Monthly Archives: May 2016
By MSH The episode is now live.
Thanks to all who sent in their thoughts. It’s gratifying for both Trey and myself to be helpful to those who care about biblical content.
Naked Bible Podcast Episode 100: Celebrating the Milestone with Listeners was first posted on May 14, 2016 at 5:42 pm.©2016 “Dr. Michael …read more
By admin TranslationThis is one of the more interesting questions that is answered in each translation’s “Philosophy of Translation.”
For example, the NLT reads like a modern book. It is so interpretive that many of the culture expressions are lost; but that is its approach, and as long as the reader understands this, …read more
By MSH I’ve often referred to the Bennewitz affair in conversation about how certain U.S. government agencies and personnel are not above using UFO believes as tools to perpetuate a UFO narrative they find useful (read: a useful myth designed to misdirect away from something that isn’t mythical). What is the Bennewitz …read more
By Scot McKnight Mike Woodruff is senior pastor of Christ Church in Lake Forest, IL. He has served in that capacity since 2003. Healthy and fitness focused, Mike had a freak accident which upended the trajectory of his life. The following interview is conducted by David George Moore. Dave blogs …read more
By jps Whereas the literal sense, history, and meaning were coterminous in premodern interpretation, in modernism they became sundered, with the result that the words of Scripture became secondary as exegetes began to seek the world “behind” the text in reconstructed events and authorial intentions, or to locate meaning in dogmatic or …read more
By Brian LePort Last November at the AAR/SBL Annual Meetings I heard a wonderful paper from Matthew Thiessen (“Indices of Ethnicity in Modern Constructions of ‘Luke'”) that deconstructed my presuppositions regarding the author of the “third” Gospel. I walked away from the session convinced that I could no longer say with confidence that …read more
By John Loftus In neuroscience, few single discoveries have the ability to stay news for long. However, in the aggregate, all lead to the emergence of perhaps the greatest developing news story: the widespread understanding that human thought and behavior are the products of biological processes. There is no ghost in the machine. …read more
By Neil Godfrey Alternet has published an interview with the author of a book I have recently twice posted about: How Our Stone-Age Brains Get in the Way of Smart Politics My related posts: Do You Understand What You Argue Against? Once more on System 1 and System 2 thinking A few excerpts …read more
By Walker Wright During the lesson in Elders Quorum this past Sunday, we discussed ways to enhance our study of the scriptures. As usual, I raised my hand and recommended that we study the scriptures within their historical and cultural context so that our “likening” of them does not turn into “making stuff …read more