By Ben Witherington The Antiochian school of interpretation (Theodore, Julian, Chrysostom, Theodoret) has frequently been misunderstood, and as a result, misinterpreted. They were not simply interested in the literal or historical meaning of the text as oppose to the spiritual and allegorical interests of the Alexandrians. Childs outlines the approach of this school …read more
Monthly Archives: January 2016
By Craig Benno In my travels, I hear terrible stories of abuse. Stories of heartbreak and pain. Stories that make you wonder, just how did those people survive. And indeed, many of them are survivors; though, at times, they feel like they are just hanging onto sanity with the skin of their teeth.
Today …read more
By abramkj I got them from my wife, who heard them somewhere:
Don’t yuck my yum.
That’s it. Don’t yuck my yum.
You may not like the only barely undercooked beans in this chili, or the grilled asparagus, or the salad greens because even though you chew them into a tiny million pieces you still …read more
By Mike Aubrey It seems that Eleanor Dickey (the author of the superb volume, Ancient Greek scholarship: A Guide to finding, reading, and understanding scholia, commentaries, lexica, and grammatical treatises, from their beginnings to the Byzantine Period) has written a book on Ancient Greek prose composition. She’s a classicist whose knowledge and experience …read more
By Richard Carrier My brother in law, Brian Parra, has launched a groovy new podcast, There’s No Time to Explain. And I was his first interview subject (episode 1). It’s an example of my favorite kind of podcast, where we both chat about all kinds of things that mostly aren’t the usual things …read more
By Adam Miller by Richard K. PayneNote: This post originally appeared on the author’s blog.In the world according to Paul Krugman there are some ideas that just won’t die no matter how often refuted: hence zombies. Perennialism, the claim that all religions teach the same ultimate truth, is one such zombie, and Karen …read more
By ZA Blog The Story of God Bible Commentary explains and illuminates each passage of Scripture in light of the Bible’s grand story. The first commentary series to do so, SGBC offers a clear and compelling exposition of biblical texts, guiding readers in how to creatively and faithfully live out the Bible in …read more
By Henry Neufeld Source: OpenClipart.org (thenanobel)
I’m working on a programming project for the IT side of my business today and I was reminded of the importance of little things.
When I’m programming and something goes wrong, my tendency is to look for big things. For example, there was a problem in this program with …read more
By Henry Neufeld Tonight I’ll be finishing my preparatory studies for eschatology as I look at a few more visions, especially from Zechariah, and then at a bit of chronology in preparation for studying the book of Daniel on a more verse by verse basis starting next week.
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By Megan Ivanyos Killah Priest and the Blood Moonby Megan Ivanyos
Killah Priest, Walter Reed, has given his debut lecture regarding his art and ancient cultures, religion, and the sky.We watch the blood moon. Walter says he sees its edges and beyond. Rob points to constellations telling ancient sky myth stories. KP is …read more
By Ian Paul The latest Grove Pastoral booklet explores the challenge of the growing loneliness many in Britain face in old age. Written by John Dawson, a hospital chaplain, and Pete Rugen, a parish priest in Chester diocese, it is a multifaceted exploration of the problems of loneliness—and some possible solutions. It begins …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.
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Congratulations to the winners of our “Team (Jonathan) Edwards” giveaway: Robert M., Adam C., Matthew E. …read more
By jps The most likely person to do us harm already has a key to the house. Strangers or criminals do not commit most of America’s murders and assaults; they are committed by family members, friends, and acquaintances, who, in acts of passion, turn to the instruments originally purchased to protect “us” …read more
By Gavin R I found this graphic on my FB feed. It seems innocuous but it makes me deeply uncomfortable. Cooperative, friendly kids are a joy, but do you really want them to submit to you without question? The word submission implies coercion. Isn’t it one of the great rewards of parenting (and …read more
By Peter Gurry Manuscripts: great placesto look for new manuscripts.Dan Wallace teases us on his blog with a note that he has recently found more uncatalogued NT manuscripts in Athens.I recently returned from two weeks in Athens, working at the National Library of Greece. My student and former intern, Max Berti, joined me. …read more