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Archive for February 17th, 2018

Here’s Your Proof that ‘Science’ is a Religion

Written by Jim

17 Feb 2018 at 5:38 pm

Posted in Modern Culture

I Admire NT Wright…

For no one has ever said so little and used so many words to do it.

Written by Jim

17 Feb 2018 at 5:36 pm

Posted in Modern Culture

Some Things People Say Just Aren’t True

False: children are the future of the church.

True: Jesus is the Lord of the church, and its future is in his hands.

Written by Jim

17 Feb 2018 at 4:45 pm

Posted in Theology

Dead Sea Scrolls Essays- Freely Available

From the twitter-

Written by Jim

17 Feb 2018 at 3:34 pm

Posted in Dead Sea Scrolls

Black Panther is the Best Marvel Movie Yet

The action was superb, the acting was superior, the storyline was fantastic and the filming/ locations/ special effects were top notch.

It is VERY easy to see why it has been so widely praised.  If you see it, you’ll enjoy it too.  You’ll laugh, you’ll delight, you may even get a bit damp in the eyes.  And you won’t regret any of it.

Written by Jim

17 Feb 2018 at 2:48 pm

Posted in Modern Culture

Zwingli For Today

cropped-zw45.jpgChrist did not wish to make us idle by His holy offering, but, as St. John the Baptist preached, he wishes us to “bring forth fruits worthy of repentance.”

Written by Jim

17 Feb 2018 at 2:20 pm

Posted in Theology, Zwingli

#ICYMI – Signs of the Times

Via Phil Snider on Facebook-


Written by Jim

17 Feb 2018 at 10:30 am

Posted in Modern Culture

Zwingli’s Advice to Dilettantes

In particular, his advice to Emser-

“Transfer your attention from matters of divinity to medicine, that you may at least cure your gout, since [you are] naturally less fitted for sacred letters than for anything else.  Farewell, and may God grant you a good mind.”

That needs to be poster-ized.

Written by Jim

17 Feb 2018 at 8:52 am

Posted in Zwingli

Remembering Ernst Käsemann

Everyone knows his name- his scholarship- and his significance.  He was born on the 12th of July in 1906.  He died 20 years ago, on 17 February 1998.  And he is still worth reading and knowing.

A book recently published of his writings is discussed here and here.  When I was a lowly grad student I corresponded with Professor Käsemann and after his death uploaded a photo of his letter to me.  And, by the way, no part of that letter or the photo of the letter may be published without my express written permission (as it resides at present, along with other Käsemann correspondence, at Pitts Library, Emory University).

His work will, I think, continue to be very influential because he had something that most academics don’t today: a deep and abiding faith and piety.  Like his teacher, Rudolf Bultmann, he was a committed Christian and a committed exegete.  The text mattered to him because his faith mattered to him.  And while the rabid and ridiculous atheists may see that as a detriment to scholarship, such is hardly the case at all.  Involvement deepens engagement, it doesn’t hinder it.

Lest we forget…

Written by Jim

17 Feb 2018 at 7:50 am

Posted in Books

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