Daily Archives: 11 Sep 2017

Signs of the Times: Climate Change Really is Real, Ya Know. Open Your Eyes.

via the twitter

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The Myth of the ‘Ignorant Fishermen’

From time to time (oh alright, just about every day) someone (who doesn’t know what they’re talking about) will insist that theology doesn’t matter because the disciples were just simple fishermen and villagers who followed Jesus around and they just … Continue reading

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The New Covenant is not A Book

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“A Hog Rather Than a Christian”

Luther, in 1523, laments the crude treatment of the Jews by Rome, writing “Our fools, the popes, bishops, sophists, and monks—the crude asses’ heads—have hitherto so treated the Jews that anyone who wished to be a good Christian would almost … Continue reading

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These Are Now Just Tiresome

Aren’t you lot weary of being whiners yet?

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Fun Facts From Church History: The Zurich Catechism of 1534

Leo Jud produced one of the earliest Reformed catechisms and he did so, unsurprisingly, in Zurich.  It’s known as the Zurich Catechism of 1534 and you can read it here. If you’ll note the bottom of the title page you’ll … Continue reading

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What Lessons Are Disasters Supposed to Teach Us?

“At that time, some people came and reported to Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. And He responded to them, “Do you think that these Galileans were more sinful than all Galileans because they … Continue reading

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When You Don’t Care What Other People Think, Your Twitter Account is a Monologue

And you follow no one.

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Have They Found Peter’s Bones?

Bones attributed to St. Peter have been found by chance in a church in Rome during routine restoration work, 2,000 years after the apostle’s death. The relics of the saint, who is regarded as the first Pope, were found in … Continue reading

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Sure, If You Don’t Care About Historical Accuracy or Scholarship

Because Metaxas isn’t a scholar and he has proven so in his absurd books prior to this one. But, if you don’t care about things like history, or truth, then sure, by all means, have at.

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For 9/11

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Things the Angels Say: On 9/11

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Remembering Our Generation’s Pearl Harbor

On 9/11/01 A group of largely Saudi terrorists and radical Islamists hijacked planes and crashed them into important symbols of American economic and military power. Our response was to ignore the fact that Saudis were chiefly responsible and instead bomb … Continue reading

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9/11 – Never Forget…

@sahluwal – on twitter – A tribute to the towers that fell that day made from the faces & lives of those lost to this tragedy. We will #NeverForget.  

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When Even Christian Schools Fall for Gender Confusion among Children

A Christian family is preparing to sue their sons’ Church of England school after boys were allowed to come to class wearing dresses. Nigel Rowe, 44, and his wife Sally, 42, removed their six-year-old son from the unnamed school after … Continue reading

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Review/Critique of Ehrman, Bauckham and Bird on Memory and Jesus

Originally posted on Larry Hurtado's Blog:
A newly-published article gives an incisive discussion of recent publications by Bart Ehrman, Richard Bauckham, and Michael Bird on memory, tradition and the historical Jesus:  Alan Kirk, “Ehrman, Bauckham and Bird on Memory…

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The Feast Day of Saints Felix and Regula- My Favorites after Jerome…

And my favorite Saints because of their fun story: Der Legende nach soll das Geschwisterpaar Felix und Regula und ihr Diener Exuperantius um 300 n. Chr. in der Thebäischen Legion im Walis gekämpft haben. Da sie sich nicht von ihrer … Continue reading

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