Monthly Archives: June 2012

Future Plans

Via Kara Cooney

Posted in Humor

Who’s Going to Win Euro 2012?

Italy.  By a score of 4-1.  You heard it here first… just remember that.

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Just a Few More Hours….

For a chance to win the (so far) very useful Evangelical Exegetical Commentary.  The contest ends tonight. The Evangelical Exegetical Commentary is a brand new, 44-volume commentary series which incorporates the latest critical biblical scholarship and is written from a … Continue reading

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Is it God’s Fault if We Sin?

According to Ursinus’ exposition of the Heidelberg Catechism, the answer is a resounding no. [T]hat the wicked are punished by the wicked, and the good chastised and exercised, is the just and holy work of the divine will; but that … Continue reading

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Here, at 2:15

As it continues to rise…

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On the Preaching Office

30 June 1525 Zwingli published his singularly relevant tome titled ‘On the Preaching Office‘. It was a thorouhgoing denunciation of the ‘preachers’ who had appeared in the wake of the Reformation asserting their rights to say what they wished in … Continue reading

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Martin Luther: On Joel Watts

“I believe Joel Watts the pope is the masked and incarnate devil because he is the Antichrist. As Christ is God incarnate, so the Antichrist is the devil incarnate. The words are really spoken of Joel Watts the pope when … Continue reading

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Congrats to Charlotte Hempel!

According to Eibert Tigchelaar- Congratulations to Charlotte Hempel for becoming the new executive editor of Dead Sea Discoveries per July 1, 2012 ! Well deserved indeed and well done Charlotte!

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Joel Watts: Is He The Antichrist?

In a word, yes.  It seems that my internet issues have opened the door for Joel’s egregious wickedness to take root and break forth in a volley of seeds spread on his blog and on the Facebook. Well, wicked Joel, … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Web

I’ve chatted with my neighbor who works repairing phone lines and he tells me that there’s an issue with some piece of equipment north of us and only some of us. The web is weird and its ways mysterious. Thank … Continue reading

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Still Down…

But I’m one of the few.  All my neighbors have working access.  A few of us are, however, apparently on the same cursed this or that.  It’s extraordinarily annoying I assure you.  So I’ve come across to the neighbor and … Continue reading

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The Writings of Erhard Gerstenberger

Are, according to the good Professor, available online!  He writes Published electronically and free at online access is a large collection of my essays in German and English written over more than 50 years.  The publisher is the University of … Continue reading

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TVZ is on the Facebook

Check them out– they’re a brilliantly fantastic publisher of some of the most useful Reformation period and Biblical studies volumes in all of Europe. When in Zurich I just dropped by their offices out of the blue and their Director … Continue reading

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Nestle-Aland, Novum Testamentum 28th Edition

With thanks to Bobby K. of Hendrickson for telling me of the impending appearance of the latest incarnation of Nestle-Aland, the 28th edition!  Fantastic!  Even more fantastic, Eisenbrauns is carrying it! This is the twenty-eighth edition of the Nestle-Aland Novum … Continue reading

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Just as Mexico is the Somalia of the South, Chicago is the Somalia of the North

If you happen to visit Chicago, wear a vest.  You’re as likely to be shot as not, it seems.  And you don’t want what happened to this 7 year old girl to happen to you. The latest victim of Chicago’s … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Men dismiss the Bible because they say it contradicts itself. Their real beef is that it contradicts “them.” – Douglas Wilson (A very Brunner-ian thought indeed)

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Where I Spent My Morning…

With a couple of Funeral Directors up the hill for a Funeral. How’d you spend your morning…  Because sooner or later, you’re going to end up in such a place and someone will be trying to comfort your family too. … Continue reading

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Zwingli’s House to be Totally Refurbished informs us that Die geschichtsträchtige Helferei Grossmünster, einst Wohnort des Zürcher Reformators Huldrych Zwingli, wird für knapp acht Millionen Franken umfassend saniert. Die Wiedereröffnung ist für Dezember 2013 geplant. Das Gebäude in der Zürcher Altstadt genüge den feuer- und … Continue reading

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Via Tom Verenna on FB

Posted in Modern Culture

How Should Christians Relate to Material Goods, and Money?

In his delightful and informative ‘The Christian Education of Youth‘, Zwingli remarks Those who put on strange or new clothing every day thereby show how fickle, or at least how effeminate and childish they are. Such persons do not belong … Continue reading

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