Monthly Archives: July 2017

A New Book on the Miracle Stories of the Gospels

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That One Time a Hillsong ‘Pastor’ and Justin Bieber Did Shots Together…

Fans of celebrities barely bat an eye anymore at the drunken antics of superstars. Instead the public displays of carnality of the rich and famous are celebrated. Smiled at. Wink wink. Are we seeing this same blasé attitude in the … Continue reading

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Zwingli and Politics

The latest Schattenwurf Zwinglis is up- Zum ersten Mal wurde der 1. August  im Jahr 1891 zum nationalen Gedenktag der Schweiz, 1994 zum nationalen Freitag. Morgen debattieren Hundertausende beim Brunch auf unzähligen Bauernhöfen über Gott und die Welt. Huldrich Zwingli, … Continue reading

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The White House Is Burning, but Trump Thinks Everything’s Fine

As staffers and cabinet members fled the White House while spontaneous fires broke out all over the crumbling building Monday, President Donald Trump reportedly reclined at the Oval Office desk and took to Twitter to confirm that “everything is fine.” … Continue reading

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An Oldie, But a Goodie: Huldreich Zwingli- Geschichte seiner Bildung zum Reformator des Vaterlandes

One of the most engaging books on Zwingli was written by the eminent, no, the pre-eminent scholar of Zwingli, Johann Melchior Schuler titled Huldreich Zwingli: Geschichte seiner Bildung zum Reformator des Vaterlandes and published January 1, 1818, on Zwingli’s birth … Continue reading

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Canon, Codex, and Biblical Theory

Originally posted on LXX Studies:
Canon and Codex. Surely, the alliteration indicates that these ideas are co-extensive, right? Depends on whom one asks. Armin Lange in the same article referenced here says: I have also referred repeatedly to the invention…

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Hannah Visits Ark Encounter, And Tweets It

You’ll have to scroll down a bit but you’ll find it.  Quite interesting if you’ve never taken the trip to the Ham home.

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Today With Zwingli: His Refutation of Catabaptist Tricks

In catabaptistarum strophas elenchus was published by Zwingli on 31 July, 1527 and was translated into English in the early 20th century by S.M. Jackson and published in a very lovely little edition which, fortunately, is now in the public … Continue reading

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That One Time When Martin Luther Was in a Bad Mood…

And wrote, in a preface to a book by another that was being published, The Papists despair of their cause and have decided, in spite and in defiance of God, with full knowledge and intent, to do everything that is … Continue reading

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Israeli Antiquities Dealers Arrested in Hobby Lobby Dealings

Daniel Estrin tweets Exclusive: 5 Jerusalem antiquities dealers arrested in connection w/ sale of smuggled artifacts to Hobby Lobby, Israeli official tells @NPR.

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Grace… It’s Interesting Who Doesn’t Use the Word

Mark doesn’t, Matthew doesn’t, James doesn’t.  The other Gospels use it very few times, the Catholic epistles as few.  Paul uses it most. The interesting thing, as I think about it, is the fact that the worse a person is, … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times

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You Know That’s Right – And As it Should Be

Via the instagram of Joel “The Methopapist” Watts-

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And Bultmann Isn’t The Only Superstar Marburg Honors

Again, from Manu.

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In Marburg They Know How To Honor the Great

With thanks to my dear friend Manu Pfoh for sending this-

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Remembering the Death of Rudolf Bultmann: His Most Influential Commentary

Personally, I’ll admit, I love his commentary on 2 Corinthians most, but I suppose it’s fair to say that his greatest commentary is the one on the Gospel of John.  In many ways it has been surpassed but it continues … Continue reading

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Remembering Rudolf Bultmann on the Anniversary of his Death: The Marburg Sermons

Bultmann was never ordained but he was frequently asked to preach and he was always active in the life of the Lutheran parish in Marburg.  It was his task to stand at the door with the poor box and receive … Continue reading

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It’s International ‘Friendship Day’

So, along with being very friendly today, I’m also passing this along from our friends in Saxony- The picture was taken inside the Melanchthonhaus in Lutherstadt Wittenberg. The exhibtion “Philipp Melanchthon: Life – Work – Legacy” honours Martin Luther’s great … Continue reading

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In Memoriam Rudolf Karl Bultmann

Rudolf Bultmann, the most important New Testament scholar in the history of Christianity, died on the 30th of July, 1976. Fundamentalists and the ignorant have demonized Bultmann as some sort of heretic but nothing could be further from the truth, … Continue reading

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The Theology of the New Testament

Bultmann’s most celebrated volume needs no introduction.  No one unfamiliar with it since its first publication has ever studied the New Testament seriously. Pick up a copy if you don’t already have it.

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