By Adam Miller by Adam MillerI don’t often think in terms of affect, but I’ve talked enough with Danae Faulk to be mildly familiar with the perspective/vocabulary. (Donovan Schaefer has also given me much to think with in this regard, though I wrote what follows before reading his book.) In fact, while she …read more
Monthly Archives: May 2016
By Stephen Bedard A sermon preached at Queen Street Baptist Church on Luke 7:18-28.
Would you describe yourself as gullible or skeptical? I must confess that one of my guilty privileges is having fun with gullible people. I once convinced a lady that I had invented a solar-powered flashlight that unfortunately only worked in …read more
By Craig Keener Médine’s (my wife’s) father was half-paralyzed, so as they fled Médine’s brother often had to carry him on his back–a difficult but faithful demonstration of love. (More details in our book Impossible Love)
(These pictures were reenactments by the actual characters after the war) …read more
By James Pate Mark A. Tietjen. Kierkegaard: A Christian Missionary to Christians. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2016. See here to buy the book.Soren Kierkegaard was a nineteenth century Danish Christian philosopher. Kierkegaard had problems with the Christendom of his day, for he thought that it was …read more
By Stephen Bedard Bart Ehrman has made a second career out of trying to demolish confidence in the New Testament. Because he is a respected scholar and a talented writer, he is someone who must be taken seriously.
Read Bart Ehrman and Richard Dawkins: Who is the Most Dangerous?
I recently listened to two podcast …read more
By Ian Paul Over on the new-ish blog Via Media, Simon Butler has responded to a brief conversation he and I had online, in which he argues that the mantra ‘Hate the sin, love the sinner’ is not only unhelpful, but positively harmful and damaging, and unfailingly hinders the agenda of sharing God’s …read more
By James Pate Ed. Beth Felker Jones and Jeffrey W. Barbeau. The Image of God in an Image Driven Age: Explorations in Theological Anthropology. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2016. See here to buy the book. This book is associated with the twenty-fourth annual Wheaton College Theology Conference. There …read more
By Lindsay Leviticus is a difficult book. The Levitical land is littered with detailed and verbose laws concerning cleanliness and uncleanliness, priestly garments, proper and improper food, bodily discharges, and the proper way to kill an animal. What’s more, scattered across the landscape are bodies of well meaning poor souls who resolved …read more
By Ben Witherington Ah, the Southern Barbecue Festival, and this one was in the back parking lot of the new Baylor Bear football stadium. Of course in Texas beef barbecue (particularly in its brisket form) is king, but in this particular contest ribs were the primary contestants. So the divine swine snuck in …read more
By Michael Langlois J’organise un colloque international sur les manuscrits de la mer Morte et le Pentateuque samaritain les 26-27 mai à Strasbourg.
La découverte des manuscrits de la mer Morte, au milieu du XXe siècle, a mis au jour d’antiques manuscrits bibliques et parabibliques présentant des variantes jusqu’alors inconnues—sauf dans le Pentateuque samaritain. …read more
By mattsheedy In this series, a number of scholars respond to Kate Daley-Bailey’s provocative essay, “For the Good or the ‘Guild': An Open Letter to the American Academy of Religion,” which appears in the most recent issue of the Bulletin journal, Vol 44, No. 4 (2015). The essay can be found …read more
By Ben C. Blackwell Here’s a nice interview with Mike Gorman about engaging Paul as a theological reader.
Let me also note that Mike contributed a fine essay to our Paul and the Apocalyptic Imagination that just came out: “The Apocalyptic New Covenant and the Shape of Life in the Spirit according to Galatians”
HT: David …read more
By James Pate Kristi Burchfiel. Piecing Together Forgiveness: A Study of Philemon. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014. See here to buy the book. As you can tell from the book’s title, Piecing Together Forgiveness is about the subject of forgiveness: our forgiveness of others, and how that relates to …read more
By Stephen Bedard I am by no means a mental health professional. I have only taken a couple of counselling courses and it is definitely not my strength. But you don’t have to be a professional to know something about mental health.
I think that the church has improved in its understanding of mental …read more
By Stephen Bedard The foundation of the Christian faith is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. As important as the crucifixion is, the reason we know that was something more than a senseless death is that Jesus rose from the dead. The Apostle Paul tells us that if Jesus did not rise, our faith …read more
By Ben Witherington Here is an excellent post by my friend and colleague Timothy George, which I am reposting here. See what you think. —— In the fourth century, St. Athanasius wrote a letter to a certain Marcellinus, who was likely a deacon in the church in Alexandria. During a long illness, Marcellinus …read more
By Ian Paul Leicester City’s triumph in the Premier League is being hailed as ‘the most unlikely sporting triumph ever’ and ‘a miracle’. On the surface, it appears as though the manager, Claudio Ranieri, is as surprised as anyone at how it turned out. In an interview yesterday he was quizzed on the …read more
By madisonpierce 2016.05.07 | Amy L. B. Peeler. You Are My Son: The Family of God in the Epistle to the Hebrews. LNTS 486. London: T&T Clark, 2014. Pp. xiv + 224. ISBN: 978-0-56765-418-2.
Review by Shawn J. Wilhite, California Baptist University.
Many thanks to T&T Clark for providing a review copy.
The fact that …read more
By Danny Zacharias Record 1. TI: ‘Broken Hearted’ and ‘Crushed in Spirit': Metaphors and Emotions in Psalm 34,19 AU: Eder JN: Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament PD: 2016-01-02T00:00:00 VO: 30 NO: 1 PG: 1-15(15) IS: 0901-8328 URL: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/routledg/sold/2016/00000030/00000001/art00001 Click on the URL to access the article or to link to other …read more