Daily Archives: 12 Dec 2011

A Zwinglian Letter of Recommendation

Sent on the 12th of December, 1529- written by Zwingli at the behest of the Zurich city council on behalf of Rudolf Collin. Illustrissimi, princeps ac primarii, benevolentiam nostram in vos et vestram erga mediocritatem nostram non est cur testemur; … Continue reading

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Only the Morally Corrupt Pull the Trigger When a Clear Target Isn’t In Sight

The IDF has launched an investigation into the circumstances which led to the death of Mustafa Tamimi,28, of Nabi Saleh during a demonstration against the takeover of his village’s lands by the nearby settlement of Halamish, in the West Bank.  … Continue reading

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Did You Know That Atheists Have their Own Country?

It’s called North Korea.  I think committed angry atheists ought to go there.  They would be happier and so would we all.  Let’s all pitch in and buy the angry atheists we loathe a one way ticket to the land … Continue reading

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The Common English Bible with the Apocrypha

I’ve been using the Common English Bible since the New Testament paperback edition first appeared in my post office box some months ago.  I joined their ‘blog tour’ to help spread the word.  And I’m, I have to say, more … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Next up–Tim Tebow changes water to Gatorade and completes a Hail-Me. The hysteria is getting a little crazy at this point. –  Gary Yates

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Antiquities Thieves Caught Red Handed

They were caught pilfering a Bar Kochba site among others- A five-person gang of would-be thieves allegedly raided an ancient historical site in Israel over the weekend, apparently attempting to loot valuable relics and causing irreparable damage along the way. … Continue reading

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I Hope He’s Fired

Authorities say a U.S. man published a fake obituary for his living mother in a ploy to get paid bereavement time off from work.  Relatives called The Jeffersonian Democrat newspaper in Pennsylvania after the obit  appeared to say the woman … Continue reading

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Life in God: John Calvin, Practical Formation, and the Future of Protestant Theology

Matthew Myer Boulton’s new volume arrived thanks to the kindness of Eerdmans for review.  Here’s how they describe it– Readers of John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion often regard this masterwork of doctrine as a cold, sterile, and merely … Continue reading

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Human Rights Day

From Routledge Press’s Facebook page- To celebrate Human Rights Day, Routledge would like to offer you free access until 16th Dec to a selection of key Human Rights related articles from our Politics and Development journals. Visit our website at: … Continue reading

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