Daily Archives: 7 Sep 2017
“Theology, viewed as a discipline and concretely, is a divinely given discipline, bestowed upon man by the Holy Spirit through the Word, whereby he is not only instructed in the knowledge of divine mysteries, by the illumination of the mind, … Continue reading
Is God. So why do so many modern theologians spend all of their time talking about their feelings?
In the news a Lutheran Bishop says hell probably doesn’t exist. No wonder she’s not a very good theologian, she was a music major in college… Anyway, when asked for a response, Martin Luther said “[Christ’s descent into hell] must … Continue reading
Get down to Emory and see this exhibition for yourself:
There is no greater folly than to teach a pupil what he knows already. — Jerome
Our human nature is prone to conclude that if it were not God’s judgment that all men be saved, it would be an outrage, tyranny, and injustice. And indeed, this is not one of the slightest offenses with which the … Continue reading
Un may be irrational charcoal (whatever that means) but ‘Wirrkopf’ means ‘muddle-headed’ or ‘scatterbrained’ or in more absolute terms, unhinged. Facebook should leave off translating.
Julius Wellhausen writes No attack [by the Romans] had as yet been directed against this quarter [i.e., the upper city]; but famine was working terrible ravages among the crowded population. Those in command, however, refused to capitulate unless freedom to … Continue reading
It is the height of folly for you when you are accused by one man to attack another, and when you are covered with wounds yourself to seek comfort by wounding one who is still quiescent and unaggressive. — Jerome
One of the most popular books at the dawn of the Reformation was a humorous piece titled The Letter on the Wretched Condition of Curates. [This volume] was known also by the title The Devils Plaguing Country Pastors. The book is … Continue reading
TM Steiner is commencing a new project: to comment on the Old Testament reading from the Catholic Lectionary for each Sunday on Thursday of each week. You’ll want to drop in and check it out.
Our version is the more intelligible, for it has not turned sour by being poured three times over into different vessels, but has been drawn straight from the press, and stored in a clean jar, and has thus preserved its … Continue reading