Daily Archives: 10 Apr 2017

The Rehabilitation of Erasmus

Ganz Zürich redet während des Reformationsjubiläums von Zwingli. Ganz Zürich? Die Kirchgemeinde St. Peter hat einen anderen Schwerpunkt gesetzt: Sie ruft ein Erasmus-Jahr aus. «Als geistiger Typus gehört Erasmus zu der ziemlich seltenen Gruppe derjenigen, die zugleich unbedingte Idealisten und … Continue reading

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Total Depravity: The Baptist Deacon (And Alabama Governor) Edition

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has resigned after pleading guilty to abusing his office, allegedly to conceal an affair with a political adviser. Supernumerary District Attorney Ellen Brooks announced Monday that Bentley “pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges: failing to file … Continue reading

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Calvin’s View of Scripture as ‘Self Authenticating’

Let it therefore be held as fixed, that those who are inwardly taught by the Holy Spirit acquiesce implicitly in Scripture; that Scripture, carrying its own evidence along with it, deigns not to submit to proofs and arguments, but owes … Continue reading

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There is a War on Christianity

So opines Stanley. We live in an age of martyrs. Also, an age of wilful ignorance. When Christians are killed for being Christians, politicians overlook it and public interest fades. Those few of us in the West who still go … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

Ad Fontes: An Observation

You may be very, very interested in a subject or field of study.  You may even be very interested in the Bible. Or theology.  Or Church History.  But the fact is, you are not a scholar of those fields until … Continue reading

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A Video On Christian Discourse

Posted in Church History, Theology

Luther heute

In diesem Buch werden die Hauptthemen reformatorischer Theologie beleuchtet, die für die evangelische Kirche grundlegend sind, eine starke Wirkungsgeschichte entfaltet haben und bis heute das kirchliche Handeln wie das gesellschaftliche Leben prägen. Dabei sollen die zentralen theologischen Anliegen Martin Luthers … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Books, Luther

Another Quote of the Day That I Like Even More

When we stumble to the cross, God releases our burdens, burying them forever in Christ’s own grave. –  John Bunyan

Posted in Modern Culture

Quote of the Day

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The Bee Stings the Heretic TD Jakes

During a special Palm Sunday service celebrating the Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, Bishop T. D. Jakes rode into The Potter’s House’s massive sanctuary in a Rolls-Royce Phantom, sources confirmed Monday. According to those present, adoring parishioners threw suit jackets, … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

Stop It!

Churches need to stop using the phrase ‘worship leader’.  Only the Holy Spirit can lead worship, not your musician.

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LXX Scholar Interview: Dr. Albert Pietersma

Originally posted on Septuaginta &c.:
Today I have the pleasure of posting an interview with one of the most well-known and respected scholars in Septuagint scholarship. If you aren’t aware, I have been conducting LXX scholar interviews for a…

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I Doubt He Really Said It, But It Sounds Like Him…

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