Monthly Archives: May 2014

Book Write-Up: The Saviour God

S.G.F. Brandon, ed.  The Saviour God: Comparative Studies in the Concept of Salvation Presented to Edwin Oliver James, Professor Emeritus in the University of London by Colleagues and Friends to Commemorate His Seventy-Fifth Birthday.  Manchester University Press, 1963. This 1963 … Continue reading

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Intelligent design, eternal torment and the restoration of everything: an interview with Kevin Miller

Originally posted on lotharlorraine:
I had the immense privilege to interview the great and incredibly gifted movie maker Kevin Miller. He is a unique person in many respects and a progressive Christian having left behind a great part of his…

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I Chronicles 12

In I Chronicles 12, Israel comes to David while he is in Ziklag to support him.  David is still on the run from King Saul of Israel.  I have four thoughts about this chapter.  In this post, I will use … Continue reading

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Loser’s Guide to God’s Grace 07: Finding Jesus

Originally posted on The Loser's Guide to God's Grace:
Still with me? I trust if you went and got Waking the Dead that you are reading it and following the program. I did, and I want to tell…

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“The Amazing Power of Prayer”

For its Bible study, my church is going through When God’s People Pray, by Jim Cymbala.  Yesterday, we did Session 2, “The Amazing Power of Prayer.” Here are some thoughts: 1.  Recently, in the blogosphere, there have been mainline Protestants … Continue reading

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How Jesus became “God,” per Ehrman

Originally posted on Larry Hurtado's Blog:
Having been asked to review Bart Ehrman’s new book, How Jesus Became God (HarperOne, 2014), for the Christian Century, I take the opportunity here also to comment on it.  This book is another of his…

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Book Write-Up: The Christology of Hegel

James Yerkes.  The Christology of Hegel.  Albany: State University of New York Press, 1983. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was a nineteenth century German philosopher.  James Yerkes’ The Christology of Hegel is about Hegel’s view of Jesus Christ, and how that … Continue reading

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Some scattered tips for not being a jerk at conferences

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Maya Angelou

When did I first hear of Maya Angelou?  It may have been when my Mom was a college student.  Her major was African-American studies.  She brought home some of Maya Angelou’s works, such as I Know Why the Caged Bird … Continue reading

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Robert Price/James White Debate, with Some Reservations About Apologetic Arguments

Yesterday, I watched a debate between Christian apologist James White and skeptic Robert Price.  The debate was over the question, “Is the Bible true?”  In this post, I will not get into all of the points and counter-points, but I … Continue reading

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