Daily Archives: 22 Feb 2017

Dilly Of the Year Winner

Maybe of the decade. Anyway, ‘Phil’, here’s your well deserved award.  Wear it proudly.

Posted in Dilettante, Dilly the Dilettante Award, Pentebabbleism, Pentebabbleists, pseudo-christianity, pseudo-scholarship, pseudo-theology

Praying With Calvin

Grant, Almighty God, that as nothing is omitted by thee to help us onward in the course of our faith, and as our sloth is such that we hardly advance one step though stimulated by thee,—O grant, that we may … Continue reading

Posted in Calvin

Nope- I just Don’t Have Any Interest In  A Book About An Apostate

Posted in Heresy and Heretics, Intrepretive Dance, Modern Culture, obituary

Quote of the Day

THE fellowship which we experience with Christ through faith is not an objective permanent fact, but the gift of God which becomes a reality for us solely through the power of the Holy Spirit operative in response to our faith. … Continue reading

Posted in Calvin, Theology

From Jesus to his First Followers: Continuity and Discontinuity

Brill have sent a review copy of this new volume: From Jesus to His First Followers examines to what extent early Christian groups were in continuity or discontinuity with respect to Jesus. Adriana Destro and Mauro Pesce concentrate on the … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Books

Luther Laid to Rest

February 22, 1546: Martin Luther is buried in the Castle Church in Wittenberg. It took three days for the funeral procession to reach Wittenberg. Crowds lined the streets of the towns along the route singing hymns in tribute to the … Continue reading

Posted in Luther

A Long Post About Johannes Reuchlin, Who Was Born on this Day in 1455

Too few know enough about this towering academic.  So, here’s just a fragment to introduce him to you.  For more, get, and read, this volume. John Reuchlin, 1455–1522, known also by the Latin name Capnion, was born in Pforzheim and … Continue reading

Posted in Church History

The Penalty for Plagiarism Is About To Get Deservedly Harsh

University students could be fined or handed criminal records for plagiarised essays, new proposals suggest. Good. University students who buy essays online face fines and a criminal record under plans to punish plagiarism being considered by the government. For the … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

Bible Gateway’s Whitewashed Bonhoeffer

Well to be accurate, actually he was part of a plot to murder Hitler.  A bit different than the quite benign ‘resisting Hitler’ bit above.   I.e., he wasn’t an innocent martyr but a man taking part in a plan to … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

Sausage in Zurich

Sausages are getting a bit of press this Reformation year… Fleischliche Gelüste in die Nähe von religiösen Gepflogenheiten zu bringen, ist ein heikles Unterfangen. Geht es aber um die Wurst, dann machen Christen eine Ausnahme. Die Katholiken greifen am Schüblig-Ziischtig, … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Zwingli