By Scot McKnight Annette Brill Bergstresser: When [oft-imprisoned and blind] Matt [Yeater] became a student at AMBS in the fall of 2013, he faced higher hurdles at seminary than most students, both in terms of accessibility and academics. He had never studied languages before, and the resources available for studying biblical languages in …read more
Monthly Archives: July 2016
By Stephen Bedard The Jesus Myth Theory, the belief that Jesus never existed and that the Gospels are based on pagan myths, just does not seem to go away. The recent appearance of a mythicists on the Unbelievable? podcast shows how much more prominent mythicist ideas are becoming. More and more books and …read more
By Ted Johnston This post continues a series examining key points of Andrew Purves’ book Reconstructing Pastoral Theology: A Christological Foundation. For other posts in the series, click a number: 1, 2, 3, 4. 5, 6.Lost and Found by Greg Olsen (used with perrmissionAccording to Purves, the pastoral ministry of Jesus has …read more
By René Salm The first half of the second century was a watershed time in Christian history. By mid-century all four canonical gospels had been written (below), and the bulk of the Pauline epistles were ‘collected’ and published. At the beginning of the second century, however, it seems that only some elements of …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.
Kingdom Ethics, 2nd Edition By David P. Gushee & Glen H. Stassen
Today When You Hear His Voiceby Gregory W. Lee
News from …read more
By ferrelljenkins In the last post we mentioned the long-needed repair of the shrine (edicule) in the Holy Sepulcher, the traditional site of the tomb in which Jesus was placed after the crucifixion.
One of my traveling friends, Steven Braman, just returned from the excavation at Lachish. He offered to send some photos …read more
By Biblical Archaeology Society Staff The Magdala Stone bears one of the earliest images of the seven-branched menorah. Photo: Yael Yulowich, courtesy Israel Antiquities Authority.In preparation for the construction of a guesthouse in 2009 at Magdala on the western coastline of the Sea of Galilee, an archaeological test was conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority …read more
By J. P Holding For postings today I’m providing a copy of the first chapter of my e-book Hitler’s Christianity, which is nearing its third birthday.**Chapter 1 — Positive Christianity: Doctrines and Background The fundamental core of our case is that Hitler and Nazi leaders adhered to a cult system called “Positive Christianity.” By …read more
By Abram K-J This week Accordance Bible Software has put their five-volume Ancient Christian Doctrine (IVP) on sale for $129 (normally $199). Ancient Christian Doctrine is a full-blown compendium of early church commentary on the Nicene Creed. I write more about the resource here.
If you’re teaching or preaching on the Creed, this is …read more
By Joshua Mann I am always interested in the books that other academics are hoping to read. Recently Princeton released the summer reading that a handful are hoping to tackle this Summer. From those recommendations, I have highlighted the following for my own list:
From AnneMarie Luijendijk’s list:
Carol Harrison, The Art of Listening in …read more
By Ian Paul In recent debates about the meaning of marriage, one area of speculation has been whether our differentiated sex identity as male and female (this is biological sex identity, not ‘gender’ as it is often called, which is about social constructions of masculine and feminine identity) will persist into the new …read more