Daily Archives: 11 Aug 2016

Donald Trump Told Evangelicals He Needed to Win to Go to Heaven

Did any of the so called Evangelicals in the room stand up and correct his heretical works righteousness Pelagianism disguised as what they took to be a joke?  Because they sure should have.  They all should have.  Silence in the … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture, Total Depravity | 1 Comment

When Discussing The Trinity, Abandon Analogies…

Or, as Calvin put it I really do not know whether it is expedient to borrow comparisons from human affairs to express the force of this distinction [among the divine persons]. Men of old were indeed accustomed sometimes to do … Continue reading

Posted in Calvin, Modern Culture, Theology

Sean Hannity Has Fibbed, and So Has Trump. Again

“The Trump campaign has confirmed to Hannity.com that Mr. Trump did indeed send his plane to make two trips from North Carolina to Miami, Florida to transport over 200 Gulf War Marines back home.” — quote in article titled “200 Stranded … Continue reading

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Mary Beard Will Be Interviewed on NPR’s ‘Fresh Air’

Tomorrow, August 12.  Noon here in the Eastern time zone.  Talking about the Romans…  and her new book I suspect.  Hooray!  It live streams on the local NPR affiliate- WUOT.

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A New Project: “Luther- A Christian and His Legacy 1517-2017”

Because I like to stay occupied, remembering always the old saying ‘idle hands are the Devil’s chief weapon against people who have minds that tend to wander and require concrete assignments in order to stay focused and who never expect … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Modern Culture | 1 Comment

Reading Erasmus’ Bible

Heading to Emory to attend this lecture next Tuesday.  I’ll post a summary and copious photos.

Posted in Conferences, Modern Culture

If Christians Were as Serious As Olympic Athletes…

They would take Paul’s admonition to the Corinthians seriously: Do you not realise that, though all the runners in the stadium take part in the race, only one of them gets the prize? Run like that — to win. Every athlete … Continue reading

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SOTS At 100: Centennial Essays for the Society for Old Testament Study

Bloomsbury will publish this volume in the Winter. The volume, being published by Bloomsbury T&T Clark in the Library of Hebrew Bible/ Old Testament Studies, comprises seven essays by long-serving Officers of the Society: ‘The Origins of the Society for … Continue reading

Posted in Book of the Week, Books, SOTS

Janet Tollington’s Exaltation

Viv writes I’m delighted to inform all who didn’t come to the Summer Meeting that Janet Tollington has agreed to become the next Membership Secretary, taking over from the January Meeting onwards. Janet is well known to all as a … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

When Most People Talk About The Bible…

I may smile politely on the outside.  But just know, on the inside…

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Twitter Theology That Makes Me Sigh: And The Truth About Calvin’s Income

The sigh inducing claim: The truth In his Preface to the Book of Psalms, Calvin says: ‘People circulate ridiculous rumours respecting my treasures, my great power, and my wealthy sort of life. But if a man satisfies himself with such … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture, Twitter Theology That Makes Me Sigh

Quote of the Day

“The business of the truth is not to be deserted, even to the sacrifice of our lives. For we live not for this age of ours, nor for the princes, but for the Lord. To admit for the sake of … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture, Zwingli