Category Archives: Theology

The Baby Baptizers Like to Compare Baptism to Circumcision, But the Bible Never Does… Isn’t that Funny

Paul compares baptism to death.  Cf Romans 6.  And Paul compares circumcision of the flesh to circumcision of the heart.  Cf Galatians.  But Paul never, not once, anywhere, compares circumcision to baptism or baptism to circumcision. And do you know … Continue reading

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Blessed Zwingli: On The Fiction of Purgatory and the Reality of Hell

I believe that the figment of purgatorial fire is as much an affront to the redemption of Christ freely granted to us as it has been a lucrative business to its authors. For if it be necessary by punishments and … Continue reading

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Get Off My Back, Calvin…

It behooves us to conform ourselves to His example, striving to do good to those who are unworthy of it, just as He causes his sun to shine on the evil and the good. Thus hatred and Christianity are things … Continue reading

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Study Theology This Summer With The Faculty of Newman U.

Newman University’s Theology and Philosophy department are excited to introduce TRS Summer Wednesdays – a series of webinars for those interested in studying the subject area at University. Held across 4 weeks in June/July, each session will get students thinking … Continue reading

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The Church in the Genevan Confession of John Calvin

While there is one only Church of Jesus Christ, we always acknowledge that necessity requires companies of the faithful to be distributed in different places. Of these assemblies each one is called Church. But in as much as all companies … Continue reading

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Modern Theological Students Explained

The reason so many theological students are so rubbish at doing theology is because they read garbage theologians and hence, garbage in, garbage out. When your diet is a steady stream of theological excrement because you are ingesting Piper, MacArthur, … Continue reading

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“There are two ways to get enough: One is to accumulate more and more, the other is to desire less.”  –  G.K. Chesterton

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Goodbye Corporate Worship…

Hello ‘let’s just watch on the big screen at our convenience like mere spectators’ Ecclesiology.   Even, for many (if not most) when the lockdown is over.

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Reading Barth on ‘Romans’ Is An Exercise in Understanding Barth, But not Romans

The Barth Center tweeted this from Barth’s ‘commentary’ on Romans, p. 327, As is true of the entire ‘commentary’, what one finds here isn’t exposition of Paul, it is Barth, telling readers what Barth wants to say.  Barth’s ‘Romans’ is … Continue reading

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Ben Sira’s Advice on Friendship

Some smart stuff from ben Sira- 6:7-10 If thou wouldst get a friend, try him before thou takest him, and do not credit him easily. For there is a friend for his own occasion, and he will not abide in … Continue reading

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Beautiful and Terrible Things: A Christian Struggle with Suffering, Grief, and Hope

Bible scholar Christian Brady, an expert on Old Testament lament, was as prepared as a person could be for the death of a child—which is to say, not nearly well enough. When his eight-year-old son died suddenly from a fast-moving … Continue reading

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The Challenge of History: Readings in Modern Theology

The advent of the modern, historical, and critical methods of reading Scripture is one of the most significant events in the last five hundred years of Christian history and theology. New questions arose in the course of that history that … Continue reading

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Jan Hus Was Right in 1504 and Nothing Has Really Changed

Seht, liebe brüder, die ignoranz der priester ist schuld daran, dass die kirche trauert und in ihren kindern zugrunde geht, die verlorengehen, da der teufel, der feind, stark geworden ist, gewiss wegen der sünden ihrer propheten und ihrer priester . … Continue reading

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The Prayer Hus Asked His Congregation to Pray As He Began To Preach

Helft mir durch eure Gebete, dass ich das Nötige auch immer mutig sagen und das, was ich sage, zum Nutzen mit Tatkraft erfüllen kann.  Darum wollen wir einmütig den allmächtigen Herrn bitten, dass er meinen Mund und alle Herzen fruchtbringend … Continue reading

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Fun Facts From Church History: The Anniversary of the Edict of Worms

It was the 8th of May, 1521, that the imperial denunciation of Luther was promulgated. The Edict of Worms was a decree issued by The Holy Roman Emperor Charles V banning the writings of Martin Luther and labeling him a … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“Regeneration is the creation and the conferral of a new, good and holy quality, bestowed or rather infused into us by God through his Holy Spirit. Therefore, this our regeneration is a quality and it is righteousness inherent in us.” … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

This will surely he known as the Age of Credulity. Television advertisements can safely assume in viewers a fathomless credulity, compared with which the most outrageous superstitions and supernatural manifestations seem credible. Believing nothing results in believing anything. –  Malcolm … Continue reading

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The Challenge of History: Readings in Modern Theology

Edited by the inestimable Christophe Chalamet- The advent of the modern, historical, and critical methods of reading Scripture is one of the most significant events in the last five hundred years of Christian history and theology. New questions arose in … Continue reading

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Why Do People Leave the Church?

Every Church has seen the sudden disappearance of some of its members.  Sometimes this happens because people move away.  Sometimes it happens because sometimes Church members cut way back on their attendance.  And sometimes they quit completely.  It’s the latter … Continue reading

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