Daily Archives: 3 Nov 2017

Stuhlmacher’s Theology- Finally Available in English

Stuhlmacher’s theology of the New Testament has been out in German for a long time but it has never appeared in English.  Until now.  And Eerdmans will have it in about 10 months, so pre-order it and save up.  It … Continue reading

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On the Elite and Their Devilish Quest for Popularity

Remember back in the day when it was enough for a scholar to be a scholar and make her or his mark on the world through their scholarship?  Those days have been replaced by our own wherein many scholars care … Continue reading

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Atheist Missionaries Bring Nihilism to Overjoyed Remote Tribes

PAPUA NEW GUINEA—After months of slow, arduous language work and the full translation of The God Delusion into their native tongue, an atheist missionary enjoyed the fruits of his labor as the entire tribe he was working with erupted in ritualistic rejoicing … Continue reading

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The Liberty University Swear Jar

The official swear jar sitting on the podium at Liberty University was overflowing shortly after former White House official Anthony Scaramucci began his convocation address, sources at the event confirmed Wednesday. “Faith is a real big [expletive] deal to me, … Continue reading

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Assessing NT students on translations of NT texts is a waste of time

Fairly said.  I would add that the only assessment of actual ability to translate that works as true assessment is a ‘blind’ translation of a non-biblical text that the student has never seen before. Then you know if they’re actually … Continue reading

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And Now You Know Why I Keep Saying that the Word ‘Evangelical’ is Meaningless

Anyone who uses the word ‘evangelical’ and ‘drug trafficker’ in combination doesn’t know what ‘Evangelical’ means and because the word can be used with such ease in such a ridiculously inappropriate way (Evangelicals in the original sense of the word … Continue reading

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A 9 Year Old Wrote the GOP Tax Plan

According to a news source more reliable than Fox News- The Babylon Bee– When you were nine years old, you might have been catching Pokemon or collecting POGs. That’s not the case for Robby Jennings. Jennings, a third-grader at Hamilton Elementary, was … Continue reading

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I Am Extremely Unimpressed

This volume… which seems so promising… is an absolute disappointment.  And that’s before even opening it and merely reading the table of contents. How on earth can you have a volume on the Reformation which includes primary sources and completely … Continue reading

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Kauffmann on Luther on the Radio

Via V&R Martin Luther und die Reformation – Thomas Kaufmann im Gespräch im StadtRadio Göttingen! Anlässlich des Reformationsjubiläums stellte sich der Göttinger Kirchenhistoriker und Vorsitzende des Vereins für Reformationsgeschichte Prof. Dr. Thomas Kaufmann den Fragen von Ingeborg Lüdtke rund um … Continue reading

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The Funniest and Most Biting Luther Statue Ever Yet Created

Via the book of face- Die Giordano-Bruno-Stiftung präsentiert vor dem Volkshaus nackte Fakten. Auch im Volkshaus werden im Rahmen des Denkfestes Luthers dunkle Seiten ans Licht geholt: Im Vortrag von Reinhold Schlotz, dem Mitherausgeber von Luthers judenfeindlichen Schriften in heutigem … Continue reading

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Grace Davie’s Cadbury Lectures

Professor Grace Davie has published an essay based on her 2016 Cadbury Lectures, ‘Religion in Public Life: Levelling the Ground’. In the report Professor Grace Davie, a sociologist of religion at the University of Exeter, explores the ‘return’ of religion … Continue reading

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If You’re in Zurich Today

You’ll want to go to this: Bullingerwurst «Unservater – ein jüdisches Gebet»

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Preaching Kills…

When Nicholas Hausmann preached for the first time [in Freiburg after having just arrived there to assume the pastorate of that Church] he was so confused and exhausted that he died the same day of apoplexy. Bummer…

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Signs of the Times

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