I tried to change the part of the loop, line 211, that labels the top navigation of the search results. All I did was change the text that said Older Post and Newer Post and nothing else. That generated the syntax error. I opened the original loop.php file in dreamweaver, copied and pasted it in the file editor, and I still get the error.
Doesn't make sense because its the original code, no changes, that you have when you install the theme. I can't figure out how to fix it and I can't access my dashboard to deactivate the theme and try reinstalling.