“You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.” ~ Harlan Ellison
Daily Archives: 24 Feb 2018
On April 14, 1525, Zwingli was chosen rector of the Carolinum, the Great Minster school; consequently he moved into the official residence of the rector, and lived there until death.4 He used his new position to improve the schools and took part himself in the biblical instruction, which he had made part of the curriculum. That he was still fond of humanistic studies and had not forgotten his Greek amid all his absorbing labours, he demonstrated by issuing on February 24, 1526, in Basel, an edition of the poems of Pindar.*
*Samuel Macauley Jackson, Huldreich Zwingli: The Reformer of German Switzerland (1484–1531), Heroes of the Reformation (New York; London: G. P. Putnam’s Sons; Knickerbocker Press, 1901), 269–270.
The fear of man lays a snare, but he who trusts in the LORD is safe. (Prov. 29:25)
So why are you a member of that organization after many, many more? Read Bush’s letter. Maybe it will speak to you.
As men cherish young plants at first, and fence them about with hedges and other things to keep them from hurt, but when they are grown, they remove them, and then leave them to the wind and weather, so God besets his children first with props of inward comforts, but afterwards he exposes them to storms and winds, because they are better able to bear it. Therefore let no man think himself the better because he is free from troubles. It is because God sees him not fit to bear greater. — RICHARD SIBBES
Sorry for the catchy post title. Anyway, in case you haven’t been following along-
- BAR published a bit of nonsense about a seal, claiming it proved Isaiah the Prophet was a real guy, etc.
- Many raised questions about the claim, including Rollston, Galbraith, and Baden.
- Meanwhile, Cargill – the chief editor of BAR since Shanks retired – went to the Museum of the Bible to fluff the public reception of the seal.
- Baden and Moss are not friends of MoB and expressed concerns about it.
- Cargill accused Baden, and by association Moss, of selling out (a curious accusation given Cargill’s present post at BAR).
Moss responds –
I suspect this isn’t over.
They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more; but they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree, and none shall make them afraid; for the mouth of the LORD of hosts has spoken. — (Mic. 4:3-4)
I’ve an additional (!) extra copy of this new volume sent along by the publisher and I’m giving it to the person who 1- Tells me in comments why they deserve it. 2- Lives in the continental US. 3- And is randomly selected from all those who describe their worthiness to have it in comments (see 1 above). Giveaway ends tonight at Midnight- Friday, February 23. So enter now! And if you entered before and didn’t win, try again. Who knows, it might be your time (as determined, or rather predetermined, by Providence).
If you’re unfamiliar with the book, here’s my review.