Monthly Archives: June 2017

Why Are We More Concerned About Toilets Than Salvation?

The Bee gets it right– to the shame of many ‘Evangelicals’. Report: Majority Of Christians Far More Concerned About Which Bathrooms Trans People Use Than Whether Or Not They Will Go To Heaven When They Die. Think about it.

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Reminder: If You’re In Birmingham, UK in September…

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Why Jesus Never Went Swimming

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While We Endure Trump, The Germans Debate B and ß

Es sieht aus wie eine Mischung aus einem klein geschriebenen “ß” und einem großen “B”: Das Eszett, das es als Beschluss des Rates für deutsche Rechtschreibung ab sofort auch als Großbuchstaben gibt. Wichtig ist das vor allem für das Schreiben … Continue reading

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The Anniversary of the Death of Luther’s Mom

Martin Luther’s mother Margarethe died on June 30, 1531, in Magdeburg, Germany. From his descriptions of her, we know that he saw her as a stern but loving mother. Even Lucas Cranach the Elder’s portrait of her gives her a … Continue reading

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Kentucky Resists The Facism of the White House

Now if the rest of the States will have the same courage and follow suit-

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Why You’re Here: Ethics for the Real World

What are Christians to be and to do in the world? What does faithfulness look like in these complex and confusing times? Christians are often told either to take over the world in God’s name or to withdraw into faithful … Continue reading

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What Did Jesus Look Like?

Jesus Christ is arguably the most famous man who ever lived. His image adorns countless churches, icons, and paintings. He is the subject of millions of statues, sculptures, devotional objects and works of art. Everyone can conjure an image of … Continue reading

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The Commentary Sale

The ‘Person in the Pew’ commentary series is the only series of Commentaries written by a single person on the entire Bible and aimed at layfolk in modern history.   The books are all available in PDF format from yours truly for a … Continue reading

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The White House Just Went Full Bore Fascist

And if the Governor of Tennessee (and the rest) send them what they want, they are complicit in their fascism. A letter from Kris Kobach, the vice chairman of a White House commission looking into voter fraud and other irregularities, … Continue reading

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The Sad State of Preaching in Geneva in the Pre-Calvin Era

Sermons in Geneva before Calvin were very much like most sermons today- silly stories and ridiculous tales were told by Priests who preferred that sort of nonsense to proclamation of Scripture. … in consequence of the ridicule which the priests drew … Continue reading

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And Now For Something Completely Different

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Zwingli Speaks Prophetically: Heed Him

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Today With Zwingli: On the Preaching Office

On the 30th of June in the year of our Lord, 1525, Huldrych Zwingli published one of his most delightful and useful volumes, Von dem Predigtamt.  Who, and what, is a Preacher and what does his office entail?  But even … Continue reading

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The Bee Stings Every Linguistically Ignorant Pastor on the Planet

It’s funny because it’s true. Pastor John O’Brien is still referencing the single koine Greek word he knows into every single sermon he delivers, the congregation at Lakeside Baptist Church confirmed Thursday. According to church members, the pastor references the … Continue reading

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Only 1 Day Left

For you to get your Carnival submissions in.  Send them along for inclusion.  The Carnival goes live at 12:01 a.m. July 1.

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The Federalist Has Loads of Stupid Articles: But This Is the Dumbest…

For one simple reason- generations and generations of people attended VBS and were not ‘driven away from the Church’ by it.  Blaming the departure of Millennials from the Church on VBS is pure, unadulterated, blinkered, idiotic, senseless, baseless, deceitful stupidity.

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First Baptist Church, Dallas: Practitioners of Idolatry

Yesterday was “Freedom Sunday” at the First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas.  The pastor of First Baptist is Robert Jeffress.  He is a Trump supporter, Christian nationalist, and prominent court evangelical. As the pictures attached to this tweet indicate, it was a … Continue reading

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The Babylon Bee Sermon Generator

Why bother with study when you can just steal sermons from other people?

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RefoThursday

“I have no use for cranks who despise music, because it is a gift of God. Next after theology, I give to music the highest place and the greatest honor.”—Martin Luther. Enjoy this week’s post.

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