Daily Archives: 18 Jan 2019

The American Injustice System Strikes Again

A Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office deputy resigned last year after it was discovered that he was under criminal investigation by the Venice Police Department for allegedly molesting a 15-year-old girl, the Herald-Tribune has learned. Jacob D. Pond, 26, was hired … Continue reading

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In case you haven’t seen this yet…

Posted in Humor

Quote of the Day

Via twitter- “… he is ignorant with the kind of ignorance that is closer to madness than a lack of education”   (ἀγνοεῖ ἄγνοιαν ἁρμόζουσαν μανίῃ μᾶλλον ἢ ἀμαθίῃ)  #Hippocrates

Posted in Modern Culture

The First of Three Posts at the Christian History Institute

The first installment by yours truly appeared today.  The next two will appear on the next two Fridays.  I hope you enjoy them.

Posted in Church History, Zwingli

Septuagint Summer School

From the IOSCS The 2019 Septuagint Summer Course, organized by Trinity Western and the John William Wevers Institute for Septuagint Studies, has been announced! From June 24-28, 2019, Dr John Screnock (University of Oxford) will be teaching on “The Septuagint, Translation and … Continue reading

Posted in Conferences

The Zwingli Film Reviewed

This is, so far as I know, the first review of the film, which just came out yesterday: Schon lange nicht mehr wurde für einen Schweizer Film so stark die Werbetrommel gerührt wie für den neuen Zwingli-Film (Kino-Start am 17.1.2019). … Continue reading

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The Council of Trent: Reform and Controversy in Europe and Beyond (1545-1700)

Exactly 450 years after the solemn closure of the Council of Trent on 4 December 1563, scholars from diverse regional, disciplinary and confessional backgrounds convened in Leuven to reflect upon the impact of this Council, not only in Europe but … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Books, Church History, Refo500, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

The Unitarian Universalist ‘Church’ in Oak Ridge

Is advertising, on its sign, their 11:15 a.m. Sunday morning ‘service’.  It’s a yoga class.  No kidding.  A yoga class.  Why do they even perpetuate the pretense of being a Church.  Why don’t they just honestly admit that they’re a … Continue reading

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An Interview with Robert Alter

In Ha’aretz.

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