Daily Archives: 17 Sep 2011

Whatever You Might Think About Martin Luther…

You can never justly accuse him of obfuscation. … the little book that I published against the [murdering hoards of] peasants has given rise to so many complaints and questions, as though it were un-Christian and too hard. Indeed, I … Continue reading

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Could you turn your back on this baby and leave him, abandoned? A mother abandoned her newborn boy in hospital after disappearing outside for a cigarette. The boy, called Charlie by nurses, was left by the woman who police suspect … Continue reading

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The Amish Buggy Smack-Down 2011

Oh the Amish… Eight Amish men in Kentucky have begun serving time in jail—all over a bright orange triangle. The men were issued fines over their failure to display a safety sign on the backs of their horse-drawn buggies, but … Continue reading

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Well, Well… One of Joel Watt’s Friends Has Come by to Comment…

Hi I have to say, Ia’m satisfied along with your web page. I needed no trouble directing via each of the dividers and information appeared to be a breeze to reach. I discovered things i wanted very fast by any … Continue reading

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Zwingli Wasn’t Always Right

Indeed, on two points he was just simply wrong.  First, he was wrong on infant baptism (but that’s forgivable) and second, he was wrong on the ‘perpetual virginity of Mary (which is forgivable but completely inexplicable). There’s been done a … Continue reading

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Christopher Rollston is Branching Out…

He’s not just on Facebook anymore- now he’s plunged himself into the delightfully icy waters of the Google + and you can add him to your circles here. Next thing ya know, he’ll be on the twitter too!

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Oh Eewww… At the Dead Sea? That’s So Wrong

U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick is staging one of his trademark mass studies of nude volunteers on Saturday, with a thousand Israelis posing on a private Dead Sea beach.  The shoot is part of a bid to boost Israel’s campaign to … Continue reading

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A Prayer By Heinrich Bullinger

Bullinger was asked by the Council of Zurich to compose a prayer, in 1571, to be prayed by all the citizens of the city.  Here it is: click to enlarge The prayer, as you can see, begins after the break. … Continue reading

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A Couple of Volumes that Look Pretty Interesting

First, “Ware’s Synopsis of the Pauline Letters in Greek and English provides students, pastors, and scholars with a powerful tool for comparing the Pauline letters. While there are other Pauline synopses, this is the only one that employs the Greek … Continue reading

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Logos 4.3 and The Perseus Collection

I’m glad Phil has mentioned this- though his closing paragraph provokes this response from myself: The entire collection downloads to your hard drive. It’s a 1.07 gb file (and I know this because they’ve allowed me the privilege of downloading … Continue reading

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Does terrible things to people.  Take the case of the banker who lost his job: Colin Birch, 44, a former assistant vice-president of Deutsche Bank, had been turned down for a job on the same day that he paid the … Continue reading

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