Daily Archives: 23 Aug 2017

Bruce Malina Has Died

It happened last week but this is the first I’ve heard about it.  I ran into him a few times at CBA and he was always very nice.  May he rest in peace.

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He Makes Everyone’s Skin Crawl

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They Knew How to Properly Curse in 1647

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Oh Canada…

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It’s Time For A Commentary Sale

So, as a special incentive, if you buy The Commentary I will send you a pair of eclipse eyewear for “dazzling insight protection”*. The ‘Person in the Pew’ commentary series is the only series of Commentaries written by a single person on … Continue reading

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The GOP of Tennessee is Deceptive

Here’s what they claim is a photo from the Trump rally in Phoenix: And here’s the actual setting of the photo: And Trump and his sycophants claiming a huge crowd are simply lying- as this report conclusively shows.

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A Lost Latin Commentary Found

The earliest Latin commentary on the Gospels, lost for more than 1,500 years, has been rediscovered and made available in English for the first time. The extraordinary find, a work written by a bishop in northern Italy, Fortunatianus of Aquileia, dates … Continue reading

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‘Luther Was Here” 13 (and More) Quotations from Luther on A Wide Range of Topics

Luther’s everywhere these days.  Unsurprisingly the German press can’t get enough of him. – “Nichts wird langsamer vergessen als eine Beleidigung und nichts eher als eine Wohltat.” – “Es gibt keine schlimmere Missgunst in der Welt als die der Heuchler. … Continue reading

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Logos 7 Basic if Free for Academics and Students

This is worth you checking out.

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This Is How Stupid America Has Become

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Adolf von Harnack und die deutsche Politik 1890–1930

Adolf von Harnack, a church historian and academic organizer in Berlin, was one of the most influential persons in liberal Protestantism in Germany. Christian Nottmeier examines the connection between Harnack’s outline for cultural theology and his political involvement after 1890. … Continue reading

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Facebook isn’t A Fan of Traditional Marriage

In Australia a man started a facebook page for those who want to vote ‘no’ on a proposed gay marriage law in Australia.  Facebook has deleted it. It’s just a sign of the times.  Those demanding tolerance and acceptance are … Continue reading

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Fun Facts From Church History: Calvin Had Servetus Arrested As Soon as He Found Out Servetus Was in Town

Here’s how the story goes- ON arriving at Geneva, Servetus alighted at the inn of the Rose, and there, according to his own declaration, kept himself carefully concealed, that he might not be recognised, waiting an opportunity to procure a … Continue reading

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The 23rd of August, 1522, was the day on which Archeteles was published in Zurich by Zwingli. This is Zwingli’s reply to the admonition which the Bishop of Constance, the diocesan of the city of Zurich, addressed to the chapter … Continue reading

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Luther’s Encouragement for the Struggling Papist

I would not dream of judging or punishing you, except to say that you were born from the behind of the devil, are full of devils, lies, blasphemy, and idolatry; are the instigator of these things, God’s enemy, Antichrist, desolater … Continue reading

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