Daily Archives: 27 Feb 2017

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

Posted in Church History

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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Books Multitask Too

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The Cold Hard Facts

The core problem of modern American Christianity is that too many of its members are satisfied with utter mediocrity and have no intention of excelling at faith.  Aspiration to authentic discipleship is as rare as real commitment.

Posted in Theology

Augustine Infected Even Luther With His Ridiculous Views of Sex

In one of his sermons Luther remarked The flesh hangs around my neck together with the old Adam, who fell in Paradise ‹and is inborn in us›, whom we lug about in this life and cannot be rid of until … Continue reading

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More Pentebabbleist Misconduct

From all over the world, they flocked to this tiny town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lured by promises of inner peace and eternal life. What many found instead: years of terror — waged in the name … Continue reading

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Dear America…

‪Dear America, you have never been a democracy. You have always been an oligarchy. Trump, Ryan, and McConnell are just peeling the mask off‬.  I wish you were a democracy because then the people would be represented and not merely … Continue reading

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