Daily Archives: 27 May 2012

From the Archives of Zwingliana

This essay by Martin Brecht, Die Reform des Wittenberger Horengottesdienstes und die Entstehung der Zürcher Prophezei is delightful. It begins as follows- Vor einigen Jahren fragte ich einige Zwingliforscher, unter ihnen den Jubilar, wie sie sich die Entstehung der «Prophezei», … Continue reading

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Kids These Days…

They’ve just hit the skids in terms of morals. School officials in North Carolina are looking into a yearbook photo that allegedly shows a student lifting her graduation gown and exposing her genitals.  The image in question features a group … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Faith is the hand of the soul, which receives, through the same efficacy of the Holy Spirit, Christ offered to us in the Gospel. — John Calvin

Posted in Calvin, Church History, Theology

The Epistle to the Hebrews, by Gareth Lee Cockerill

Gareth Lee Cockerill’s new commentary on Hebrews, published by Eerdmans, … offers fresh insight into the Epistle to the Hebrews, a well-constructed sermon that encourages its hearers to persevere despite persecution and hardships in light of Christ’s unique sufficiency as … Continue reading

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Gath’s Grant

Aren Maeir writes Prof. Haskel Greenfield (University of Manitoba) and Prof. Aren Maeir (Bar-Ilan University) have been awarded a seven year, large-scale grant from the Canadian government’s Social Science and Humanities Research Council for the study of the Early Bronze … Continue reading

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Where in the World is Chris Tilling Now?

He’s in hot water with his Bishop! A British priest has apologized for some unholy language on his Facebook page, his bishop says. Canon Chris Tilling Paul Shackerley, Vicar of the Minster Church of St. George in Doncaster in northern … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Mad At Indonesians, Lady Gag(alot)- They Were Born This Way…

Born, that is, with a predisposition to reject rancid music badly performed by histrionic whiners.  The real shame is that everyone isn’t born that way.  What a nice place the world would be if everyone had decent tastes in music … Continue reading

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