That’s right- it’s the 2017 edition of the Luther Bible. Hooray.
Daily Archives: 19 Sep 2017
No one knows early transmission of texts like Larry- so you should read this.
Assumptions and claims about the transmission of the texts of early Christian writings continue to require correction. Old assumptions and claims die slowly, advocates sometimes seeming so wedded to them that they exhibit some resistance to the data.
There is, for example, the persistent claim/assumption that there was some kind of “recension” of NT writings sometime in the (late?) second century CE (advocates include Helmut Koester and William Petersen). I addressed this notion in an earlier posting here. This sort of claim seems more and more to look like a kind of “rear guard” action against the accumulating manuscript evidence. Moreover, it’s difficult to posit the ecclesiastical structure(s) that could have carried off such a recension at that early point, supposedly succeeding in erasing all evidence of the “pre-recensional” situation. Historical work does involve imagination, but it really should be controlled by the evidence!
Likewise, there is the accompanying…
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Several football players at an evangelical college outside Chicago are facing arrest over actions that took place during the alleged hazing of a freshman teammate in March 2016, according to a stunning report published by the Chicago Tribune on Monday.
A DuPage County judge signed arrest warrants late Monday afternoon for five football players at Wheaton College who were charged with aggravated battery, mob action and unlawful restraint, according to the Tribune.
The five players allegedly tackled and duct taped a freshman in his dorm before carrying him roughly to a vehicle, according to the Tribune, which said it obtained documents describing the victim’s statements to investigators after the Wheaton police department declined this year to release reports under the state’s Freedom of Information Act. As the football players transported the victim to an off-campus park, they played “Middle Eastern music” and uttered slurs against Muslims, according to the contents of the documents described by the Tribune. (All Wheaton students sign a required statement of faith espousing evangelical beliefs.)
Despicable. Evil. Sickening. The criminals should be expelled, tried, and if convicted, imprisoned.
We expect this sort of thing among the heathen. When it’s Christians? No. No. These kids are a disgrace.
Give a listen to this Timothy George podcast.
Dean Timothy George talks with Annemarie S. Kidder about the marriage of Martin Luther and Katherine von Bora.
- Did he really nail his Ninety-Five Theses to the church door?
- Did he throw an inkpot at the devil?
- Did he plant an apple tree?
- Did his wife escape her convent in a herring barrel?
Diving gleefully into the research, Malessa investigates many of the falsehoods and fallacies surrounding the reformer, rejecting them in favor of equally incredible facts. Full of humor and irony, this book educates and entertains while demonstrating a profound respect for Luther’s life and mission.
If you’re looking for the truth of the man behind the theses, come discover his faith and influence–with the myths stripped away.
Kregel have provided a review copy. It is an English edition of this little and thoroughly fantastic book. If the English rendition is as good as the German original, this book belongs in every person’s hands.
If you read this post here you’ll be directed to that post there and then further directed to another post elsewhere. It’s called ‘follow the breadcrumbs’.
Unconditional love does not mean unconditional agreement. And disagreement does not necessarily mean hate. Just ask any parent who has had a disagreement with their child. The disagreement does not lessen the parent’s unconditional love, though the child may feel otherwise at the time. But if we don’t know or demonstrate unconditional love in the context of disagreement, we will probably interpret that disagreement by default as hate, and the hurt as injustice. This is a tragic mistake, but such is conditional love. And we will, in such a case, cause untold hurt in response. Agreeing with thy neighbour is not necessarily loving thy neighbour. Unconditional love seeks the good of all, rather than the affirmation of some. — George Athas