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

First posted on 5 April, 2013-

Thanks to the incredible kindness of Prof. Locher’s son, Dr. Uli Locher (McGill University), I have on my study wall the very portrait of Zwingli which hung on the study wall of his father.  And I couldn’t, I just couldn’t be more honored.

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imageWhat’s that you say?  You aren’t familiar with the Radical Reformation’s own leading crackpot loon nutbag weirdo?  You should be, because today is the anniversary of his receiving his just desserts.  Or as the fine folk at Refo500 tweeted a few years back-

5. April...

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Tuesday, 04 April 2017 15:00

Barth’s Last Word to Brunner

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image“Barth’s letter arrived on the morning of 5 April. Vogelsanger cycled to the clinic at Zollikerberg, and informed Brunner that “Karl Barth sends his greetings!” He then read Brunner this letter by his bedside. Brunner smiled, pressed his hand, and shortly afterwards lapsed...

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Tuesday, 04 April 2017 08:06

The Bee Stings the Mediocre ‘Facebook Theologians’

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brilliant theologian was reportedly able to condense the entirety of Scripture into a two-word Facebook comment Tuesday, instantly silencing all critics in the thread and garnering numerous “likes.”

The gifted exegete, going by the name “Kyle Bro” on the social...

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Tuesday, 04 April 2017 06:53

If You’re in Basel, Go to this On Thursday

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Tuesday, 04 April 2017 06:50

Zwingli’s ‘Humor und Gesundheit’

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Wahr ist: Zwingli war kein Zwinglianer! Wer anderes behauptet, sitzt einer Zeitungs-Ente auf. Zwinglis Eigenart und sein Humor verschmolzen zu einer besonderen theologischen Legierung von Spott, Lachsalven und Humorfestivals des Glaubens. Zwingli nahm Luther mit seinem polternden Charakter...

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This one airs tonight. It’s on PBS so hopefully it’s better than the absolute garbage that NBC and CBS and ABC air when they do Bible stuff and surely it must be better than the general nonsensical speculation that NatGeo and the History Channel spew like vomit from a frat boy’s...

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Tuesday, 04 April 2017 02:54

#20PercentCounts

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May I just say- women should be paid what men are paid for the same work.  #20percentcounts  #SimpleTruth #Equity #Fairness.  That is all.

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Monday, 03 April 2017 22:49

From the Zurich New Testament Blog

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Monday, 03 April 2017 22:41

Paris Colloquium on the LXX Twelve Prophets

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I’d have gone if he had posted this yesterday!

Septuaginta &c.

I am a little late in publicizing this event, but for those in the UK or the Continent there is a very interesting event coming up later this month for Septuagintalists. An international colloquium is to be held in Paris on the...

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Monday, 03 April 2017 22:14

A Fantastic Line up Of Panels for Wittenberg

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See the list here.  It all happens at the ReforRC 2017 meeting.

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Authors: Jim...

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Monday, 03 April 2017 08:48

The New ‘Retro’ Version of Logos!

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Capitalizing on the “vintage” and “retro” craze, Faithlife Corporation released for purchase the new Retro Collector’s Edition of its popular Bible software Logos 7, which ships on a set of over 14,000 3.5″ IBM floppy disks, sources confirmed Monday.

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Monday, 03 April 2017 08:43

Call For Papers Reminder

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REMINDER:

The deadline for submission for papers and full panels for the 2017 SCSC annual meeting in Milwaukee is 15 APRIL 2017.

Abstracts (up to 250 words in length) for individual presentations and complete panels must be submitted online at: http://www.sixteenthcentury.org

Within four weeks after...

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An ecumenical gathering of Christian leaders issued an amendment to the biblical canon Monday, clarifying that getting a tattoo in the Hebrew language is in fact a prerequisite for becoming a leader in the local church.

The statement officially changes 1 Timothy 3 to read, “Therefore an...

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But life intervened.  Alas.  Perhaps next year.

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Monday, 03 April 2017 00:56

Today In Luther’s Life

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April 3, 1507: Martin Luther was ordained as a priest in the Catholic Church in Erfurt, Germany. Martin entered the monastery, as many others had to find a way to make atonement for his sins before God. In the monastery, he became a student of the Bible where he ultimately found what he was looking...

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Sunday, 02 April 2017 20:48

Unpleasant Weather

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Today promises to be a weather disturbed day.   Ugh.

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Sunday, 02 April 2017 06:37

Frank the Hippie Pope

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Sunday, 02 April 2017 06:28

Spring Commentary Sale

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The Commentary can be obtained now only in PDF format from yours truly for the Spring Sale price of $100 by clicking my PayPal Link.  It’s that simple.

But not everyone is interested in every book of the Bible so after having received a number of requests for individual volumes in the...

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Richard Goode is the lord of the flies.

Newman Research Centre for the Bible and its Reception

Newman University is situated next to a reservoir and, over the last few days, the current system of very warm air over Britain has resulted in the (sort of) annual ‘infestation’ of flies on the...

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Saturday, 01 April 2017 22:03

Martin Luther: On Adultery

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imageWhat Luther noted seems especially needed to be heard these days-

Adultery includes all unchastity. …

And especially needed nowadays-

Married life is not a subject for jest, but an excellent estate. God bestowed upon it all the goods of the earth, as is written in Gen. 1 [:28]. He honored it so...

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The fourth in the McDonald Distinguished Scholar Lectures series celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with a two-day international conference on April 3 and 4 at Cannon Chapel.  The conference is convened by the Center for the Study of Law and Religion and Candler...

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Saturday, 01 April 2017 09:03

Lecture Announcement

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Professor David J ChalcraftDepartment of Sociology, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

“Moving Through Texts: The Rituals of Reading and the Sociology of Mobility”

Making use of perspectives from the sociology of mobility–the study of the movement of ideas, goods and objects and...

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