Daily Archives: 4 Jun 2011

David Does the Psalms

David Lamb that is. He’s commencing a new series on his blog on the Psalms. Check it out. I used to avoid the psalms. I loved OT narrative, just not the psalms.  The most common type of psalm (the laments) … Continue reading

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JRDK Is Mad as The Lake of Fire and He’s Not Going to Take it Anymore!

He’s annoyed by people who don’t pay attention to what they’re reading or (in my view) those who don’t care to invest the time necessary to actually understand not the words alone but the meaning of the thing. But, alas, … Continue reading

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Thousands of Israelis March for a Palestinian State

Ha’aretz informs us that Around 5,000 people took part in a march in central Tel Aviv on Saturday evening supporting the establishment of a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders.  The march ended with a rally at the Tel … Continue reading

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Volkswagen, BMW, Mercedes, and a Homeopathic Cure for Homosexuality: What are Things Germans Make?

Here’s the scoop: A group of doctors in Germany is catching heat for advertising homosexuality treatments on its website. The Union of Catholic Physicians offers “homeopathic dilutions,” psychotherapy, and sugar pills to keep “inclinations” at bay, reports Der Spiegel. The … Continue reading

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A Rabbinic Court Orders a Dog be Stoned to Death…

Oh Rabbis, the things you do. A rabbinical court in Jerusalem ruled that a stray to be stoned to death.  The reason: it is suspected that the ‘unclean beast “is the reincarnation of a famous lawyer… who offended the local … Continue reading

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Al Qaeda Uses Lax ‘Gun Show’ Laws to Arm Terrorists

Thanks, NRA, victims of terrorist violence appreciate your efforts on behalf of our enemies to arm themselves.  Cliff Schecter writes Honestly, the new video of Al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn encouraging radical adherents to use U.S. gun shows to arm … Continue reading

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Zwingli as Lecturer

Zwingli’s work as Pastor and Theologian. Reformer and Controversialist is perhaps more widely known than his work as Lecturer/Scholar. And yet, he was.  A fine essay in Zwingliana from 1976 makes the point and examines the materials and a follow-up … Continue reading

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Is Every Christian a Missionary?

The answer is yes.   And I say that because of the essay in the Evangelische Zeitung which asks that question and answers it in the affirmative with a neat story of German Evangelicals hitting the streets. Für einen Großteil der … Continue reading

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Pray for the Family of Hayden Walton

What a terrible tragedy: Thirteen-year-old Little Leaguer Hayden Walton stepped up to the plate, tried to bunt, and died in a freak accident that’s rocked his northern Arizona community, reports the AP. “He took an inside pitch right in the … Continue reading

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The Heresy of Unitarian Universalism

Driving home from Oak Ridge a bit ago I passed the Unitarian Universalist ‘church’ (by the way, the UU sect isn’t a Church, it isn’t even remotely Christian). On their sign this was their message: Atheist, Christian, Pagan, Buddhist, Gay, … Continue reading

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Oh My… Honestly, How Can Anyone Think Palin is Presidential?


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Another Quote of the Day: Concerning Soccer

Listen–u can live in rear view mirror or life–and have 1984 opinion of soccer. Or u can evolve. ‘Soccer is anti-American’ tweets r moronic.  — Colin Cowherd on the Twitter

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June Was Unpleasant in Zurich

In, that is, 1525.  The rupture between Zwingli and the other reformed minded clerics and the re-baptizers came to a head when, annoyed that the City Council insisted on their stopping their troublemaking, they marched in demonstrations which culminated in … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

The Sacraments Do Not Confer Grace. By this doctrine is overthrown that fiction of the sophists which teaches that the sacraments confer grace on all who do not interpose the obstacle of mortal sin. For besides that in the sacraments … Continue reading

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Shut Up, V.S. Naipaul

Diana Abu-Jaber writes, so rightly Dear V.S. Naipaul: You recently remarked, “I read a piece of writing and within a paragraph or two I know whether it is by a woman or not. I think [it is] unequal to me.” … Continue reading

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Spain, You’re Going Down

The U.S. Men’s National Team will face 2010 FIFA World Cup Champion Spain on June 4 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Kickoff against the No. 1-ranked team in the world and defending European Champion is set for 4:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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