By Henry Neufeld Last night after my discussion of eschatology, in which I mentioned that we tend to discover what we’re looking for in scripture, I returned to the house. Now I think this warning is important. We need to check our questions. On my hub site, henryneufeld.com, I use the slogan “helping …read more
By John Loftus Here’s a recent exchange:David Bolen: Calling people deluded doesn’t help them change their minds, and often prevents it.John W. Loftus: Oh, okay then, indoctrinated minds, brainwashed minds. You see, deluded minds do not know they are deluded. Putting them in the same category of other people whom they are convinced …read more
By A.D. Riddle (Post by A.D. Riddle)Here are some upcoming lectures in the Chicago area. All lectures are free and open to the public.Wednesday, September 2, 7:00 pmJosef Wegner (University of Pennsylvania), “The Pharaohs of Anubis-Mountain: Archaeological Investigations of a Royal Necropolis at Abydos.” The lecture will be given at the Oriental Institute …read more
By Joel L. Watts if dont get it… thomas is refered to as the twin in john
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By Roger Pearse Libanius lived in 4th century Antioch, and he knew everyone who was anyone. His very voluminous works have not received much attention from translators. This is probably because his works are rather dull. Nevertheless they contain valuable data on late antique culture. But even finding what …read more
By Matthew D. Montonini Robert H. SteinRobert Stein’s Jesus, the Temple and the Coming of the Son of Man: A Commentary on Mark 13, is a wonderful study on Mark’s most enigmatic chapter. On the heels of Stein’s excellent commentary on the Second Gospel in the BECNT series, Stein rounds out his work with …read more
By Joel L. Watts This is only a brief book list for the Song of Solomon. Richard S. Hess – Song of Songs (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms) Tremper Longman […]
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By Christopher Skinner Nijay and I are currently co-authoring a book for Baker Academic that is tentatively titled, Across the Spectrum of New Testament Studies (forthcoming 2017). The book is intended to be a broad coverage of the spectrum of views on major issues in NT research and is aimed at upper-level undergraduate …read more
By Secret Alias I woke up this morning thinking about the forum (strange enough!) and a theory that I had developed thanks to TedM that the second God Jesus had to die to be made one with the Father and its practical application on Christian doctrine. Why would Christians be ‘baptized’ into …read more
By Scott Fritzsche The other day a phrase was used that was new to me and it got me to thinking again. The phrase was “passive evangelism”. The basic idea being that so […]
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By Eerdmans Welcome once again to Eerdmans All Over, a Friday roundup of all the Eerdmans-related news, reviews, interviews, and other interesting online content we can gather in a given week.
The Revelatory Body: Theology as Inductive Art
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By Joel L. Watts For those of you who don’t know about the late Dr. Michael Goulder, he is the one who well defined Rev. Dr. Austin Farrer’s theory, giving rise to a solid […]
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By Marlowe Concluding all our previous genealogies, we are told that this is as had been recorded in “the Book of the Kings of Israel” (1 Chron. 9:1), which shouldn’t be confused with the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel, which is cited throughout 1-2 Kings.
The fact that only …read more
By Timothy From USCCB:WASHINGTON—Families, parishes, schools and other Catholic groups can participate in National Bible Week, November 15-21, with resources provided in English and Spanish and available on the website of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The theme of the observance is “The Bible: A Book for the Family/ La Biblia: …read more
By Joel L. Watts Finally… we’ve been sitting on this for a while, but now we can announce it!! As we line up sponsors, speakers, and break-out sessions (want to volunteer?), we will update […]
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By Mason Slater In a recent Hearts & Minds Booknotes post, Byron Borger praised Christian Scharen’s Fieldwork in Theology.
“Fieldwork in Theology offers a rigorous but relatively brief introductory “French lessons for the church” and we’d all be better off if some of us knew this stuff. Life-long learner with a big curiosity, fan …read more
By John Loftus Yep that’s right and thank you, thank you very much! This will probably be my last anthology. In fact, after publishing eight books in eight years it’ll probably be my last book too. How many times should I kick a dead horse, right? Christianity, especially the evangelical kind, was already …read more
By mattsheedy “May the Force be with you.”“And also with you.”Note: This post originally appear on the Feeling the Force blog.by Kate Daley-BaileyIf you were to catch the end of any conversation I have with my family, you would hear the above dialogue. Various Christians will recognize the basic structure of this …read more
By ZA Blog Can serious academic study of the Bible become threatening to one’s faith? I (Still) Believe answers this question with a resounding “Far from it!” Faith enhances study of the Bible and, reciprocally, such study enriches a person’s faith. With this in mind, this book asks prominent Bible teachers and scholars …read more
By Brian LePort I’d like to highlight two articles that are relevant for students of formative Christianity:(1) One thing I learned in Israel this summer: we must be cautious when using the word “peasant” to describe first-century Galileans, especially Jesus and his disciples. The archaeological record brings that designation into question. Sharon Lea …read more
By gmx The Order of the Synoptics (1989), p7, Bernard Orchard wrote:There is one outstanding fact that emerges here: at every point where Matthew ceases to follow Mark’s order, whether for a shorter or longer period, Luke continues in it; and wherever Luke ceases to follow Mark’s order, Matthew in turn continues …read more
By Tyler Smith Everyone wants a comprehensive library, but gaps are inevitable. Maybe you’re happy with your selection of commentaries, but your church history section could use some love. Or perhaps you have a strong selection of systematic theologies, but haven’t yet gathered a solid lineup of biblical theologies.
