Daily Archives: 12 Jul 2017

What Are the Worst English Translations of the Bible?

The Message – Eugene Peterson The Living Bible- Kenneth Taylor Both are absolute Dreck, and absolutely useless for either devotional reading or study of any kind.

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Trump University- Still Making a Difference…

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‘But this kind goeth out not but through prayer and fasting…’

Let the reader understand-

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Overcoming Temptation, According to Erasmus

“But the tempter is put back most of all by this means, if thou shalt either vehemently hate, abhor and defy, and in a manner spit at him straightway whensoever he enticeth and moveth thee with any temptation, or else … Continue reading

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Hobby Lobby, Israel, and the UAE- The Ties that Bind…

A complaint alleging gross theft of Iraq’s cultural heritage filed against Hobby Lobby, a US-based arts and craft retailer, highlights the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) rise as a global centre for illegal antiquities traffic and cooperation between UAE and Israeli … Continue reading

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Nope. There is Only One Way to Become a Saint- Through Faith in Christ

There aren’t 2 or 3 or 4 or more paths… (I know what the Pope means- I’m simply suggesting that 1) the word Saint applies to more than just the super holy, and 2) the present fawning of Lutherans and … Continue reading

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I So Wish This Were True: It Would Make Pastor Conferences Barely Tolerable At Least…

The programming team behind Logos Bible Software announced Wednesday that an upcoming program update will include an officially licensed version of Microsoft’s “Clippy” digital assistant, an on-screen anthropomorphized paper clip who has been programmed to correct weak and unbiblical sermons … Continue reading

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Nice Work, Fox and Friends…

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The Bee Stings Eugene Peterson

According to sources from around the nation, exactly three people were “completely blindsided” by a recent interview in which pastor and author of The Message Eugene Peterson publicly came out in favor of same-sex marriage. The three people have been identified as … Continue reading

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3rd day of 2nd week – July 12th, 2017

Originally posted on The Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project Official (and Unofficial) Weblog:
We had a great day on the tell, once again. In addition to our large team, a group of students from the Ashkelon College joins us for…

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Signs of the Times

via Wil Wheaton

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Erasmus’ Grave

Via the good folk at Brill-

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Hard Times? Oh Please

Let us be content (saith Luther) with our hard fare; for do we not feast with angels upon that bread of life? Remember, when wants pinch hard, that these fix no marks of God’s hatred upon you. He hath dealt … Continue reading

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The Death of Erasmus

On his way [back to the Netherlands] he stopped in Basel in the house of Jerome Froben, August, 1535, and attended to the publication of Origen. It was his last work. He fell sick, and died in his seventieth year, … Continue reading

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Once More, Celebrating the Life of an Important Scholar: Ernst Käsemann

On 12 July, 1906 the inestimable E.Käsemann was born.  He wrote a lot!  A LOT!  He was productive, and brilliant, and gifted, and personable, and warm, and generous with his time, and conversational, and of course, controversial. Käsemann was – … Continue reading

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