Daily Archives: 7 Nov 2016

The Christian’s Highest Duty is not the Duty of the Citizen

For Christians the only absolute duty is duty to God. Accordingly, there is no such thing as a ‘duty to vote’. #WeAreNotPagans.  The duty we owe to the State is not the duty we owe God.  When the claim of … Continue reading

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How Millennials See The Bible

The Bible says– ‘Don’t forsake the assembly’. Millennials see – ‘Forsake the church completely’. The Bible says – ‘Repent or you will also perish’. Millennials see – ‘You’re fine.  Everyone goes to heaven’. The Bible says ‘If they don’t work … Continue reading

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There are Fires all Around

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An Outline of the Church Dogmatics by Karl Barth

This is actually pretty neat.  It took its doer (Catherine Tobey) a lot of time and I think a lot of Barth’s minions will benefit from it.  So enjoy.

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The Bee Stings the Emergents and their Preference for a Christianity Without Commitment

Hymnal publishers from around the nation confirmed Monday the release of new, updated hymnals containing a new version of “I Surrender All” among other refreshes and enhancements. The new version of the tune, entitled “I Surrender Some,” was written to … Continue reading

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Sad News from the Zwingliverein

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Pretend to be Shocked: The Insurance Companies are Making BILLIONS While Still Pretending the ACA is Driving up Costs

Aetna, whose CEO Mark Bertolini reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission a $27.9 million compensation in 2015, has similarly celebrated sky-high profits. “In 2015, we reported annual operating revenue of over $60.3 billion, a record for the Company,” Aetna … Continue reading

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Total Depravity: Yet Another Criminal ‘Pastor’ Edition

An East Tennessee preacher is heading to prison after admitting he operated fraudulent investment ventures. In Knoxville Monday, Roger Williams plead guilty to money laundering, mail fraud and obstruction of federal taxes. It estimated he cost investors over a million … Continue reading

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Sounds Legit

Roughly half of the churchgoers at First Baptist Church Russellville died of starvation Sunday after the pastor tragically went 15 minutes over his standard sermon time, local sources confirmed. “We don’t know if the pastor simply lost track of time … Continue reading

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Election Day Commentary Sale

Good news, friends, to help get your mind off of electioneering and on to things of a weightier subject, The Commentary is on sale from now through Wednesday for half price.  Acquire the PDF’s from yours truly for a paltry … Continue reading

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John Collins on ‘Biblical Values’

Here’s a lecture by John Collins you’ll want to give a listen to (or download to listen to later). How to be? How to act? What are Biblical values? What does the Bible really say about how to live our … Continue reading

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Last Chance for SOTS Earlybird Registration

Dear SOTS member, Just a quick reminder that tomorrow is the deadline for booking attendance at the Winter Meeting at the cheaper rate. If you haven’t booked yet and wish to catch it at the lower price, email the hospitality … Continue reading

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Call For Papers

Call for papers: The Tenth Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament The tenth Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament will be held in Birmingham from Monday 20th to Wednesday 22nd March 2017. … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times

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What is War? Karl Barth’s Answer

via Or, more thoroughly, Unterdessen hat gerade die überhandnehmende kalte Sachlichkeit des militärischen Tötens, das Raffinement und die massenhafte Wirkung, zum Teil auch die Abscheulichkeit seiner Methoden, Instrumente und Maschinen und seine Ausdehnung auf die feindliche Zivilbevölkerung dafür gesorgt, daß, … Continue reading

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Luther’s Bible Banned

“On November 5, 1522, Luther’s books had been banned from sale in Nürnberg. On November 7, Duke George had prohibited the sale and purchase of Luther’s German translation of the New Testament in ducal Saxony”  – Luther’s Works (ed. Christopher … Continue reading

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