Daily Archives: 31 Oct 2017

Damnable Idolatry

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Google Hates the Reformation

In a move showing remarkable veneration for one of the most pivotal events in human history, internet search giant Google marked the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation by not making any mention of it at all on its home … Continue reading

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Those Were The Days…

From there Elisha went up to Bethel, and while he was on the road, some small boys came out of the town and jeered at him. ‘Hurry up, baldy!’ they shouted. ‘Come on up, baldy!’  He turned round and looked at … Continue reading

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Essays of Interest Related to the Reformation

‘Let Your Women Keep Silence in the Churches’. How Women in the Dutch Reformed Church Evaded Paul’s Admonition, 1650-1700, by Mirjam De Baar and others on women and the Reformation, here. And more, on Calvin here. On Luther here. And … Continue reading

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The Best Thing You’ll Read On Luther Online Today or any Day in Many Months

Simeon Zahl My two cents on Luther on 31 October 2017: I’ve spent so much of the past ten years reading, thinking with, and writing about Martin Luther’s theology, and teaching his thought at three universities. But I confess at … Continue reading

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The Necessity of Reformation: A Free E-Book

Get it here.  Even though it has nary a chapter on Zwingli….  (crazy).

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Pope Francis and his Reformation Day ‘Fire Sale’ on Indulgences

The Roman Catholic Church is celebrating Reformation Day in style, by offering thousands of hot deals on indulgences for the forgiveness of the temporal punishments for sin in purgatory. A crazed-looking Pope Francis ran an infomercial throughout the day Tuesday, … Continue reading

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To All The Facebookers and Tweeters Talking about the Reformation Today…

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Lyndal Roper’s Live Lecture on Martin Luther

November 1, at 6 PM (UK time)- When Luther was close to death he reportedly exclaimed: ‘Living I was your plague O Pope, Dead I will be your Death.’  This lecture marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his … Continue reading

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Today is the Last Day to Take Advantage of the Greatest Commentary Sale Ever

From now through the end of the day you can purchase the entire Commentary for $100.  Yup.  You read that right.  For the next 9 days you can acquire the entire Commentary in PDF format for half price.  How?  Just by … Continue reading

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From the Life of Zwingli, the Greatest of the Reformers

At ten years of age Zwingli was sent to Basel to study and then to Bern and Vienna (at around fifteen years of age) where he earned a Bachelor’s degree. By 1506 he had earned a Master of Arts at … Continue reading

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Selderhuis on Luther: The Best Bio of Luther Written in a Generation

Pick up a copy here.

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Signs of the Times

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Signs of the Times

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The Truth About those Theses…

The Theses of October 31, 1517, were not so much heretical in content as presumptuous in that a mere monk had an opinion at all.* _______________ *Quirinus Breen and John T. McNeill, John Calvin: A Study in French Humanism, 73.

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Signs of the Times

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The Dumbest ‘Holiday’…

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