Daily Archives: 13 Feb 2018

Quote of the Day

Prosperity knits a man to the world. He feels that he is finding his place in it, while really it is finding its place in him.  – Screwtape

‘Mary’ Appears to the Faithful on the Cusp of Lent….

A woman who led police on a chase told arresting officers that she was Mother Mary en route to pick up Baby Jesus and had permission from God to speed.

WDRB-TV cites an arrest report saying a Kentucky trooper attempted to pull over 52-year-old Connie Allen, of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, on Saturday, but she ignored him. A high-speed chase ensued.

Another trooper was eventually able to pull in front of Allen, forcing her to stop. He approached her car with his weapon drawn, but she refused to get out and show her hands. The report says she became compliant when he hit her window with a police baton.

She also told police she had died five years ago.

She is charged with several offenses. It’s unclear whether she has a lawyer.

Not exactly how I imagined she’d look, or act…

Why Is the SBC Less Concerned about Immigration Policy than The Vatican?

Most immigrants come from Catholic countries.   If most were Baptist instead of Catholic the SBC would be more outspoken in their defense.

If You Didn’t Hear Kate Bowler’s Interview Yesterday on Fresh Air

Listen to it today.

Signs of the Lenten Times

Signs of the Times

50 Shades of Grey (Hair): Karl Barth’s Book Translated into English

Barth’s well received volume about how to pick up one’s secretary (and others) – praised widely by Bill Cosby and dozens of other famous people – has finally been translated into English:


What Is Love? Valentine’s Day with Karl Barth


An Amazing Discovery: A Handwritten Note By Karl Barth


There’s No Cause for Believers to Be Unduly Fearful of Death

angel of deathThe faithful ought not to torment themselves above measure with unhappy cares and anxieties; and … they should not be so distracted with fear as to cease from performing their duty, nor decline and faint in such a manner as to grasp at vain hopes and deceitful helps, nor give way to fears and alarms; and, in fine, that they should not be afraid of death, which, though it destroys the body, cannot extinguish the soul. — John Calvin

Wisdom from Konrad Pellikan

pellicanWith the vernacular Bible we teach the people.  With the Latin we defend the Church. – Konrad Pellikan  [Cited by Bruce Gordon].

Happy Anniversary to one of the Best Publishers in the World


Fun Facts From Church History: Gutenberg’s First Print Run Wasn’t The Bible

It was a series of Catholic ‘Indulgences’.*

*According to Read Mercer Schuchardt in ‘The Reformation as Media Event‘ in The People’s Book: The Reformation and the Bible, p. 95.