Daily Archives: 22 Sep 2018

Indeed…

O LORD, how long shall I cry, And You will not hear? Even cry out to You, “Violence!” And You will not save. Why do You show me iniquity, And cause me to see trouble? For plundering and violence are before me; There is strife, and contention arises.  Therefore the law is powerless, And justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous; Therefore perverse judgment proceeds. (Hab. 1:2-4)

You’re Probably Wondering Why No Women Were On the Panel…

Well first, the organizers may have been afraid that the ghost of Yoder would show up with Hauerwas; plus, with Wright’s ego there, there may well have not been any room left for anyone else…

NB- How utterly ‘tone deaf’ to organize any sort of religious/ theological conference without women represented….

The NRA And Russia: Intertwined

Russian social media agitators who pushed pro-gun messages in the United States sometimes copied the language of the National Rifle Association. And sometimes, the NRA copied them.

What isn’t clear is whether there was any relationship between the social media users or whether the duplication was done without the other’s awareness, part of the broader tide of advocacy about gun rights.

What is clear is that, at times, the Russians followed so closely behind the American gun rights group that it duplicated its content word for word.

The NRA did not respond to a request for comment for this story.

The Internet Research Agency pushed pro-gun messages using an account called Defend.The.Second on Instagram. Facebook, which owns Instagram, confirmed to NPR that the account was connected to the troll farm.

Support the NRA, support Russian goals.

If it Were your Daughter…

Would you give the Kavanaugh’s of this world a pass? I wouldn’t. I would give him a hospital visit.

The Difference Between Saturday and Sunday, For Christians

People Saturday: tailgate 8 hours, game 3 hours, drive 2 hours.

People Sunday: you mean Christians are expected to be at church for an hour? That’s ridiculous. That takes up the only time I have for myself this weekend…

A Review of Diarmaid MacCulloch’s Cromwell Bio

Here.

Signs of the Times

I cannot get over how the ‘Family Values’ party has become the ‘Total Depravity is Cool With Us’ party.

Tweet of the Day, so Far

@bormann_lukas — À Marbourg derrière l’église lutherienne un escalier s’appelle “Zwingli-Treppe” (Escalier du Zwingli), parce que le réformateur aurait utilisé cet escalier en 1529 lorsqu’il est monté au Landgrafenschloß pour le colloque de Marbourg avec Martin Luther et Philippe Mélanchthon.

The White Rapist (No, It’s Another One, Not the Previous One!) Gets a ‘Pass’…

American injustice, yet again

A man in Anchorage, Alaska, pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman who said he strangled her unconscious and sexually assaulted her. The man then walked out of court with no prison sentence. “But I would like the gentleman to be on notice that this is his one pass,” prosecutor Andrew Grannik said in court Wednesday, CNN affiliate KTVA reported. “It’s not really a pass, but given the conduct, one might consider that it is.”

Justin Schneider, 34, was accused of kidnapping and assaulting the woman on August 15, 2017, strangling her until she lost consciousness and then masturbating on her, court documents show. Grannik said Schneider had lost his job as an air traffic controller for the federal government as a result of the case. Grannik said that was a “life sentence,” according to KTVA. The criminal complaint said the victim, who did not know Schneider, told police she was at a gas station when he offered to give her a ride. The woman, who was attempting to get to her boyfriend’s home, accepted. Schneider then drove the victim to another location and attacked her, she said. At one point, Schneider told the victim he would kill her if she screamed, the complaint alleged.

“She said she could not fight him off, he was too heavy and had her down being choked to death,” the complaint said. “(The victim) said she lost consciousness, thinking she was going to die.” When the victim woke up, she told police, “The man told her that he wasn’t really going to kill her, that he needed her to believe she was going to die so that he could be sexually fulfilled,” the complaint says.

What a country…

Fun Facts From Church History: Geneva to Zurich, on Servetus

To the Burgomaster and Council of Zürich.
Geneva, September 22, 1553.

High and mighty Lords!—We know not if your Lordships are aware that we have in hand a prisoner, Michael Servetus by name, who has written and had printed a book containing many things against our religion. This we have shown to our ministers; and, although we have no mistrust of them, we desire to communicate the work to you, in order that, if it so please you, you may lay it before your clergy, together with the replies and rejoinders that have been made in connection therewith. We therefore pray you to be good enough to submit the documents now sent to your ministers and request them to give us their opinion of their merits, to the end that we may bring the business, to which they refer, to a close.

Zurich (that is, Bullinger) responded in agreement with Geneva: the heresy must be expunged along with the heretic.

Quote of the Day

Prize and study the Scripture. We can have no delight in meditation on him unless we know him, and we cannot know him but by the means of his own revelation. When the revelation is despised, the revealer will be of little esteem. Men do not throw off God from being their rule till they throw off Scripture from being their guide; and God must needs be cast off from being an end when the Scripture is rejected from being a rule.  — Stephen Charnock

American Injustice Strikes Again

Another rich white kid sent home instead of being sent to prison for rape.