Zwinglius Redivivus

Nihil salvum esse potest, donec rabies. – John Calvin

Archive for August 20th, 2016

Self Denial

Self-denial is very extensive, and implies that we ought to give up our natural inclinations, and part with all the affections of the flesh, and thus give our consent to be reduced to nothing, provided that God lives and reigns in us. We know with what blind love men naturally regard themselves, how much they are devoted to themselves, how highly they estimate themselves. But if we desire to enter into the school of Christ, we must begin with that folly to which Paul (1 Cor. 3:18) exhorts us, becoming fools, that we may be wise; and next we must control and subdue all our affections. — John Calvin

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20 Aug 2016 at 7:30 pm

Posted in Calvin



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20 Aug 2016 at 5:52 pm

Posted in Modern Culture

Falwell Just Compared Trump to Churchill…

And said that Americans must support Trump.  Or else…

And he still works for a Christian school!  HA!  There’s now simply no doubt that were Falwell alive during the 30’s he would have fallen right in line with the power politics of the Nazi party in Hitler’s Germany.  That’s how much he’s akin to the ‘German Christians’ of that wretched era.

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20 Aug 2016 at 5:35 pm

Posted in Total Depravity

Excavate With Eric

At Kabri.

Come dig with us at Tel Kabri this coming summer! When else will you have the opportunity to excavate the oldest and largest wine cellar from the ancient Near East, found in a Canaanite palace more than 3,500 years old which is decorated with Minoan-style floor and wall paintings?

You may even find David’s head!  (Probably not, but wouldn’t it be fun to find a head?)

Don’t feel like digging?  Maybe you feel like giving.  (Yeah, that funding page needs an update for sure.  That’s how much they need your help!)

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20 Aug 2016 at 12:42 pm

What Now, Far Right-ers Who Hate Clinton For Her Email Server?

She just did what Powell advised her to do-


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20 Aug 2016 at 12:09 pm

Posted in Modern Culture

The Law of Unintended Consequences, Oh Gender Fluid Advocates….

A 28-year-old Dorchester man accused of exposing himself while urinating in a women’s room sink at an MBTA station allegedly told a woman who caught him in the act: “This is a men’s bathroom now!”

Taha Hamid was arrested around 10:30 a.m. Friday after a woman told a transit cop he had just entered the women’s room at the MBTA’s Back Bay Station, “pulled down his pants … then proceeded to urinate into the sink,” according to police.

The woman told transit police that as Hamid was urinating into the bathroom sink, he told her: “This is a men’s bathroom now.”

How dare they arrest him.  He’s as entitled to use any toilet he wants because at any moment anyone who wants to identify as anything now can in this country…

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20 Aug 2016 at 11:48 am

Posted in Modern Culture

Questions About the Bible?

Ask an expert.


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20 Aug 2016 at 11:36 am

Posted in Modern Culture

Something to Do Today

If you’re looking for a sensible way to celebrate Bultmann’s birthday that’s low fat and calorie free, give all these posts a read.  That’ll keep you busy.

Happy birthday, RKB.

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20 Aug 2016 at 9:10 am

It’s Rudolf, not Rudolph

Because, let’s face it, your ‘scholarship’ can’t at all be taken seriously if you don’t know the basic facts.  Seriously.


Come on people.  Learn something before you say something.  Oh, and Bultmann is right. Unless you think speculation and hyperbole are ‘scholarship’.

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20 Aug 2016 at 3:07 am

Celebrating Bultmann

Welcome to the Bultmann Birthday Bash.  Over the course of the day, expect lots of Bultmann as we celebrate his birth-iversary.

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20 Aug 2016 at 12:04 am