Monthly Archives: December 2011

2011 on My Blog and Other Blogs

Some bloggers I know have been listing their top posts for 2011, or their favorite posts from other blogs.  I’ll be doing something like that in this post. My Blog On my blog, my focus this year was largely on … Continue reading

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Psalm 57

For my weekly quiet time this week, I will blog about Psalm 57 and its interpreters.  I’ll post the entire Psalm in the King James Version (which is in the public domain) and comment on select verses. To the chief … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Psalms, Religion, Weekly Quiet Time

N.T. Wright on the Virgin Birth

Claude Mariottini on his blog has a link to an article by N.T. Wright on the virgin birth of Jesus.  Wright’s article is entitled Suspending Scepticism: History and the Virgin Birth.  In my post here, I’ll interact with a few … Continue reading

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Image, Soul, and Body

I finished Christianity in Jewish Terms, and I have three items: 1.  Tikva Frymer-Kensky has an interesting essay on “Religious Anthropology in Judaism and Christianity”, which concerns human beings being made in God’s image.  Frymer-Kensky argues that the rabbis thought … Continue reading

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David Marshall: “Is Jesus a ‘Foreign Religion’?”

A few days ago, I started David Marshall’s True Son of Heaven: How Jesus Fulfills the Chinese Culture, which was Marshall’s very first book.  In terms of readability, there are things that I like so far, there are things that … Continue reading

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Suffering, Preparation

I’m still reading Christianity in Jewish Terms.  I have two items: 1.  I read about suffering in this book.  Something that Leora Batnitzky said on page 208 stood out to me: “R. Akiba, R. Eleazar b. Jacob, and R. Meir … Continue reading

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More on Christ in the Rig Veda (With a Question Mark)

This will be a post about David Marshall, but it will not concern his book that I am currently reading: True Son of Heaven: How Jesus Fulfills the Chinese Culture.  Rather, it will revisit his argument in Jesus and the … Continue reading

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David Novak on the Noachides

I have two items for my write-up today on Christianity in Jewish Terms, and they draw from conservative Jew David Novak’s essay, “Mitsvah”: 1.  Yesterday, I talked about the Noachide commandments that rabbinic Judaism believed were incumbent upon Gentiles.  One … Continue reading

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Links and Devotional

I started David Marshall’s True Son of Heaven: How Jesus Fulfills the Chinese Culture, and, while there certainly were some provocative or interesting passages in there that I want to highlight, I’m going to take a break today from blogging … Continue reading

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Ellenson on Christians as Idolaters (Or Not)

I started Christianity in Jewish Terms, which has essays by Jews and Christians.  The essay that I really enjoyed last night was by David Ellenson, who is the President of Hebrew Union College, which is where I go to school.  … Continue reading

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