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Archive for June 9th, 2017

The Eclipse

So, this is pretty cool-

Written by Jim

9 Jun 2017 at 5:22 pm

Posted in Modern Culture

No One Has Done a Better Job of Addressing the ‘Science and Faith’ Question Than Wolfhart Pannenberg

I first read this book when it appeared in 1993 and I’ve been re-reading it the last couple of days.  I was impressed with it over 24 years ago and it’s still the best treatment of the topic available.  It is the most intelligent discussion to date.

Written by Jim

9 Jun 2017 at 3:47 pm

Posted in Theology

Reza Aslan’s CNN Religion Special…

Exudes condescension and reminds one of the attitude of someone visiting a carnival sideshow.  Azlan’s unfounded sense of superiority undermines what could have been a meaningful special.  (Originally posted 10 March, 2017).

UPDATE–  CNN has dropped Aslan’s series.  Today.

Written by Jim

9 Jun 2017 at 3:26 pm

Posted in Modern Culture

The Bee Stings the UMC

According to sources, every United Methodist congregation in America joined together to hold a nationwide “going out of orthodoxy” blowout sale on the churches’ lawns this past weekend.

The sale provided the churches with an opportunity to rid themselves of dusty, unused orthodox beliefs that had been lying around the buildings collecting dust for several decades.

“Everything must go! Bibles, hymnals, sound doctrine—make an offer!” Reverend Brittany Greyson in San Francisco was heard yelling at a crowd of people picking through the vestiges of the church’s past. “Nothing is off limits!”

“Theology, Bibles, orthodox beliefs—if you don’t buy them, we’re tossing them at the end of the day! We’ll cut a deal if you buy multiples!”

According to shoppers, one man got a “killer deal,” purchasing the church’s belief in the inspiration of Scripture and a toaster for just $3.50, while other attendees of the sale picked up knick-knacks like the church’s reverence for God and commitment to traditional Christian values for mere pennies.

Now that’s funny.

Written by Jim

9 Jun 2017 at 2:59 pm

Posted in Modern Culture

Me, 99% of the Time These Days when Anyone Says Anything About the Bible, Zwingli, Luther, Theology, or Church History

I just can’t even can’t even even anymore… I can’t…

Written by Jim

9 Jun 2017 at 2:42 pm

Posted in Modern Culture

So Many Luthers…

A new volume examines the phenomenon.

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9 Jun 2017 at 10:12 am

Posted in Modern Culture

Baylor U Press is Giving a 50% Discount till Sunday…

With a couple of caveats: you have to use the Grad Student code at checkout and the books have to have been published before 1 June 2016.

Written by Jim

9 Jun 2017 at 9:40 am

Posted in Modern Culture

Go Listen to Francis Watson

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9 Jun 2017 at 7:21 am

Posted in Modern Culture

Signs of the Times…

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9 Jun 2017 at 6:08 am

Posted in Modern Culture