Daily Archives: 8 Sep 2019

The Mega Church Belief Matching Guarantee

Lifeline Community Church’s Pastor of Business Development confirmed Friday that the 5,000-member congregation would now be offering a belief-matching guarantee, promising to lower its doctrinal standard to meet whatever any competing congregation believes, “or your money back.” Church visitors are … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

When you read ancient Christians, you notice: We talk a lot about Christ sharing in our sufferings. They talk more about our sharing in his. – Andrew Wilson The difference between the ancient Church and the modern in one simple … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

A temptation for professors is to think about their reputation with other professors in their field, while forgetting that their greatest influence is upon their students, which reminds us why we are called to faithfulness. We are influencing the next … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Birth-iversary of Peter Martyr Vermigli

Today marks the anniversary of Vermigli’s birth, on 8 September 1499 (or 1500- there is some debate about the year).  His numerous writings are still very much worth reading.  Encyclopedia Brittanica describes him thusly: The son of a prosperous shoemaker, … Continue reading

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Erasmus Didn’t Appreciate Zwingli’s “Archeteles”, But He Didn’t Read it Either

“I have read some pages of your apology [Archeteles]. I beseech you for the sake of the glory of the Gospel, which I know you would favour and which we all who bear the name of Christ ought to favour, … Continue reading

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Reform of Poor Relief: Today With Zwingli

Zwingli manifested his independent and reforming spirit by criticising the department of outdoor relief in the city, and proposing on September 8, 1520, that the public alms should hereafter be given only to those who had been investigated, and could … Continue reading

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