Daily Archives: 5 Jun 2015

Little Zwingli- Reunited With First Editions of His Work

The First Edition of Zwingli’s 69 Articles

This was the volume I enjoyed most today-

Treasures From The Kessler Collection

With grateful thanks to Brandon W.


Some Snapshots From the Pitts Theological Library

If Your Sermon Topic is Bruce Jenner…

Get out of the ministry today.  Your task is to preach scripture, not to be the pulpit incarnation of E!

Sad News: J. Louis Martyn Has Died

I’ve just heard from a colleague at Emory that Martyn passed away yesterday.  What an astonishing scholar!  What a tremendous loss.  R.I.P.


How They Get Here…

This one made me laugh.  And just in case you’re wondering- no, I do NOT do that.


The Pope Is Concerned that Money Benefit the Poor…


And then when he got a bit of that money he decided that he would pay for homeless folk to visit the Shroud of Turin………

Maybe they would have preferred some food.  Or housing.  Or clothes.  Or something meaningful.

Today’s Task

I’m down here at Emory to make use of their exceptional special collection.  To be precise, I’m going to be examining these volumes and looking for marginal notes to see if any of those made match any of the handwriting samples of 16th century first and second generation reformation theologians.


In addition, it will be nice to spend some hands on time in the brilliant Kessler Collection at Pitts.  There will be photos.  More anon.