Monthly Archives: October 2018

My Brief Blurb on Philip’s Final Book

Some time before he passed, whilst we were discussing his book and whilst I was lending a tiny hand in proofing it, Philip asked me to offer a blurb.  I did.  Equinox has tweeted it:

@EQUINOXPUB — ‘This is the book I would have written had I the intelligence and skill-of-pen that Professor Davies possesses. I will require it for all of my undergraduate courses in both Old and New Testament.’ — Jim West

Pre-order here:

I wouldn’t change a word.  I think you’ll enjoy it as much as I did while working through it.

The GOP and the Nazi Party are now One and The Same

And that isn’t me saying so, it’s a Republican Congressman saying so.  The Party of Lincoln and Reagan is dead.

The Role of Women in Zurich’s Reformation

If you’re in Zurich, go to this:

Meanwhile, In Italian Fascist-Land…

She thinks it’s funny-  I think she’s damned.

This is Why I Just Can’t Even, Even, with Politicians And their Theological Dilettantism

She has no idea what the Bible means, what Christianity teaches, or what Christian theology is about.  Dilettante.

Politicians need to stay in their lane and do their little political silly things and keep their defiled hands off of Scripture.

Context of Scripture

Just FYI-

Joan and Helen

St Paul’s tweets

*Tomorrow!* Hear the evidence for Jesus’ female disciples and women’s ministry in the early church. Professors Helen Bond and @profjoantaylor speak @StPaulsLondon Free, 6.30pm. More info and free tickets here

Declaring our Independence

When the government engages in a long series of abuses & usurpations & demonstrates a design to reduce the people to serve under despotism, it is the right of the people – no, it is their duty – to throw off that government.

The Declaration of Independence

Lest You Imagine that the Vice President is any Less Deplorable

They’re All Vomit Inducing, So They All Are Probably True…

PRRD Is Back in Print and Available

It’s a miracle.

NB– You can get it here for $150.

Signs of the Times

Photo by NYT photographer Doug Mills, in a S. Illinois airport hanger on the day that 11 people lost their lives while praying in their Pittsburgh synagogue

A Warning To Those Who Would Kill: You Will Hang on The Gallows You Make

We have been sold, my people and I, to be destroyed, to be killed, and to be annihilated. Had we been sold as male and female slaves, I would have held my tongue, although the enemy could never compensate for the king’s loss.

So King Ahasuerus answered and said to Queen Esther, “Who is he, and where is he, who would dare presume in his heart to do such a thing?”   And Esther said, “The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman!” So Haman was terrified before the king and queen.  Then the king arose in his wrath from the banquet of wine and went into the palace garden; but Haman stood before Queen Esther, pleading for his life, for he saw that evil was determined against him by the king. When the king returned from the palace garden to the place of the banquet of wine, Haman had fallen across the couch where Esther was. Then the king said, “Will he also assault the queen while I am in the house?” As the word left the king’s mouth, they covered Haman’s face.

Now Harbonah, one of the eunuchs, said to the king, “Look! The gallows, fifty cubits high, which Haman made for Mordecai, who spoke good on the king’s behalf, is standing at the house of Haman.” Then the king said, “Hang him on it!” So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the king’s wrath subsided.  — (Est. 7:4-10)

Remember This- Loads of Germans Resisted Hitler and His Nazi Scum

Here’s just one of thousands of stories:

Einladung zur Verleihung des Ehrentitels „Gerechter unter den Völkern“ an Lothar und Johanna Kreyssig
Der Gründer der kirchlichen Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste (ASF), Lothar Kreyssig (1898-1986), wird gemeinsam mit seiner Frau Johanna posthum von der israelischen Holocaust-Gedenkstätte Yad Vashem als „Gerechter unter den Völkern“ geehrt. Nach Angaben der Israelischen Botschaft versteckte und versorgte das Ehepaar Kreyssig die Jüdin Gertrud Prochownik von November 1944 bis zum Kriegsende in seinem Haus und retteten ihr so das Leben.

Zur Verleihung des Ehrentitels an das Ehepaar Kreyssig lädt die Israelische Botschaft gemeinsam mit der Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste am 30. Oktober zu einer Yad-Vashem-Feierstunde in das Berliner Centrum Judaicum ein. Der israelische Botschafter Jeremy Issacharoff wird die Yad-Vashem-Medaille und die Ehrenurkunde an die Angehörigen von Johanna und Lothar Kreyssig überreichen. An der Ehrung werden neben dem Enkelsohn, Martin Kreyssig, auch die Enkeltöchter von Gertrud Prochownik, Jenny und Julie Krausz teilnehmen.

Weitere Informationen zu Lothar und Johanna Kreyssig finden Sie unter

You can read many, MANY more here.  And you should.  Especially if you’re the historically ignorant sort that constantly drones on in generalities about how ‘The Germans’ just went along with Hitler and how Luther and Lutherans were to blame.

If Only We Lived in a World Where This Were Really Our Practice

Alas.  We don’t.

Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.  Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.  — (Phil. 2:3-4)

Punishment for Greed in the 15th Century

What do you know, a picture really is worth 1000 words.  We need to bring these back!

How to find Qumran Cave 2Q


The Leverhulme International Network Project for the Study of Dispersed Qumran Cave Artefacts and Archival Sources

Thanks to Alexander Schick, to whom we are very grateful, we now have excellent pictures of the location of Cave 2Q. These are provided for any specialists visiting the Qumran area. The proximity of 2Q and 1Q is shown here also. If you wish to use these photographs, please contact Alexander Schick,

Area 1Q and 2Q Alexander Schick Sylt Arrows black web

Cave 2Q close up.

2Q Close up Circle web Schick

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The Pittsburgh Terrorist Actually Believes He’s a Christian!

How deluded can you be?  Here we have a perfect example of the fact that Satan can quote Scripture out of context too…

Signs of the Times

And that’s why the Pittsburgh terrorist and the pipe bomb terrorist (I refuse to name them) are ‘deranged’ or ‘mentally ill’ and not what they are- terrorists.  Evil, sickening, terrorists.

Lecture Announcement

Sonntagsvortrag im Melanchthonhaus am 11. November, um 17 Uhr
Der Toleranzgedanke und der Protestantismus
Es spricht Pfr. Dr. Hendrik Stössel, Theologischer Referent der EMA

Pfarrer Dr. Hendrik Stössel, hält am 11. November, um 17 Uhr den Sonntagsvortrag im Melanchthonhaus. Er spricht zum Thema „Der Toleranzgedanke und der Protestantismus“ und schlägt dabei den Bogen zu aktuellen politischen Debatten.

Zum Einstieg stellt er die grundlegende Frage: Was bedeutet Toleranz? Klar ist für ihn: Wenn alles gleich gültig ist, ist alles gleichgültig. Deshalb signalisiere der in der Öffentlichkeit immer drängender und lauter werdende Ruf nach Werten zumindest dies als eine Art Konsens: Vielfalt allein scheint offenbar keine Strategie, eine lebenswerte, humane Gesellschaft zu organisieren, weder im Großen noch im Kleinen. Aus diesem Grund endet das individuelle Recht auf Selbstverwirklichung in der Regel dort, wo die Rechte anderer Menschen berührt werden. Was also kann die evangelische Tradition zu den aktuellen Debatten über den Pluralismus und seine Grenzen beitragen?

Der Eintritt zum Sonntagsvortrag ist frei. Die Veranstaltung wird von der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Literaturland Baden-Württemberg unterstützt.

Über eine Veröffentlichung der Notiz würden wir uns sehr freuen.