Daily Archives: 3 Mar 2018

The Joint ASOR/ Hebrew Bible Session

This one had some really interesting papers which highlighted the misuse of archaeology by ideologists and fundamentalists.  The highlight of the meeting.

Plenary with Wright and Lunch With the Wasons

Jacob did a great job with his paper and having lunch with Brandon and Wendy and the kids was a delight.  Now it’s afternoon session time.

God’s Judgment on Roy Moore

God has brought Moore to the financial gallows and hanged him thereupon. Because Moore is a morally reprehensible reprobate.

That, at any rate, is what the fundamentalist supporters of Moore would say if Obama were to be financially ruined and forced to beg for money on facebook.

Funny, isn’t it, how it’s never God’s judgement when ruin strikes a fundamentalist…

The Morning Session

In all some good papers although it has to be said that in some respects biblical scholarship doesn’t seem to have moved forward from the 20’s. Were still talking about things that occupied scholars generations ago. We need to move on or we will become irrelevant even to ourselves.

I’m filled with hope that Jacob Wright’s plenary address here in a few minutes will be a step in the right direction. His paper is titled ‘What Truths do Biblical Scholarship Seek to Discern‘. Indeed.

More anon.

The Publication of the Proceedings of the First Zurich Disputation

The Young Zwingli

It only took a couple of months after the First Zurich Disputation concluded (in January, 1523) for the proceedings to be printed and published by Froschauer at the direction of the Council (on 3 March).

The First Zurich Disputation was the apex of years of work and it was at the same time the victory of the new Reformed theology over the old Catholic faith.  The dispute was conducted in German (instead of Latin) and published in the same.  It opens

Handlung der versamlung in der löblichen statt Zürich uff den 29. tag jenners vonn wegen des heyligen euangelii zwischen der ersamen treffenlichen bottschafft von Costentz, Huldrichen Zwingli, predigers des euangelii Christi und gemeiner priesterschafft des gantzen gebiets der egenanten statt Zürich vor geseßnem radt beschehen im 1523. jar.

The entire thing is a delightful read- and it even includes brilliant flashes of humor and levity.

James Crossley on Christianity and Socialism

Here.

Calvin Has A Reminder For You As You Begin Your Weekend…

calvin4It ought to be observed, however, that every one who hears the voice of the Gospel, if he do not embrace the forgiveness of sins which is there promised to him, is liable to eternal damnation.  — John Calvin

You’re welcome.  Happy weekend.

Starting the Day