Daily Archives: 29 Dec 2016

Academics, Take Note

“What we have witnessed in our own time is the death of universities as centres of critique. Since Margaret Thatcher, the role of academia has been to service the status quo, not challenge it in the name of justice, tradition, … Continue reading

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The Bee Stings the Worshipers of Filthy Lucre at Lakewood Church

A rich, young ruler looking for salvation was proud to announce Thursday that he finally found a place to call home at Lakewood Church. Calling the revelation “powerful” and “moving,” the wealthy, powerful lover of money said he knew Lakewood Church … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture, Pentebabbleism, Pentebabbleists, pseudo-christianity, pseudo-theology

A New Essay on Ehud

In the following- I. Finkelstein, C. Robin and T. Romer (eds.), Alphabets, Texts and Artifacts in the Ancient Near East, Studies Presented to Benjamin Sass, Paris 2016. As Prof. Finkelstein notes This is one in a series of articles; two … Continue reading

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The 2017 SOTS Winter Meeting Agenda

Though things continue on through lunch on the 5th I’ll actually depart around 10 so that I can arrive in Birmingham in plenty of time for the Lecture at Newman University.  I’ll, of course, be posting travel photos all along … Continue reading

Posted in Conferences, SOTS

Poor Child: She’s A Weapon in the Hands of Ideologues

From the moment he joined, 8-year-old Joe Maldonado eagerly looked forward to camping trips and science projects as a member of the Cub Scouts. But his expectations were dashed after his mother said she received a phone call from a … Continue reading

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Jan Hus

Am 6. Juli 1415 wurde Johannes Hus in Konstanz auf dem Scheiterhaufen als Ketzer verbrannt. 600 Jahre nach diesem Ereignis soll an den Prager Magister mit einer Ausgabe seiner Schriften, Predigten und Briefe erinnert werden. Hussens Ideen wurden zunächst in … Continue reading

Posted in Church History

If Your Church Canceled Services Christmas Sunday…

It should most definitely cancel services on 1 Janaury- New Years Day.  Why?  So that your hungover families can gather around the porcelein and share the time expelling the evening before’s extravagencies. You don’t want to inconvenience those families.  You … Continue reading

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Another Quote of the Day

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How well Do You Know Zwingli?

Take the short quiz and find out!  I did pretty good…

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Reformation Thursday

“By identifying the new learning with heresy, you make orthodoxy synonymous with ignorance.”—Erasmus And then she’s off.  Enjoy the latest installment in the series.

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Talking Eschatology

Christophe Chalemet tweets- To watch Metr. John (Zizioulas) talk (in english) about eschatology, follow this:mediaserver.unige.ch/play/91928 (it begins at approx. 3:40)

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The Church is Not a Business

Gottfried Locher ist höchster Reformierter der Schweiz. Reformiert sein habe sein Denken geprägt. Auf die Kirchenaustritte angesprochen, meint er: «Die Kirche ist keine Firma, die von möglichst vielen Kunden lebt.» And he’s interviewed here. He’s very bright.  And he’s certainly … Continue reading

Posted in Theology

Hate Isn’t Always Bad

“Hate Sin! Instead of loving it, cleaving to it, excusing it, playing with it, we ought to hate it with a deadly hatred.”  ~ J.C. Ryle

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