Monthly Archives: October 2016

Look Who Joined the Twitter!

Jonathan!

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Jesus’s Guidance for Pastors

Ihr sollt das Heilige nicht den Hunden geben, und eure Perlen sollt ihr nicht vor die Säue werfen, damit die sie nicht zertreten mit ihren Füßen und sich umwenden und euch zerreißen. Words to live by, friends.  Words to live … Continue reading

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Fun Facts From Church History: What is a ‘Nation’ in the 16th Century?

In der Frühen Neuzeit und damit auch im Zeitalter der Reformation ist unter »Nation« – analog zu dem Lateinischen »natio« und im Unterschied zu dem modernen Nationsverständnis – eine Gruppe von Menschen zu verstehen, die durch Herkunft, Sprache und Kultur … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Doch darüber freut euch nicht, dass euch die Geister untertan sind. Freut euch aber, dass eure Namen im Himmel geschrieben sind. (Lk 10:20, Lutherbibel 2017)

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One Last Reminder: Luther Was Late to the Game and the Reformation Started Before October 31, 1517

‘Reformation Day’  Nope!’ ‘The Reformation’ is a misnomer if ever there were one, for in fact there was no ‘one’ Reformation any more than there was just one Reformer. ‘The Reformation’, when used by students and the general public, usually … Continue reading

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The IAA Is Defending the Authenticity of the ‘Jerusalem Papyrus’

Jim Davila has the details here.  He remarks (in part) The burden of proving an unprovenanced object to be an ancient artifact is on those arguing it to be an ancient artifact. I think we need more than has been … Continue reading

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Lifting the Moratorium Once More, To Answer a Question: Luther at His Very Worst

Liz Fried (a long time friend.  Gosh, I guess we’ve known each other since the late 90’s) asked concerning Luther Did Luther advocate herding all the Jews into their synagogues and burning them down? I checked.  Here’s what I’ve found: … Continue reading

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Zwingli: On the Proper Relationship of Church and State

In the Church of Christ government is just as necessary as preaching, although this latter occupies the first place. For as a man cannot exist except as composed of both body and soul, however much the body is the humbler … Continue reading

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A Reformation Timeline

From our friends over at CHI- Check it out here and order copies here.

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To All The Facebookers and Tweeters Talking about the Reformation Today…

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From the Life of Zwingli, the Greatest of the Reformers

At ten years of age Zwingli was sent to Basel to study and then to Bern and Vienna (at around fifteen years of age) where he earned a Bachelor’s degree. By 1506 he had earned a Master of Arts at … Continue reading

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When You Celebrate ‘Halloween’ But Not Reformation Day…

This is my face-

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A Reformation Day Zwingli Gallery

Because  

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Actually, More Reformed, But You Get the Idea

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Luther’s Reformation Was 2 Years Late

‘Reformation Day’  Nope!’ ‘The Reformation’ is a misnomer if ever there were one, for in fact there was no ‘one’ Reformation any more than there was just one Reformer. ‘The Reformation’, when used by students and the general public, usually … Continue reading

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Otto Eckart has Completed his Deuteronomy 12:1-23:15 (Part 3) Commentary

From the foreword: Es ist Aufgabe des Kommentators des Buches Deuteronomium, das philologische, historische, speziell das literatur- und religionshistorische Wissen der Zeit über das Deuteronomium als Teil der Tora in kontinuierlicher Auslegung des Textes zusammenzufassen und so zu bündeln, dass … Continue reading

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The Luther Moratorium

With Reformation Day hitting tomorrow you’ll be hearing nothing but non stop Luther blather from every corner of the world. Social media, news, websites, blogs. The chatter about Martin will be never ending for the next year. Accordingly, I won’t … Continue reading

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Lutheran Satire And Luther’s Attempt at Reformation

Or, this is what happens when Lutherans try to claim the Reformation is actually their invention.

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Donald Trump Has Made Being Vulgar Acceptable

And that’s why things like this are happening. A Nashville gas station that’s received national attention for a pro-Trump sign is now getting major backlash. According to the owners of Lewis Country Store on Ashland City Highway, Shell Corporation ended … Continue reading

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An Ethics Violation Complaint has Been Filed against James Comey, By A Republican

In a terse Op-Ed published in today’s New York Times, Richard Painter, the chief White House Ethics Lawyer in the Bush Administration from 2005-2007, explains why he filed a Complaint yesterday against FBI Director James Comey with the FBI’s Office … Continue reading

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