Daily Archives: 21 Apr 2012

On Much of Modern Theology: An Observation

So much modern theology is like toilet paper: insubstantial and disastrous when poked through.

Posted in Modern Culture, Theology

Chuck Colson Has Died

Via CNN- word just out that Chuck Colson, the former Watergate figure turned evangelist, has died.  May he rest in peace.

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If Mozart is Played in Heaven By the Angels…

Karl Barth once famously remarked that when the angels in heaven played music, they played Mozart for themselves and Bach for God. That certainly makes sense to me. By the same token, it also makes sense to me that when … Continue reading

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Who Does That These Days?

ἀδιαλείπτως προσεύχεσθε (1 Thessalonians 5:17).

Posted in Theology

Bullinger: On Idleness

In all ages, and among all honest men, both idleness and needless occupations have been always condemned. Hesiodus said: Both gods and men abhor The lazy hand-inbosom’d lout, That works not in a common weal, But lurks, and lives without … Continue reading

Posted in Bullinger, Theology

Luther: On True Prayer

….Take note that a prayer is not good and right because of its length, devoutness, sweetness, or its plea for temporal or eternal goods. Only that prayer is acceptable which breathes a firm confidence and trust that it will be … Continue reading

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Why Is Charlesworth Being Silent Now? He Was Pretty Chatty the Other Day…

When the ‘press release’ spewed forth like Jonah from the fish’s mouth Charlesworth and Tabor made a huge deal of it. But now that their claims have been freshly examined and once again found wanting, Charlesworth can’t be bothered to … Continue reading

Posted in pseudo-archaeology, pseudo-scholarship | 5 Comments

Kamikaze Kat: The Funniest Cat Video EVER

Funniest cat video EVER- with thanks to Chris Tilling for pointing it out.

Posted in Humor | 2 Comments

Maegan Gilliland’s Visit to the Chester Beatty Library

Maegan chronicles her visit (sans photos… come on Maegan, you have to take photos) to the Chester Beatty Library here.  She went along with a group led by the inestimably intelligent Larry Hurtado.  M. writes On 11 April, 2012, a … Continue reading

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