Daily Archives: 25 May 2016

Very, Very Sad News:  John Webster Has Died

Russell Moore tweeted a bit ago I just heard of the death of the great theologian John Webster. He is a gift to the church, now with the great cloud of witnesses. This is very sad news.  Dr Webster was … Continue reading

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Inspiration from the Orthodox Lutheran Hafenreffer

[The torments of hell] – “They are the most exquisite pains of soul and body (for both had sinned), arising from the fear and sense of the most just wrath and vengeance of God against sins, the most sad consciousness … Continue reading

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Robert Myles Gazes into the Well of Jesus Research and Sees an Ideological Reflection

In a really fine essay over at Bible and Interpretation.  I think it grand.  Yet I can’t escape the sensation that Schweitzer’s voice still echoes and what Myles sees is own reflection at the bottom of the well. Indeed, only Bultmann, … Continue reading

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A Moment of Silence for FC Zurich

With today’s results, they’ve been relegated.   😦   But they’ll be back next year!

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What Are They Saying About the Commentary?

“Seriously, … It is a really great commentary, and I’m enjoying and learning quite a bit from it.” – Ken Leonard. Feel free to get a copy of said commentary by buying  the PDF’s from yours truly for a paltry $199 by … Continue reading

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The Bee Stings the ‘Prize Awarding Bribe-Monger Publicity Questers’

That’s my description, not theirs.  Their description goes something like this: Eric Horton, Chief Generosity Officer of the Crazy Love Foundation, a nonprofit started by popular speaker and Bible teacher Francis Chan, confirmed Wednesday that Mr. Chan had finally given away the … Continue reading

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ISD Has a List of New Volumes

Schriftgelehrte Traditionsliteratur: Fallstudien zur innerbiblischen Schriftauslegung im Alten Testament, by Konrad Schmid Verstehen als Aneignung: Hermeneutik im Markusevangelium, by Johannes U. Beck Professorenbuch der Theologischen Fakultät der Universität Wittenberg 1502 bis 1815/17, edited by Armin Kohnle and Beate Kusche

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The Bee Stings ‘Christians’ Offended by the Gospel and its Authentic Message

While some college campuses have established safe spaces where the disenfranchised can avoid the pressures, biases, and judgement of the world, mainline Protestant denominations are taking it one step further. The entire umbrella group has now been designated a safe space for … Continue reading

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The People’s Reformation

The current issue of Christian History Magazine is online and you can download it, free, here.  Yours truly has an essay and a sidebar that you’ll want to read and you’ll want to read the other essays even more.

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The Rapid Decline of Christianity in England and Wales

The number of people who say they have no religion is rapidly escalating and significantly outweighs the Christian population in England and Wales, according to new analysis. The proportion of the population who identify as having no religion – referred … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times…

Go ahead- self identify as a dog… You aren’t a dog, but go ahead and play pretend as though you were…

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What Christians Really Believe: Or, What Real Christians Believe

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A Most Notable Birth-iversary: Peter Opitz

Happy birthday to a great scholar!

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