Daily Archives: 15 Dec 2013



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Karl Barth Was Right On ‘Apologetics’: An Observation

‎Karl Barth‬ may have gotten lots wrong but he was right about‪ apologetics‬: they are absurd unnecessary arrogance. The lesser does not ‘defend’ the greater.

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The Carnival (Re)Call for Submissions

People are as good at sending along recommendations as Mark Driscoll is at telling the truth- but I remain an eternal optimist and so I once more remind you that if you see something really noteworthy this month, pass along … Continue reading

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How Come the Tea Party Isn’t Outraged About This Outrage?

It’s been a great week for Israel in the US Congress this week. But not for the American taxpayer.  While many Americans are gearing up for the Christmas holidays and trying to earn the money to buy their children presents, … Continue reading

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Scary Pope Pic

Pope Francis is all the rage.  But does he harbor a dark side?  This photo may shed some light on that question… stop staring at me like that with your soul-less eyes….

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A Question From Janet Mefferd to The ‘Gospel’ Coalition

I think their response is predictable: silence.  Following in their master’s (Driscoll’s) silent footsteps.  One thing one learns over years of watching insane fundamentalists at work- they never eat their own.  That’s why Mohler hasn’t said a word and it’s … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

The demand for rational proof of revelation is thus a disguised demand to concede the hegemony of the rationalism of the Enlightenment, or contemporary cultural norms – two theological trends which Brunner had criticized earlier, particularly in his Philosophy of … Continue reading

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The ‘Affluenza’ Judge Jean Boyd is a Racist

Judge Jean Boyd has been in the media lately for letting 16-year old Ethan Couch off the hook after he killed four people.  Couch was on a drunken joyride with his friends when he hit four people, causing them to … Continue reading

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Hans Küng, Your Books are Too Long, But You’re My Favorite Catholic Systematic Theologian

And I enjoyed this interview with in Der Spiegel (and pointed out by Antonio Lombatti and Tom Bolin)- Swiss theologian Hans Küng has been a voice for reform in the Catholic Church for decades on issues such as papal infallibility, … Continue reading

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Fun Facts from Church History: Church Discipline in Geneva and Calvin

It’s often imagined that Calvin was some sort of dictator in Geneva and that he ruled the town with an iron thumb. That notion is, however, false. He was simply the most forceful voice among many: The Consistoire, … composed … Continue reading

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For James McGrath

And the other Trek geeks out there.

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And Now for Something Completely Different…

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On Study, Struggle, And Plagiarism

Oswald Chambers wrote, in his Devotional for 15 December, quoting 2 Timothy 2:15– “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. ” If you cannot express yourself … Continue reading

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