Daily Archives: 1 Sep 2016

The Most Depressing Thing I’ve Ever Seen

Forget war and poverty and the Presidential election… those things pale in comparison to  the sheer despair caused by this instagram posting.  Behold, and weep.

Posted in Modern Culture

Meanwhile in False Teacher Land

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The Bee Stings Andy *I Don’t Think the Bible’s Really Important* Stanley

While preparing for the next installment of his “Who Needs God” series, in which he has been attempting to make the case that the Bible is not a necessary pillar of the Christian faith, Andy Stanley, Senior Pastor of several hundred … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

Meanwhile at BNTC2016

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They’re Becoming More and More Foolish At Universities….

Rutgers students are told they should only speak when ‘necessary’ because otherwise they might offend classmates with ‘microaggressions’ Uh huh…. Students at Rutgers University have been advised to use language that is ‘kind’ and ‘necessary’ and avoid offensive terms such … Continue reading

Posted in Total Depravity

What People Apparently Think God Actually Does During the Day…

Posted in Modern Culture

Meanwhile, At BNTC2016

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The Bee Stings The Tieless ‘Worship Leader’

Looking to save a few bucks on their Sunday morning formal wear, tens of thousands of trendy worship leaders and worship band members lined up outside American Apparel retail locations across the country Thursday morning for the company’s annual end-of-summer v-neck … Continue reading

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An old miser, because of his exceptional thrift, had no friends. Just before he died, he called his doctor, lawyer and minister together around his bedside. “I have always heard that you can’t take it with you, but I am … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Modern Culture

Luther for the Dutchlanders

Ik vond het wel een beetje raar dat er van Luthers werk zo weinig in het Nederlands beschikbaar was. Hoe moest dat nu in het Reformatiejaar 2017, als iedereen wil weten wat die man gezegd heeft, maar je Latijn of … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Modern Culture

Addressing the Citation Frenzy in Higher Ed

Sarah Bond pointed this essay out.  You should read it. While obsessively monitoring the response to our articles, I not infrequently see comments of this type: “Surprising that she didn’t cite _____.” Or “No reference to _____?” Or even “Should … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

Open Lecture by Author and Newsweek Journalist Nina Burleigh (Myren Gård, 14 Sept)

Originally posted on The Lying Pen of Scribes:
“Unholy Business: A True Tale of Faith, Greed and Forgery in the Holy Land” Myren Gård, Wednesday 14 September, 18.00 Author and journalist Nina Burleigh will discuss her investigation into the James…

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#BNTC2016 Commences Today

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The August Carnival: A Month of Emil Brunner

You may not realize this but on 15 August, 1947, Emil Brunner was honored with a doctorate from Union Theological Seminary. And in 1950, also on August 15, his exceedingly impressive Dogmatics, volume 2 was published. Brunner earned his doctorate … Continue reading

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