Daily Archives: 10 Aug 2017
So don’t get your theology from needlepoint….
The more calmly, happily, and peacefully Religion permeates the whole man, the higher does it stand. — Adolf von Harnack
via. Come, sweet asteroid, come plunge into our planet…
… find great difficulty in refuting the enemies of pure and sound doctrine: possessed of serpentine lubricity, they escape by the most artful expedients, unless they are vigorously pursued, and held fast when once caught. — John Calvin Preach it, … Continue reading
Dieses Lehrbuch bietet eine Auswahl der wichtigsten theologischen Grundbegriffe Luthers, dargeboten anhand von Zitaten, die in der Weimarer Ausgabe nachgewiesen werden. Das Wörterbuch möchte die Theologie Luthers am Leitfaden ihrer Grundbegriffe darstellen. Diese sollen in Luthers eigenen Aussagen zur Sprache … Continue reading
(I borrowed the image from George A, but he’s not responsible for the text)
That it was on August 10, in 70 A.D. that the Jerusalem Temple was destroyed by Roman troops? Yup, now you do.
[Calvin seemed to have] a peculiar penchant … for detesting lax and cavalier methods of treating texts; methods such as those he saw exhibited by medieval exegetes and arguably by Lutheran exegetes as well. — Jon Balsarak So true!
So if ‘Christians’ like Falwell and Metaxas and Jeffress and Graham think God appointed Trump they must also accept that God appointed Obama, Clinton, Carter, and all the rest. Otherwise their inconsistency is mere hypocrisy (which of course it is).
May everyone learn to know himself—by another in no wise is one known—although the defenses of self-love are so strong that very few persons, if any at all, break through to a knowledge of their own selves. Under no other … Continue reading
This week the topic is marriage. “My mind is adverse to wedlock, because I daily expect [to suffer] the death of a heretic.” – Martin Luther
Does arguing with experts make you stupid, or does being stupid make you argue with experts? It’s clearly the latter… @Toon_fan_1 got totally owned. Justifiably.
In … 1519 the plague appeared in Switzerland. As it had not yet come to Zurich, Zwingli went on a holiday that summer to Pfaefers, about sixty miles south-east of Zurich. In the village was a large Benedictine monastery, in … Continue reading