Right now, you can get …read more
By James F. McGrath I had a piece on the website “The Toast” drawn to my attention. It pokes fun at the way women are depicted in artistic renditions of Solomon and his wives. For one example, it gives the painting below with the added caption shown:Click through for more examples, as well as …read more
By Roger Pearse Work is continuing on Methodius of Olympus. There has been no progress for just over a week, thanks to a contaminated sandwich purchased at a garage, and then some other trivial but time-consuming difficulties. It would be nice, sometimes, to be a man of independent means!
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By Scot McKnight By John Frye Wilderness time is a phrase to describe the practice of getting away from the daily routines and recurring relationships in order to connect with God. The concept of wilderness plays a vital role in the Christian formation of a life. Wilderness is life at its basic level …read more
By neilgodfrey Does anyone care about questions related to Q anymore? I’d like to know of any movements, historical or contemporary, that are known to have followed the trajectory of the movement said to be behind the different layers of Q (Kloppenborg and repeated by Doherty). The model is that Q1 sayings …read more
By Scot McKnight By Allan Bevere Jesus Is Not a Poster Boy for Your Progressive or Conservative Cause– G.K. Chesterton’s “Mere Christianity” C.S. Lewis was thrust into fame with his work that led to the publication of his book, Mere Christianity. Indeed, when many Christians hear the words “mere Christianity,” Lewis is the …read more
By arenmaeir Today, the Hebrew version of Haaretz has an article (by the excellent Nir Hason), about the study which was published this week by members of the Safi team (Sue, Udi, Liora and yours truly; mentioned previously here) on the changes in plants and plant use (and the “invasion biology” implications …read more
By Stephen Bedard My favourite military historian is Mark Zuelke. It helps that he writes on Canadian military history and I am in the Canadian army.
I recently had the chance to read his book, Tragedy at Dieppe: Operation Jubilee. The title gives away the direction that this important military operation went.
The raid on …read more
By Neil Godfrey Recovering From Religion From the Overview page: If you are one of the many people who have determined that religion no longer has a place in their life, but are still dealing with the after-effects in some way or another, Recovering From Religion (RR) may be just the right spot …read more
By Neil Godfrey From Scott Atran’s Talking to the Enemy, pp. 482. 484 Besides, the data show that most young people who join the jihad had a moderate and mostly secular education to begin with, rather than a radical religious one. And where in modern society do you find young people who hang …read more
By James F. McGrath Hemant Mehta drew attention to a statement by the dean of Liberty University’s law school, claiming that the government has no authority to legislate or require anything, except that which is scriptural.It was pointed out in a comment on the post on Facebook that this claim is the exact opposite …read more
By Neil Godfrey Recent discussions here arising from responses to Dan Jones’ article, “On how to be completely wrong about radicalisation: the curious case of Jerry Coyne” and another post Who are the true Muslims in these scenarios? I have been spurred into fast tracking and updating reading on the psychology of religious …read more
By Stephen Bedard Did the Apostle Paul really hate women? Did he teach that women were inferior or that their rights should be limited? Some people believe so. Should women read Paul as one hostile to their gender?
There are are places where Paul seems to put some guidelines to the church activity of …read more
By Tyler Smith Even if you spend time studying God’s Word in depth every day, chances are you read the Bible devotionally as well. But staying on track with your Bible reading can be challenging. One solution is to find a good Bible reading plan. There are lots out there, but every person’s …read more
By Henry Neufeld Tonight I’m giving myself permission to ramble in my presentation. “How will that be different?” you ask. I would imagine largely in that I won’t feel guilty while I ramble!
There are few areas that demonstrate differences in views of biblical inspiration and interpretation than eschatology, whether we mean end-time events …read more
By James F. McGrath Hemant Mehta shared some nice reworkings of a popular right-wing meme about prayer in schools, which were created by Tracey Moody. All of the depictions of children praying in the memes on his blog are ones that he would support – except for the one in which a teacher is …read more
By JoeWallack Horae SynopticaeBen SmithTextual excavation at its very finest. The phrase horae synopticae is Latin for synoptic hours. Hawkins named his book after all the time that he spent on the synoptic problem. And it shows. He compiles list after list of textual phenomena: Historical presents, distinctive vocabulary words, doublets, and …read more
By James F. McGrath In case you missed it, the hashtag #TrumpBible has been trending on Twitter. Several questions about the Bible have been addressed to Donald Trump lately, and several answers he has given suggest that he is – how shall we put it – not very familiar with the contents of that …read more
By Jason The Good Shepherd: A Thousand-Year Journey from Psalm 23 to the New Testament
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The Good Shepherd: A Thousand-Year Journey from Psalm 23 to the New Testament by Kenneth E. Bailey
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By Joel L. Watts If, as some critics have argued, the Song’s humanistic viewpoint represents an Israelite poet’s self-conscious attempt to “demythologize” ancient Near Eastern concepts of sacred sexuality — manifest in fertility rites […]
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