Daily Archives: 3 Sep 2019

‘At Least It Didn’t Happen Here…’

I get sick every time someone talks about how glad they are that something bad didnt happen to them without greater sadness that it did happen to someone else. ‘Whew, at least it wasnt here’ disgusts me. Disgusts. Me. Selfish … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

This Is What I See When Anyone Talks About their Podcast…

This is every podcaster. Every single one.

Posted in Modern Culture

It’s a Shame These so called ‘Prayer Warriors’ Couldn’t Bother to Be Concerned for the Bahamas

Posted in Modern Culture

Of Course He Is

A South Carolina man who founded one of the nation’s biggest conversion therapy ministries has something to say: he’s gay. The Post and Courier reports Hope for Wholeness founder McKrae Game came out of the closet this summer, nearly two years after … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times

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Todd Courser: Total Depravity By a Teaparty Moralist…

This guy… A wretch among wretches.

Posted in Modern Culture, Total Depravity

The Devastation in the Bahamas is Unimaginable

@NPR A new commercial satellite image shows just how much of Grand Bahama Island is underwater after days of torrential rain and massive storm surge from Hurricane Dorian. Left image: Taken before Dorian on April 16. Right image: Taken yesterday.

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New Works to Watch For

https://www.vandenhoeck-ruprecht-verlage.com/themen-entdecken/geschichte/geschichte-des-20.-jahrhunderts/52795/christlicher-antisemitismus-im-20-jahrhundert?c=1422 https://www.vandenhoeck-ruprecht-verlage.com/themen-entdecken/theologie-und-religion/kirchengeschichte/2646/latomus-and-luther?c=1422 https://www.vandenhoeck-ruprecht-verlage.com/themen-entdecken/theologie-und-religion/kirchengeschichte/4537/paul-althaus-karl-barth-emil-brunner

Posted in Books, Church History, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

OK, No Matter What Vile Rumors You Hear, I Am NOT a Crisis…

NOT A CRISIS! Dannggit…

Posted in Modern Culture

Rebranding the Church….

Posted in Theology

Wrong. Have You Never Heard of, For Instance, Theodore of Mopsuestia? Or Jerome?

This is what happens when you have a blind hermeneutical commitment and are unwilling to recognize your own error.

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Christian Women in the Patristic World: Their Influence, Authority, and Legacy in the Second through Fifth Centuries

From facing wild beasts in the arena to governing the Roman Empire, Christian women–as preachers and philosophers, martyrs and empresses, virgins and mothers–influenced the shape of the church in its formative centuries. Christian Women in the Patristic World provides in a … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Church History

A New Series Has Launched

Edited by the inestimable Emanuel Pfoh. Discourses in Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Studies This series presents different studies of interpretative discourses, cultural representations and historiographical ideologies about the societies of the ancient Near East, ancient Egypt and Biblical scenarios … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Studies Resources, Books, Equinox

You Should Attend if you are In England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, or the European Union

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How The President* Responds to Mass Shootings, a Raging Fire, and An Impending Hurricane

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Multiple Murderer, at 14

A 14-year-old boy confessed to shooting all five members of his family in an Alabama residence, authorities said.  The teen was “assisting investigators in locating the weapon, a 9mm handgun that he said he tossed nearby,” the Limestone County Sheriff’s … Continue reading

Posted in Total Depravity

Against the ‘Invocation of the Saints’

I have seen meanwhile a pamphlet by a certain great theologian§ among the French (if you take him at his own valuation), but I have been prevented from reading it carefully both by my occupations and by pity for the … Continue reading

Posted in Zwingli

Today With Zwingli: A Letter from Oecolampadius

Pax Christi tecum, mi frater. Non est, quod nos perturbet obsistentium nobis ferocia. Annon pacem, ut pręcepit dominus [Luc. 10. 5. 6], pręfati sumus? Nonne de gloria domini agitur? Quos parentes? quos amicos? quos doctores? quam creaturam agnoscemus? Nequaquam essemus … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Zwingli

The PZ Myers/Epstein Connection: Or, Where did PZ Myers Go?

Originally posted on Shadow To Light:
In a previous posting, we saw a group picture of John Brockman with atheists Dawkins, Dennett, and Pinker aboard Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet. They were flying to a conference where Dawkins would give birth…

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More Forged Scrolls in a Major Collection

My colleague Torleif Elgvin and I just published a paper in which we discuss Dead Sea Scrolls forgeries in the Schøyen Collection. In this paper, we offer a global assessment of all Dead Sea Scrolls in the Schøyen collection. Several … Continue reading

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