Daily Archives: 25 Jun 2015

Melanchthon: On What Pleases God

nullum Deo gratius est officium, quam veritatis et iustitiae studium et propagatio. nam haec sunt praecipua Dei dona, in quibus Dei praesentia maxime cerni potest. – Philipp Melanchthon

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Martin Luther Visits the ‘Unofficial’ SBL Facebook Page

And he has some thoughts on the assembly- In appearance and words you simulate modesty, but you are so swollen with haughtiness, arrogance, pride, malice, villainy, rashness, superciliousness, ignorance, and stupidity that there is nothing to surpass you. You are … Continue reading

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Apparently I Have Angered The Dilettantes Collected at the ‘Unofficial’ SBL Facebook Page

A friend writes Man, you are sure taking a beating over on the “unofficial” SBL FB page. Which only proves the points I earlier made that Non-scholars have no business pretending to belong to scholarly societies. They are incapable of … Continue reading

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The Invention of Children’s Church

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Texas: Where the Governor Chooses a Homeschooler to Be the Chair of the Board of Education

Because that makes sense… if, and only if, you live in bizarroland where doctors are cowhands and cowhands are doctors and no one who has any sense at all is elected to anything. I don’t know if the Governor knows … Continue reading

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Because These Days We Need Constant Reminders

ἀλλὰ ἀπειπάμεθα τὰ κρυπτὰ τῆς αἰσχύνης, μὴ περιπατοῦντες ἐν πανουργίᾳ μηδὲ δολοῦντες τὸν λόγον τοῦ θεοῦ, ἀλλὰ τῇ φανερώσει τῆς ἀληθείας συνιστάνοντες ἑαυτοὺς πρὸς πᾶσαν συνείδησιν ἀνθρώπων ἐνώπιον τοῦ θεοῦ. εἰ δὲ καὶ ἔστιν κεκαλυμμένον τὸ εὐαγγέλιον ἡμῶν, ἐν τοῖς … Continue reading

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The Cranachs In the News

Deutsche Welle has this great piece which is stuffed with great art like this:

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Christ: The Supreme Head of the Church

Christ is the life, salvation, and light, or that which giveth light to the church, the supreme governor of the faithful, who both can and will always be present to the whole congregation of saints, of all ages, and dispersed … Continue reading

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Liars Are Still Gonna Lie…

So, what to do when one is the victim of falsehood? Huldrych Zwingli was no stranger to being the victim of falsehoods hurled.  So, after enduring a good bit of it in the middle of 1524 he wrote, on June … Continue reading

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The Menu on the Left

Is, by default, collapsed.  To expand it, simply click the menu bars.

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Law and Gospel

Human law never trumps Gospel truth.  And the Supreme Court is not the supreme authority.

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I Wish It Were September 30

Then, we can celebrate St Jerome- the greatest of all the saints (until Zwingli).  Of him Augustine said “What is unknown to Jerome is not known to any mortal”.  True dat, Augustine. Anyway- I’m just counting the days till we … Continue reading

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Erasmus and the Diet of Augsburg: The Ascendancy of Cowardice

Erasmus was a great man and a gifted thinker but morally he was a coward.  He was, to put it bluntly, fearful of conflict with power.  As a result, he never stood up to any form of power, even when … Continue reading

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Community Service Announcement

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New Testament Studies: The Forged ‘Gospel of Jesus’ Wife’

NTS has posted the present issue and you can access the whole thing for free.  And the whole issue is devoted to the debunked forgery called ‘the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife’.  Get it while you can.  Thanks to Richard Goode … Continue reading

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Codex Sinaiticus: New Perspectives on the Ancient Biblical Manuscript

Bobby K. of Hendrickson has sent a copy of Codex Sinaiticus: New Perspectives on the Ancient Biblical Manuscript. It’s available in the UK from the British Museum but won’t be available here in the States until September. The table of contents … Continue reading

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Slate Thinks the Court Will Rule in Favor of Gay Marriage

And I think they’re going to as well. Early Monday morning, the Supreme Court refused to stay a federal judge’s order invalidating Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage. In doing so, the justices immediately set up a constitutional crisis between the … Continue reading

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Erasmus and his Greek New Testament

Via Refo500 Houston Baptist University announces a wonderful exhibition and a fascinating conference both related to the 500th anniversary of Erasmus’ edition of the New Testament in 2016. Exhibition: “Renaissance of the Bible; 500th Anniversary of Erasmus’ Greek text, the … Continue reading

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32 Years

Happy anniversary to the best wife on the planet.  Marital commitment is a rarity today when, if people even bother to marry, over half can’t manage to be devoted to another only.  I was fortunate to discover someone who can. … Continue reading

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