Daily Archives: 24 Feb 2018


You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.” ~ Harlan Ellison

Important News

Poor Ireland and England

The world’s most notorious heretic is headed your way.  Prepare for more blarney than your islands can hold.

Quote of the Day

Jerome wasn’t fond of the lily fragrant pseudo piety too common in his day and ours.


Zwingli the Scholar

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.

Martin Luther Being Offensive Again

When the doctor had gone to bed a man came who had been sent by the widow of the pastor in Belgern to ask for a husband. He [Martin Luther] said, “Give [her a husband]? She’s over seven years of age! Let her find her own husband! I can’t provide one for her.”

In a Time When Many are Getting Wealthy off of the Fear they Can Generate, It’s Good to Remember…

The fear of man lays a snare, but he who trusts in the LORD is safe. (Prov. 29:25)

George Bush Resigned from the NRA after its Response to a Mass Shooting, In 1995

So why are you a member of that organization after many, many more?  Read Bush’s letter.  Maybe it will speak to you.

Quote of the Day

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

BAR Wars….  The Empress Strikes Back

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 –

It may be worth pointing out that Moss and Cargill have long been friends and indeed Moss is very close, or has been, to Cargill’s family.

I suspect this isn’t over.

It Hasn’t Happened Yet- But People Of Faith Should Be At the Forefront of Seeing that it Does

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)

Signs of the Times

Another Book Giveaway: Or Rather, Another Copy of ‘What Did Jesus Look Like’ For You To Win

UPDATE: And the winner is- Ross McDonald! Email me your mailing info, Ross, and congrats.

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.