Daily Archives: 3 Aug 2017

Quote of the Day

Emil Brunner-

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George Athas is In Berlin…

And he has snapped a couple of photos I am unashamedly kipping-

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The Bible Museum Has Some High Profile Defenders

Alex Joffe, an archaeologist and historian, said scholars “loathe the Greens, because they are evangelicals and because they are antiquities collectors, in that order. … The real targets are their conceptions of their faith, the Bible and America.” Joffe, who … Continue reading

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Livestreaming the Dead Sea Scrolls Session At SBL International

This is cool (though take note, the time listed is Berlin local time- 6 hours ahead of US Eastern Time) – For those unable to join us at International SBL in Berlin, the Qumran session chairs (Jutta Jokiranta, Matthew Goff, … Continue reading

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Atheism Leads to Secularism, and Secularism Leads to Totalitarianism

Emil Brunner was a Prophet who saw what was to become of Western civilization:

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Reason as Religion

So Emil Brunner, quite rightly.

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On The Assurance of Salvation: Calvin’s Observation

If we doubt whether Christ has received us into his charge and custody, he obviates this doubt, by freely offering himself as our Shepherd, and declaring that if we hear his voice, we shall be numbered among his sheep. We … Continue reading

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The ‘Spinner’ Craze Dates Back to Ancient Times

Photo via Michael Langlois-

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I believe that Christ is eaten with the heart. The eating with our mouth cannot give life, for then should a sinner have life.—Thomas Cranmer Amen, Thomas.  Amen.

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The ‘Comprehensive Report’ on the Jordan Lead Codices

Jim Davila has it.  He writes It is lengthy: over 1100 pages, although that includes many images. It addresses the issues that need to be addresed and does so thoughtfully and in great detail. Rather than coming to a final … Continue reading

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Fun Stuff Luther Said

I would sit still and blithely watch how you, the devil, and your sausages and your tripes vainly fret and torment yourselves, and blubber and writhe, achieving nothing except to make us laugh and make you own case worse. Indeed, … Continue reading

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The Only Commentary Your Parents or Children Will Ever Read

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 from yours truly for a paltry $199 … Continue reading

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Today With Zwingli: His Children

William, Zwingli’s eldest son, born in 1526, after studying in Zurich went to Strassburg to complete his education, but there died of the plague in 1541. Ulrich, born January 6, 1528, who is said to have been the image of … Continue reading

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Martin Noth Wrote a Lot

Here’s a listing of just some of the things in his bibliography.  Remember, just because something wasn’t published last week doesn’t mean it isn’t worth your time.  In fact in 99% of cases, the best stuff was written before you … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Martin Noth

Martin Noth, famed (and rightly so) Old Testament scholar was born on the 3rd of August, 1902.  Probably best known for his work on the history of Israel, Noth also wrote widely and extensively on nearly every aspect of OT … Continue reading

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