Daily Archives: 14 Aug 2017

If Your ‘Gospel’ Needs Supplementation, It isn’t the Gospel

‪For those times when The Gospel isn’t sufficient*… Try ‘Gamechurch’!‬



‪*The Gospel is always sufficient.‬

If You Ever Annoyed St. Jerome…

He knew what to say to you.  For instance-

I am filled with consternation and a shiver runs through me, soul and body, when I try to set before your eyes the deed that you have done.

And that’s him being nice.

Quote of the Day

Every Christian who would abound in prayer and piety ought, in all reason, to make the Psalter his manual.  Indeed the truth is, that everything a pious heart can desire to ask in prayer, it here finds Psalms and words to match. — Martin Luther

The Hilarious Story of the White Supremacist Who Thinks He’s A Christian

Bravo, The Bee

With all the madness going on in the world, it can be therapeutic to get a good laugh out of something every once in a while. You know, to relieve the pressure and stress of living in this fallen world.

So check this out: local avowed white supremacist Richard Wilson actually thinks he is a Christian. LOL!

Reacting to the grotesque racism and violence displayed in Charlottesville over the weekend, Wilson reportedly invoked the name of the Lord. “God is on our side,” the man who espouses a clearly satanic worldview said to one source, who confirmed also that Wilson regularly refers to himself as a Christian and considers white supremacist ideals to be in line with God’s will, and not an evil worldview from the very pit of hell.

So funny! Can you even believe it?

And if that weren’t enough, the man even thinks Jesus and a host of other people in the Bible were Caucasian. He reportedly has a picture of a pale white Jesus hanging in his house! And he’s not even being ironic about it!


Zwingli’s Handwritten Copy of the Pauline Corpus

1172956You can take a look at it here.  You can even download the entire work.

Zwingli copied it from an edition of the Greek New Testament found in the library at Einsiedeln in 1517.  It includes some nifty marginal notes.

A House Sized Asteroid Will Pass Between the Moon and Earth on 12 October…

And the science people say

“There is no danger whatsoever.”

Which is exactly how every apocalyptic movie I have ever seen begins…  See you October 13…

Quote of the Day

If you’re unable or unwilling to condemn evil, then you’re evil yourself. It’s a simple human equation. No higher math needed. – Laurence Tribe

Greek Stuff

James Spinti has a neat little post for Greek geeks about punctuation.  Enjoy.

Jacob Edlibach’s Letter and Zwingli’s Marginal Notes and Response

290994Responsio brevis ad epistolam satis longam amici cuiusdam haud vulgaris, in qua de eucharistia quaestio tractatur, was published 14 August 1526. The first half is a letter of Edlibach on which Zwingli made marginal notes and the second half is a letter from Zwingli to Edlibach responding more fully to Edlibach’s suggestions.

Part of Zwingli’s reply is this tidbit:

Vide nunc collectionem demonstrativam; neque enim ex singularibus aliter licet syllogizare:

  • Medium: corpus Christi.
  • Maior extremitas: pro nobis traditum.
  • Minor extremitas: panis. Corpus Christi est, quod pro nobis traditur. Panis est corpus Christi.
  • Ergo: Panis pro nobis traditur.
  • Dissolve, quaeso, hanc demonstrationem! Cum ergo non possis, cede, quaeso, veritati et dic: “Quod pro vobis traditur” [Luc. 22. 19] certam notam esse, qua deprehenditur tropicum esse sermonem: “Hoc est corpus meum” [Matth. 26. 26]; nam panis non est pro nobis traditus.

Point by point Zwingli convincingly addresses Edlibach’s concerns. The letter is edited in Zwingli’s Works and in the Theologisches Zeitschrift last century it was discussed and described as follows:



Jerome’s Preface to the Latin Version of the Old Testament

jeromeIn the preface to his translation, Jerome writes to those who would quibble with his work:

… if you are incredulous, read the Greek and Latin manuscripts and compare them with these poor efforts of mine, and wherever you see they disagree, ask some Hebrew (though you ought rather to place confidence in me), and if he confirm our view, I suppose you will not think him a soothsayer and suppose that he and I have, in rendering the same passage, divined alike.