Daily Archives: December 2, 2015

Scoundrels Desiring Goodness

A few nights ago, I watched The O.J. Simpson Story, a 1995 made-for-TV movie about O.J. Simpson.  Last night, I watched the Emmy-nominated episode “Five-O” of the series Better Call Saul, which is a spin-off of the popular Breaking Bad … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ruth B. Edwards, Discovering John

Originally posted on Reading Acts:
Edwards, Ruth B. Discovering John: Content, Interpretation, Reception. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2015. 272 pp. Pb; $22.   Link to Eerdmans This book joins Ian Boxall’s Discovering Matthew as the first volumes of a new (or…

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Is Darwinist P.Z. Myers right to say that the appendix is vestigial?

Originally posted on WINTERY KNIGHT:
Apologetics and the progress of science First, let’s hear prominent atheist P. Z. Myers, who believes in Darwinism, explain why he thinks that the appendix is a useless vestigial organ leftover from an unguided, random…

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Reflections on C.S. Lewis

Originally posted on Bob on Books:
This Sunday, November 29, was the birthday of C. S. Lewis. It’s an easy day to remember because it is also my brother’s birthday and my son’s anniversary. What is interesting to me is…

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The Curse of Ham/Canaan: A Mythological Mystery

Originally posted on Is That in the Bible?:
One of many puzzling passages that anyone reading the Bible from the beginning is soon confronted with a story in which the flood hero Noah gets drunk and falls asleep naked—and which…

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Should Christians Pray for the Dead? (Cyril of Jerusalem and John Chrysostom)

Originally posted on Cruciform Theology:
I was invited to say a few words at a funeral recently. I was not very close to the family – which made it both an honor to be invited and also meant that I…

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Book Write-Up: Same-Sex Attraction and the Church

Ed Shaw.  Same-Sex Attraction and the Church: The Surprising Plausibility of the Celibate Life.  Downers Grove: IVP Books, 2015.  See here to buy the book. Ed Shaw is a pastor in Bristol, England.  He has same-sex attraction, but he believes … Continue reading

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