Daily Archives: 13 Feb 2017

Fun Facts From Church History: Gutenberg’s First Print Run Wasn’t The Bible

It was a series of Catholic ‘Indulgences’.* ________________ *According to Read Mercer Schuchardt in ‘The Reformation as Media Event‘ in The People’s Book: The Reformation and the Bible, p. 95.

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Wisdom from Konrad Pellikan

With the vernacular Bible we teach the people.  With the Latin we defend the Church. – Konrad Pellikan  [Cited by Bruce Gordon].

Posted in Pellikan

You Might Ignore this Verse, But I Don’t

You will reprove your fellow-countryman firmly and thus avoid burdening yourself with a sin. (Lev. 19:17) Amen and amen.

Posted in Bible

What Does Christianity Offer that Other Faith’s Don’t?

In one handy chart-

Posted in Humor

Jeffrey Sandusky: Arrested For Child Molestation

Jeffrey Sandusky, the son of convicted sex abuser and former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, has been arrested on felony and misdemeanor child sexual abuse charges, according to court documents from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  The younger Sandusky, … Continue reading

Posted in Total Depravity

Anyone Who Has Paid For a College Textbook Will Get It…

Hahahahaha.  And funny because it’s true.

Posted in Modern Culture

Why Conservatives and their Anti-Refugee Thinking is Wrong, and Evil

At the end of a sensible essay on the topic of Trump’s immoral travel ban, we read There is a place for prudent questions about security, but the responsibility of the nation-state is a minor concern compared to the responsibility … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

Quote of the Day

“You can work without praying, but it is a bad plan.” ~Hudson Taylor

Posted in Modern Culture

The Bee Stings the Milchtoasty Reverend

Many Christian leaders pridefully refuse to publicly repent, so it’s always refreshing to hear of a pastor who is willing to admit when he is in the wrong. Such is the case with local pastor Ralph Atkinson, who issued a … Continue reading

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The People’s Book: The Reformation and the Bible

Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses caught Europe by storm and initiated the Reformation, which fundamentally transformed both the church and society. Yet by Luther’s own estimation, his translation of the Bible into German was his crowning achievement. … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Books, Church History

Luther and the Reformation

Rick Steves narrates.  I haven’t watched it yet so I can’t vouch for it.  If it’s wrong, you’ll know it.  He narrates travel shows so there’s no guarantee he knows anything about Luther or the Reformation.

Posted in Luther, media

Humor in Early Modern Sermons

Few studies have addressed comprehensively the place of jesting in early modern pulpit rhetoric. This article documents some of the humour—jests and witty speech—in the period’s extant sermon literature. Specifically it identifies the analytical potential of revisiting an ancient, and … Continue reading

Posted in Church History