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Today With Calvin: In Dispute With Hesshuss

On November 28, 1554 Calvin published a tract against one Hesshuss of Westphalia who had involved himself in dispute with the Reformer on the subject of the sacraments. That was a pretty bad idea on the part of Mr Hesshuss- … Continue reading

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Wil Gafney on ‘The Bible’s’ Satan, and other Stuff

Over at the ASOR blog.  In part …   the History Channel has produced a biblical epic with virtually no actors from contemporary corollaries of biblical lands, so the North African (Moroccan) actor Mohamen Mehdi Ouzaani is highly visible as Satan in a production … Continue reading

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What If You’re Wrong?

“Satan often said to me, ‘What if your teaching by which you’ve overthrown the pope, the mass, and the monks should be false?’ He often assailed me in such a way as to make me break out in sweat. Finally … Continue reading

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Summer Course: The History of the Reformation

The Institut d’histoire de la Réformation in Geneva invites to subscribe for the summer course 2013. The topics are “The Reformation, the Family and the Social Order” and “Evil, temptation and damnation. Representations, norms and practices of combatting Satan in … Continue reading

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John Calvin’s Letter to de Falais About Joel Watts

I know, you don’t believe me. But here it is. Look it up for yourself. Calvin wrote the letter which contains these lines on 14 October, 1543- I understand very well the difficulty in which you are placed if you … Continue reading

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Adam, Satan, and the King of Tyre: The Interpretation of Ezekiel 28:11-19 in Late Antiquity

Hector Patmore’s very new volume titled Adam, Satan, and the King of Tyre: The Interpretation of Ezekiel 28:11-19 in Late Antiquity arrived courtesy the folk at EJ Brill for review. It is an absolutely amazing investigation- The oracle against the … Continue reading

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If Mozart is Played in Heaven By the Angels…

Karl Barth once famously remarked that when the angels in heaven played music, they played Mozart for themselves and Bach for God. That certainly makes sense to me. By the same token, it also makes sense to me that when … Continue reading

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Book Announcement

Dr. Hector Patmore, Post-doctoral Researcher, Protestant Theological University of the Netherlands  —  http://www.pthu.nl — “Adam, Satan, and the King of Tyre. The Interpretation of Ezekiel 28:11-19 in Late Antiquity”. (Jewish and Christian Perspectives 20; Leiden: Brill, 2012). Summary: The oracle … Continue reading

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It Just Won’t Stop….

Line after line of snowshowers have plagued us today with the devil’s dandruff. Satan must be shaking his head quite violently. Probably in an up and down motion as Mark Driscoll puts the finishing touches on his pseudo-sermon, to be … Continue reading

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Beliefnet: Home of Theological Insipidity, Stupidity, and Vapidity

The folk who put together a little quiz which my facebook pal David McNelley took prove it.  Here are his ‘results’: Absurd.  I’m no fan of Wright, but the implication that the moronic and heretical Rob Bell has anything in … Continue reading

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Total Depravity: The ‘Mother’ Charged with Selling her Baby- so She Could Go to Disney World

A Delaware mother of three is charged with trying to sell her newborn son for $15,000 because she didn’t want another child and wanted to go to Disney World, according to police. Bridget Wismer, 33, allegedly agreed to give her … Continue reading

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Agree? Disagree?

The pendulum of popular belief about Satan tends to swing between two extremes. On one side there are those who believe that he doesn’t exist at all, or if he does exist. he is a mere impersonal evil “force,” sort … Continue reading

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Servants of Satan

A Florida jury on Thursday found Jaren Hare and Charles “Jason” Darnell guilty in the python strangling death of Hare’s 2-year-old daughter, Shaianna, The Orlando Sentinel reports.  The couple was found guilty of all charges, including third-degree murder, manslaughter and child neglect, according to … Continue reading

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A Man Shoots His Neighbor, Because of Cats…

Cats- the source of all wickedness in the world.  As 2 Felicitations 6:66 has it, ‘The love of cats is the root of all evil and all despair and cat lovers are themselves the spawn of Satan and the servants … Continue reading

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Oh Who Hasn’t Wanted to Chain a Misbehaving Miscreant Teen to a Rail?

Everyone’s so sensitive these days…  I actually have a list of people I’d very much like to chain to a rail for a few hours.  I bet if you were honest you would admit that you did too. Civil rights … Continue reading

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The Danish Pastor Who Hates Elves…

Perhaps he doesn’t know that elves don’t really exist.  Or perhaps he’s just a bit crazy…   Either way – Jon Knudsen, the pastor of the Løkken Free Church in the Jutland town of Vendsyssel, loves Christmas, but he hates … Continue reading

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