Daily Archives: 1 May 2018

Women… Please Listen When I Tell You About Abusive Men…

In light of the Paige Patterson idiocy let me say plainly to all women- God does NOT expect you to stay with an abusive man, husband, boyfriend, father, brother, neighbor. GET OUT. Don’t allow some theologically ignorant inbred mouth breather to persuade you otherwise.

I had first hand encounters with Patterson in the 80’s.  He was a first class self absorbed arrogant jerk then and he remains one now.  If you want to know for yourself what kind of person he is- here you go.

And Now for Something Completely Different

If you’re looking for a lovely gift for that new mom or dad- my talented knitting daughter Rachel has a new baby blanket in her etsy store-


That’s How It’s Supposed to Be

They accepted what he said and were baptised. That very day about three thousand were added to their number. These remained faithful to the teaching of the apostles, to the brotherhood, to the breaking of bread and to the prayers. And everyone was filled with awe; the apostles worked many signs and miracles. And all who shared the faith owned everything in common; they sold their goods and possessions and distributed the proceeds among themselves according to what each one needed. Each day, with one heart, they regularly went to the Temple but met in their houses for the breaking of bread; they shared their food gladly and generously; they praised God and were looked up to by everyone. Day by day the Lord added to their community those destined to be saved.  (Acts 2:41-47)

Why Yes, Facebook, It Does Contain Hate Speech

Everything that wretch Watts says about Zwingli is hate speech.  I think he should be banned from all social media and Servetus-ized.

No, They Haven’t Found ‘Links to King David’ in Jerusalem

You guys need to stop it.  Just STOP IT.

This is how stupid ‘journalism’ works these days:  The claim:

A lost city dating to the rule of King David from the Old Testament has been uncovered in Jerusalem.

The irrelevant side bit:

King David is an ancestor of Jesus, according to biblical sources, which say he ruled around BC 1,000.

The supposition without evidence:

Experts say that recently-found ruins date to the 10th century BC.

And now the giant leap:

This ties in with the timeframe for when the bible says King David existed, making the link between the two ‘plausible’, researchers claim.

The timeframe?  For when the Bible says….  making the link plausible????   Good grief.  This is poor logic combined with speculation combined with unsubstantiated claims.  And it needs to stop.

The witless observation:

The finding is likely to fuel the debate surrounding whether Biblical figures such as King David actually existed, however.

Shut up forever.  The entire journalistic profession is festooned with imbeciles who can’t bother to ask actual experts about things before they publish them and as a result the ignorant general public is fed crap and actual scholars pass out from asphyxiation from laughing so hard at them.

Come on media, be better.  Do better.

«Die Universität Zürich wäre ohne Zwingli undenkbar»

With thanks to Christoph Heilig for the photo-

The Logos Free Book of the Month Is An ICC Volume!

Go get it.

Tim Bulkeley’s Call For Carnival Submissions…

Is unique.  So go give it a read.  And yes, he’s right, I’m going to fill the Avignonian Carnival with more joy than you can conceive.

If This Is What Your ‘Church Service’ Looks Like, Stop Calling Yourself a Church

You may be a nightclub, but you aren’t a Church.

The Letters of Johann Conrad Ulmer

Seit Oktober 2016 läuft an der Stadtbibliothek Schaffhausen ein Projekt zur Erschliessung der “Ulmeriana”. Es handelt sich um sieben Bände der Ministerialbibliothek, die hauptsächlich Handschriften aus dem Nachlass von Johann Conrad Ulmer enthalten. Parallel dazu wird auch Ulmers gesamter Briefwechsel erfasst.

Gemäss einer vorläufigen Schätzung dürften zwischen 1000 und 1100 Briefe von und an Ulmer im Original, in Abschrift oder in gedruckter Form erhalten geblieben sein. In der Briefdatenbank sind zum gegenwärtigen Zeitpunkt 1008 Briefe detailliert verzeichnet. Schwerpunktmässig wurden zunächst die von Ulmer ausgehenden Briefe berücksichtigt; diese sind hier bereits fast vollzählig zu finden.

Das provisorische Korrespondentenverzeichnis bietet eine Übersicht über die Briefschreiber und -empfänger.

Anfragen zum Briefwechsel von Johann Conrad Ulmer können an den Bearbeiter gerichtet werden; für Korrekturen und Ergänzungen sind wir dankbar.

Find it here.