Daily Archives: 14 Jan 2010

Fun Facts From Bullinger’s Reformationsgeschichte

Conrad Hoffman opposed the call of Zwingli to Zurich in 1519 because Zwingli preached against pensions and wars.  Pensions were Papal payments made to clerics (which held them duty bound to loyalty to Rome). Hoffman went on to harass Zwingli … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Zwingli

It Seems I’m Not the Only One Dismayed With Pat Robertson…

Indeed, it seems I’m just one voice in a chorus more than a bit disgruntled with Pat Robertson. Perhaps the shortest and most insightful comment (besides mine of course) was uttered by the White House, which stated “It never ceases … Continue reading

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Long Awaited, And Finally Available

Is Stegemann’s fantastically useful and amazingly thorough Jesus und seine Zeit.  Due out several years ago there were inevitable delays.  Now, fortunately, those delays are over.

Posted in Bible

The Daily Mail Hates ‘The Book of Eli’

Verdict: Gawd ‘elp us Rating: Turkey! As if one mad movie isn’t enough for one week, here’s another. The super-portentous music early on should have warned me that this is no ordinary post-apocalyptic science fiction martial arts movie. Ponderously paced … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Modern Culture

Mixed Feelings…

On the one hand, the people of Haiti will certainly be in need of new clothing. On the other, I’m not so sure that shirts splattered with the face of Lane Kiffin, the disgraced (and disgraceful) former coach of the … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Modern Culture | 1 Comment

What’s Going on in Haiti: Baptist Reports

Baptist Press has collected a number of first hand reports of what’s going on in Haiti. Read them here.

Posted in Modern Culture, Theology

Another Quote of the Day

You should never consult wikipedia. It is to accurate information about the Bible and theology what horse manure is to a feast. — Jim West

Posted in Theology

Quote of the Day

The faithful heart does not make for itself just any old kind of God by chance, but it looks upon Him who is the one true God. It does not attribute to Him whatever it pleases but is satisfied to … Continue reading

Posted in Calvin, Theology

God, Natural Disasters, and the Quest For Answers

Since the book of Job (and before) people have been asking the ‘why’ question when some disaster strikes. More recently we’ve been asking why did the typhoon happen a few years back and kill so many?  Why did Katrina take … Continue reading

Posted in Theology

Total Depravity: The Scamming Pastor Edition

A Pastor in New York has plead guilty to scamming immigrants. An Ecuadorean storefront pastor is expected to go to jail for scamming over 100 immigrants by promising to get them U.S. visas and legal status. Queens District Attorney Richard … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture, Total Depravity

Schuler and Schulthess Complete Edition

The Complete Edition of Schuler and Schulthess (all 8 volumes, all parts) is now available.  Previously, volumes 6.1 and 6.2 were unobtainable. Huldrici Zwingli Opera, ed. Melchior Schuler and Johanness Schulthess, 8 vols in 11 (Zurich, 1828-1842) Vol. 1 (PDF) … Continue reading

Posted in Theology, Zwingli

Pat Robertson Doesn’t Speak For God, or Christians

Pat’s at it again, pretending to know the mind and purpose of God in current events when – if he were to confess the truth that the rest of us know – he doesn’t. As Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive … Continue reading

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