Monthly Archives: August 2018

The Synod of Dordt Commemorative Conference

I hope this if live streamed or youtube-d.

The H. Henry Meeter Center is co-sponsoring “The Synod of Dordt Commemorative Conference,” on September 14th and 15th,  2018, in the Calvin Theological Seminary auditorium (3233 Burton St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546).

This two-day conference to commemorate the Synod of Dordt and its work brings together a range of experts who will explain in accessible presentations what the Synod did, why this gathering was significant at the time, and how this four-hundredth anniversary should be commemorated in churches and communities today.


Arrived Courtesy Luca Beeler

Who works at the University of Zürich in the Institute of Art History- the exhibition catalog of the recently held exhibit titled ‘Nüwe Zyttungen: Der Briefwechsel des Reformators Heinrich Bullinger’.

It’s very exciting. Thank you, Luca!


Why, Oh Lord, are you torturing me so?  Why must all these great things be happening in Zurich now instead of in February????

Ulrich Zwingli gerät die eigene Rebellion ausser Kontrolle: Sein Ziehsohn Felix Mantz tauft Erwachsene und stürzt mit dieser Provokation Sitte und Ordnung der Stadt Zürich ins Chaos. Die Jugend geht auf die Barrikaden. Und seine Frau Anna solidarisiert sich mit Weibern aus der Ostschweiz, die behaupten, «Jesus Christus» zu sein.

Während die Polizei die Wasserwerfer losschickt, um den Aufstand niederzuschlagen, und der Stadtrat den Täufern mit dem Tod droht, treffen Anna, Ulrich und Felix ein letztes Mal aufeinander. Die Fronten sind verhärtet. Die Zeit ist knapp. Kann Ulrich Felix überzeugen vom Taufen abzulassen um seinem Schicksal zu entgehen? Oder schlägt er sich gar selbst in letzter Minute auf die Seite der Radikalen?

Auf einer Badeplattform im Zürichsee kommt es zu einem Showdown, der das Schicksal der Stadt und der Reformation entscheidet.

Sechs Schauspieler
Drei Tänzer
Ein Musiker
Ein Konflikt auf engstem Raum
verstärkt durch Tanz,
Gesang und Livemusik,
durch Punk, Rock, Pop, Elektro.

Zwingli Wars setzt die Explosivität und revolutionäre Kraft der Zürcher Reformation frei und lässt einen die Aktualität der Ereignisse erleben.

Das Theaterstück ist eine für das Reformationsjubiläum geschriebene Uraufführung des Autors Joël László, die er in enger Zusammenarbeit mit Regie, Choreografin und Komponist erarbeitet hat. Joël László, in der Spielzeit 2017/18 Hausautor am Theater Basel, hat Geschichte und Nahoststudien studiert und setzt sich immer wieder mit historischen Stoffen auseinander.


Alles gut: Warum Karl Barths Theologie ihre beste Zeit noch vor sich hat


Sometimes You Just Have to Name Names and Call People Out

I have written a note for the members of the church, but Diotrephes, who enjoys being in charge of it, refuses to accept us. So if I come, I shall tell everyone how he has behaved, and about the wicked accusations he has been circulating against us. As if that were not enough, he not only refuses to welcome our brothers, but prevents from doing so other people who would have liked to, and expels them from the church. My dear friend, never follow a bad example, but keep following the good one; whoever does what is right is from God, but no one who does what is wrong has ever seen God. (3 Jn. 1:9-11)

Theresa May Dancing

There’s No Such Thing as an ‘Untimely Death’

‘Untimely death’? It’s extremely odd to hear that phrase spring from Christian mouths, as though Ecclesiastes 3 didn’t exist…

That Time Has Come, Right Ed Young…

How Did We Get to this Moral Abyss in America and Europe?

‪The supposition that every human being is as fixated on sex as a dog in heat beastializes all. The notion that people are merely irrational animals has done more to destroy the imago dei than all of hell’s demons combined. And it has brought us to this moral abyss.‬

Signs of the Times

Oh PETA… You’re Insane. For Real.

Quote of the Day

This is what distinguishes the children of God from the children of the devil: whoever does not live uprightly and does not love his brother is not from God. (1 Jn. 3:10)

Sorry Sparky, But it Was His To Drink, Because The Father Willed It

This is what happens when you try to be cute and catchy instead of theologically and exegetically responsible.

From Philadelphia To Home:  #CalvinCongress18 Has Come to an End

I’ve arrived at the airport for my flight home.  While I wait I thought I’d offer some thoughts on the meeting.

  • It was super.
  • It was brillantly organized.
  • It was brilliantly hosted.
  • The papers were fantastic.
  • The fellowship was superb.
  • The atmosphere was collegial and warm.
  • It was a great experience.

I am already looking forward to #CalvinCongress22 (DV).

Ed Young: Trivializer of Worship and Condemned Heretic

#CalvinCongress18: The Final Day

Pre session warm up and a book on CD kindly gifted by the author himself:

What Would Jesus Feel?

Now you can show the world how important your personal feelings are by claiming Jesus would feel the same way! Here’s the sales pitch sure to convince the Pentebabbleists.

Ben Myers Calls it Quits

Sad face.

Quote of the Day

Warnings are little heeded by most; they will save themselves from death, but not from hell. – Matthew Henry

Evening Outing

Dinner was a calzone the size of a cow and then I saw the Speelman’s. It was a good day.