Daily Archives: 9 Jul 2017

As It Should

The Wretched State In Which Pride Leaves Us

How Often…

How often would your Church be open if it were only open when you were in attendance? Once a year? Month? Decade?

Gluten- It’s the Only Legit Bread Sort for the Papacy…

I suppose the body of Christ can’t be manifested in a gluten free environment…. (and I’m never prouder to be a Zwinglian than I am when I see this sort of nonsense).

“Until recently it was certain religious communities who took care of baking the bread and making the wine for the celebration of the Eucharist,” the Cardinal wrote in his letter, which he said was sent at the request of Pope Francis.

“Today, however, these materials are also sold in supermarkets and other stores and even over the internet.”

He added: “The bread used in the celebration of the Most Holy Eucharistic Sacrifice must be unleavened, purely of wheat, and recently made so that there is no danger of decomposition. 

“It follows therefore that bread made from another substance, even if it is grain, or if it is mixed with another substance different from wheat to such an extent that it would not commonly be considered wheat bread, does not constitute valid matter for confecting the Sacrifice and the Eucharistic Sacrament.”

And that, friends, is what literalism gets you.

It’s The Emergent’s Jesus: He’s OK With Anything You Do

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Truth

What Trump did at the G20 is exactly what he does in the WH–spends most of his time sitting alone, talks to virtually nobody, follows no directions, ignores information provided by staff, doesn’t bring notes or take notes in meetings, acts bored when people in the room don’t treat him like a celebrity, sundowns after a few minutes, wanders away and tells daughter and son-in-law to do job for him. 

State leaders should proceed as if there is no Chief Executive in the White House–acting in the best interests of the country in the absence of a national leader. We are in a state of national emergency.

Jeffrey Feldman

Roberta Mazza, on the Strange (But Not Surprising) of the Silence of the Green Scholars

Roberta notes, on Facebook

Not a single Green scholar taking a stand on what has happened? I can understand the young who need Green’s money to survive, but the others…The real scandal here is academia.

To which I say- EXACTLY.  Show me the money is the theme of too many academics, not show me the truth.  That’s not scholarship.

Someone Ask Horton For the Source

Because I looked and it’s no where I have been able to discover.  So until a source is provided, I’m going to have to suppose it’s one of the many things attributed to Luther that he never actually said.

Quote of the Day

Those whom the Lord has chosen and honoured with his intercourse must prepare for a hard, laborious, troubled life. –John Calvin

No, They Didn’t. Men Don’t Give Birth

Two British men have become the first in the country to give birth after putting their gender transitions on hold. Hayden Cross, 21, and Scott Parker, 23, were both born women, but chose to have children before full surgery made it impossible.  In April Mr Parker gave birth to his daughter Sara who was conceived following a drunken one-night stand with a friend in August last year.

Nope.  Women preparing to have dramatic surgery to become men do not cease being women when they give birth and are not men.

Last month Mr Cross delivered his daughter Trinity-Leigh via Caesarean section, after he found a sperm donor on Facebook and inseminated himself.  The pair are now planning to return to gender reassignment surgery as quickly as possible.  Mr Cross was born Paige but has been living legally as a man for more than three years and taking male ­hormones, which have given him facial hair and a deep voice.

Nope.  Still a woman when you give birth.  Biology 101- women give birth, men do not.  Oh what a tangled web we weave, when as men we pretend to conceive.

Tomorrow is Calvin’s Birthiversary

So look for a day of Calvin in celebration.  To whet your appetite, here’s a gallery of Calvin stuff:

Quote of the Day

In many cases we may, by the rules of the gospel, be obliged to give to others when we cannot do it without suffering ourselves; as if our neighbor’s difficulties and necessities are much greater than our own, and we see that he is not like to be otherwise relieved, we should be willing to suffer with him and to take part of his burden on ourselves. Else how is that rule of bearing one another’s burdens fulfilled? If we are never obliged to relieve others’ burdens but when we can do it without burdening ourselves, then how do we bear our neighbor’s burdens when we bear no burden at all?  — JONATHAN EDWARDS