Daily Archives: 4 May 2017

Given the Way Many ‘Evangelicals’ Are Behaving, This Engraving By Dürer Seems Appropriate

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#ICYMI- On ‘Pastors’ Who Endorse Politicians

First published in 2012: Pastors Have No Business ‘Endorsing’ ANY Politician. Period. But evidently some do- to their eternal shame.  And apparently politicians crave it. Howard Fineman tweets Bachman people privately complain that some pastors would not endorse her cuz of … Continue reading

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When Sheep Attack

This is actually a very good post: Hurtful Sheep and Bullied Shepherds.  Give it a read.

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The Bee Stings the Baby Drowner Dunkers

Before her baptism Sunday, local four-week-old baby Hannah Grace Ford took a few minutes to deliver her moving testimony of coming to trust in Christ as her Lord and Savior, sources at Calvin Presbyterian Church confirmed. “I had wandered from … Continue reading

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The Genevan Psalter

Thanks to HC for the heads up on this– Sara Mohr-Pietsch journeys into the reforming world of John Calvin. As part of BBC Radio 3’s ‘Breaking Free – Martin Luther’s Revolution’ season, The Choir focuses on the Genevan Psalter and … Continue reading

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The Bee Stings the Next RHE Waiting in the Wings…

Progressive Christian blogger Briana Smith, who recently dared to part ways with conservative evangelical doctrine, suffered brutal persecution in the form of a six-figure book deal from Evermergent Books, sources confirmed Thursday. The popular “mom blogger” recently came out in … Continue reading

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The ‘National Day of Prayer’ Is, By and Large, A Farce

It reminds me of the words of God through Jeremiah- “You steal. You murder. You commit adultery. You lie when you swear on oath. You sacrifice to the god Baal. You pay allegiance to other gods whom you have not … Continue reading

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Bultmann Handbuch

UPDATE: The volume, originally planned for release in April, will now appear in July. This gem has been announced by Mohr– Rudolf Bultmann (1884–1976) prägte durch seinen hermeneutischen Ansatz die exegetischen und systematisch-theologischen sowie kirchlichen Diskurse des 20. Jahrhunderts wesentlich … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Stop ‘Planting Churches’

Until the ‘Christians’ whose names festoon the lists of Church membership rolls actually start to take part and participate in the Churches that already exist there’s no reason to dot the landscape with even more Churches whose ‘members’ will be … Continue reading

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Well, The Bible Publishing World Has Sunk to a New Low…

Just when you thought ‘specialized bibles’ couldn’t get any dumber… publishers surprise you and dumb them down even more-

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More Info From the Greek New Testament Project at Tyndale House, Cambridge

Lots of ink has been spilled and many pixels been lit up on the question of what we mean when we say ‘the text of the New Testament’. Is the only thing we are left with ‘texts of the NT’, … Continue reading

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After Watching American Christianity for Over 40 Years…

I’ve come to some conclusions: Most care more about the flesh than the Spirit. Most don’t care if they live like Christians or not. Most have very little interest in the Bible. Most sequester their faith from their daily life. … Continue reading

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Do Yourself A Favor…

Get the only commentary on the Bible that’s Zwingli approved.  Which one is that, you ask?  This one.

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Thomas Cramner is today’s Refo Thursday Thinker

Here ya go.  And, boy, Cranmer hit the nail on the head with this one: “What the heart loves, the will chooses, and the mind justifies”—Thomas Cranmer

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Wycliffe and Hus: Condemned

May 4, 1415, the Council of Constance officially condemned the teachings and writings of John Wycliffe, ordering his body to be exhumed and burned. The same Council ordered the burning of Jan Hus, also for heresy. Via CRRS on the … Continue reading

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Barth’s Birthday is in 6 Days!

There’ll be all manner of celebrations!  Let’s kick things off with a party invitation!!!!

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Quote of the Month

God has always saved the church, not by theological pacifists but by sturdy contenders for the truth.— Machen

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