Daily Archives: 22 Mar 2017
The words of President Donald Trump and his White House staff are, in no small way, a matter of national security and credibility, and those things have entered a danger zone, a Wall Street Journal editorial argued on Tuesday.
The conservative-leaning editorial board pointed to Trump’s debunked claim that domestic and international entities had colluded with the Obama administration to spy on Trump’s campaign during the 2016 presidential election.
Trump and his staffers have not backed away from the allegation despite having been refuted publicly by FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers during congressional testimony on Monday.
The Journal painted a stark image of Trump’s refusal to back down: “Yet the president clings to his assertion like a drunk to an empty gin bottle, rolling out his press spokesman to make more dubious claims.”
Etc. Trump needs to go.
REFORMATION AS PAULINE INTERPRETATION
Jörg Frey: “Has Luther misunderstood Paul?”
Join the public lecture: Donnerstag 23.3.2017 18.15 Uhr, Universität Zürich, KO2, Karl Schmid-Strasse 4, 8006 Zürich. Link to the original video: https://tube.switch.ch/videos/9f47c926
I wonder if he will distribute copies of Playboy to the graduates and how much he’s paying Jerry *The Sell Out* Falwell Jr. for the privilege to degrade Christianity again.
“I look forward to speaking to this amazing group of students on such a momentous occasion,” Trump told CBN News, which first broke the news of the commencement address Wednesday morning (March 22).
“Our children truly are the future and I look forward to celebrating the success of this graduating class as well as sharing lessons as they embark on their next chapter full of hope, faith, optimism, and a passion for life.”
The announcement follows the news Vice President Mike Pence will speak at commencement at the University of Notre Dame.
I disagreed with 99% of Jerry Falwell’s views but at least he was an actual Christian. His son is anything but. Just like Trump.
Faced with mounting criticism for its decision to give a major award to the Rev. Tim Keller, founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan and one of the country’s best known conservative Christian thinkers, Princeton Theological Seminary has reversed course and said Keller will not receive the honor.
In an email to faculty and students on Wednesday morning (March 22), the president of the venerable mainline Protestant seminary, the Rev. Craig Barnes, said that he remains committed to academic freedom and “the critical inquiry and theological diversity of our community.”
But he said that giving Keller the annual Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Witness – named after a famous Dutch neo-Calvinist theologian – might “imply an endorsement” of Keller’s views against the ordination of women and LGBTQ people.
Oh well. Who wants to wager that Westminster Theological Seminary will honor Keller within the year?
A strikingly clever pun on the marquee of Beacon Baptist Ministries has reportedly sparked revival in the town of Delphi, Indiana.
“I’ve never talked to God in my life,” claimed area resident Darrell Jones, “but when I saw that ‘Son screen prevents sin burn,’ I pulled right over, dropped to my knees, and begged God for forgiveness. Right there on the side of the road I gave my life to Jesus Christ.”
“Later on, Brother Dwayne told me that’s called ‘sending God a knee-mail,’” he added.
Brother Dwayne Baker, who has managed the church sign for years, told reporters that he knew it was just a matter of time before massive revival broke out. “When I first started, I thought ‘1 cross + 3 nails = 4given’ would do the trick. I was young and naïve. ‘Boaz was a Ruthless man before he got married’ was popular with the congregation, but wasn’t helpful as an outreach tool. Then a couple years back, when I posted ‘What’s missing from Ch__ch? U R,’ we preemptively bought honey baked ham for 700. The folks here just weren’t ready—we’re still eating that ham at my house.”
“But this week we finally nailed it.”
Jeffrey Shaw was a staunch atheist before chatter around town caused him to check the church sign out for himself. “I thought Christians were bigoted hatemongers worshiping a cosmic child abuser. But when I saw that marquee, I saw the light. Literally—thousands of headlights up and down the road. All of Delphi came out. And there was Brother Dwayne, shouting, ‘How will you spend eternity? Smoking or non-smoking?’ I’m a new man. I’ll never be the same.”
For Brother Dwayne, “God gets all the glory. It’ll be tough to squeeze all of Delphi into Beacon Baptist on Sundays. I’m just glad the church is prayer-conditioned.”
Church signs inform. That’s it. No one has ever been changed because of one.
Asking a Marxist about theology is like asking a man born blind about colors.
The best theologians aren’t innovators, they are renovators.
The story of Adam and Eve isn’t a marriage relationship manual. So please, shut up. Oh, and here’s your Dilly.
On 16 April 1528 Luther wrote his friend
On Laetare Oecolampadius married a widow, a wealthy one, they say. Good for him!
Laetare was on 22 March that year, but Oecolampadius was actually married March 12 or 15. Come on, Martin, get it right. You aren’t Kellyanne Conway!