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

Zwinglius Redivivus - Apologetic Report

A couple were arrested after their 15-day-old baby was found in a blood-soaked crib covered in injuries.

Erica Shyrock, 19, and boyfriend, Charles Elliott, 19, were detained on charges of child endangerment and taken into police custody in Magnolia on Sunday.

Bloody rat footprints were visible in the...

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Logos is producing a new lexicon:

Most of the time you look up a Hebrew word you probably don’t want the extreme depth and complication afforded by the top lexicons. Neither do you want to wade through a tight paragraph of tiny print full of abbreviations you don’t use often enough to...

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Friday, 19 May 2017 01:41

The Importance of Latin

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«Man hat gemeint, man wird attraktiv, wenn man das Latein abschafft, aber man hat keine neue sakrale Sprache gefunden, sondern ein totes Deutsch. Wen störte das früher, dass man Latein nicht verstand? Das war eine heilige Sprache, ein sakraler Vorgang, an dem man partizipierte. Als...

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Whenever someone (some poor soul who doesn’t know what they have gotten themselves into) tells me that they don’t attend church, or that they’ve dropped out of church because, in their words, ‘there are too many hypocrites in the church’ I point out, in my gentle way,...

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America is a land fascinated with the ‘different’.  The bizarre.  The odd.  The unusual.  That’s why people in America are well known or ‘famous’.

It wasn’t always that way.  It used to matter what one knew but those days have passed....

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Thursday, 18 May 2017 21:09

Remembering Adolf Schlatter on the Day He Died

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Adolf Schlatter died on the 19th of May in the Year of Our Lord, 1938.  I love Schlatter.  His work is impeccable (yes, literally without sin) and his influence abiding.

I am unashamed to say that I think him one of the smartest exegetes of the 19th or 20th centuries.  He knew the...

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We learned at a young age to avoid saying we were bored, because if we did, this is the sort of thing we got to do with our hands…

Filed under: Modern Culture

Authors: Jim...

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Thursday, 18 May 2017 08:24

13 Reasons???  Amateurs. Luther Had 95

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Via Jeff Carter-

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Filed under: Luther, Modern Culture

Authors: Jim...

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Available from Brill in their Open Access section

Women in the Bible, Qumran and Early Rabbinic Literature: Their Status and Roles explores the different attitudes toward the woman’s guilt for the expulsion from the Garden and human’s calamities and the legal ramifications of her...

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 22:14

RefoThursday

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“God is glad when the craftsman at his bench, the maid at the sink, the farmer at the plough, the dresser at the vines, the mother at the cradle break forth in hymns of prayer, praise and instruction.”—Katharina Schutz Zell

Do you have any strange quirks?

I’ll be honest. I...

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 21:07

Is the Church of England Really in Decline?

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No.  Diarmaid MacCulloch writes

Anglican cathedrals are booming, it’s not just the evangelicals who can fill a church and the little rural churches are more loved and cared for than they have ever been. The real spectacular decline has been in the traditional Free Churches. In other...

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 20:22

The Dissolution of Marriage

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The word ‘marriage’ used to mean something specific.  No longer.  Now it’s simply a term which describes everything from the union of a man and a woman to a union with yourself…  And before long, with your car or your dog or your 10 year old.  And no one...

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 06:34

Pentebabbleist Perversity on Parade

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Her father, heir apparent to the Trinity Broadcasting Network empire, was addicted to pornography; she caught her mother performing sex acts on another man, and was encouraged to be promiscuous; and she had several unplanned pregnancies that ended in abortion, attorneys for Trinity...

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 03:33

Rob Bell Knows Less About the Bible than A Louse Does

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Rob Bell recently clarified that his new book’s title What Is the Bible? was an actual, legitimate question he was asking, not a rhetorical one, and that the title should not be taken to suggest that his book contains any definitive answers to the question posed by its name.

“Like,...

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 01:37

Twitter Theology That Makes me Sigh

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The Holy Spirit is a better guide than your ‘convictions’.

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Authors: Jim...

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 00:50

Quote of the Day

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He foresaw Osteen, Wright, Warren, Jakes, White, Dollar, and every pentebabbleist on TV.

Filed under: Theology

Authors: Jim...

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Bryan posted this on facebook….  and it’s just so ridiculous that I’m being tested concerning the language of my response…  thanks, Bryan.

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Filed under: pseudo-christianity, pseudo-scholarship, pseudo-theology

Authors: Jim...

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 22:08

‘Discoveries’ – An Observation

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Whenever someone ‘discovers’ a new ‘meaning’ of an ancient concept it behooves us all to be skeptical.  Why?  Well first of all, the very nature of scholarship is skepticism.  It accepts nothing at face value but requires good substantial evidence.

Accordingly,...

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 21:20

The Anniversary of Julius Wellhausen’s Birth

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imageThere’s no question at all that Julius Wellhausen has been far more influential in the field of Old Testament studies than most others.    I mention him now because it was on the 17th of May in 1844 that he was born.  Today is the anniversary of his birth.

Wellhausen was...

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 21:18

Happy Ascension Day…

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To those who celebrate…*

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____________ *Don’t you hate it when people feel like they have to qualify their holiday greetings just because they don’t want to ‘offend’ someone who may, because they embrace the ignorance of political correctness, be of a different mind?...

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 20:37

Total Depravity: Texting During the Movie Woman

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A Texas woman got a reminder this week that dating is the worst.

The 35-year-old woman may be facing a legal dispute after a man she met online, Brandon Vezmar, sued her last week for texting during their first date to the movies, according to the American-Statesman.

Vezmar, 37, filed a claim against...

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Geesh.  Justice?  Nope, justice is well and truly dead.

A top University of Oxford student who stabbed her boyfriend could be spared jail because of her intelligence and the possibility it would damage her career.   Aspiring heart surgeon Lavinia Woodward, 24, met the man on...

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 02:31

13th

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This is one documentary on Netflix you must not miss.

Filed under: Modern Culture

Authors: Jim...

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Monday, 15 May 2017 20:37

The Battle Of Frankenhausen Raged…

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On May 16, 1525 (having commenced the day before): it was the low water mark of the wretched Peasants Revolt.  As Schaff describes things:

The peasants, badly armed, poorly led, and divided among themselves, were utterly defeated by the troops of the Landgrave Philip of Hesse, Duke Henry of...

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