Daily Archives: 2 Nov 2016

Michael Langlois on the ‘Jerusalem Papyrus’

Here.  He says Le sensationnel assorti à la présentation de ce papyrus en finirait presque par éclipser les questions que soulève sa lecture. Est-ce le roi de Juda qui fait venir à Jérusalem du vin pris sur ses réserves personnelles … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology

What Inspired Luther, Really, To Write his 95 Theses?

Mystery solved.  Get a copy for yourself and maybe you’ll change the world too.

Posted in Luther

Regret

Christians do not yet fully appreciate how damaging it is to their testimony to be blindly obedient to their favorite politician’s policy. But they will.  They will taste regret.

Posted in Modern Culture

Donald Trump Will Not Appoint Pro Life Supreme Court Justices

The chief reason conservative Christians offer for supporting Trump is that they believe him when he says he will appoint pro life justices.   He won’t.  He can’t be trusted.  In just three days he’s changed his position on abortion … Continue reading

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Trump Supporters Burned a Church

Burned.  A.  Church.  the persons who did this are more than a basket of deplorables.  They are a basket of despicable cowardly unbelieving vile satanic deplorables.   They are darkness in the world and the world should rid itself of … Continue reading

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Yeah, You Don’t Want the Bible to Get in the Way Of Living your Life, Do you Precious…

Who wants any of that bothersome ‘you shall be perfect as your heavenly father is perfect’ stuff getting in the way, right precious? This is exactly what’s wrong with so much that calls itself Christian these days.  The exaltation of … Continue reading

Posted in pseudo-christianity, pseudo-theology, Total Depravity, Twitter Theology That Makes Me Sigh

It’s A Big Day For Donald Trump

He’s been endorsed by the KKK and North Korea, both on the same day!

Posted in Modern Culture

The Bee Stings Jen Hatmaker and her Doctrinal Revampings

HGTV crews followed Jen and Brandon Hatmaker’s quest to overhaul an old farmhouse for their growing family in hit show “My Big Family Renovation.” Now the home improvement cable channel has confirmed that they have asked the Hatmakers back for a … Continue reading

Posted in mockery, Modern Culture, pseudo-christianity, pseudo-scholarship

Unsubstantiated ‘Expertise’: An Observation

We live in a time of unsubstantiated ‘expertise’ where dilettantism is king and facts are discounted.

Posted in Modern Culture

Luther: Zankapfel zwischen den Konfessionen und ‘Vater im Glauben’?

As part of preparations for the 2017 anniversary of the Reformation it is becoming increasingly clear that the reaching of a common consensus concerning both the event itself and the central figure of Martin Luther cannot be taken for granted. … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Luther

The Bee Stings the Social Gospel Panderings of Today’s Parsons

They said it couldn’t be done. They said it was impossible. But Pastor Joe DeCarlo of First United Methodist Church proved them all wrong, by pastoring for over twenty years without ever once preaching the gospel to his congregation. Parishioners … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

IVP and SBL Have Agreed to Calm the Storm…

By issuing a joint statement that says nothing. Just by way of reminder- the storm broke out because SBL was considering blocking IVP from exhibiting their books at the 2017 annual meeting because IVF has a standard of employment with … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times

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Today With Zwingli: Why He Wrote His “Suggestio deliberandi super propositione Hadriani Nerobergae facta”

A friend, writing from Ravensburg, in Wurtemberg, twenty-two miles east-north-east of Constance, had informed Zwingli, under date of November 2, 1522, that at the Imperial Diet at Nuremberg that year it was declared that the Pope had four plans in … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Zwingli

This Kind of Thing Utterly Fascinates Me

New from Brill– The Italian humanist Giannozzo Manetti (1396-1459) produced the first Latin translation of the Greek New Testament since Jerome’s Vulgate. It predates Erasmus’s Novum Instrumentum by half a century. Written at the Vatican court in the 1450s, it … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Studies Resources, Books, Church History

The Luther Code- The Complete Series

Arte has now posted all 6 parts of the Luther Code.  Enjoy it here.  And if you prefer to view each part directly, in their proper order, just visit these links: Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four Part … Continue reading

Posted in Church History

Trinity Western University Wins

An evangelical Christian university in Canada has won a decision by the Appeal Court of British Columbia (BC) in favour of its ‘community covenant’ that bans its students from having sexual relations outside of heterosexual marriage. The Appeal Court of … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture