Daily Archives: 11 Jan 2010


A British Church held a ceremony of blessing for cell phones today. The special service at the St. Lawrence Jewry church, which dates back to 1136, was attended by around 80 people who held their phones and other gadgets in … Continue reading

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Zwingli’s Featured Work Today

One of Zwingli’s best.  And the featured work for the day.

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When You’re A Politician, No One Expects You To Be Consistent

Take, for instance, the case of Harold Ford Jr., erstwhile candidate in Tennessee who has since his defeat moved to New York.  In Tennessee, he was an opponent of ‘gay marriage’ but now that he’s moved to New York and … Continue reading

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In Memoriam Gottfried W. Locher

Among students of the Swiss Reformation the name of Gottfried Locher towers above the rest. Locher’s brilliant contributions to that fecund period of theological development are without peer. He died on the 11th of January, 1996. His most influential contribution, … Continue reading

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Rethinking ‘Inerrancy’

The belief that the Bible is ‘inerrant’ or that Evangelicals must and by and large do adhere to a doctrine of ‘inerrancy’ has been around for a pretty good while now. Usually, however, the doctrine is approached from ‘below’, from … Continue reading

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On The Question of Cremation

The Tennessean has an interesting essay today worth taking a look at concerning the question of cremation.  Is cremation acceptable for Christians?  Is it not?  If not, why not?  These questions crop up from time to time.  Some interesting observation … Continue reading

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Heretic Of The Week

Today he would be very much at home in the Unitarian/ Universalist ‘Church’ but in the 16th century he was recognized as the heretical soul he was.  His name?  Michael Servetus. If you go here you can learn a good … Continue reading

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Total Depravity: Aiding and Abetting Adultery

A website in Britain exists strictly to serve as a ‘meeting place’ for married men and women to find someone to cheat on their spouse with.  And it has been very busy of late, what with many Britons snowed in. … Continue reading

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California’s ‘Gay Marriage’ Trial

The first federal trial to determine if the U.S. Constitution prohibits states from outlawing same-sex marriage gets under way Monday, and the two gay couples on whose behalf the case was brought will be among the first witnesses. The proceedings, … Continue reading

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Palin May Be Right…

Sarah Palin appears to believe that McCain chose her as his running mate because God planned it to be so.  And she may be right.  The ways of God, after all, are mysterious and God may well have inspired McCain … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Unlike the modern church, which is often concerned above all with the number of members, the pioneer church was concerned first of all about a dedicated and pure membership.  –  Albert Wardin Jr.

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Speaking of Basketball as Grist for the Theological Mill…

It’s been a fine week for college hoops. UNC lost to some little college no one had ever heard of. Duke lost to Georgia Tech (though that made me sad) and tonight Tennessee beat #1 Kansas. Fantastically! What’s it all … Continue reading

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