Daily Archives: 12 Jun 2015

Where in the World is Chris Tilling Now?

He’s been busy putting together a new pronunciation manual for the Bible.  His first offering is the sometimes difficult to pronounce word ‘Nebuchadnezzar’. I look forward to his other ‘contributions’… [Heaven help us all].

Posted in Modern Culture

How Can You Tell The Difference Between Luther and Zwingli?

Zwingli doesn’t wear a cape. You’re welcome.

Posted in Luther, Zwingli

This Is Too Good Not to Share: The Beginnings of the Codex

A fascinating article this, which commences: Over the first few centuries A.D., a change occurred in how people created and consumed books in the Graeco-Roman world. In the early first century, books were on papyrus rolls. By late antiquity, the … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Studies Resources, Church History

Well… That’s Interesting….

Posted in Modern Culture

Where Can I Find This Hat?????

Come on people, someone has to know. UPDATE:  Ok peeps, compare these two hats with the one this guy portraying Luther is wearing: It’s as plain as the nose on Pinnochio’s face- Luther wore a beret. Zwingli was too classy … Continue reading

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Martin Luther and Katherine’s Wedding

The good folk in Sachsen-Anhalt write Did you know … that when Martin Luther married Katharina von Bora on 13 June 1525, the reactions among his contemporaries were by no means all positive. Even his friend Philipp Melanchthon was critical, … Continue reading

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Beware The Sign…

Posted in Modern Culture

Luther’s Advice on Preaching

In a word- preach the text! “In my preaching I take pains to treat a verse [of the Scriptures], to stick to it, and so to instruct the people that they can say, ‘That’s what the sermon was about.’ How … Continue reading

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Fair is Fair: if it’s Good For One, It’s Good For All. And If it isn’t Good for All, It isn’t For One

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UNC Is in Hot Water with the Accreditors…

But don’t worry, they can buy their way out once the proper ‘fees’ are paid.  Accreditation agencies in the United States are the FIFA of the academic world. Accreditation is a Farce More on the Decay of the Accreditation Industry … Continue reading

Posted in accreditation

Apparently If You’re White and Pretend to Be Black, You Can’t Be An NAACP Officer….

A recent investigation into racially charged threats made toward the president of the NAACP chapter in Spokane have raised questions beyond who made the threats. On Thursday, Rachel Dolezal’s parents claimed she had been deceiving people. Ruthanne and Larry Dolezal … Continue reading

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A Cache of Ancient Texts Discovered- In The University of Basel Library

A valuable collection of ancient Egyptian papyrus manuscripts has been discovered in the University of Basel’s library after being forgotten for more than a century. The 2,000-year-old texts, written in Greek, Latin, Coptic Egyptian and hieratic, were acquired by the … Continue reading

Posted in Books

The Germans Debate the Ideas of the Most Recent Incarnation of Marcion

Abschied vom Alten Testament?!   Eine differenzierte Debatte um Notger Slenczkas Thesen vor einem vollen Auditorium: 140 Menschen, darunter eine Vikarsgruppe, Studierende aus Münster und Wuppertal, Pfarrerinnen und Pfarrer, ökumenische Zuhörer. Es war ein guter Aufschlag mit diskussionswürdigen Fragen und Referenten, … Continue reading

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A Bargain on a Leather Greek New Testament

Here.  For $25 it’s a steal, considering it’s normally $99. So if you’re the sort that likes leather- UBS Greek New Testament: Reader’s Edition with Textual Notes, Genuine Leather, burgundy, Edited By: Barbara Aland, Kurt Aland, Johannes Karavidopoulos, Bruce M. … Continue reading

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