Daily Archives: 8 Aug 2016

Of Course He Killed Someone…

Of course he did.  This is America. A white man who apparently called police to complain about “hoodlums” near his house was charged with murder after he shot and killed a black man outside, authorities said.  The shooting happened early … Continue reading

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A Real Sickness Afflicts Our Land

As the story of an 11 year old who got off her school bus and was shot. In Tennessee.  Today.  On the first day of school. An 11-year-old Tennessee girl was shot and killed on Monday. Authorities told WKRN the girl … Continue reading

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Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, and Coffee

Zeit für einen Kaffee? Wenn Martin Luther Kaffe wäre, würde er stark, würzig und erdig schmecken. – Und Zwingli? Oder Calvin? This story made me smile.  That’s saying something. And, yes, they sell ‘Luther Coffee‘…  

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The Megachurch Wannabees: An Observation

Oh precious tiny church with 50 members and two ‘campuses’… don’t try so hard to be a mega. It’s embarrassing. Just be a local church. And if being that isn’t good enough and you feel the need to franchise and … Continue reading

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Total Depravity:  The Song Leader Edition

Wickedness.   A Sevier County man was arrested after a teenager claims she received sexual text messages from a former music leader at Dripping Springs Baptist Church in Seymour.  Investigators believe John Leslie Steger, 35, sent a 15-year-old girl multiple … Continue reading

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Brunner: On Prayer

Faith lives on prayer, indeed, faith is nothing but prayer. The moment we really believe, we are already praying, and when we cease praying we also cease believing. –  Emil Brunner

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The Bee Stings the Feckless ‘Give The People What They Want’ Comedian Pastors

Drawing upon his study of great theologians and communicators like Jerry Seinfeld, George Carlin, and Louis C.K., local pastor Jim Morales “absolutely killed” with his touching and moving comedy routine delivered at Red Letter Church Sunday morning. “Oh man, he … Continue reading

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Heinrich Bullinger: On Christ’s ‘Descent Into Hell’

In his commentary on 1 Peter 3:19 Bullinger writes Brilliant.

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Quote of the Day

[I]t is very beneficial if we sometimes become aware of the evil of our nature and our flesh, because in this way we are aroused and stirred up to have faith and to call upon Christ. Through such an opportunity … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It: God and the Faithfulness of Paul

Reviewed here.

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Swissbib

Something new to add to the useful sites section of the sidebar: Swissbib is the catalog of all Swiss university libraries, the Swiss national library, several cantonal libraries and of other institutions. It provides a convenient, fast and comprehensive gateway … Continue reading

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