Daily Archives: 13 Aug 2017

Someone Needs a History Lesson

Franklin Graham: Chaplain for the Nazi Party of America

Make no mistake- that is exactly what he is.  Disgraceful.

Quote of the Day

May every last idol of American Nazism be smashed into dust and may its adherents, sympathizers and facilitators be purged from public life. – Christopher Hayes

That One Time I Thought Bonhoeffer Was Right About Something…

Is this one:


In some respects stupidity is worse than evil.

Bible Prophecy and the Great American Eclipse

Dear ‘End Time’ predictors… please read this. Especially you, Anne Graham Lotz.

Reading Acts

One of my favorite movies when I was a kid was Day of the Triffids. In this 1963 British film, the earth experiences an unusual meteor shower. Everyone who watched the meteors were struck blind, and for reasons not sufficiently explained in the film a rare type of plant (a “triffid”) mutated into a shambling stalk of killer asparagus. The star of the film, Howard Keel, was recovering from eye surgery at the time, so he was left to survive in post-apocalyptic England, dodging escaped prisoners and killer vegetables. Not one of the great plot lines in film history, but it made me wary of watching meteor showers when I was eight years old. In fact, a meteor shower cannot really strike you blind.

The Day of the Triffids PosterLike the imaginary Day of the Triffids, the coming “Great American Eclipse” has generated more weirdness than I would have expected. For example, officials…

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Guest Post: Athalya Brenner on the Commentary

the-person-the-pew-commentary-seriesAthalya has been nice enough to read one of the commentaries and sends along these remarks:

Jim West is a man of very decided opinions. However, and this is much to his credit, in the Commentary I’ve read he does not advocate his opinions about Scripture. What he does is explain and simplify, working from the original language, without being simplistic. And this is to be commended.

I think that summarizes things quite well.  You can obtain a copy of the entire series (in PDF) for $199.  Simply use the link here to order, and be sure to include your email address.

Der Durchbruch zur Reformation nach dem Zeugnis Ulrich Zwinglis vom Jahre 1523

From Zwingliana, Vol 17, p. 97ff- which concludes thusly:

Wir können darum schließen, daß für die «Reformation» bzw. das «Reformatorische» neben der theologischen Repräsentation der communio fidelium auch die Stellungnahme gegen die communio sacramentorum konstitutiv ist. Weil Zwingli in der historischen Rückschau erkannte, daß ihm diese entscheidende Antithese zum erstenmal im Jahre 1516 bewußt geworden war, darum konnte er seine reformatorische Entdeckung in dieses Jahr datieren.

Zwingli- Reformer before anyone outside Wittenberg had even heard Luther’s name.