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Daily Archives: 12 Sep 2019
If you get your theology from tee-shirts… well you’re a heretic.
Articles like this: Translating Job as Befits a Great Ancient Work. No biblical text challenges the interpreter more than the Book of Job. It abounds in otherwise unknown words and expressions; its discourse and poetry are often dense; it draws … Continue reading
This report, with its many tweeted reactions, is scorching. And Falwell deserves it and more.
“In the last resort I do not trust any theological teacher—except perhaps a professional in exegesis or history—who has not spent a long time as a pastor, visited the old and sick, buried children and young people and had to … Continue reading
I’ve been thinking about the events in American history that we are constantly told we should remember. ‘Remember the Alamo.’ ‘Remember Pearl Harbor’. ‘Remember 9/11’. And I’ve been wondering exactly why it is that we should do so. The answer, … Continue reading
“Our fine, erect, muscular athletes … hardly make a shadow of a footmark in their swift passage, whose words are in their fists and their reasoning in their heels, who either know nothing of apostolic poverty and the hardness of … Continue reading
At Luther’s table … there was talk about the writings of the church fathers on the Bible and how these left the reader in uncertainty. He [Martin Luther] responded, “I’m not allowed to make judgments about them because they’re writers … Continue reading
Did you run it over, rip it open, shove it around, and then drop it in some sort of book mangler before you hastily shoved it back in its box and then taped it to death? Pretty awful handling there, … Continue reading