Daily Archives: 10 Sep 2016

Those So Called ‘Non Denominational’ Churches: An Observation

If the church you attend is so ashamed of its denominational heritage that it doesnt have it in the name, flee Sodom.  Non denominational churches don’t exist any more than lemon free lemonade exists.  No church just springs up out of nowhere, sans denominational and thus doctrinal roots.  If it does, it’s a cult and not a church.  Were there any theologians at these ‘nondenoms’ they would know that.

Has Anyone Done a Comparative Study of Israelite Pottery and Symbolic Meaning?

This tweet made me wonder:


It’s Both Appalling and Disgusting…

That on academic discussion lists these days you are actually free to talk about a book you’ve never read!  And people take you seriously!

As The Normalization of Deviance Continues… As Predicted

I mentioned this story the other day and sure enough, it hasn’t taken long for the act to be addressed in an attempt to normalize it. Disgusted by incest? Genetic Sexual Attraction is real and on the rise.

It’s interesting that the public was so outraged, because the couple’s story is far from unique. In fact, a number of family romances have emerged over the last decade – and I can’t see them stopping any time soon. … There have also been cases of grandparents settling down with grandchildren, fathers and daughters in love, and even twins twinned up. What makes all these relationships tick isn’t love, or looks, or destiny, but – more likely – Genetic Sexual Attraction (GSA). It’s the phenomenon no one wants to talk about – because it raises a taboo topic: incest.

Don’t worry, precious, it won’t be taboo much longer…  You’ve done your part in normalizing it.  Others will soon enough…

It’s Time To End All Male Panels at Academic Conferences

Sign the pledge, academic friends, asserting that you will not serve on a panel at an academic conference which fails to include at least one woman (besides the chair).

“At a public conference I won’t serve on a panel of two people or more unless there is at least one woman on the panel, not including the Chair.”

It’s that simple.  Please sign.

Well OK Then….

Indonesian villagers dig up dead relatives and dress them up   (via the twitter).


Is This the True ‘Devil’s Triangle’?


And Looking Very Much Forward To It

Via Richard *The Disco King* Goode-


I am, however, not as odd as Ezekiel.  I promise…

Want a Copy? Win a Copy!

This fantastic video produced by the Christian History Institute can be yours if you’re the lucky winner.  To win, you simply need to enter by

  1. ThisChangedEverything_Rev.inddSharing this post on your twitter feed, Facebook page, or blog (and you have to let me know you have done so). The more places you share it, the better your chances of winning.
  2. Writing, in comments below, a paragraph expressing your appreciation for either Huldrych Zwingli, Martin Luther, John Calvin, Peter Martyr Vermigli, Philipp Melanchthon, Johannes Oecolampadius, or Theodore Beza.

That’s it.  The best essay in combination with the most shares will decide the winner.  Contest ends on 30 September.  Tell your friends.  Let the games begin!

About the film-

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. On October 31, 1517, an obscure German monk named Martin Luther published 95 theses for debate in Wittenberg, Germany. Little did he know that this act would ignite a revolution that would reshape the Christian church and change Western civilization forever.

In anticipation of this important anniversary, Christian History Institute is producing a groundbreaking three-hour documentary series called This Changed Everything. Narrated by the renowned British actor David Suchet, the program tells the dynamic story of the people, places, and events that shaped the Reformation. It features expert commentary from Dr. Michael Horton, Dr. Frank James, Shane ClaiborneBishop Robert Barron, and over twenty other scholars and clergy who bring new insight into how the church came to be where it is today and where it may go in the future.

This Changed Everything celebrates the fruits of the Reformation while grappling with difficult questions about the legacy of division. Clearly, the medieval church was in dire need of reform, but could complete schism have been avoided? Why does the Protestant movement continue to splinter into ever increasing factions? How should we think about our divisions in light of Jesus’ passionate prayer that his followers be “one”?