Daily Archives: 14 Dec 2013

‘The Victim Was In The Wrong Place at the Wrong Time’

Every time we endure a mindless massacre some reporter or some witness will invariably say ‘the victim was just in the wrong place at the wrong time’. This is utterly false. The only person in the wrong place is the … Continue reading

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Still Another Quote of the Day

Theology is an assault on the sin-distorted intellect; it is the obedience of faith penetrating the realm of thought. — Emil Brunner (source as previous).

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Attempts Contra-Minimalism: Parts One and Two

Lawrence Mykytiuk has written two essays: “Strengthening Biblical Historicity vis-a-vis Minimalism, 1992-2008 [and Beyond], Part 1: Introducing a Bibliographic Essay in Five Parts” Journal of Religious and Theological Information 9/3-4 (November 2010): 1-13. And then Strengthening Biblical Historicity vis-à-vis Minimalism, … Continue reading

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This Is Why the Church Fathers Annoy Me So (Except for Jerome- God Bless Him)

It’s almost as if he had never bothered to read Romans 1:18.

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Fourth Quote of the Day

“‘For example’ is not the same as ‘proof.’” ~ Yiddish Proverb

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Third Quote of the Day

Philosophy, which fundamentally wishes to call everything into question, because it is only by doing so that it can be a basic discipline, dares not call into question one point, one certainty – namely, reason itself. It argues that reason … Continue reading

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Bible Secrets Revealed: Live Blogging the Next Segment on Wednesday, Dec 18

The title of this week’s segment is – Mysterious Prophecies airing December 18, 2013 – 10:00-11:02PM ET. Biblical prophecies are said to be messages and warnings sent from God, but what do they really foretell? Can they be decoded and … Continue reading

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Mit brennender Sorge: Michael Barber Too Is Adrift… The Bultmann v. Hengel Debate

With burning sorrow I report that Michael Barber too has been led astray by the Hengelians.  😦 I had such high hopes for Michael.  He seems so nice in person…  But I guess you never know a person until they … Continue reading

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Today With Calvin

In a letter to [Nicolaus Pareus on] December 14, 1540, he says, “With regard to the call to Geneva, my soul is in such perplexity and darkness, that I scarcely dare venture to think what I ought to do in … Continue reading

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There Have Been 23 Mass Shootings in America Since Sandy Hook

If anyone in this country can be even remotely happy with that sickening statistic… well… they are the exemplifications of human depravity. If anyone thinks that gun violence is cured by the presence of more guns, they also believe that … Continue reading

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Second Quote of the Day

“A quarrel is like an itch; the more you scratch, the more it itches.” ~ Yiddish Proverb

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Quote of the Day

Brunner believed that the emerging “dialectical theology” was iconoclastic, not constructive, and that it failed to recognize the moral and theological complexity of culture and religion. – Alister McGrath

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