Monthly Archives: September 2015
By James F. McGrath Doctor Who returned to out TV screens this evening, and it was as full as ever of the creative mind-blowing stuff that has characterized the Moffatt era. While that era has been characterized with much that has been silly and frustrating – and this episode is no exception – it …read more
By Neil Godfrey Sometimes the most slap-dash of posts get the most attention and my recent post, Atheism, Cults and Toxicity, is the latest instance. At this moment it has garnered 111 comments and today Heather Hastie of Heather’s Homilies has responded to it with Is New Atheism a Cult? with another 72 …read more
By Gavin R To be a well-heeled church-goer of whatever persuasion you have to embrace docility. At least that’s the conclusion I’m increasingly coming to.Which may explain why, despite an innovative half-century in the way churches structure their services, the decline in membership and attendance continues.In my youth the pastor (consider the meaning …read more
By ………….. Joshua Garroway writes a must-read article for all Christian teachers, preachers, seminarians, social activists, auto-mechanics, astrophysicists, plumbers, theologians, sextons, and bros.I will require all my Introduction to New Testament students to read this short but important article. And it’s not just because I’m an avid Sound of Music fan.-anthony …read more
By Bart QUESTION:
A more personal question: did you have a grudge against Dr. Bruce Metzger? I have always seen conservative textual critics and scholars pit you against Dr. Metzger’s views.
When I first read this question I was very surprised indeed. A grudge against Bruce Metzger???
Metzger, as many readers of …read more
By Roger Pearse A correspondent kindly sent me a copy of a rather interesting recent paper on the “Bruce codex”, which deserves the attention of many more people than it is likely to get. The article author apparently lives in Canada, but for some reason has published in French, a language better …read more
By Henry Neufeld From OpenClipart.org, artist bedpanner.
I’m married to a nurse, my mother is a retired nurse, my sister is a nurse (NICU, which puts me in awe of her), and my daughter is in nursing school. It was unlikely I’d miss the discussion of Joy Behar’s comments and the resulting, entirely deserved …read more
By Todd Bolen Just posted: Preliminary Report of the 2015 Jezreel Expedition Field Season A full schedule of speakers and topics for the Annual Bible and Archaeology Fest is now online. Eric Cline is the plenary speaker. After the heat wave and brutal sandstorm, Israel this past week experienced lightning, hail, …read more
By Ted Johnston This post continues a series in 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, 6, 7, 8, 9.Photograph by Steven Pavlov used with permission granted via Wikimedia CommonsHaving addressed the question, What …read more
By firstname.lastname@example.org (Charles Savelle) The latest issue of Review of Biblical Literature is out. Reviews can be accessed by clicking the links below.Wilhelm BoussetKyrios Christos: A History of Belief in Christ from the Beginning of Christianity to Irenaeushttp://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=9477Reviewed by Jonathan M. Potter Claire Clivaz, Corina Combet-Galland, Jean-Daniel Macchi, and Christophe Nihan, eds.Ecritures et réécritures: …read more
By Loren Rosson I’ve explained why Hannibal is almost my favorite TV show. It reimagines Tom Harris’ source material in terms of a dark fable, with an aesthetic that beats anything ever seen on TV. Despite the gore and brutality, what you’re watching doesn’t seem so brutal. But the real genius of Hannibal …read more
By J. P Holding I’m pleased to provide this week another posting by guest Cameron English.***Atheists typically don’t know a lot about Christianity. This is true of prominent critics like Richard Dawkins and PZ Myers, as well as the run-of-the-mill atheists you may stumble across on YouTube. Indeed, much of the apologetics material available …read more
By Mason Slater Guy Davies, at Exiled Preacher, reviewed The Pastor as Public Theologian by Kevin Vanhoozer and Owen Strachan.
“I’d recommend that all aspiring and serving pastors give this book a thoughtful and prayerful read. If the pastor as public theologian is a lost vision, this well written and passionately argued book certainly …read more
By email@example.com (Charles Savelle) My friend Paul Weaver has made his brand-new book, Introducing the Old Testament Books, available as a free electronic download at Amazon until Monday, September 21. Use this link. He does ask that you would consider leaving a review but that is not required. …read more
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.
News from Eerdmans . . .
It’s been a quiet week at Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
. . . and Elsewhere
Charles Camosy, author …read more
By James F. McGrath When I’ve sought to reassure students and their parents that travel to Israel is relatively safe, I have often used statistics. In light of the things that have been in the news recently, I thought I should blog about this topic.One is much more likely to be a victim of …read more
By Jacob J. Prahlow If you read one article this week, engage the Conciliar Post Round Table: What Is Christianity? For those of you with additional reading time this weekend, check out the following selections, gathered from the four corners of the internet. As always, if you think there’s something else I should be …read more
By Ken Schenck Yesterday I posted a worldview framework for my talk on a biblical view of economics. Here were more of my thoughts:1. God created humanity to flourish, which included work and striving for excellence, for humanity to “be all it could be.” God put Adam and Eve in the Garden and …read more
By Neil Godfrey Continuing the series on Friction: How Radicalization Happens to Them and Us by Clark McCauley and Sophia Moskalenko. Previous post: How Terrorists… 1 – Personal Grievance. This post looks at the psychological mechanisms at work among those who are radicalized and turn to terrorist acts in response to threats or …read more