Daily Archives: 17 Jan 2010

Haiti’s Most Heart-Breaking Story

This saddens me profoundly. The old lady crawls in the dirt, wailing for her pills. The elderly man lies motionless as rats pick at his overflowing diaper. There is no food, water or medicine for the 85 surviving residents of … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture, Total Depravity

Truer Words Were Never Spoken…

הבל הבלים אמר קהלת

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World Peace: An Impossibility

I think it fair to assert that there will never be world peace.  Ever.  Not as long as people are in charge.  Why do I say this?  Because if the world can’t manage to get along when helping the devastated people of … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture, Theology

This Is For Dave Black: Ain Gespräch etlicher Predicanten zur Basel gehalten mit etlichen bekennern des Wydertauffs

I have the suspicion that Dave and I are having a bit of fun with his pro Anabaptist posts and my contrarian ones. Here’s another, just for you Dave! Johannes Oecolampadius, Zwingli’s friend in Basel and Reforming colleague (whose statue … Continue reading

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The Sherd Proves Nothing That Some Are Claiming

I wasn’t going to remark on this report but since it offers a good bit of speculation in the guise of fact I must. The writing was discovered more than a year ago on a pottery shard dug up during … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Theology | 1 Comment

Stats This Week

It’s gratifying, quite honestly, to know that people actually find my musings worth reading.  And humbling.  Here’s this week’s stats according to Alexa. Oh New Zealand… I love you too!

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Zwingli’s Sermon Against Luther’s Sermon Against the Rabble-Rousers

Is today’s featured ‘Zwingli work’.  You can download a copy of this gripping and wondrously constructed piece of sermonizing here.  The title is Früntlich verglimpfung … über die predig wider die Schwermer and it was preached in Zürich in 1527. … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Zwingli

Quote of the Day

Baptism does not give faith, for if someone does not have faith, then washing him in water a thousand times achieves nothing.  — Huldrych Zwingli

Posted in Theology, Zwingli

Hope, Fizzles

The Post and Courier reports, on the cusp of the beginning of Obama’s second year as President Forget “can,” “change” and, above all, “hope.” The new word echoing in the blogosphere and beyond as Obama enters Year Two: disappointment. The … Continue reading

Posted in Theology

The Church of England… And Gay Glergy

Stephen Smuts observes A Church in compromise… succumbing to political correctness and the cultural sensitivities of the day, abandoning both Scripture and Truth. No wonder the Church of England is falling to pieces and mark my words: She will never … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

Sanctity of Human Life Day

Is today.  Life is too important to be left in the hands of judges or legislators.  Such persons lack the requisite skills to determine who should live and who should die before they are even born. Since Roe v. Wade … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

President Obama Will Be In Church Today…

The last time we heard about the President and church it was just about a year ago when, after he had been elected, he was church shopping.  You know, looking for a church where he could be blessed (rather than … Continue reading

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