Daily Archives: 2 Feb 2018

Okie Dokie Then….

via H.I.

The Best Post You’ll Read This Week Is By My Friend Helen Ingram

So read it.  Every word of it.

Reformation on the Record: Henry VIII’s Break With Rome

Give this fine lecture a listen.

Reformation on the Record was a two-day conference which brought together research using original records of Church and State from our collection to explore this period of religious, social and economic turmoil.

In this talk, historian, broadcaster and award-winning academic Dr Suzannah Lipscomb explores one of the fundamental turning points of the 16th century Reformation: Henry VIII’s separation from the Roman Catholic Church.

Satan Has a Face

A former Dallas accountant condemned for fatally shooting his two young daughters while their mother listened helplessly on the phone was put to death Thursday night in Texas. John David Battaglia received lethal injection for the May 2001 killings of his 9-year-old daughter, Faith, and her 6-year-old sister, Liberty.

Battaglia and his wife had separated and the girls were killed at his Dallas apartment during a scheduled visit.

Battaglia’s execution was the nation’s third this year, all in Texas. The punishment was carried out after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected appeals from his lawyers to review his case, contending the 62-year-old was delusional and mentally incompetent for execution.

Battaglia smiled as the mother of his slain children, Mary Jean Pearle, and other witnesses to his lethal injection walked into the death chamber viewing area.

Asked by the warden if he had a final statement, the inmate replied: “No,” then changed his mind.

“Well, hi, Mary Jean,” he said, looking and smiling at his ex-wife. “I’ll see y’all later. Bye.”

After that, he told the warden: “Go ahead, please.”

The world is a better place without this demonic monster in it.

This Isn’t Christian Baptism

It’s despicable pseudo-Christianity and nothing but a farcical act and if you attend a ‘church’ where something like this goes on, get out. You’re a member of a cult.

For Tom Brady, Football is His Religion

Just in case you needed another reason to disdain the man

Tom Brady has a plan for your life.

Good health.


Peak performance.

And plenty of avocado ice cream.

It’s all part of “The TB12 Method,” Brady’s best-selling “athlete’s bible” and lifestyle brand, which he credits with helping him stay at the top of his game at age 40.

I can’t even with these people and their exalted sense of their own importance.  Be sure to read the whole thing- but here’s the best bit-

Bob Ryan, a longtime-but-now-retired columnist for the Boston Globe, is more skeptical.

He’s fine with the on-field success. And promoting good nutrition and fitness is fine, as is having spiritual beliefs. But spare him the idea of Brady as a spiritual figure.

“He’s trying to sell us a bill of goods,” Ryan said. “It’s cultlike. The book, to me, is creepy. And it looks like that’s going to be his life after football.”

Luther and Zwingli on the Supper, Again

Larry Hurtado on the ‘Son of Man’ Debate

Followup on the Alister McGrath Lecture- ‘If Humans Are So Great, Why is the World Such a Mess?’

This from an email from Gresham College-

The lecture will be recorded to be made available on our website https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/if-humans-are-so-great-why-is-the-world-such-a-mess  as well as on our YouTube channel.   It will also be live-streamed and a link will be available on our homepage https://www.gresham.ac.uk/ on the day.
Great news!

Emil Brunner’s Final Letter to Karl Barth

It’s quite brief but also quite necessary…