Mark Buckley

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Tim Widowfield : How Did Paul Remember Jesus?

How Did Paul Remember Jesus?<p>by Tim Widowfield<p>We have covered the subject of the apostle Paul’s silence on Jesus’ life many times on Vridar. But for …

New Testament

Mis-sold, expensive and overhyped: why our universities are a con | Aditya Chakrabortty

They are making one of the biggest purchases of their lives, shelling out more than one might on a sleek new Mercedes<p>In any other area it would be called mis-selling. Given the sheer numbers of those duped, a scandal would erupt and the guilty parties would be forced to make amends. In this case, …

Higher Education

The Big Lebowski review – The Dude bowls back the years

After 20 years, the shaggy-dog stoner LA noir that may be the Coens’ comic masterpiece rolls back on to the big screen, as light and insouciant as the tumbleweed from the old west that drifts incongruously up to the city in the opening sequence. In fact, after two decades, the film looks weirdly …

Coen Brothers

Read Howard Jacobson's hilarious takedown of Jeremy Corbyn over antisemitism

Something tells me you're expecting me to call Jeremy Corbyn an antisemite. There's been a bit about it in the press, and I... well, you know...<p>But …

Jewish concern over Corbyn is not all about Israel. It’s about antisemitism | Jonathan Freedland

There was a brief moment when it looked as if Labour’s long summer of pain over antisemitism might soon be over. It lasted perhaps a minute or two, as word emerged on Tuesday afternoon that the party had finally adopted the full text of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance: both its …

Israel

Did the Greeks Build the Chinese Terracotta Army?

<i>Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient , trackback</i><p>We’ve fluttered before around the interesting work of Lukas Nickel (see link at bottom of this page), …

Zeus in China? - Beachcombing's Bizarre History Blog

Zeus in China? <i>January 12, 2014</i><p><i>Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient , trackback</i><p>This blog has pioneered the scientific reporting of contacts between …

Buddhist Sets Himself on Fire in Ancient Greece?

Say it quietly, but there is a strong case to be made that, a score of years before Christ was born, a Buddhist monk came to Greece and set himself …

Ancient History

Programme of the week: talkSPORT's Trans Europe Express

<i>This week, Johnny awards his highly coveted POTW award to a three-hour marathon radio show on talkSPORT, which is the only place where you can find</i> …

Soccer

Andy Miller on Twitter: "Dolly Parton in Liverpool, May 1977. Photo by Chalkie Davies.… "

New conversation<p>End of conversation<p>New conversation<p>End of conversation<p>New conversation<p>End of conversation<p>haha, cause british papers are fascinating …

Nuance: A Love Story

This is the story of the past three years of my life. It’s romance in a way, but it’s also a breakup story. It begins sometime in 2015, a year during …

Feminism

Will this be a summer of discontent?

<b>PUBLISHED:</b> 11:45 26 July 2018<p>The summer of discontent: Wish we weren't here. Picture: Martin Rowson<p>Martin Rowson<p>MICHAEL WHITE sees a glummer holiday …

The Robots Are Winning!

Her<p>a film directed by Spike Jonze<p>Ex Machina<p>a film directed by Alex Garland<p>1.<p>We have been dreaming of robots since Homer. In Book 18 of the <i>Iliad</i>, …

Dialogue With God

Confessions<p>by Augustine, translated from the Latin by Sarah Ruden<p>Modern Library, 484 pp., $28.00<p>In 2012, Sarah Ruden brought us, in a crackling …

Dominic Raab: the face that says, ‘I need to take back control of my sphincter’ | Marina Hyde

The Brexit secretary’s Brussels trip didn’t quite go as he hoped. Instead it was a case of: take your plan to the EU. Get rinsed. Repeat<p>Even for those who’ve been stockpiling I-told-you-sos for two years, there really is zero satisfaction in watching Brexit secretary Dominic Raab wanly assure a …

Dominic Raab

An Odyssey by Daniel Mendelsohn review – a father, a son and Homer’s epic

Was Odysseus a hero or a self-pitying liar? Mendelsohn’s father embarrassed him by publicly challenging his view of the epic – a rich moment in a brilliant family memoir<p>As everyone knows, <i>The Odyssey</i> is a poem about a “traditional” family. A wife waits anxiously at home for her absent husband; a …

Jack Shantry: The figure of fun who became a folk hero

The Search for a No-Frills Jesus

However, according to a largely North American cadre of biblical scholars that includes Mack, who in 1993 published a book called containing his own Q rendition, and James M. Robinson, the founder of the International Q Project and a colleague of Mack's at Claremont, the teachings of Jesus in Q …

Christopher Martin-Jenkins: Cricket loses the best friend it ever had

The late Christopher Martin-Jenkins. We always said it had a pertinent ring to it, because generally that is what he was. And now he really is. It is hard to believe. I last saw him at the end of October when a few of us went to visit him in Sussex. He was between treatments and quite perky. We …

The last battles of Lasith Malinga

Wham, bam: Lasith Malinga bowls Shane Watson in the 2007 World Cup final<p>© Getty Images<p>All through his career he has defied convention, and authority. …

Sri Lanka

My grandad was captured by Russians in the second world war and kept alive

I may be in Volgograd to cover the football but family history gives me pause for thought<p>There is a time and place for first-person stories, which is usually no time and no place. But this is the only time I’ll get to tell this one. It’s quite good. And it relates to Russia, Volgograd, and …

CLASSICS: WHY IT MATTERS

Posted on 14 May 2018<p><b>Polity (2018) p/b 143pp £9.99. (ISBN 9781509517930)</b><p>This book does not do quite what the cover implies. Much of it is an attack …

Bodean’s restaurant review | Grace Dent

The burnt ends taste of jam and have the vibe of something a kidnapper might begin posting back to your parents<p>At a recent sojourn in Bodean’s, I was slapped again by a fact about the “casual dining crunch” that most industry experts never mention: diners voted with their feet. The food got <i>too</i> …

Grace Dent: ‘The processed food debate is MSG-sprinkled class war'

I love a dinner of Birds Eye potato waffle with spaghetti hoops, and a Heinz salad cream smile on the side of the plate<p>My hackles rise whenever posh foodies talk of their childhood eureka moment: how a girolle shook their world<p>For huge swaths of this country, the eating of processed food is our …

Processed Food

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Hurrah, Ferris Bueller! The palette cleanser after last week’s Risky Business horror. While both films are about a boy in his senior year of high …

'I’m nothing but compost’: Bill Murray on good friends, bad bosses and Harvey Weinstein

The last time I met Bill Murray things got rather physical rather quickly. It was the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars party and I was about to leave, bloated with celebrity sightings and starting to suffer from indigestion. But as I walked out I saw a man arrive who made me turn around and go right back in.<p>…

AB de Villiers departs and leaves a Picasso-sized hole in cricket | Barney Ronay

It seems odd now but English people really did used to hate Pablo Picasso, godfather of cubism and the great all-format all-rounder of 20th century art. When Picasso died in 1973 Kingsley Amis wrote in a letter to Philip Larkin: “I see Pablo the piss-poor paint-pusher has fallen off the hooks at …

Colin Graves: the blazered Terminator with his sights locked on cricket | Marina Hyde

There is no fiercer battle than the one to be the least appealing individual in British sporting governance. It is a field in which we are absolutely world class. From the FA to the RFU to the ECB to the Jockey Club and far beyond, we really bring home the bacon. All the cured pork, in fact. Of all …