Daily Archives: 19 Jul 2018

Afternoon Motivational Poster of the Week Today

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Why Won’t The Shroud of Turin Just Go Away?

In spite of the fact that every sensible, informed, intelligent person knows it’s garbage, it’s still having to be proven to be garbage.  Why??? @CARAA_Center — Using blood pattern analysis forensic research (once again …) suggests the Shroud of Turin is … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

There’s Plenty of Outrage to Go Around

There’s a lot of things messed up in America right now.  Racism, inequality, pay gaps, abusive medical doctors, abusive priests, abusive pastors, etc. all are justifiable objects of disgust and outrage. But there’s more.  The way churches treat pastors is … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times

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Volumes of Interest to Biblical Studies/ Theology

Rohls, Jan Protestantische Theologie der NeuzeitBand I: Die Voraussetzungen und das 19. Jahrhundert [Modern Protestant Theology. Volume I: The Premises and the 19th Century. Published in German.] Jan Rohls deals with Protestant theology from 1789 on and gives the reader … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Domine, si umquam habuero codices saeculares, si legero, te negavi. — St. Jerome (the only Church Father worth knowing or reading).

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“Biblical Exegesis between the Poles of Description and Interpretation”

Via Christoph Heilig Yesterday, our small interdisciplinary research group “Biblical Exegesis between the Poles of Description and Interpretation” (supported by a grant of the UZH Graduate Campus that was raised by Theresa Heilig and her co-applicants Andreas Mauz and Christoph Heilig) met for the last … Continue reading

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Israel the Racist State

Israel passed a law on Thursday to declare that only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country, something members of the Arab minority called racist and verging on apartheid, Reuters reports. The “nation-state” law, backed by the right-wing government, passed … Continue reading

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Gentle Luther, Meek and Mild

Caspar Schwenckfeld sent one of his silly books to Luther and asked his opinion of it.  When the messenger dropped it off Luther didn’t let him leave until he gave his this response to pass on to his master- The … Continue reading

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