Thursday, June 30, 2022

Another book on Oecolampadius to announce

Ernst Staehelin, Breakthrough to the Reformation: Oecolampadius' Journey in Stages from Augsburg to Basel (1518—1522)

This is Part II of Staehelin's definitive biography; the shortest of the five parts, but arguably the most pivotal and decisive phase in the theological formation of this first generation Reformer. This very reasonably priced hardcover makes a good companion piece to my translation of Oecolampadius, Sown on Rock: The Sermon on the Vernacular and the Correspondence with Hedio (B&N Press).

Monday, June 27, 2022

Iowa (and every other state) should do the same

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Know what it is you are trying to conserve

... with a hat tip to your local conspiracy theorist.

We will see many, many more testimonies like this

Apparently 82% of people in the US need this information

Thursday, June 16, 2022

An older piece, but well worth the read

Notice how, in this piece by Susan Dunham, that the pressure to "do the right thing" was applied by the socio-political forces in (what Kierkegaard would call) the ethical sphere. Though rightly chastened and humbled, she overlooks the critical difference, namely, that at no point was God, the Creator and Author of Life and giver of the human immune system, ever consulted, in the sphere of faith, as to what "doing the right thing" might entail. On the contrary, those who sought to do the faithful thing were, and have been, and in some cases still are, hated for it.

Control group findings

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

I always thought pride was a sin.

 And sure enough, it is.

Read it and weep

... and then speak up.

Monday, June 13, 2022


Sunday, June 12, 2022

"Silence is compliance"