Monthly Archives: January 2015

Book Review: Violence in Ancient Christianity

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Early Manuscripts of Biblical Writings? What’s at Stake?

Originally posted on Larry Hurtado's Blog:
In light of the renewed hubbub about a supposed first-century fragment of the Gospel of Mark, I’ll offer some comments about why people get all excited (or exasperated) about the matter and other…

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Church in Bed: Why Leave Home on Sunday Mornings?

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Book Write-Up: Beyond Belief, by Elaine Pagels

Elaine Pagels.  Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas.  New York: Vintage Books, 2003. Elaine Pagels is a professor of religion at Princeton University.  I have read two of her other books, Adam, Eve, and the Serpent and The Origin … Continue reading

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Some Sunday Links

Originally posted on Theologians, Inc.:
A few cool things found floating around the World Wide Web: 3:AM interviews David James on Fichte, Rousseau, and idealism: ‘I think that Fichte’s essential role in the development of German Idealism can nevertheless be identified…

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Book Write-Up: Lincoln in the World

Kevin Peraino.  Lincoln in the World: The Making of a Statesman and the Dawn of American Power.  New York: Broadway Books, 2013.  See here to purchase the book. Lincoln in the World, by Kevin Peraino, is about Abraham Lincoln’s approach … Continue reading

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Check, Check, Check

At church this morning, the pastor’s sermon was entitled “Check, Check, Check.”  What’s that mean exactly?  Well, the pastor told a story about a plane that crashed, and pilots since that time were required to make sure that everything was … Continue reading

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II Chronicles 17

II Chronicles 17 is about the glory and deeds of King Jehoshaphat of Judah.  I have two items: 1.  II Chronicles 17:5 states: “Therefore the LORD established the kingdom in his hand. All Judah brought tribute to Jehoshaphat, and he … Continue reading

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Ramblings on the Movie Calvary

I watched the 2014 movie Calvary last night.  I often put movies in my Netflix queue after reading about them online, and I learned about this movie from Richard Beck’s blog.  Beck called it “one of the most profoundly Christian … Continue reading

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Can A Person Fall From Grace? Yes

Originally posted on Zwinglius Redivivus:
Can a person lose salvation? No. The two, you see, are not the same thing. Grace is favor or undeserved kindness. Can we fall out of favor with God? Certainly. We do with every sin.…

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