Daily Archives: 16 Jan 2010

The 41st Annual ‘Karl Barth Tagung’

Is 12-15 July, 2010 and this year focuses on Barth’s concept of sin.   And Barth knew all about sin.  At first hand.  Just ask Charlotte… Anyway, you can download the very informative flyer for the event here.

Posted in Conferences, Theology

What I’m Reading…

Now is a delightful treatment of liturgy and church praxis in Zwingli’s Zurich by Ralph Kunz titled Gottesdienst evangelisch reformiert.  If the history of the Reformation or the history of liturgical practice is of interest, I recommend this volume.

Posted in Church History, Zwingli

Creation Doesn’t Reveal of God What Only Christ Can

Calvin wrote [So] it is in vain that there are so many lamps in the edifice of the world, shining to illuminate the Creator’s glory for us, since no matter how they cast their rays on us they cannot lead … Continue reading

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Uganda, Hate Isn’t A Gospel Principle…

In spite of whatever it is American Televangelists have been telling you. A Ugandan preacher with close ties to US evangelicals and President Yoweri Museveni’s family said last Friday he planned to organise a “million-man” march in February to support … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture, Theology

Total Depravity: The Pastoral Misconduct Edition

A Clarksville man is facing child exploitation charges after police said they caught him in the act, according to a WLKY-TV report. The Evening News’ newsgathering partner reported that investigators believe Ronald Wayne Williams, 47, was on his computer for … Continue reading

Posted in Theology, Total Depravity

Focus on the Family + Tim Tebow = Superbowl Advert

The Orlando Sentinel is reporting Focus on the Family is not revealing details of the message, but the story is expected to detail the Tebow’s pro-life message in line with Christian faith. Pam got very sick while on a Philippines … Continue reading

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Christ, Kingdom, and Culture: Westminster Seminary’s 2010 Conference

Questions concerning how Christians ought to relate to the broader culture, how to serve God in their daily vocation, and how to relate the Word and kingdom of God to every aspect of life are as ancient as the Christian … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Theology

A Fascinating Image of the Haiti Quake

The European space agency isn’t leaving all the imaging to NASA. They’ve put together their own image of the situation in Port-au-Prince and display the most damaged areas in red and yellow. Click to enlarge.  With such tools, the aid … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

The Lane Kiffin Song

Posted in Humor

Is Pat Robertson Possessed by Satan?

One Valerie Tarico thinks so. It appears that televangelist Pat Robertson is in the thrall of Satan, according to spiritual warriors, Drs. Valerie Tarico and Marlene Winell. “It’s the only possible explanation,” said Tarico. “How else can we make sense … Continue reading

Posted in Dilettante, Modern Culture, Theology | 4 Comments

Survey the Haiti Quake Damage with Google Earth

If you go here you can download a file of images from Google Earth showing the devastation in Haiti (and it’s even more impressive than Nasa’s images).  You can zoom in and out as you wish. You’ll need to have … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

Zwingli’s Prayer

Should be every theologian and exegete’s prayer… Omnipotens sempiterne et misericors Deus, cuius verbum est lucerna pedibus nostris et lumen semitarum nostrarum, aperi et illumina mentes nostras ut oracula tua pure et sancte intelligamus et in illud quod recte intellexerimus … Continue reading

Posted in Zwingli

OK, Maybe J.I. Packer Is Right About At Least One Thing

I’m not much of a Packer fan.  But when someone’s right, they’re right.  And Packer is right when he asserts that “We [the Church] are drifting back into paganism, that’s the truth,” he said in a lecture last Saturday at … Continue reading

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Christian Today, You Need A New Front Page Editor

Here’s why- and note the subject of the arrow… The moral for the rest of us- check and double check… or you just look a bit silly.

Posted in Humor, Modern Culture

Violence Against Malaysian Christians Continues

AFP reports A Protestant church in Malaysia has been vandalised, its spokesman said Saturday, apparently the latest in a spate of attacks triggered by a row over the use of the word “Allah”. Windows of the two-storey church in southern … Continue reading

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