Daily Archives: 9 May 2016

At This Moment, This Is Better Than Any Alternative

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If You’re a Fan of John MacArthur, You Should Stop It

Is there anything of Christ in the man?  It seems not. John MacArthur, the Calvinist teacher who previously argued Christian parents should turn their gay children “over to Satan,” has some new thoughts on who is in and who is … Continue reading

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The Third Law of Theology

via the U of Nottingham

Posted in Brunner, Modern Culture

The Word of the Day

From our Saxon friends- MARTINS WORT DES TAGES Heute: büffeln > intensiv lernen Denkt man an “Büffel”, denkt man heute vor allem an afrikanische oder asiatische Rinderarten. Genau genommen gibt es allerdings keine strenge Abgrenzung zwischen Rind und Büffel. So … Continue reading

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The Child Molesting Priest Who Has Been Appointed Head of a Teen Pregnancy Ministry…

I’m no papist, so I don’t understand all the mysterious ways of that lovely lot.  But, it seems to me, anyway, as an outsider, that this is a pretty dumb thing to do: A Catholic priest who was accused of … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture, Total Depravity

Plunging Into NT Wright’s Works

Is represented, pictorially, by this hapless lad.  He expects depth, but finds only the bitter grit of sand between his teeth as he plops into merely damp ground.

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Good News on the Calvin Front

Librairie Droz S.A. announces the publication of two volumes in the Ioannis Calvini Opera Omnia series: Praelectiones in librum prophetiarum Ieremiae (ed. by Nicole Guenier and Max Engammare) and Leçons ou commentaires et expositions sur les Revelations du prophète Jeremie … Continue reading

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Penn State Knew Sandusky Was a Pedophile in 1971

Penn State’s legal settlements with Jerry Sandusky’s accusers cover alleged abuse dating to 1971, which was 40 years before his arrest, the university said Sunday, providing the first confirmation of the time frame of abuse claims that have led to … Continue reading

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Get a Copy of ‘The People’s Reformation’

It’s a paltry $5.  The price of a latte.  You need only sign up for it.  And, by the by, it’s a fantastic Magazine. It didn’t take long for the ideas of Luther, Zwingli, and many others to ignite a … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Modern Culture

Twitter Theology That Makes Me Sigh

That awkward moment when you write a book about Yahweh as healer and don’t realize that ‘Jehovah’ is a word that never occurs anywhere in the Hebrew Bible and, in fact, is a total fiction, concocted in the minds of … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture, Twitter Theology That Makes Me Sigh

David J.A. Clines is Donating His Library to Kent

Very generous of him.

Posted in Modern Culture

Christian Mysticism: An Observation

Mystical Christianity is gnosticism, pure and simple.

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Supporters of Trump are Members of a Cult

On NPR this morning David Greene talks to Mac Stipanovich, a GOP strategist in Florida, on his assertion that not voting for Donald Trump — or even voting for Hillary Clinton — is the better option for Republicans. Mac calls … Continue reading

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Marketing the gospel like a product means you have a business not a Church.

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The Obituary of Ernest Nicholson

Ernest Wilson Nicholson 1938-2013, by  John Barton.  Give it a read.

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The Presentation of the Garbini Festschrift

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