Daily Archives: 12 Jan 2010

A Real Wonder…

Die fürsichtigkeit gottes regiert und leitet alle ding so gwuß, daß ein wunder ist, daß wir die nit gemeinlich bas erkennend.  — Huldrych Zwingli (in his Bern Sermon)

Posted in Theology, Zwingli

A Bit of Music From Zwingli

Zwingli is sometimes accused (by those completely unfamiliar with him) of rejecting music.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  He played a number of instruments and loved music, composing several songs too.  Here’s one titled ‘Kappeler Lied’. Zwingli did … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Theology, Zwingli

And Another Musical Interlude…

Posted in Humor, Modern Culture

A Musical Interlude…

From Wicked.  And trust me, you will enjoy it.

Posted in Modern Culture

Another Thought Worth Thinking

A person is never sufficiently pierced by the knowledge of his own weakness until after he has compared himself with God’s majesty. — John Calvin

Posted in Calvin, Theology

It Seems A Strange Thing For A School Board to Get Worked Up About…

But long hair on a 4 year old has a board in Texas all in a lather. The parents of a 4-year-old boy disciplined for having long hair have rejected a compromise from a Texas school board that agreed to … Continue reading

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Church and State

On January 12, 2010 the Center for Religion and Public Affairs at Wake Forest University released a statement titled Religious Expression in American Life: A Joint Statement of Current Law. A diverse working group of church-state experts drafted the statement, … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Modern Culture

Churches and the Economy

It seems counter intuitive, but larger churches in America are suffering more from the economic downturn than smaller ones, according to a new study by Barna. I have my own idea of why this is so: larger churches tend to … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Theology

Quote of the Day

The death of Christ was sufficient for all, efficient for some.  — Andrew Fuller

Posted in Theology

Featured Work of the Day

Is this Zwinglian gem. In it, Zwingli spells out the characteristics and duties of the true Shepherd (Pastor) and contrasts him with the false.  Good stuff!

Posted in Theology, Zwingli

Avatar: The Vatican’s Response

I love the Vatican’s willingness to take on every aspect of modern culture.  You and I may not agree with some of the things the Vatican says, but we all have to admire their willingness to speak out and see … Continue reading

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The Death of a Real Hero

Miep Gies has died at the age of 100.  Not familiar with her name?  She’s the woman who helped hide the family of Anne Frank. Miep Gies, the office secretary who defied the Nazi occupiers to hide Anne Frank and … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

Quote of the Day

As all natural human action reveals the sinful heart, so all philosophical speculation, when left to itself, bears witness to the obscuration in the inmost recesses of our reason.  — Emil Brunner

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