Monthly Archives: August 2019


Thus says the LORD, Behold, I am bringing disaster upon them that they cannot escape. Though they cry to me, I will not listen to them. Then the cities of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem will go and cry … Continue reading

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The NRA and Texas

@TheDailyEdge “When you get 10 pro-2nd Amendment bills to the governor and he signs them all, I would rank it up there with one of the most successful sessions we’ve had.” NRA Texas lobbyist, June, 2019.

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Unwanted Sermons and The Loss of Witness

When the Church turned its nose up at sermons like ‘Sinners in the hands of an angry God’ to appease the world, it lost itself.

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There’s No Such Thing as a Christian ‘Sex Shop’

In spite of any claim to the contrary.  Sex, for Christians, is the good gift of God to be enjoyed within the context of marriage.  Between two people.  Not one person and artificial products.  The use of implements as a … Continue reading

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Today With Zwingli: How Eck Faked Knowledge of the Biblical Languages He Didn’t Possess

On August 31, 1526, Zwingli wrote a very gossipy letter full of information, telling how Eck used at Baden the Complutensian Polyglot, which had the Latin version side by side with the Hebrew and the Greek, and so by apparently … Continue reading

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Vermigli on the Law and the Gospel

Reformation Italy writes The Italian Reformer Peter Martyr Vermigli (1499-1562) said that “Whatsoever things are contained in the holy Scriptures should be referred unto two principal heads, the law and the gospel.” (Commentary on the book of Judges, London, 1564, … Continue reading

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What it Looks Like When False Teachers Talk About Theology

Instead of being accurate, they prefer to be crass and imbecilic.  If you’re unsure of why the ELCA is dying, look no further.  Bolz-Weber and her ilk are killing it off as fast as they can.

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Quote of the Day

Thus, it seems that original sin is a hereditary depravity and corruption of our nature that ranges over all parts of the soul, which first exposes us to the wrath of God and then produces what Scripture calls “the works … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times

From 15 years back…

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Karl Barth: He Wasn’t a Universalist Like Origen. He Was Worse

Karl Barth has been charged with teaching Universalism. When he denies this he is not altogether wrong. He knows too much about the not particularly illustrious theologians who have taught this doctrine of Apokatastasis in Christian history to be willing to allow himself to be … Continue reading

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It’s True of Academics Too

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A Chart of Bible Translations

Fairly often people will ask what translation of the Bible is a good one to read and which to avoid.  In my estimation, the Revised English Bible (REB) is the very best, most faithfully accurate, most reliable, most readable translation.  … Continue reading

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Zwingli’s View of the Apocrypha

An interesting proof of the extent of Zwingli’s reputation is a letter written to him from Ghent by John Cousard, who signs himself in Greek, “Bishop of the Brethren of the Common Life,” lamenting that Zwingli wrote so much in … Continue reading

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What Erasmus Thought of ‘Lutherans’

“All have these five words always on their lips: evangel, God’s Word, faith, Christ, and Spirit, and yet I see many behave so that I cannot doubt them to be possessed by the devil.” – Erasmus in a letter of 1524 … Continue reading

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The FBI Needs to Stop this Lunatic

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The Truth About the Monetization of Higher Ed

In two tweets-

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The Academic Book Blurb

#AcademicBlurbTemplate – ‘___________’s new book on _____________ will change the way the subject is understood for many years to come. I cannot recommend _______________ too highly.’

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So Much Winning

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The Moral of That Story is, Read the WHOLE Review for Yourself

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More Pentebabbleist Nutbaggery: ‘Educated Women Make Terrible Wives and Mothers’

Pentebabbleists gonna babble I reckon. GOP Rep. Sean Duffy announced he’s resigning from Congress because his wife, Fox News commentator Rachel Campos-Duffy is pregnant with their ninth child — a child who will likely have to undergo heart surgery soon … Continue reading

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