Author Archives: Jim

About Jim

I am a Pastor, and Lecturer in Church History and Biblical Studies at Ming Hua Theological College.

Quote of the Day

Dr Michael J. Svigel  –  Eschatology 101: “Nobody knows the day or the hour. Except that guy with no formal training and a lame website. Besides him, nobody knows.”

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We Are on the Very Edge of the August Eclipse

We get to see it, but just barely.  Just for 27 seconds.  But man am I excited about this.

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OK This is A Very, Very Cool App

The ‘From’ App– Die App ist für iOS Nutzer im Apple iTunes Shop kostenlos erhältlich – Stichwort: Reformierter Bund. Die from…- App für reformierte Frömmigkeit ist ein Projekt des Reformierten Bundes e.V. in Zusammenarbeit mit der Reformierten Kirche Zürich. Das … Continue reading

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‘The 10 Plagues’ Thrill Ride!!!

Now THAT’S a fantastic idea! The 65-year-old Australian [Ken Ham] and his partners, Mike Zovath and Mark Looy, have launched an ambitious 10-to-12-year plan to re-create a walled city from the time of Noah and a 1st-century village from the … Continue reading

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The Last Battle in Jerusalem

In Hebrew with English subtitles.

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He’s Right, There’s No Such Thing As A Literal Translation

There are just translations that are faithful to their source and translations that are not.  So he’s right when he writes A few days ago, I came across a blog post which was making a valid point about the differences … Continue reading

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RefoThursday

“War is sweet to those who have not experienced it.” ― Quoted by Erasmus in his Adages While in college in the early 2000’s I worked at a grocery store with a rather rough, calloused, and quiet individual.  He had … Continue reading

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She Should Have Gotten Jail Time

Dani Mathers earned fame posing as a nude model. She gained notoriety on the other side of the camera when she snapped a photo of an unwitting and unwilling subject — a naked 71-year-old woman in a gym locker room. … Continue reading

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The Depths of Racist Vileness

Are enfleshed in this person. A “shabby racist” who kicked a pregnant woman in the stomach, causing her to lose her baby, has been jailed for more than three years.  As Samsam Haji-Ali shouted “I’m pregnant”, David Gallacher continued his sustained attack on her outside … Continue reading

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The Look on the Pope’s Face As He Turns Towards Trump…

Is utter disdain.  Watch.

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Shifting Patterns of Reformed Tradition

The thirteen essays in this volume were all originally presented at international conferences or in public lectures.They address three main areas of inquiry, all of which, in one way or another, are of key importance in early modern historical discourse … Continue reading

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‘Mein Zwingli’

Wie viel Zwingli steckt heute noch in unseren Köpfen? Das neue UZH Magazin beleuchtet anlässlich des 500-Jahre-Jubiläums die Reformation und ihre Folgen. UZH News hat zudem bei Studierenden nachgefragt, welches Bild von Zwingli sie heute haben. And more. And be … Continue reading

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Zahl on Luther

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Signs of the Times

Oh Carl, in fact, absence of evidence is evidence of nothing.  As I’ve said for many years.

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Signs of the Times

It’s hard for righteous people to endure the presence of sin-

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Hebräische Wortforschung: Festschrift zum 80. Geburtstag von W. Baumgartner

As of this morning no information is available about the volume except that it is to appear in 2017.  Keep your eyes open, it honors a remarkable scholar. (This is an ebook edition of the previously appearing – in the … Continue reading

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Reading Catechisms, Teaching Religion

This new work by Lee Palmer Wandel has just been published- Reading Catechisms, Teaching Religion makes two broad arguments. First, the sixteenth century witnessed a fundamental transformation in Christians’, Catholic and Evangelical, conceptualization of the nature of knowledge of Christianity … Continue reading

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News From EABS

Colleagues, The deadline for the European Association of Biblical Studies Student Prize has been extended until 25th May.  The prize is worth 300EUR, and details can be found here: https://eabs.net/site/student-zone/ There are two prizes, one of which is for research … Continue reading

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Luther Underfoot Loyola

Yay Loyola!  We’ve all been there, what with wanting to jump on Luther’s back and beat him down with the love of Jesus in our hearts like you had….

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Basel 1516: Erasmus’ Edition of the New Testament

Kaspar von Greyerz/Silvana Seidel Menchi/Martin Wallraff: Preface The Novum Instrumentum 1516 and its Philological Background Mark Vessey: Basel 1514: Erasmus’ Critical Turn – Erika Rummel: Biblical Humanism – August den Hollander: Late Medieval Vernacular Bible Production in the Low Countries … Continue reading

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