Daily Archives: 11 Aug 2017

Zwingli on Impious Rulers

What is the goal of the impious man but to do all things for gain or fame? — Huldrych Zwingli

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Omarosa the Toxic

A panel at the 2017 National Association of Black Journalists conference in New Orleans featuring White House aide Omarosa Manigault quickly went south after Manigault refused to answer questions about the administration in which she serves. The panel made news … Continue reading

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JK Rowling Is NOT The ‘Lone Voice’ Opposing Jeffress

This kind of thing annoys me beyond words: Rubbish!   Lone voice? What’s wrong with you people. There are a LOT of people speaking out. Actual theologians and not just kid book authors. Why don’t you pay attention to someone besides … Continue reading

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Baseball is for Lizards and Snakes and Other Amphibians

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Zwingli on Life After Death

I believe that after this life, which is rather captivity and death than life, a glad and happy life will come to the saints or believers, and a gloomy and wretched one to the wicked or unbelievers, and that both … Continue reading

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Black and Slave: The Origins and History of the Curse of Ham

Studies of the Curse of Ham, the belief that the Bible consigned blacks to everlasting servitude, confuse and conflate two separate origins stories (etiologies), one of black skin and the other of black slavery. This work unravels the etiologies and … Continue reading

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The Truth About Robert Jeffress

Via Facebook- Barry Harvey wrote this about Robert Jeffress yesterday: “As my friend Steve Long observes, Jeffress is a liberal heretic because his Christianity is a version of US liberal Protestantism: 1. He is a self-proclaimed prophet like Robert Duvall in … Continue reading

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A dissenting minority feels free only when it can impose its will on the majority: what it abominates most is the dissent of the majority.  – Eric Hoffer Allow me to remind you at this juncture that Trump LOST the … Continue reading

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North Korean Missiles Fall Short

Read this.

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Food Ministries: An Observation

If using food ministry as outreach evangelism is effective, why did no one Jesus fed ever decide they’d be a disciple? In all truth I tell you, you are looking for me not because you have seen the signs but … Continue reading

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I Like Billy Graham, But His Kids Are Insane

Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of evangelist Billy Graham, warned on her “Giving You Jesus” blog on Aug. 7 that the upcoming solar eclipse may be God’s judgment on America. Wut? Lotz did not mention any of scientific explanations for … Continue reading

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The Question of Abortion and the Big Professorial #FAIL

You may have heard about James Franco’s questioning of an Ivy League ‘Philosopher’ regarding abortion. His takedown of her stupidity is epic: And the Bishop’s response is on the mark- He’s right. She shouldn’t be teaching anything.

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Different People Should be Treated Differently

Luther once observed … you may deal harshly with the liars and hardened tyrants, and act boldly in opposition to their teachings and their works, for they will not listen. But the simple people, whom they have bound with the … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“Philip [Melanchthon] stabs, too, but only with pins and needles. The pricks are hard to heal and they hurt. But when I stab I do it with a heavy pike used to hunt boars.” — Martin Luther

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A Letter of H. Redpath

Originally posted on Septuaginta &c.:
In two previous posts (here and here) I shared some interesting archival materials I have come across in the Cambridge University library manuscripts room.* I’ve been searching for correspondence related to some early 20th…

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The End Time Loons Are at it, Again

Take note–  lunacy. Will the 2017 solar eclipse cause a secret planet called ‘Nibiru’ to destroy Earth next month? …David Meade, author of ‘Planet X – The 2017 Arrival’, asserts the planet Nibiru (also known as Planet X) will crash … Continue reading

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Those who think that the authority of the doctrine [of the Church] is impaired by the insignificance of the men who are called to teach, betray their ingratitude; for among the many noble endowments with which God has adorned the … Continue reading

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Starting Your Day With Zwingli

“The business of the truth is not to be deserted, even to the sacrifice of our lives. For we live not for this age of ours, nor for the princes, but for the Lord. … To have held fast to … Continue reading

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