Monthly Archives: February 2017

How Long Will It Be Before Your Church is Sued By A Gay Couple Wishing to Wed At It?

Not long. An LGBT organization in Ohio has announced plans to target churches if they refuse to offer their property to be used in a homosexual wedding. In opposing the Ohio Pastor Protection Act (HB-36), the group Equality Ohio announced that … Continue reading

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The Bee Stings the Fatuous, Theologically Ignorant, Annoying ‘Church Growth Expert’

Stating he was shocked at the Lord’s “ignorant” approach to attractional church growth, self-described church growth expert Mark A. Sloniker was reportedly cringing the entire time he read through several of Christ’s popular sermons in the gospels Tuesday. “‘The flesh counts … Continue reading

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

If You’re in The Knoxville Area… A Film About the Reformation and a Panel Discussion

“Big news! St Paul Lutheran Church in Wartburg, TN will host a movie PREMIERE on March 4. Join us at 6:15pm for reception and open house and the screening to follow at 7pm. This much anticipated film has not yet … Continue reading

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Petrus Dathenus und der Heidelberger Katechismus

Der Heidelberger Katechismus zählt zu den zentralen Lehr- und Bekenntnisschriften des reformierten Protestantismus. Bei seiner Abfassung wurde in nicht unerheblichem Maße auf Stoff aus älteren Katechismen reformierter Prägung zurückgegriffen. Neben dem großen und dem kleinen Katechismus von Zacharias Ursinus (1534–1583) … Continue reading

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Peter Martyr Vermigli for Children

Born in Florence, Italy, in 1499, Peter Martyr Vermigli decided that he wanted to teach God’s Word when he grew up. After many years of study, he became a well-respected leader in the Roman Catholic Church, yet he questioned the … Continue reading

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Motivation for Your Tuesday

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How Much Did Zwingli Make on the Books He Published?

Nothing. It [the Amica Exegesis] appeared February 28, 1527. The Frankfort Fair was the great book mart. Zwingli, like Luther, made nothing from his publications. In which respect he resembled most modern authors, only he expected nothing! He once wrote … Continue reading

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In Memoriam Martin Bucer

Bucer died on 28 February, 1551.  The early Reformation had no one more interested in unity than he. The chief reformer of Strassburg was Martin Bucer (1491–1552). He was a native of Alsace, a Dominican monk, and ordained to the … Continue reading

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Refo500 Conference News

The deadline for submitting short paper proposals for the Seventh Annual RefoRC Conference, May 10-12 2017 at the LEUCOREA has been extended to March 15, 2017. You will find the current list of short papers on our website. More information … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Refo500

Why Does America Have Such Terrible Politicians?

Simple- immoral politicians are elected by immoral voters.  The former cannot succeed without the latter.

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She’s A Boy- Until It’s Inconvenient And then She’s A Girl

The Texas state wrestling championships aren’t usually national news. But they made headlines this weekend when a 17-year-old transgender boy — barred by state rules from competing in the boys’ league — won his weight class, against girls. Mack Beggs, … Continue reading

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Coffee With Calvin

At Southeastern Seminary: This year is the 500th anniversary of Luther’s 95 Theses. Dr. Bruce Gordon from Yale divinity school will be talking with our own Dr. Stephen Eccher about how we can read theologians so far removed from our … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Conferences

The National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion Executive Board Statement

February 27, 2017 From the undersigned members of the Executive Committee of the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion: As scholars who are committed to studying and understanding texts, religious groups and faith commitments, which take many forms, it seems … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

„Visibilis Ecclesia Christi, est congregatio eorum omnium, tam vere fidelium, quam hypocritarum qui profitentur purum Euangelium, fugientum impuram doctrinam, agnoscentum Christum unicum Summum caput Servatorum, Pontificem & Mediatorem, rite utentiu Sacramentis & clavibus Christo traditits.“ – Petrus Dathenus

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The Most Accurate Representation of Luther to Date

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Total Depravity: More Pastoral Misconduct

One question- why did he have to be a Baptist?

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The Aleppo Codex Online


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Lent Commences Wednesday- So Celebrate with Sausage


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What Zwingli Thinks of Lent

No one shall reject you or consider you good on account of any food, or holyday, whether you rest or not (always excepting Sundays, after God’s Word has been heard and communion administered). Let the new moon fast and the … Continue reading

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My Gift To You This Lent: Zwingli’s “Sermon on the Free Choice of Food”- Zurich, 1522

From the brilliant collection of Zwingli’s Works which also counts among its constituent parts this utterly fantastic introduction to the life and work of Zwingli– which is described thusly by Peter Opitz- Jim West’s book on Zwingli can be highly … Continue reading

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