Daily Archives: 1 Nov 2016

It Was True in the 16th Century, And It’s Just as True Today

Theologie hatten die wenigsten studiert. Aber nicht nur die theologische Qualität der Geistlichen war fraglich, auch die Moralität ihrer Lebensführung. –  Irene Dingel

Posted in Church History

Recently Discovered Hebrew Inscriptions: A Public Lecture

MONDAY 7th NOVEMBER 2016 DR JONATHAN STÖKL (King’ College, London) RECENTLY DISCOVERED HEBREW INSCRIPTIONS 6.00pm Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre (E8), 25 Gordon Street, London WCIH OAY Followed by refreshments. [PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE FROM THE INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY](Organised jointly … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology

William of Ockham: Luther Learned Everything He Knew From Him

Irene Dingel writes (in her fantastic new volume) In seinen Streitschriften wandte sich Ockham besonders gegen den Gedanken der »plenitudo potestatis« und die Zwei-Schwerter-Lehre. Gegen die herrschende päpstliche Ansicht vertrat er die Meinung, dass auch die höchste weltliche Gewalt unmittelbar … Continue reading

Posted in Church History

Churches That Fail to Emphasize Worship and Scripture Study Have Destroyed Their Own Future

And they’ve taught Millennials that ‘Church’ is little more than a social club.  If all that young people are looking for in a Church is friends (they can find those at a coffee shop) and coffee (they can’t find that … Continue reading

Posted in pseudo-christianity, pseudo-theology

The Bee Stings the Pentebabbleist ‘Cloud Machine’

As worshipers at Bethel Church enthusiastically sang and danced at a Sunday evening service several weeks ago, onlookers were reportedly amazed to see a shining, thick mist descending from on high, only to later discover the “glory cloud” was actually … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

Michael Grandjean on the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

A 20 minute + video worth your time. Les festivités qui vont marquer le 500e anniversaire de la Réforme protestante démarrent cette semaine en Suisse, l’occasion d’interroger les traces qu’a laissées la Réforme dans la société suisse d’aujourd’hui. Michel Grandjean … Continue reading

Posted in Church History

Donald Trump has Been paid Millions, by Russia

No wonder Putin wants this criminal in the Oval Office.  He literally OWNS him. ABC News investigative journalist Brian Ross released a news piece that could end any type of credibility Donald Trump may have left. In this newest report, … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture | 2 Comments

The Commentary in English History

If you would like to read what the English Monarch’s have read with joy- get yourself a copy of The Commentary.

Posted in Biblical Studies Resources

Much to the Horror of all Good Souls…

The Official Carnival of Biblioblogdom AND the Avignonian Carnival meet here on December 1.  Our theme will be “SBL: The Run Up to The Annual Meeting, the Experience of, And the Aftermath”.   If you see SBL related posts, please … Continue reading

Posted in Conferences, SBL

No, Pope Franky, We Don’t Need Six More ‘Beatitudes’

The ones we have, from Jesus, are sufficient.  You don’t get to add to Scripture just because you think it needs an update or modifications to suit your papal agenda. Scripture is sufficient.  Your job is to explain it, not … Continue reading

Posted in pseudo-theology | 1 Comment

Blanton, Paul, and the Anarchists 

Originally posted on Harnessing Chaos:
Exclusive to YouTube and this blog is a lecture by Ward Blanton (University of Kent), “Paul, Apostle of the Anarchists: The Invisible Committee, Agamben, and Anti-Terror Legislation”. Thanks to Taylor Weaver for the film. https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=VbjGZxGAKsQ

Posted in Modern Culture

The Celebration of All Saints Day (and Other Holidays) in Zwingli’s Zurich

The Church services were held on Sundays from seven to eight o’clock in the morning and between three and four in the afternoon. In the Great Minster there was a service for children and servants from eleven to twelve o’clock. … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Zwingli

Zum Zusammenleben geboren: Johannes Calvin – Studien zu seiner Theologie

Die durch Johannes Calvin geprägte reformierte Tradition hat einen bedeutenden Beitrag zur Erneuerung der Kirche geleistet. Eberhard Busch erinnert daran und entfaltet in mehreren Aufsätzen verschiedene Facetten des Denkens und Handelns des Genfer Reformators. In Calvins Bemühen um ein friedliches … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Calvin, Church History, TVZ

Do Not Disturb

I’ll be occupied.

Posted in soccer

The ‘You’ve Got to Be Kidding, Great Pumpkin’ Biblical Studies Carnival

This month it’s all that horrifies, annoys, and tips over toilets.  Below, the most horrifying ‘great pumpkin-ish’ posts from around the blogging world are offered for your terrifying-ication.  And with the American Presidential Election just days away, there’s still plenty … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Studies Resources, bizarre news