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Theodizee

V&R published this volume just last year, but it seems particularly relevant these days. The link provides a flipbook showing the table of contents and other front matter. The question of the justice or righteousness of God has tormented (or … Continue reading

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Silence is Sin

[When sin abounds] we must not be silent, lest we disgrace religion and the church, simply in order to curry favor with sinners. — Richard Baxter

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Self Love Rules the World

Because Christ’s teachings contradict the interests of selfish men, that’s why the world so generally rises up against it with indignation, even as a country will rise against an invading enemy: for he comes to take away that which is … Continue reading

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What Are You Supposed to Do If You Have an Ignorant Pastor?

If he be intolerable, through ignorance, heresy, disability, or malignity, forsake him utterly: but if he be tolerable, though weak and cold, and if you cannot remove your dwelling, then public order and your soul’s edification must both be joined … Continue reading

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You Won’t Cheer Up If You Hang With Wretches…

Fun advice from Richard Baxter- Not that I would have you do as the foolish sinners of the world do, to drink away melancholy, and keep company with sensual, vain, and unprofitable persons, that will draw you deeper into sin, … Continue reading

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Zwingli: On the Perpetrators of Fraud

If it is found that he [i.e., someone] has gained his ends fraude egisse, i.e., by fraud, one owes him no more than the Romans did Jugurtha, who by means of bribes sought to have the murder of his own … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Tradition is the living faith of the dead. Traditionalism is the dead faith of the living.  — Jaraslav Pelikan

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Zwingli: The Smartest Guy in the Room

It is a great work to believe that Christ, nailed to the cross, is the Son of God. That this is the work of God, Christ Himself testified, Jn. 6:29: “This is the work of God, that ye believe on … Continue reading

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From the Zurichers-

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Well That’s Right to the Point

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Today With Zwingli: In The Midst of Writing the ‘Commentary on True and False Religion’

In the Preface and the Address to the Reader, Zwingli tells how he came to write the Commentary.  “Many men in Italy and more in France, learned and devout,” urged him “to write out in Latin his religious views for … Continue reading

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Game Over? Reconsidering Eschatology

Modern science informs us about the end of the universe: “game over” is the message which lies ahead of our world. Christian theology, on the other hand, sees in the end not the cessation of all life, but rather an … Continue reading

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Moltmann’s Error and His Irrelevance

Moltmann, as everyone knows, makes a lot of the fact that Jesus suffers and thus suffers along with us when we suffer.  Moltmann – in fact – puts all his eggs in the suffering basket.  But he does something that … Continue reading

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“The doctrine of predestination, once a precious heirloom, today only turns up from time to time at theological flea markets.” – Heiko Oberman

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The Creepiest Portrayal of the Trinity, Ever

Bible, Swabia 14th century (Morgan Library & Museum, MS M.0268, fol. 1v)

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I Feel Truly Sorry For Those With a Paltry and Weak God…

For those who serve a God so powerless that instead of believing He can keep them safe and protect their families, they have to arm themselves to the teeth and fill their homes with more guns than food. Mind you, … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

If everything comes by chance, Providence is done away with, and if Providence is done away with, the Deity also is done away with. For if anything goes by chance, then everything must go by chance. For if Providence were … Continue reading

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Yes, We’re All Still Here…

And no, the world did not end. Look, people, whenever someone says that they have figured out the time of the end of the world, look at them and laugh, and cite this simple text to them: “Now concerning that … Continue reading

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Babies in Ponds…

Let the reader understand-

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