public money from going to schools “controlled by any church or sectarian denomination whatsoever.”

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Publish a Book and Change Your Life, or, Well, Maybe Not

Publish a Book and Change Your Life, or, Well, Maybe Not

If you were an attorney or an accountant and you said to someone, “I’ve been doing this job for two decades and am finally starting to make money at it,” people would look at you like you were crazy. The open secret is that literary fiction does not pay big dividends. At least not to most of its writers and publishers. Even with excellent reviews, there’s no guarantee that your book will sell.

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