Daily Archives: 10 Sep 2019

The Best Analogy for Translating I’ve Yet Seen

Via twitter

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Bullinger, on Suicide: Or, Why You Need to Read W.P. Stephens’ ‘The Theology of Heinrich Bullinger’

Stephens writes With suicide Bullinger begins with those whose minds are sound, but who, governed by impatience, greed, and weariness of life, do not turn to God but kill themselves in their despair. They are, he says, the most wretched … Continue reading

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Here’s Your Dilly, Joe

Joe is what happens when ignorant dilettantism meets biblical proclamation.  So, in recognition of your utter unsuitedness to any sort of pastoral task, here’s your Dilly, Joe!

Posted in Dilettante, Dilly the Dilettante Award, pseudo-christianity, pseudo-theology | 1 Comment

Crowds, Jesus and Jocks

Watching jocks walk through clamoring crowds who pine with outstretched hands just to touch them is as close as you’ll ever get to seeing what people were like around Jesus. Think about that a few seconds.

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Bullinger: On All the Calamaties That Can Befall Us

First … it is requisite to lay before our eyes and reckon up the several kinds and especial sorts of mortal men’s calamities. The evils verily are innumerable, which daily fall upon our necks; but those which do most usually … Continue reading

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So Basically I Never Have to Say I’m Sorry

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Hymns That I Can Sing

via Christian Brady.

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I Like This Painting: I think my Great Grandpa is in It!

It shows Luther bowing to Charles V at the Diet of Augsburg and Melanchthon waiting at the foot of the steps.  But it also shows 3 very angry Catholic prelates.  The middle one is my favorite.  He won’t even look … Continue reading

Posted in Church History

An Interview With Paolo Astorri

Refo500 writes Paolo Astorri wrote his dissertation on Lutheran Theology and Contract Law in Early Modern Germany (ca. 1520-1720). We interviewed him about his book. What has Christian spirituality to do with law? The Church has always been connected with law. Christ … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Church History, Refo500

The Bee Stings the Scripture-less Pulpiteers

Local pastor Adam Davis dutifully carries his leather-bound Bible to the pulpit every Sunday morning, and then proceeds to preach for twenty-five minutes without ever opening or referencing the book, sources confirmed Saturday. “It’s a really nice looking Bible,” one … Continue reading

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Quakers, Christian Slavery, and White Supremacy

This is a FASCINATING essay.  You simply must read it.

Posted in Church History

The Trial and Crucifixion of Jesus: Texts and Commentary

This may be of interest to folk: The significance of Jesus’ death is apparent from the space that Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John devote to the Passion narrative, from the emphasis of many speeches in the book of Acts, and … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Studies Resources, Book Review, Books, Hendrickson

Jerry Falwell Sporting His Unbuttoned Clubbing Shirt Complete With 80’s Chain!

The girl behind him is all of us.

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Never Forget- Especially in Times Like These- That Truth Matters

Fight to the death for truth, and the Lord God will war on your side. (Sir. 4:28)

Posted in Bible

Luther Laments Contempt of Preaching

In discussions with friends around the table, Martin Luther observed “It was said in Lochau that six hundred of the richest parishes in the diocese of Würzburg are vacant. He [Luther] commented, “This will have bad consequences. It will happen … Continue reading

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Martin Luther’s Open Letter to Robert Jeffress, Jerry Falwell Jr, Eric Metaxas, and Franklin Graham

You are a wolf and apostle of Satan. Martin Luther

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If You’re in Hong Kong

Book Launch We would like to invite you to our book launch on September, 18, 2018 (Wednesday) at the Bishop’s House (1 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong)  from 17:30-19:00 to celebrate the publication of Thy Kingdom Come: A Photographic … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Church History

Luther and Clerical Support

On 10 September, 1538 Luther remarked concerning the failure of the parishes to support their pastors- “This will have bad consequences. It will happen among us, too, if contempt for the Word and its ministers continues to be so great. … Continue reading

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