Monthly Archives: September 2015

Christian Texts and History • A MAR(i)Kan cyclopedia

By Kunigunde Kreuzerin .πρασιά Mark 6:40 καὶ ἀνέπεσαν πρασιαὶ πρασιαὶ κατὰ ἑκατὸν καὶ κατὰ πεντήκοντα. (King James 6:39-40: And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass. And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.)LSJ The Online Liddell-Scott-Jones A.bed in a garden, garden-plot, Od.7.127, …read more

Christian Texts and History • Justin Martyr: is this phrase an interpolation?

By Ben C. Smith Justin Martyr, 1 Apology 66.3:GreekEnglishΟἱ γὰρ ἀπόστολοι ἐν τοῖς γενομένοις ὑπ’ αὐτῶν ἀπομνημονεύμασιν, ἃ καλεῖται εὐαγγέλια, οὕτως παρέδωκαν ἐντετάλθαι αὐτοῖς· τὸν Ἰησοῦν λαβόντα ἄρτον εὐχαριστήσαντα εἰπεῖν· Τοῦτο ποιεῖτε εἰς τὴν ἀνάμνησίν μου, τοῦτ’ ἐστι τὸ σῶμά μου· καὶ τὸ ποτή- ριον ὁμοίως λαβόντα καὶ εὐχαριστήσαντα εἰπεῖν· Τοῦτό ἐστι τὸ αἷμά …read more

Christian Texts and History • Justin Martyr: is this phrase an interpolation?

By Ben C. Smith Justin Martyr, 1 Apology 66.3:GreekEnglishΟἱ γὰρ ἀπόστολοι ἐν τοῖς γενομένοις ὑπ’ αὐτῶν ἀπομνημονεύμασιν, ἃ καλεῖται εὐαγγέλια, οὕτως παρέδωκαν ἐντετάλθαι αὐτοῖς· τὸν Ἰησοῦν λαβόντα ἄρτον εὐχαριστήσαντα εἰπεῖν· Τοῦτο ποιεῖτε εἰς τὴν ἀνάμνησίν μου, τοῦτ’ ἐστι τὸ σῶμά μου· καὶ τὸ ποτή- ριον ὁμοίως λαβόντα καὶ εὐχαριστήσαντα εἰπεῖν· Τοῦτό ἐστι τὸ αἷμά …read more

Christian Texts and History • Justin Martyr: is this phrase an interpolation?

By Ben C. Smith Justin Martyr, 1 Apology 66.3:GreekEnglishΟἱ γὰρ ἀπόστολοι ἐν τοῖς γενομένοις ὑπ’ αὐτῶν ἀπομνημονεύμασιν, ἃ καλεῖται εὐαγγέλια, οὕτως παρέδωκαν ἐντετάλθαι αὐτοῖς· τὸν Ἰησοῦν λαβόντα ἄρτον εὐχαριστήσαντα εἰπεῖν· Τοῦτο ποιεῖτε εἰς τὴν ἀνάμνησίν μου, τοῦτ’ ἐστι τὸ σῶμά μου· καὶ τὸ ποτή- ριον ὁμοίως λαβόντα καὶ εὐχαριστήσαντα εἰπεῖν· Τοῦτό ἐστι τὸ αἷμά …read more

eBook Sale on Genesis: History, Fiction, or Neither? Plus Other Counterpoints

By ZA Blog Did you know every eBook in the Counterpoints series is available for just $4.99 until 9/13/15?
This sale includes the newest additions to the series, Genesis: History, Fiction, or Neither? Read a selection below that frames three views on understanding the Bible’s first chapters. Genesis deserves thoughtful interpretation because, as General …read more

In the Mail from @BloomsburyPub: “Jesus and Brian: Exploring the Historical Jesus and his Times via Monty Python’s Life of Brian”

By Joel L. Watts Over the next few days, I will post some reflections. I really… really…. REALLY wish I was at this conference. Monty Python’s Life of Brian film is known for its […]
The post In the Mail from @BloomsburyPub: “Jesus and Brian: Exploring the Historical Jesus and his Times via Monty Python’s …read more

Promoting Peace – an Excerpt from An Essential Guide to Interpersonal Communication

By Mason Slater The following is an excerpt from An Essential Guide to Interpersonal Communication, by Quentin Schultze and Diane Badzinski.
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Being Mild-Mannered, Not Inflammatory
We speak and write with restraint, not with unbridled emotions. Recognizing that how we communicate is just as important as the actual words we use, we calm our souls even …read more