Daily Archives: 25 Nov 2016

Remembering Johannes Oecolampadius…

Who died 24 November, 1531… just over a month after Zwingli was slaughtered by the Papist forces at Kappel-am-Albis. At the very time that these flourishing churches were falling to the ground, the Reform witnessed the extinction of its brightest … Continue reading

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The 444th Anniversary of The Death of John Knox

There’s a fantastic overview of Knox here- by the Germans!  I guess the Scots can’t be bothered with Knox these days (and anyway, he’d hate the Church of Scotland with a passionate fire only Knox himself could muster). Als wuchtige … Continue reading

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Silent Night… Holy Night…

via facebook

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You Didn’t Raise a Complaint When America Interfered With Elections Around the World…

So why are you complaining now that you think Russia may have done the same to us?  That’s the classic definition of hypocrisy.  So two passages from Scripture are offered to you: You reap what you sow. Do to others … Continue reading

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Today With Zwingli: An Interesting Letter to Myconius

Myconio suo Zuinglius S. Incertus animi sum, an mala, quę nobis occurrunt (si tamen mala sunt), tibi significanda sint, homini supra modum clementię misericordięque dedito; vereor enim, nisi pręmuniero pectus tuum ἀλεξιφαρμάκοις, ne in tristiciam immoderatam incidas, tam es nostri … Continue reading

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Who Biblical Scholars at SBLaar16 Think they Think Like…

Who most of them actually think like-

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Who Biblical Scholars at SBLaar16 Think They Write Like…

Who most of them actually write like-

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What Biblical Scholars at SBLaar16 Thought They Looked Like…

And what they actually look like- Self delusion is always the worst delusion…

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The Most Beautiful Movement in the Entire Oeuvre of Classical Music…

Is this one. I can never listen to it without getting a tear in the eyes. And I’ve listened to it hundreds of times. Maybe thousands.

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Remember When Wipf And Stock Published Brunner’s Dogmatics…

And couldn’t spell the word ‘Doctrine’…  (from SBL 2014).

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Someone Finally Understands Me

In a just-published study about how our ancestral needs impact our modern feelings, researchers uncovered something that will surprise few among the highly intelligent. While most people are happier when they’re surrounded by friends, smart people are happier when they’re … Continue reading

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The Intersection of the Academy and the Pew – a public talk by Dr Jim West at Newman University

Originally posted on Newman Research Centre for the Bible and its Reception:
The early Church father, Tertullian, once wrote: “[w]hat indeed has Athens to do with Jerusalem? What concord is there between the Academy and the Church?” (De praescriptione, vii).…

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