Martin Luther: If we neglect the biblical languages, the gospel will perish

Martin Luther: If we neglect the biblical languages, the gospel will perish
The following is an excerpt from Martin Luther’s treatise, To the councilmen of all the cities in Germany that they establish and maintain Christian schools, where he predicts what will happen to Christian doctrine when teachers think they can ignore the biblical languages. Though written 490 years ago, so accurate are its predictions and so contemporary its application ...

What has the church taught about the Ten Commandments?

What has the church taught about the Ten Commandments?
In the last week or so, we’ve been focusing on Perry Noble’s teaching on the Ten Commandments, but perhaps this is an opportune time to remind ourselves what the church has taught through the centuries about the Commandments. I’ll kick it off with a few quotes, but please use the comments to add more (with ...

So much for the Reformation

When I started reading Calvin’s works a few years ago, I was surprised at how contemporary and fresh they were. One of his books, The necessity of reforming the church, perfectly describes the church in our own time, and you don’t even need to be a Calvinist to see that his diagnoses were right. It turns ...

In praise of pessimism

Noble offers us this insight into history: God rarely uses a pessimist to change the world…but satan OFTEN uses them to discourage those who want to change the world! I suppose he hasn’t read Martin Luther’s biography, nor Washington’s, nor Lincoln’s. On the other hand, Hitler and Lenin were quite the optimists. In which case, ...

Hollywood cautious about iPod movies

Hollywood, ever cautious and cool to new technologies, is not liking what it sees with the Disney/ABC agreement to sell its shows for $1.99 on iTunes. It seems they think the $1.99 is too low. Media executives, however, said it costs very little for networks to repackage shows for downloading in what amounts to test ...

Radio nervous about podcasting

The Melbourne Age reports on the rapidly growing podcast market and notes that traditional broadcasters are starting to get nervous. Podcasters are coming out of backrooms, offices, coffee shops and bedrooms. Some get ignored but thousands are drawing audiences many conventional broadcasters envy. As a voice says at the opening of Curry’s podcasts: “Something remarkable ...

FCC speeding up digital TV roll-out

From Reuters: U.S. communications regulators on Thursday agreed to move up the deadline to March 1, 2006, requiring television makers to ensure all mid-size sets they sell in the United States can receive digital signals in an effort to speed the transition to digital television.

Wal-Mart to dump VHS

The VHS cassette is about to disappear from the nation’s largest retailer.

Netflix to go digital

Check the interesting line at the end of this report on the Neflix quarterly financial report: The company was on track to launch a modest Internet-based video-on-demand service by year’s end Modest for now, but surely to replace DVDs at some point in the next few years. Netflix and iTunes will probably look like each ...

Some media is best old

Michelle Malkin covers a recent update on the NIV. The feminists and post-modernists have gotten their hands on the New International Version of the Bible. Some of the results: Out: “When God created Man, he made him in the likeness of God.” In: “When God created human beings, he made them in the likeness of ...