BS Carnival XXXVII
It’s that time again… without an actual Biblical Studies Carnival we have another BS carnival:
The Biblical Studies Carnival is a monthly carnival showcasing the best of weblog posts in the area of academic biblical studies (from here on referred to as BS). Information on the carnival, and links to past carnivals can be found here.
The first BS carnival BS Carnival XXX: Triple the BS can be found here.
Without further delay:
BS Carnival XXXVII: And You Thought The Economy Was Bad…
Dr. Rexella Van Impe: Really? “Dr.” Rexella? Really? When did this happen? I mean, you can always expect her husband Jack at a BS carnival; because when it comes to BS it’s hard to top Dr. Jack’s BS. But… Rexella a doctor?
Well, if the emphasis is BS then the answer to that question is “YES!” Jack’s pulled some epic shenanigans in his day, so to suddenly “make” Rexella a doctor is really not that shocking to anyone familiar with his long and outstanding career in the field of BS, or has seen Rexella’s painfully (but yet somehow entertaining) amateurish attempts at reading the “news” while she coos as Jack talks about the world being destroyed. At their site you can read all of Dr. Rexella’s BS from past newsletters. On second thought, perhaps she is a doctor, because her writings bear the distinctive mark of a PhD in BS. Jack must be teaching her well.
Paula White: Ministry fading? Check. Bills piling up? Check. Need money badly? Check. Willing to fleece people and manipulate the gospel for personal gain? Double check! For some reason Paula gets hot and bothered by the calendar. First, she tried the Day of Atonement thing, but now she’s moved on to the first fruits. For some impressive BS check out her “teaching” on first fruits: If you really want to be blessed in 2009 then you better give your first fruits to God, and the way you give your first fruits to God is, of course, by giving your money to Paula. Oh I get it now!?!
UPDATE: The first fruits scam was run at the beginning of last year. I wonder how that worked out? 2008 seemed like a good year for most in America. Just more dilettante nonsense BS from Paula. This woman can’t go bankrupt and be off of the scene soon enough:
BS Carnival Special Consideration Award For Really, Very,
Incredibly Large Amounts of BS in 2008:
John Crowder! For an unbelievable amount of BS head on over to John Crowder’s website and be awed at his enormous grasp of BS. For ease of access his BS writings are grouped into years of publication. I’m doubting peer review: Apparently, the heavy drunken glory makes typing, spelling, and editing difficult.
However, we should ignore such pedantic issues as spelling because when it comes to BS John Crowder is Albright, Tov, VanderKam, Nickelsburg, Boccaccini, and every other scholar you can think of currently in the field of biblical studies all rolled into one enormous pile of BS! Actually his BS is even more impressive than the combined biblical studies of those gentlemen. The extent of Crowder’s BS is just staggering. (Pic from: HERE)
2008 Blogger of the Year Award for
Incomparable Skills in the Field of BS
When Todd Bentley left Lakeland under a cloud of adultery and false resurrections one would have thought that, perhaps, the posts in defense of Todd and his “ministry” would have ceased. Thankfully, for those who enjoy extensive BS the work has continued.
Take a whiff of some of this recent BS:
“I believe that at Lakeland God was testing his church, at least in the West, to see if it is ready for the next step in his purposes (here).”
That test? If some Christians were ready to abandon sound doctrine and be deceived by signs and wonders? I guess the Antichrist can come now, huh?
“While I accept that Todd has done wrong, I am not endorsing listing him among “liars, adulterers, thieves, deceivers” (here)”
Ummm… I’m confused. Todd commits adultery but isn’t an adulterer? Looks like I got some more BS to wade through at Gentile Wisdom.
“I’m sure the demons are having a field day with discussions like this, laughing aloud as they watch Christians tearing one another down and apart. These are the same ones who rejoiced in their victory of ending God’s work in the Lakeland revival, by the ancient means of sexual temptation… So these demons stir up hatred within Christians, or within those who call themselves Christians but are actually in their control, and incite them to, among other things, write hate-filled blog posts and comments (here).”
That’s right… if you disagree with Peter, are critical of Todd, disagree with the lack of theology at Lakeland err… write hate-filled blog posts it’s because you are under the influence of demons!!!!!
Pretty hard to argue with that logic: If you disagree with me you are demon possessed. At this pace we could have a repeat winner in 2009. BS like that is hard to top.
Well, that’s all for BS Carnival XXXVII. See you next time when we take it up a notch for BS Carnival XXXVIII: Even More Roman Numerals!