But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Saturday, 22 April 2017 21:24

The Expulsion of Calvin and Farel From Geneva

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Farel urging Calvin to go to Geneva

On Easter Sunday, April 21, Calvin … ascended the pulpit of St. Peter’s; Farel, the pulpit of St. Gervais. They preached before large audiences, but declared that they could not administer the communion to the rebellious city, lest the sacrament be...

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Saturday, 22 April 2017 09:37

The Devil is in the Vineyard

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devil in the vineyard-Apocalypse, England ca. 1300 (BnF, Latin 10474, fol. 30v)

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Friday, 21 April 2017 03:36

Brice Jones on those NT Papyri Just Published

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Two new Greek NT papyrus fragments from Oxyrhynchus have been identified: one of Ephesians and one of 1 Timothy. These fragments, already assigned Gregory-Aland numbers, were just published in the latest volume of the Oyrhynchus Papyri–P.Oxy. 81. Dr. Geoff Smith, the author of...

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These people are counterfeit apostles, dishonest workers disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.  There is nothing astonishing in this; even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.  It is nothing extraordinary, then, when his servants disguise themselves as the...

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Is this new?  Or have I simply never noticed it before?

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Friday, 21 April 2017 01:02

Anna Bullinger-Adlischwyler

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Come to the Zwingliplatz on Sunday at 17:00 and join us for the unveiling of the Anna Bullinger-Adlischwyler (ca.1504-1564) commemorative plaque. We are also honoring Anna, who I worked to historically reconstruct, this year at the Gesellschaft zu Fraumünster at...

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Friday, 21 April 2017 01:00

A Snippet of a Film

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This little segment is on Marburg. The whole film, as I’ve said before, is excellent.

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Thursday, 20 April 2017 21:06

Karl Barth Audio Files

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From the Center for Barth Studies at Princeton (on facebook)-

The Digital Team for the Princeton Theological Seminary Library has developed a new and exciting platform, which transcribes many of the audio files in their collection. There are five audio files of Karl Barth in their audio collection...

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Thursday, 20 April 2017 20:56

Spending Time With Luther Today

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Thursday, 20 April 2017 20:52

It Was True In Amos’s Day And It’s True Today

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image They hate the one who rebukes in the gate, And they abhor the one who speaks uprightly.

Therefore, because you tread down the poor And take grain taxes from him, Though you have built houses of hewn stone, Yet you shall not dwell in them; You have planted pleasant vineyards, But you shall not drink...

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Thursday, 20 April 2017 05:14

P.Oxy. 5258. Ephesians 3:21-4:2, 14-16 (P 132)

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With thanks to Rick *The Giant* Brannan for mentioning this essay on Academia.edu.  Enjoy.

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Thursday, 20 April 2017 04:55

Nope

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Ok people, look…  There hasn’t been anyone in the Hebrew Bible ‘confirmed’ by archaeology.  What’s happened is that names found in the Bible have also, on occasion, been found in the archaeological record.  To suggest that ‘Moses’, for...

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Thursday, 20 April 2017 00:33

And Staring Over Zwingli’s Shoulder Again…

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Sometime in April of 1524 Zwingli wrote this little bit: Ordnung von den drei Kilchhören.

Ordnung von den 3 kilchhörinen, so verr die minen herren gevallen wurde.

[1.] Uf Marci sol man 1. fierteil einr stund vor 5. zuo allen kilchen ein zeichen lüten, zuo fünfen das ander, und...

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 23:56

Staring Over Zwingli’s Shoulder…

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Zwingli’s Study

In his study on April 20, 1524, one would have seen him write his Eine Epistel vor der “Antwort eines Schwytzer Purens.”

He sends along to a small community words of encouragement as they struggle to reform, encouraging them as well to support their own Reformer-

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 23:11

Refo Thursday: The Other Martin

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“If you immediately condemn anyone who doesn’t quite believe the same as you do … pray tell, [who] can you still consider a brother?”Martin Bucer

In the fall of 2013 I was asked to join a production team to create a 3-episode documentary on the 500th anniversary of...

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 22:13

The Tyndale House Greek New Testament Blog

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This is worth adding to your blogroll and keeping up with.  With thanks to Peter and Dirk for a project long in the making and an end result that will DOUBTLESS add significantly to our knowledge of the text of the Greek New Testament.

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 21:47

The World is So Strange, And So Inconsistent

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World- ‘abortion at 8 weeks is no big deal. it’s not a person, it’s a small nut’

World- ‘Serena was 8 weeks pregnant! she’s amazing!’

#InconsistentMuch?

What this shows is that when it suits the world, a baby is nothing at all; but at other times when it suits...

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Am 25. April in der Kreisverwaltung Homberg (Efze): Der Film „Thomas Müntzer. Reformator, Sozialrevolutionär, Bauernkrieger“.

Wie Luther wendet sich der junge Priester Thomas Müntzer gegen die kirchlichen und weltlichen Obrigkeiten. Auch er lebt mit einer geflohenen Nonne...

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 10:10

Wouldn’t It Be Wonderful…

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Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all the folk who know Scripture so well they don’t have to study it would share their great knowledge at church?  Wouldn’t it be brilliant if all those saints who don’t need Sunday School or Worship or Bible Study would deign to share with...

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 03:47

If You’re in The United Kingdom, Anywhere at All…

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You should attend this because it will be, literally, the worst thing you will ever attend. Think of it. Nothing you ever do the rest of your life will be worse!

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An interesting essay, free for now – here.

The present paper highlights the importance of attending to the ancient textual tradition within the process of translation. It argues that many of the scribes of the NT manuscripts perceived their own work in a similar light to many Bible translators...

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 21:18

In Memoriam Melanchthon

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The greatest of the German Reformers (yes, greater than Luther) died on April 19, 1560.  As our Saxon friends write

Vor 456 Jahren starb der Reformator Philipp Melanchthon. Er war ein Überflieger, kein Zweifel. Mit 21 Jahren wurde Philipp Melanchthon, 1518, Professor für...

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 19:53

Zwingli Defeated Luther at Marburg

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When Zwingli propounded his view of the Lord’s Supper at Marburg he defeated Luther’s.  How?  Because more Protestant / Reformed Christians now hold Zwingli’s view than Luther’s.

Remember- Baptists outnumber Lutherans in America by huge margins and Baptists are...

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 17:45

Farewell Philip: The Day Melanchthon Died

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Today marks the anniversary of the death of Philip Melanchthon.   He once said

‘The catholic doctrine, say some, has a few trifling blemishes here and there; while we and our friends have been making a great noise without any cause … That is a mistake. Let not the pontiff and the...

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