Daily Archives: 5 Aug 2016

Sad News: George Mendenhall has Died

Via Jack Sasson- Several colleagues are reporting the death of George E. Mendenhall, emeritus at the University of Michigan, just shy of his 100th birthday. A University of Michigan notice about him is at http://www.lib.umich.edu/faculty-history/faculty/george-e-mendenhall/memoir.  His funeral is scheduled for … Continue reading

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Wouldn’t It Be Interesting if Christians Took Jesus Seriously?

21 “You have heard that it was said to the men of old, ‘You shall not kill; and whoever kills shall be liable to judgment.’ 22 But I say to you that every one who is angry with his brother shall be … Continue reading

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Follow Jon

He’s fun!  And learned. And new to the twitter.  Oh and my co-editor for a new volume coming out next year with Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.  That’s his best claim to fame.

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The Bee Stings the Empty Theology of the U2 Church

Local man Greg Fischer reports he was looking for a church online Friday morning after recently relocating from out of state, when he stumbled upon The Wandering Church’s statement of faith. After reviewing several of the key doctrines, he suddenly realized almost … Continue reading

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Netanyahu and Erdogan- Two Tyrannical Peas in a Pod

The NZZ has a fantastic and fearless essay on Netanyahu that no one should skip. Israels Rechte glaubt, sie kämpfe für «ihr» Land. In Wirklichkeit rütteln Netanyahu und seine Rechtsnationalen an den Fundamenten israelischer Rechtsstaatlichkeit. Schauerlich klingen sie, die Klagelieder. Netanyahu … Continue reading

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Calvin, Revised

The earlier graphics have been modified, quite accurately, by a local fellow-

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Modesty in the Early Church: An Observation

The early church dressed more like modern Muslims than like the Kardashians.  #SomethingToRemember  #ModestyMatters

Posted in Church History, Modern Culture

I Saw Them, So I’m Posting Them…

For no other reason than that I wish to.  You’re welcome.

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Baptist Confessions of Faith

I wrote this book a decade ago (I can’t believe it has been that long).  It contains all of the major Baptist confessions of faith from the earliest days of the movement to the present. If such things interest you, … Continue reading

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Back to school!!!!!

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Women Deacons in the Catholic Church? That’s a Dead End

Or better, a distraction intended to avoid the real issue- women in the Priesthood. So opines a Catholic theologian who also just happens to be a woman. Die Rolle von Diakoninnen in der frühen Kirche ist längst gründlich erforscht, sagt … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times- the 1531 Edition

S. Jackson relates [In the Summer of 1531] Zurich was again visited by the plague, though not in severe form. Like others of his time, Zwingli believed in signs and portents …. So he was greatly disturbed at an extraordinary … Continue reading

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