Daily Archives: 4 Oct 2017

Tim Murphy: The Hypocritical ‘Pro Life’ Congressman Who Urged His Mistress to Get an Abortion

Disgusting.  But amazingly unsurprising.

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SBL Southeast Call For Papers Deadline Looms

A reminder that October 15, 2017, is the deadline for submitting paper proposals for the 2018 SECSOR meeting. The call for papers is available on the SECOSR website at secsor.org. Proposals are to be submitted through the online submission form available … Continue reading

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Martin Luther: On Certain People Who Shall Remain Nameless (i.e., the US Congress)

You are such an accursed, ungrateful wretch that you will not give a child into training for the maintenance of the gifts of God. You have everything, all of it free of charge; yet you show not a particle of … Continue reading

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Moltmann’s Error and His Irrelevance

Moltmann, as everyone knows, makes a lot of the fact that Jesus suffers and thus suffers along with us when we suffer.  Moltmann – in fact – puts all his eggs in the suffering basket.  But he does something that … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“The doctrine of predestination, once a precious heirloom, today only turns up from time to time at theological flea markets.” – Heiko Oberman

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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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Fun Facts From Church History: Bullinger and Denmark

Heinrich Bullinger was very interested in persuading the Danes that the Swiss Reformation was worth considering (rather than the Lutheran) and he wrote De gratia Dei justificante nos propter Christum per solam fidem absque operibus bonis, fide interim exuberante in … Continue reading

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Metaxas’ Book on Luther Is So Pathetic, The Publisher Had to get Tucker Carlson to Endorse It

This means just one thing- they couldn’t find any respectable theologian or historian to blurb it.  That tells you everything you need to know about Metaxas’ rubbish.

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The Creepiest Portrayal of the Trinity, Ever

Bible, Swabia 14th century (Morgan Library & Museum, MS M.0268, fol. 1v)

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The Personal Luther: Essays on the Reformer from a Cultural Historical Perspective

Overwhelmingly, Martin Luther has been treated as the generator of ideas concerning the relationship between God and humankind. The Personal Luther deliberately departs from that church-historiographic tradition. Luther was a voluble and irrepressible divine. Even though he had multiple ancillary … Continue reading

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Fun Facts From Church History: Luther, on the Quran

In 1542 Luther published Brother Richard’s Refutation of the Koran, Translated into German by Dr. M. Luther (Widerlegung des Alkoran Bruder Richardi; verdeutscht dutch Dr. M. Luther) (WA 53, [261] 271–396). In the preface Luther expressed amazement that the Koran … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Lucas Cranach (Jr)

Lucas Cranach the Younger was born on October 4, 1515 in Wittenberg, Germany, to Lucas and Barbara Cranach. He grew up and trained in his father’s workshop where he became an accomplished artist in his own right. When his father … Continue reading

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Huldrych Zwingli and his Little Brother, James

We have but one letter from H Z to J Z, as Zwingli’s biographer informs us: Zwingli sent James to Vadian’s care with this letter of introduction, dated Glarus, October 4, 1512 (vii., 7), and accompanied it with an historical … Continue reading

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Your Cravenly Servile Congress

Americans killed on 9/11: 2,996 Days it took Congress to authorize war:3 Americans killed by guns in 2017: 11,652 Days in 2017 so far:275 – Kal Penn That’s because your servile Congress is beholden to the NRA, and does its … Continue reading

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