Daily Archives: 11 Jan 2017

An Announcement from the College

Gearing Up: In preparation to step up to the international academic arena, this year the College is offering a new degree programme, Bachelor of Theology, in place of the traditional Bachelor of Divinity. There will be some exciting changes in the curriculum offered:

New subjects added
New structure with clear objectives
Choices for students to choose subject of interest

Please visit our website for more information,
or call Nicolle @ 2536 7516;
email: nicolle@minghua.org.hk

Website: http://www.minghua.org.hk/

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Not A Word… And Stop Importing Modern Categories into Historical Jesus Research

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Jesus wouldn’t recognize the question- as it would make no sense to him, or any other first century Jew, if they heard the word ‘Bible’ in the first place.

Stop trying to enlist Jesus into your modern theological apologetic agenda.  Just leave him alone.

NB- Barth was totally right about the wickedness of the entire apologetic enterprise.

Quote of the Day

“The narcissist has no interest in the future because, in part, he has so little interest in the past.”–C. Lasch

Signs of the Times

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Why Did America Elect a Man Who Won’t Pay His Bills?

Why?

In late October, just weeks ahead of the election, President-elect Donald Trump made a quick detour to Washington for the official opening of his new five-star hotel, just a few blocks from the White House.

During a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Trump told the crowd that the two-year, roughly $200 million renovation project at the historic Old Post Office Building was done ahead of schedule and under budget, thanks to what he called an incredible team of people — “including hundreds of construction workers, electricians, maintenance workers and so many others who helped make this project a reality. They’re really the important ones.”

Now some of those companies would like final payment for their work. Documents obtained by NPR show three Washington-area companies have filed liens against Trump International Hotel totaling more than $5 million.

Why?  Any Trumpians care to answer?  Why did you vote for someone so dishonest and disreputable?

Today With Zwingli

Zwingli was in Bern for the doings there and wrote his lovely wife to check in on things.

thumb_zwingli-and-wife-2Gnad und frid von gott.

Liebste husfrow, ich sag gott danck, das er dir ein fröliche gburt verlihen hatt. Der welle üns die nach sinem willen ze erziehen verlyhen. Schick miner bäsy j oder ij tuechly sölcher maass und wys, als du sy treyst. Sy kumpt zimmlich, doch nit bagynlich, ist ein frow von 40 iaren,  in alle wys und maass, wie sy meister Iörgen frow beschriben hatt.  Tuot mir und üns allen über die maass guetlich. Bis hiemit gott  bevolhen. Gruetz mir gfatter schaffnerin, Uolmann(!) Trinckler,  schultheiss Effingerin, und wer dir lieb sye.  Bitt gott für mich und uns alle.

Geben ze Bernn xj. tags Ienners.

Gruetz mir alle dine kind; besunder Margreten tröst in minem namen.

Huldrych Zuingli, din huswirt.  Schick mir, so bald du kanst, den tol’ggenrock.

Der frommen Anna Reinhartin ze Zürich, siner lieben husfrowen.

Diarmaid MacCulloch on the Catholic Church’s Response to Luther

500 years after the Reformation, Diarmaid MacCulloch investigates the effect of the Reformation on the Catholic church. He explores the Vatican’s response to Protestant ideas, and explains how it continues to shape religious thinking today.  Today at 09.45am   – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b087tw5k