Daily Archives: November 16, 2011

Nilsen (and Others) on Leaving—-and Finding—-Church

On Rachel Held Evans’ blog today, there is a guest post by David Nilsen entitled “On Leaving—-and Finding—-Church”.  Here are some of my favorite quotes from the post and the comments, along with my remarks: 1.  David Nilsen says: “My … Continue reading

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Upset Over Speculation, Part 2

My write-up today of Stephen King’s Needful Things will overlap with a post I wrote a few days ago (which was also about Needful Things): Upset Over Speculation.  I’ll start with what Polly Chalmers says to Alan Pangborn on page … Continue reading

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More on the Alleged 1544 Copy Error

I’ve been doing a series on the date of Herod the Great’s death, which was inspired by lawyer Frederick Larson’s Star of Bethlehem.  In that documentary, Larson argues that Herod died in 1 B.C.E. rather than 4 B.C.E.  This is … Continue reading

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Watson on Lawful/Unlawful Acts and Romans 2

I have two items for my write-up today on Francis Watson’s Paul, Judaism and the Gentiles: A Sociological Approach: 1.  On page 68, Watson talks about how old Jewish norms reappear in a new guise in some writings of Paul.  … Continue reading

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The Alleged 1544 Copy Error

I’m continuing my series on the date of Herod the Great’s death.  Frederick Larson argues in The Star of Bethlehem that Herod the Great died in 1 B.C.E., not in 4 B.C.E., and he attributes the widespread scholarly belief in … Continue reading

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