Daily Archives: 30 Jan 2019
Prof Sallmann doesn’t agree with Groebner’s negative assessment. That’s 0 for 2 so far.
No one wants Chris raised from the dead. Via Jamie Davies, who uses as Greek /English by Nestle-Aland.
“…see to it that you hold reason in check and do not follow her beautiful cogitations. Throw dirt in her face and make her ugly.”
Reason, as good, beautiful, and useful as she is, can become, again in Luther’s words, a ‘whore’ which leads astray. Trust God, not self and certainly not the idols created by your own mind. Trusting something your mind invents is the most foolhardy of all the follies. After all, reason isn’t God, God is. Reason isn’t infallible and can only be trusted so far.
This is singularly bad advice. First of all, there were 1800 years of Christian preaching before Spurgeon and things carried on well enough. Second, when you model yourself and your sermons after a preacher you deny God’s choice of you. God calls you to be you, he doesn’t call you to be like someone else. It is always singularly bad theologically to decide to emulate someone else. Paul may have said ‘imitate me’ but Spurgeon isn’t Paul and you won’t be either.
Don’t try to be someone else. Or like someone else. If God wanted your congregation to hear the likes of Spurgeon he would have planted them in London whilst Spurgeon was rambling on in his grating annoying way. Every preacher is like a snowflake- individual and made to be such, for their own time and place and not for someone else’s.
Be yourself. Forget making rules from or adopting rules from someone else who preaches.
The great leader writes on facebook-
SECSOR has moved to a college/university venue. SECSOR 2019 will be held on the campus of East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. There are many hotels near campus. Attendees will make their own hotel reservations. There will be a link available soon for you to purchase an ECU parking permit that will be good for the entire conference (March 8-10, 2019) for $5.00. The parking permit must be purchased through ECU’s link that will be available soon.
Personally, I think making your own hotel arrangements is the way to go. Conference hotel costs always include a cut for the conference organizers or the third party booking agents they use, which means your costs are higher.
All the details are here.
This little article about Zwingli and the Bible is SUPER. Give it a read through.
The Council of the City of Geneva was serious about carrying Reform forward, so on 30 January, 1537, it passed a decree as follows:
… ‘those persons who had children at schools not in Geneva, should have them brought into that town or placed in other Christian schools; that otherwise the said children would be deprived of citizenship.’
Or, in other words, educate your children in the faith or they will lose their citizenship. Oh for the good old days…