Daily Archives: 28 Sep 2016

Because If You’re Going to Have Insane Committees, Why Not…

Right Michigan?  I sure hope you guys (oops, sorry- you creatures) have enough safe spaces and trigger warnings to house all the precious snowflakes demanding their way…

Posted in Intrepretive Dance, Irony, Luther Burns Your Worthless Book, misery, mockery, Modern Culture, obituary

A New Volume on the Barmen Declaration

Die Bedeutung der Barmer Thesen im historischen Kontext und ihre Rezeption Reich bebildert veranschaulicht das Buch Vorgeschichte, Anlass und Einfluss der Barmer Erklärung auf das Handeln der Bekennenden Kirche. Prägnante Texte und Zitate beschreiben ihr Nachwirken in den beiden deutschen … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

A New Commentary on Romans By a Scholar Who Actually Understands Paul, and the New Testament

Der neue Kommentar zum Römerbrief Paulus gilt als Grundlage der Reformation, aber seine reformatorische Auslegung geriet in Misskredit. Die lutherische Tradition betont einseitig die individuelle Funktion des Gesetzes, das in innere Konflikte führt. Dagegen stellt die „New Perspective on Paul“ … Continue reading

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From Israel! Big, Earth Shaking, Earth Shattering News About Evidence from ‘Hezekiah’s Time’

Oh boy they’ve found a bauble in Israel!  You know what this means!!!  That’s right, the entire biblical chronology and historical claims have been PROVEN 100% accurate once again!  Josh McDowell can add another chapter to his little misrepresentative historically … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology

The Bee Stings the Pseudo-Scientist Bill *I’m Not Really a Science Guy* Nye

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, television personality Bill Nye announced his plans to spend the evening of Halloween roaming his upscale Los Angeles neighborhood dressed as an actual scientist. “I’ve always wanted to be a real scientist, and I have … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

He Raped Her While She Was in Second Grade, Until She Was in the Fourth Grade

Prosecutors in District Attorney Charme Allen’s Child Abuse Unit obtained multiple convictions against a man who raped a second grader.  Joshua Michael Stewart, 34, was convicted of rape of a child and two counts of aggravated sexual battery. After the … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture, Total Depravity

#PrayForTrump

The poor man, and I mean this sincerely, has literally no grasp on reality.  He’s suffering some sort of mental illness and he needs help.

Posted in Modern Culture | 1 Comment

This is What Happens When Business Majors instead of Theologians Serve as Pastors

After all, who needs the Holy Spirit when your ‘worship service’ (if you can honestly call it that) can be aided by the use of colors whose specific purpose is to manipulate your audience emotionally… As Peter said to Simon … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture, pseudo-christianity, pseudo-theology | 2 Comments

Call For Papers: The 500th Anniversary of the (Lutheran) Reformation

Down yonder way, in Chile! El 31 de octubre de 1517, el monje agustino Martín Lutero publicó 95 tesis contra el poder y la eficacia de las indulgencias. La publicación de este texto ha sido señalada como el inicio de … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Conferences, Modern Culture

Academic Maltreatment of Grad Assistants

This is an important read. A significant proportion of teaching at UK universities is undertaken by PhDstudents, who are mostly paid by the hour as graduate teaching assistants. Because research funding is so scarce, many of these students are paying … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

My Present Mood Is…

I feel your pain, St Anthony…

Posted in Modern Culture

One Last Carnival Call

Send your submissions in for the next Carnival.  It goes live in just a couple of days.  And it’s a good one!  Don’t you want your post or that interesting post you read to be seen by more than the … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

Assuaging Rhegius’s Doubts

Zwingli’s book on Original Sin had appeared in August of 1526.  His friend Rhegius read it but had some questions about it and was concerned that persons of less than adequate intellect might find in it hints of Origenism.  On … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture, Zwingli