Daily Archives: 24 Nov 2012

Where in the World is Chris Tilling Now?

Guess he didn’t mind the cold: A naked man sat on the statue of a 19th-century prince in downtown London yesterday, striking poses and waving his arms around while police tried to coax him down, the Telegraph reports. Police also closed off … Continue reading

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What You Missed At SBL

What you missed, unless you’re in the know, was the formation of a band featuring James McGrath on keyboards, Joel Watts on drums, Mark Goodacre on vocals, and of course Chris Tilling on guitar.  The band’s name?  Behold, they’re already … Continue reading

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A Letter of Oecolampadius

To Somius, of Ulm, 10 February, 1527.— “Beloved brother, it gives us great joy here to learn what things Christ works by your means, and through the instrumentality of his word at Ulm. The remembrance of our old friendship makes … Continue reading

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Offered Sans Comment

Make of it what you will. A New England strip club has been flattened and more than 10 other buildings badly damaged when a natural gas explosion ripped through the Massachusetts city of Springfield. 18 people were injured in the … Continue reading

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The ‘Defense’ of Johannes Oecolampadius

‘Defense’ literature was exceedingly common in the early years of the Reformation, as the Reformers had to ‘defend’ their departure from the corrupt Church of Rome while maintaining their adherence to historic Christianity.  Indeed, most ‘Apologetic’ literature (which is what … Continue reading

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The Reformer Oecolampadius

Karl Hammer’s excellent Der Reformator Oekolampad (1482-1531) is available in a back issue of Zwingliana which should be read today on this, the anniversary of Oecolampadius’ death. He begins- Der 500. Geburtstag von Weinsbergs wohl größtem Sohn, Hans Husschin, ist … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With Academia.edu?

It seems completely frozen in the past. Here’s a screenshot: Academia.edu, I think you’re broken.  Or at least your post feed is.

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Deceivers Revealed

Are you or someone you know a follower of the likes of Joel Osteen, Kenneth Hagin, Joyce Meyer, Kenneth Copeland, Creflo Dollar, Benny Hinn, or T. D. Jakes etc? This film takes a responsible look at the major doctrines which … Continue reading

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Bloggers who Twitter

I’ve added a link to the blogroll to Bloggers who Twitter.  If you know of someone on twitter who isn’t included who is a biblioblogger, please let me know so I can add them.

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If You Buy Someone a Joel Osteen Book for Christmas, You Aren’t Helping Them

Ok dear friends who inexplicably like Joel Osteen… he is a heretic- a false teacher who spreads a fake gospel of self improvement that is nothing less than new-age philosophy wrapped in the language of the church. I’m obligated to … Continue reading

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Basel: The City of Oecolampadius

From my last visit there:

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The Works of Oecolampadius

If you visit the PRDL you can read just about everything that Oecolampadius wrote!  His ideas certainly are worth a look.  He did more for Basel than any other theologian to grace the city, and that includes Erasmus (who was … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Memory of Johannes Oecolampadius

After the victory of the Reformation, [Johannes] Oecolampadius continued unto the end of his life to be indefatigable in preaching, teaching, and editing valuable commentaries (chiefly on the Prophets). He took a lively interest in French Protestant refugees, and brought … Continue reading

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