Author Archives: Jim

About Jim

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

Meeter Center Scholarships

The Meeter Center is delighted to announce that they have a new fellowship available starting in 2018-19. Thanks to the generosity of the Meeter family, a fellowship of $,3500 for a month to six weeks’ research at the Meeter Center … Continue reading

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Single Payer Insurance For All Americans is Easy to Fund

#SinglePayer is easy to fund- cut what’s needed from #Congress

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My Current Mood Is…

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Zwingli Was Wrong about Two Things: Infant Baptism and Mary

Concerning the second, today is the anniversary of the publication of his sermon titled “The Perpetual Virginity of Mary the Mother of Jesus Christ our Saviour,” which thesis Zwingli maintained, and thus adds his name to the honoured roll of … Continue reading

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My Current Mood Is…

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What Sort of Undesirables Occupy the Ministry

I am ashamed and sorry to rehearse what a censure for reformation of manners remains in the church. The thing itself cries put, and experience witnesses that unworthy persons are not shut out from this holy ministry; for without difference … Continue reading

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A Bullinger Gallery

To mark his passing-

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The Anniversary of Bullinger’s Death

Today marks the anniversary of Bullinger’s death.  So, to remember the greatest second generation Reformer, here’s a brief biography: HENRY BULLINGER, the fifth child of Henry Bullinger and Anna Widerkehr1, was born on the 18th of July, 1504, at Bremgarten, … Continue reading

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Not Every Expositor is of Equal Quality

Heinrich Bullinger astutely remarked There may be one that expoundeth very darkly, and another expoundeth more plainly: this man hitteth the mark, he comes not near it: and this man applieth the place which he handleth very fitly, some other … Continue reading

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The World Isn’t Ending September 23

And if you believe it is because some dilettantish ‘numerologists’ say so, you’re as unhinged as they are.

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Eep Talstra Centre for Bible and Computer 40th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrating 40 years of Bible and Computer The ETCBC (Eep Talstra Centre for Bible and Computer, VU Amsterdam) organizes its special anniversary celebration: ETCBC≥40. This will take place on 31 October 2017 with a special meeting featuring presentations by Talstra … Continue reading

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Furtick’s ‘Church’ Given the Bee Treatment

And fairly because Furtick is all about appearances- and just about that.  Form over substance is elevated at ‘Elevation’.  But that’s to be expected since it is essentially a personality cult. A middle-aged homeless man who attempted to sit in … Continue reading

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These Pentebabbleists Are Stark Raving Mad…

And they know nothing of God, Christian faith, theology, Scripture, or truth. Right-wing commentator Josh Bernstein posted a video recently in which he suggested that God is opposed to the removal of Confederate monuments and is divinely intervening to prevent them from … Continue reading

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The Bee Stings Intolerant Tolerants…

After procuring a confession that he believed in the doctrine of biblical inerrancy and charging him with the capital crimes of dogmatism, closed-mindedness, and fundamentalism, authorities at St. John’s Episcopal Church condemned and then burned member Richard Livingston at the … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“Mensch, du bist nicht von dir selbst entsprungen, sondern von dem ewigen und allmächtigen Gott…”  — Johannes Tauler

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If You’re In Australia, You Should Attend This


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If You Missed ‘Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World’…

You have a week to watch it on the PBS website.  After that, I suppose they’ll sell you a DVD.  As I’ve noted elsewhere, it’s worth watching even if it does have a few minor issues.

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What is Brotherly Love…

I could tell you my view but here’s Phil Long on the question.

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Another Sandusky Is Headed to Prison for Molesting Children

And it’s Jerry’s son, Jeffrey. One of the sons of former Penn State football assistant coach Jerry Sandusky has pleaded guilty to 14 counts of child sexual abuse in Centre County, Pa. The Centre Daily Times reports that the younger Sandusky was charged … Continue reading

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