Daily Archives: 30 Oct 2019

The History and Meaning of ‘Evangelical’

The earliest usage of the term ‘evangelische’ was used by Luther’s opponents the Roman Catholics to denounce his rather un-Catholic understanding of salvation (justification).  These ‘Evangelicals’ preached a Gospel centered on the death and resurrection of Christ by which they … Continue reading

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Just Some Random Pictures…

Of an odd drink, a couple of days worth of Fitbit activity, and some buildings and signs.  And if you’re wondering, the Coke apple is vile.

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Glarus Loved Zwingli, For the Most Part…

Except, of course, the lovers of war who despised his anti-mercenary service sentiments.  Accordingly, his biographer notes, that even when he took up residence in Einsiedeln in October of 1516, that technically … he remained pastor of Glarus till he … Continue reading

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Ein Meilenstein der Verlagsgeschichte: Meyers kritisch-exegetischer Kommentar über das Neue Testament

Als im Jahre 1827 der Verlag Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht mit dem Dorfpfarrer Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer einen Vertrag über die Herausgabe einer griechisch-deutschen Ausgabe des Neuen Testaments in zwei Abteilungen sowie eines zweibändigen Kommentars zu den neutestamentlichen Schriften abschloss, war … Continue reading

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A Lovely Evening Out

Dinner with some of the students was really enjoyable and a visit to a viewing platform was amazing.  And riding in a jag on the way back to the school… well that was very cool too.

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On Reformation Day Tomorrow Don’t Read ABOUT the Reformers, Read the Reformers

Hop over here and read Zwingli. And here you can read Calvin. And over here, Luther. It’s well and good to read about the Reformers in secondary sources. But there’s nothing like reading the Reformers themselves, in their own words. … Continue reading

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Luther Never Nailed Anything to any Door…

Here’s an essay on the topic that you need to read as we stand once more on the cusp of Luther-Madness.  It ends like this: All this matters because the image of Luther at the door has so much shaped … Continue reading

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Luther the Ineffective

Luther’s battle against indulgences was a miserable failure.  Not only did the Church continue the practice of indulgence granting then, it continues to the present unhindered and still widely observed-

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In the Study With Martin Luther and His Friends on the 10th Anniversary of The 95 Theses

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Around and About Before Dinner

I’m astonished at the traffic both auto and foot-  there are no protest interruptions anywhere near Central Hong Kong and there haven’t been at all since I’ve been here.

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All of the Above…

I thought I wasn’t having issues… but… Jet lag symptoms may include: Disturbed sleep — such as insomnia, early waking or excessive sleepiness. Daytime fatigue. Difficulty concentrating or functioning at your usual level. Stomach problems, constipation or diarrhea. A general feeling … Continue reading

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The Seminar Gang

All went well today in discussions of Paul.  We didn’t make it through much of his work, but we all learned quite well that the work of NTW is a dead end. Glory. Tomorrow, the Book of Hebrews and other … Continue reading

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Doing My Part

By eating non environment damaging eggs-

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