Monthly Archives: August 2015
By Alison Moore Smith As Dave Banack wrote yesterday, in spite of some public huffing and puffing, the church has decided to continue the relationship with the Boy Scouts of America. They have also decided to continue to seem unaware that the first word in the organization’s title makes it gender-exclusive.
With equal concern for …read more
By Richard Carrier The nonprofit that helps people recover from religion and religious abuse, providing hotlines, support groups, and secular therapy referrals—Recovering from Religion—is experiencing such demand that it needs to launch as a professional operation with paid staff, starting with a resource director, whose job will be to secure more funding in …read more
By Eerdmans These days, ask any normal person “How are you?” and you may get a range of answers:
“Pretty good, you?”
“A little tired, actually.”
Tired. When did that start being a standard answer for the standard question on which we build all polite conversation?
Ask any normal Christian “How are you?” and you’re …read more
By Mason Slater The following is an excerpt from Encountering the Old Testament, 3rd Edition, by Bill Arnold and Bryan Beyer.
The Bible is more than a history book. It writes history from a decidedly religious perspective. There is no attempt at what we today might call objectivity in modern history writing. The authors …read more
By ………….. Last week, I wrote a short blog post inspired by this fine article by Brent Landau. I took issue with a minor detail concerning “eyewitnesses.” I felt that this detail – while minor – betrayed a larger problem within historical Jesus research. Focused and emboldened by this most serious matter, …read more
By Castellio Αυτή η ανάρτηση προέκυψε λόγω της πολύ ενδιαφέρουσας συζήτησης που έγινε με τον αγαπητό Ιωάννη, και μπορεί να βρεθεί στα σχόλια της ανάρτησης https://peribiblicum.wordpress.com/2015/08/18/about-claimed-apostolic-succession/. Ταυτόχρονα, αποτελεί φόρο τιμής στον Καστελιόν. *** Ο Καλβίνος, στην περίπτωση που μιλάμε, απάντησε απ’ την αρχή καταφατικά, και χρειάζεται τώρα να δικαιολογήσει την πράξη του, …read more
By abramkj I’ve been jamming to some sweet tunes with SHARKK’s 15W Bluetooh Wireless Speaker recently. I’ve used it around the house for some organizing projects, as well as took it on a trip with me.
Here are the full specs from SHARKK:
◦ Rock the House with this Powerful 15 Watt Bluetooth Speaker …read more
By ZA Blog How best should we approach extrabiblical sources when studying Scripture? That is the question asked in today’s excerpt from Reading Romans in Context. Since taking historical context into account is valuable, we cannot ignore a historical source simply because it is not in the biblical canon. Yet we want to …read more
By G. Ferri Spesso l’aspetto esterno fa apparire le cose men che sono in realtà. Dall’ornamento esterno il mondo si lasciò sempre ingannare. Nel mondo della legge, quale causa, per quanto sporca e trista, non saprà oscurar la sua natura, se perorata da un fiorito accento?(William Shakespeare, Il mercante di Venezia)Vidi qualcosa di …read more
By Ken Schenck If it comes out on schedule, the book will be available next week! Here is the seventh post on John Byron and Joel Lohr’s, I (Still) Believe. I probably won’t do every person from here on out. You can buy the book and read them yourself!Previous posts include:Richard BauckhamWalter BrueggemannEllen …read more
By Deane In March 2011, the University of Oxford hosted a lecture series in Corpus Christi College, in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible 1611-2011. The lectures are available in audio and video format at the links below. In addition, there is audio and video of a conversation …read more