Monthly Archives: June 2015

Paul’s Real Thorn in the Flesh

lol. Reading Acts Paul’s real “thorn in the flesh” identified at last…. View original post

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Book Write-Up: Exploring Christian Theology, Volume Two

Nathan D. Holsteen and Michael J. Svigel, ed.  Exploring Christian Theology, Volume Two: Creation, Fall, and Salvation.  Minneapolis: Bethany House Publishers, 2015.  See here to buy the book. In this second volume of Exploring Christian Theology, Nathan Holsteen, Michael Svigel, … Continue reading

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Did Moses Goof Early On?

Derek Leman is a Messianic Jewish rabbi, and I subscribe to his free Daily D’Var, in which he comments on passages in the Torah and the Gospels from a religious and a scholarly perspective.  I would like to share here … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Jesus of Nazareth, by Gerald L. Borchert

Gerald L. Borchert.  Jesus of Nazareth: Background, Witnesses, and Significance.  Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, 2011.  See here to buy the book. Gerald L. Borchert has a Ph.D. in New Testament from Princeton and was a lawyer in Canada.  The … Continue reading

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Ripple Effects

At the United Methodist church that I attended this morning, the pastor preached about faith, in light of the recent Charleston tragedy.  Our Scripture text was Mark 4:35-41, in which the disciples are fretting and panicking on a boat on … Continue reading

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The Natural Theology of Negation

Originally posted on Theologians, Inc.:
In ‘Christianity and Classical Culture‘, Jaroslav Pelikan spends a good deal of time on the topics of both natural theology and negative theology, or apophatic theology, in the thought of the Cappodicians. The Cappodicians were…

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Hell in Book 2 of the Sibylline Oracles

I finished Book 2 of the Sibylline Oracles last night.  According to John Collins, who translated and commented on the Sibylline Oracles in the Charlesworth Pseudepigrapha, Book 2 probably dates to the second or the third century C.E.  The Sibyls … Continue reading

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Tiberius Caesar the Christian?

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In Tribute: Suzanne McCarthy, 1955-2015

Originally posted on BLT:
In early 2008 I encountered Christian egalitarianism for the first time and embraced it with excitement and relief.  Finally, I could let go of my cognitive dissonance! I could believe in a God who hadn’t arbitrarily…

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This Aspie’s Response to The Imitation Game

A few months ago, a commenter told me about the 2014 movie, The Imitation Game, and asked me to evaluate its depiction of Asperger’s Syndrome.  I saw the movie a few nights ago, and I am ready to chime in. … Continue reading

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