Author Archives: Jim

About Jim

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

I Need This Book…. NEED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I. Need. It.

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Riding for Free

To all the folk riding the coattails of those who are doing all the work and providing all the funding to keep ministries around this country going, you should take a few minutes out of your day to thank the … Continue reading

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And Now For Something Completely Different

via George Takei

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Spineless Politicians or Spineless Theologians: Which Is Worse?

We often excoriate spineless politicians but equally excremental, and in truth more so, are the silent theologians and biblical scholars who can’t be bothered with addressing wrongs in society. They are worse than any spineless politician because their job IS … Continue reading

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Do You Support the GOP?

Well unless you’re super rich, it doesn’t support you.

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A Great and Remarkable Analogy: The Onto-Typology of Jonathan Edwards

Edwards proposed that natural types in all of creation served as a communication or language of God, pointing to the antitypes of divine truths. These types are shown to exist all the way down to the cellular and molecular levels of nature. … Continue reading

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Luther Has Something to Say to the Priests of Molech

For you are an excellent person, as skillful, clever, and versed in Holy Scripture as a cow in a walnut tree or a sow on a harp. — Martin Luther

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It’s Time For the GOP To Step Up And Act Like Adults

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Luther Has Something to Say to The SBC’s Seminaries Concerning their Views on Critical Race Theory

All Christians should be on guard against your antichristian poison. — Martin Luther

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The Bible in the Arts: 2020

This resource continues to provide extremely useful materials- Martin O’Kane, The Prophet Elijah in Art: Explorations and Appropriations Karolien Vermeulen, Listening to Jael – On Podcasts, Gender, and Violence Herbert Specht, Salvador Dalí: Biblia Sacra. Grundsätzliche Überlegungen über die Zuordnung … Continue reading

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52 Days of the Heidelberg Catechism: Day 16

Lord’s Day 16 Q. Why was it necessary for Christ to humble himself even “unto death”? A. Because with respect to the justice and truth of God, satisfaction for our sins could be made no otherwise, than by the death … Continue reading

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Job’s No Good, Very Bad Day

I am wasting away, my life is not unending; leave me then, for my days are but a breath. What are human beings that you should take them so seriously, subjecting them to your scrutiny, that morning after morning you should examine … Continue reading

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Anti-Semitism and Religious Violence as Flawed Interpretations of the Gospel of John

New over at Bible and Interpretation: Yes, John’s narrative carries a good deal of religious invective—a factor of heated debates with religious leaders in Jerusalem and/or a diaspora setting—but one must go against the clearly counter-violent presentation of Jesus in … Continue reading

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Luther, to the US Congress

If you who are assembled in a council are so frivolous and irresponsible as to waste time and money on unnecessary questions, when it is the business of a council to deal only with the important and necessary matters, we … Continue reading

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Luther, to the Prophets of Baal

You act and speak as a bride of the devil, expressing what the devil inspires. All blasphemous words of this kind are nothing but childish, mad, sacrilegious ideas, and lies which are not worthy of answer.  – Martin Luther

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Luther, To the President of America

You poisonous loudmouth. – Martin Luther

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Luther, to the Selfish Billionaires of America

May your grain spoil in the barn, your beer in the cellar, your cattle perish in the stall. Yes, your entire hoard ought to be consumed by rust so that you will never enjoy it. – Martin Luther

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Luther to the Politicians of America

God has punished you by making you incapable of understanding truth, virtue, or honor, thus handing you over to the devil to tell nothing but lies, indeed, to do all that is evil, and to upset all that is good. … Continue reading

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Everyone Talking About Trump’s ‘Pardons’ Needs To Read the Requirements

And calm down. Federal convictions only Five-year waiting period required Credit status and civil lawsuits Character references If you think Trump and family will meet all of those and the other requirements, then do carry on.

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While Luther Played With the Kids, Melanchthon Taught One of them To Shoot His Crossbow at the Christmas Tree…

Ah, Christian art… you have to love it… or not. That kid is going to put someone’s eye out.  Hey Philipp, we don’t shoot our crossbows in the house!

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