Daily Archives: 10 Aug 2017

It Seems Sweet But It’s Pure Paganism and More Than A Little Blasphemous

So don’t get your theology from needlepoint….

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Now That’s A Preface…

Ouch-

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Quote of the Day, Again

The more calmly, happily, and peacefully Religion permeates the whole man, the higher does it stand.  — Adolf von Harnack

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Family Night at the Luther’s

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Signs of the Times

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Signs of the Times

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An Asteroid Needs to Destroy the Planet

via. Come, sweet asteroid, come plunge into our planet…

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The Foes of Truth…

…  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

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Martin Luthers theologische Grundbegriffe: Von »Abendmahl« bis »Zweifel«

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

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Sometimes It Just Happens…

(I borrowed the image from George A, but he’s not responsible for the text)

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Did You Know…

That it was on August 10, in 70 A.D. that the Jerusalem Temple was destroyed by Roman troops?  Yup, now you do.

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Quote of the Day

[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!

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Inconsistency is Just Another Word For Hypocrisy

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).

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The Blinding Force of Self-Love

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

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Refo Thursday

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

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Being a Woman in a Man’s Field: The Story of LXX Scholar Anneli Aejmelaeus

Read it here.

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Arguing With Experts….

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.

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Plague

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

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Praying with Calvin

Grant, Almighty God, that as thou hast not only provided for thine ancient Church, by choosing JEREMIAH as thy servant, but hast also designed that the fruit of his labours should continue to our age, —O grant that we may … Continue reading

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