By Scot McKnight No matter how many define it or (don’t define it) and no matter how many are using the expression, lots gets packaged into a tight and hot bundle when someone critiques the “institutional” church. Here’s “Daniel”: Daniel: I see the institution, the hierarchy, the bureaucracy as crippling the body of …read more
Monthly Archives: August 2015
By Neil Godfrey Previous in this series: Plato’s and the Bible’s Ideal Laws: Similarities 1:631-637 (2015-06-22) Plato’s and Bible’s Laws: Similarities, completing Book 1 of Laws (2015-06-23) Plato’s Laws, Book 2, and Biblical Values (2015-07-13) — I love the way Old Testament books come alive as part and parcel of a …read more
By Stephen Bedard Today was my last day as an “adjunct pastor” at Toronto Chinese Baptist Church. I have been there since the beginning of May. My purpose was to give their English Pastor, Nolan Lee the time to work on the youth and children’s events that fill up the summer. Personally, I …read more
By Matt Page Giovanni Columbu’s Su Re was released with so little aplomb in 2012 that the majority of Jesus film commentators, including myself, seemed to completely miss it. It’s a quiet, humble, non-showy and ultimately low budget marketing strategy that is so typical of the film itself.Shot on the island of Sardinia, …read more
By Richard Carrier Fellow Jesus myth advocate D.M Murdock, widely known as Acharya S, is dealing with a particularly vicious onslaught of cancer. Given the fact that the U.S. is just about the only first world nation left that doesn’t cover its citizens’ non-elective medical bills, the best we can do is try …read more
By Stephen Bedard 1 Peter 3:13-16
I have many roles in my life of ministry. I am a guest preacher, a Bible college teacher, an army chaplain and a writer. One of the roles that I really enjoy is that of an apologist.
An apologist? What in the world is that? Does that mean that …read more
By Richard Goode Once again it is carnival time in the land of biblical studies! This month, Lindsay Kennedy does the honours by hosting the July Biblical Studies Carnival on his My Digital Seminary blog.
I’ve been particularly busy during the past month (yes, I do have to actually do some work from time …read more
By Matthew D. Montonini F.F. Bruce Over five years ago, I noted in a post some audio lectures I discovered that featured 1,700 lectures/sermons of scholars and theologians, no one more famous than F.F. Bruce (1910-1990).Fast forward to the present, and I have discovered seven more audio resources on the Voices for Christ site, …read more
By James F. McGrath While there is a Sunday worship service at Gen Con (which I didn’t go to), and on Friday there was a panel about Christianity and gaming, Saturday seems to have been “religion day” at Gen Con this year. There were three sessions dedicated to the topic of religion in gaming …read more
By Stephen Bedard Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith
By Michael Reeves / IVP Academic
Why is God love? Because God is a Trinity.
Why can we be saved? Because God is a Trinity.
How are we able to live the Christian life? Through the Trinity.
In this lively book, we find an introduction …read more
By Stephen Bedard I came across an interesting blog post titled “the best defense of the Christian faith is…” written by Peter Enns. I both agreed and disagreed with what he said.
I strongly agree with Enns when he talks about apologetics including how we treat others, a view towards our global community and …read more