By Ben Witherington Let’s be honest, almost anything is possible in church in Kentucky– snakes, speaking in tongues, being slain in the Spirit…. or alternately, total boredom. I’ve passed the little church whose sign is shown above a million times. It’s on Highway 68 just outside of Wilmore Ky. But this time as …read more
Monthly Archives: August 2015
By Craig Keener In a series of roughly hour-long FREE videos, Craig lectures on Matthew’s Gospel. Here is a CLIP of the first couple minutes (not perfect filming conditions or the nicest-looking professor,to whom the camera turns after the opening seconds, but hey, it’s free!):
The series is available for viewing free at: http://faculty.gordon.edu/hu/bi/ted_hildebrandt/DigitalCourses/00_DigitalBiblicalStudiesCourses.html#Matthew_Keener
Ted …read more
By John Loftus First a quote that started some discussion: The real problem of religious faith is the global and geographically situated religious diversity among thinking adults who reasonably disagree with each other. When religions collide it’s like meeting one’s anti-matter twin.Then comes the intervention, as Peter Boghossian calls it: »
By Julie M. Smith So a friend of mine is going to shepherd a much-needed project: an index of theological, exegetical, historical, and doctrinal writings by LDS women.
Huldah is a model for women’s explication of scripture and history.
This index will make it easier for students and teachers of the Gospel to find and use …read more
By diglot The keystone of the Mormon Church (officially known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) is the Book of Mormon. When I first read it, something that stuck out in my mind (apart from the anachronistic appearance of Deutero-Isaiah) was the question of why it didn’t mention key …read more
By diglot Title: Reading Barth with Charity: A Hermeneutical Proposal
Author: George Hunsinger
Bibliographic info: 208 pp.
Publisher: Baker Academic, 2015.
Buy the book at Amazon
With thanks to Baker Academic for the review copy!
For those familiar with the world of Barth scholarship, George Hunsinger (McCord Professor of Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary), will undoubtedly be …read more
Prayed Up, But Not Paid Up! A 92 Year Old Woman (Whose Membership Spans 50 Years) Kicked Out of Her Church
By Harry H. McCall “BAINBRIDGE, GA: A 92-year-old woman is no longer allowed to worship at the church where she was a member for more than 50 years because she was not tithing.Josephine King said that was the reason she was kicked out of Bainbridge’s First African Baptist Church. Her family members …read more
By James F. McGrath I just had Rainmeter drawn to my attention. How did I miss it for so long? It is a way of customizing your computer’s desktop background and making it interactive.The first thing that came to mind was obviously Star Trek’s interactive computer screens from The Next Generation onward.I mentioned a …read more
By Ted Johnston This post continues a series looking at The Shape of Practical Theology by Trinitarian theologian Ray S. Anderson. For other posts in the series, click on a number: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8.Last time we saw how Anderson addresses the calling Christians have to discern what Jesus is …read more
By arenmaeir Had a very nice interview on the “Voice of Israel” radio station today (it’s in fact now broadcast right now as I’m writing this). I was interviewed by Eve Harrow for the program “Rejuvenation”. Spoke about the finds at Tell es-Safi/Gath and other issues relating to Bible, archaeology, etc.
Check it …read more
By abramkj The new school year is almost year. (Some folk in the South have already started!)
If you’re a pastor or professor who is looking to reinvigorate your sermon prep or teaching workflow, Accordance Bible Software is a great tool. It’s also an indispensable aid for seminarians. (Speaking of which: Back to …read more
By James F. McGrath The above cartoon by David Hayward makes a lot of useful points at once. On the one hand, it emphasizes that the Bible is the work of people writing about God, not something God wrote and dropped down from heaven. It also depicts God anthropomorphically, as three persons surprised when …read more
By Timothy Welcome back to another edition of Sunday’s Message. Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition. (I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving me permission to do this weekly post.) While this is not an “official” Catholic edition, one of my hopes …read more