Monthly Archives: February 2019

The DUMBEST Story Ever Written

And why the media should leave theology alone. Of COURSE Ignatius thought Jesus was God. That isn’t a discovery, you dimwits. We who read that essay are the dumber for having done so.

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The Economist is Staffed By Idiots

Wrong. The Economist should stick to what it knows, and it doesn’t know Christianity.

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Reformed and Cannibal

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Lawful Fasting

“A holy and lawful fast has three ends in view. We use it either to mortify and subdue the flesh, that it may not wanton, or to prepare the better for prayer and holy meditation; or to give evidence of … Continue reading

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Ponder That

“When small men begin to cast big shadows, it means that the sun is about to set.” — Lin Yutang

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Summer Greek at Newman 2019

Originally posted on Newman Research Centre for the Bible and its Reception:
First Steps into the World of New Testament Greek 1st – 5th July 2019 Newman University Would you like to hear and read the New Testament in the…

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Highpoint Church Will Give You $700,000 if You Sexually Assault a Woman

According to a local, trusted source, Highpoint Church in Memphis fired its founding pastor Chris Conlee for assaulting a female staff member. Instead of reporting the assault to the police, church leaders paid Conlee and another disgraced, sexually abusive pastor, … Continue reading

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It’s a Good Question

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Zwingli in the News: The Zwingli Conference

Here’s a little essay worth a look: An der Eröffnungsfeier der Reformationstagung  hörte der Präsident des Schweizerischen Evangelischen Kirchenbundes, Gottfried Locher, immer wieder den Namen seines Grossvaters. Denn bei der vom Institut für Reformationsgeschichte veranstalteten Reformationstagung (6.-8. Februar) strich der … Continue reading

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As I Said, Nothing Will Come of the SBC Leadership’s Handwringing

And nothing has. Because leaders in the SBC are all beholden to the ‘mega church’ mentality and consequently aren’t willing to condemn the personality cults that make pastoral and staff abuse of minors and others possible. Greear et al are … Continue reading

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The Future of the United Methodist Church

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The death of the Apostle Paul

Originally posted on Newman Research Centre for the Bible and its Reception:
How, where and when did the Apostle Paul die? The short answer is, we are not really sure. Although the Paul remains a very significant figure, we actually…

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Why? Because It Pleased Him to Do It

You may quibble with Calvin’s conclusions but you can’t accuse him of inconsistency or lack of logic when he writes, in connection with the damnation of the reprobate: Foolish men raise many grounds of quarrel with God, as if they … Continue reading

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DER HEILIGE DER HUGENOTTEN: Zum 500. Geburtstag von Gaspard de Coligny

Den Namen Gaspard de Coligny würden heute nicht einmal mehr die Hugenotten kennen. Wenn er nicht das zweifelhafte Glück gehabt hätte, am richtigen Ort zur richtigen Zeit ermordet worden zu sein. Give it a read.

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Anabaptism Today

Today is the launch of a new Journal, Anabaptism Today, edited by Lloyd Pietersen.  Give it a look.  With thanks to Richard Goode for the heads up.

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Augustine Infected Even Luther With His Ridiculous Views of Sex

In one of his sermons Luther remarked The flesh hangs around my neck together with the old Adam, who fell in Paradise ‹and is inborn in us›, whom we lug about in this life and cannot be rid of until … Continue reading

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Call for Papers Deadline Extension

The deadline for submitting short paper proposals for the Ninth Annual RefoRC Conference, May 15-17, 2019 at Fscire in Bologna has been extended to April 1, 2019. The conference is open to individual short paper presentations (20 minutes presentation, 10 … Continue reading

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Just Because, Again

The participle is found still more abundantly used as an additional clause in the sentence, either referring to a noun (or pronoun) employed in the same sentence and in agreement with it (the conjunctive participle), or used independently and then … Continue reading

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Just Because

The oblique cases of the Pers. pron. appear in the form of suffixes to nouns, verbs, and particles. (a) Suffixes to nouns are in gen., and are equivalent to our possessive pron. Gen. 4:1 אִשְׁתּוֹ his wife, 4:10 אָחִיךָ thy … Continue reading

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More Pentebabbleist Nutbaggery

South Africa funeral firm to sue pastor for ‘resurrection stunt’ A group of funeral directors in South Africa say they will sue a self-styled prophet who claims to have resurrected a dead man.  A viral video of Pastor Alph Lukau shows … Continue reading

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