Daily Archives: 13 Nov 2015

The Ultimate Defeat of Evil: An Observation

It isn’t love that finally defeats evil but judgment. Satan isn’t cast into a bed of roses, but a pit of fire. 

This is the case precisely because love isn’t simply an expression of permissiveness but the destruction of all that destroys.

A Theological Explanation For the Events in Paris

Theology has an explanation for the events in Paris.  SIN and EVIL.

Luther: On The Muslims

“I hope our Lord God will do something against the Muslims for his name’s sake, not for the sake of Ferdinand. All things in Scripture have now been fulfilled. Only Daniel 12 remains. Daniel and the Revelation of St. John fit together well. I think Rome is the holy place between two seas. There sits the pope in the temple of God. But if the Muslims go there everything is ruined. There is nothing left but the day of judgment. Then the world will come to its end.” — Martin Luther


Well we know one thing already about #Paris.  Christians aren’t responsible for the carnage.


Man’s inhumanity to man on display again.  God help us.

The SBL Needs To Act According to Its Newly Adopted Code of Conduct and Stop the Marginalization of Trolls

Come on, SBL.  These adorable trolls don’t deserve the abuse that members of the society regularly heap on them.  No longer will they tolerate the mistreatment they receive.  Either they will receive a place at the table and end their exile of marginalization, or they shall file an official complaint.

#StopTrollMarginalization.  #TrollLivesMatter.  #TrollsLiveUnderBridgesButTheyStillCount


STOP the abuse!


Coming Soon to An AAR Conference Near You

These are real. From a real conference. Really. So watch for them at AAR soon and SBL shortly thereafter. Because no longer may we take for granted the dreaded ‘you’ ‘Du’ or ‘Sie’.


AAR and the Religion Dispatches Reception!

This looks SUPER exciting!


Just One Week

Until SBL 2015 commences.  Looking forward to seeing friends and books (same thing really).

Here’s a few pics from days gone by at SBL-

It’s Also Augustine of Hippo’s Birthdate

Augustine, the former reprobate who confessed (read: bragged about) things in his Confessions that no person should ever do and who made up the notion of ‘original sin’ and who was followed and adored by Luther was evidently born on 13 November (I bet it was a Friday)-


Augustine is the patron saint of Catholic theologians because, like most Catholic theologians, he didn’t know very much about the Bible (Jerome was a better exegete), or Greek, or Hebrew.  I guess that’s why he’s still popular among certain circles where knowledge of the biblical languages is restricted to an ability to cite Strong’s wretched exhausting concordance.

Anyway, happy birthday, ya daft reprobate.