Daily Archives: 31 Aug 2017

Conference Announcement

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What Erasmus Thought of ‘Lutherans’

“All have these five words always on their lips: evangel, God’s Word, faith, Christ, and Spirit, and yet I see many behave so that I cannot doubt them to be possessed by the devil.” – Erasmus in a letter of 1524 … Continue reading

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A Multi-part Interview With Matthew Bates on His New Book, Part One

Q– The tone of your book seems to imply that many have ‘gotten it wrong’ (i.e., salvation) up till now. Was that intentional, or is it merely a byproduct of your emphasis? Or, to put it more bluntly, the way … Continue reading

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Martin Luther – Biographie und Theologie

There are few historical figures in church history whose biographies are so closely linked to their theologies as they are with Martin Luther. Contrary to research at the beginning of the 20th century, recent Luther biographies have tended to loosen … Continue reading

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Dead Sea Scroll Sessions From SBL International

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Something For the Linguistic Nerds

The Challenge to Diachronic Method From Empirical Models of Ancient Writing. In looking beyond the Hebrew scriptures to the epigraphic corpus of the ancient Near East, we multiply the data from which to adduce theories of textual development. When biblicists … Continue reading

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The Best, Most Accurate Analysis of Osteen, and Politicized Evangelicalism I’ve Seen in a Long Time

It’s right here, in, of all places, Buzzfeed.  You will not regret reading it.  It’s excellent and right on the mark evaluation.

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Oh My, The Pentebabbleists Are Angry With The Bee For Its Osteen Satire

Hurricane Harvey has brought devastation to Houston. The National Weather Service called it “beyond anything experienced.” Many were killed, and it will take years for the state to fully recover from the wicked storm’s impacts. Amid this, some click-bait opportunists … Continue reading

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Free From DeGruyter- Writing Matters: Presenting and Perceiving Monumental Inscriptions in Antiquity and the Middle Ages

The volume is available here.  And note, for the moment the cover to the right is not the one that appears at that link- but the book contents are correct.

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The British New Testament Society Annual Conference …

… Meets over the next few days, this year at Maynooth, Ireland.  You may not be able to attend- but you can still follow along on the twitter-  just watch the hashtag – #bntc2017. It should be very entertaining.

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Martin Luther als Praktischer Theologe

How relevant is Martin Luther for today’s Practical Theology? Since the so-called empirical turn in the early 1970s, Practical Theology rarely picked up historical issues – and if it did so, most likely with regard to sermon and pastoral care. In … Continue reading

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New Books From TVZ

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You Absurd Angry Atheists Need to Stop Your Senseless Whining

The ridiculous whiners at the ‘Freedom From Religion’ cult of ignoramuses are unhappy that Marco Rubio tweets Bible verses.  To them I say, shut up.  You’re as absurd as a Trump speech and less sensible.  Rubio can tweet what he … Continue reading

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Truth: The Commentary Turns Heads

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RefoThursday

Check out this week’s essay: Mark Greene of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity put the issue [of following God in our work and other daily activities] into sharp focus when he spoke to the Lausanne Movement gathering in 2010, … Continue reading

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Zwingli’s View of the Apocrypha

An interesting proof of the extent of Zwingli’s reputation is a letter written to him from Ghent by John Cousard, who signs himself in Greek, “Bishop of the Brethren of the Common Life,” lamenting that Zwingli wrote so much in … Continue reading

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It’s That Time

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