Monthly Archives: January 2016

A Socially Phobic Introvert in an Active Church

I went to my church’s Life Group yesterday.  We are going through Thom Rainer’s I Will: Nine Traits of the Outwardly Focused Christian. In the book, Rainer says that church people who only attend the worship service are more likely … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The 11th Demon, by Bruce Hennigan

Bruce Hennigan.  The 11th Demon: The Ark of Chaos.  Bloomington: WestBow Press, 2013.  See here to buy the book. This book is part of a Christian fiction series about Jonathan Steel, a demon hunter.  Essentially, Steel sends demons back to … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman’s Critique of Bernie Sanders

I want to pass on a couple of Paul Krugman’s recent blog posts.  They are critical of Bernie Sanders.  Paul Krugman is a notorious liberal economist who won a Nobel Prize.  He is an influential voice on the Left. Weakened … Continue reading

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Markan Christology and the Messenger of YHWH

Originally posted on Daniel O. McClellan:
There have been several discussions floating around about Mark’s christology and the following putative summary of the same from Michael Bird: The Marcan Jesus participates in the kyricentricity of Israel’s God. He is identified as a pre-existent…

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Refuting Atheist John Loftus – On the Historical Atrocities of Christianity.

I’m not necessarily reblogging this because I agree, but it does interact with a good question: If the Holy Spirit has been guiding Christians throughout history, why have there been atrocities and injustices committed by Christians? I particularly like the … Continue reading

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Campbell-why no written cues to satire?

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
I am summarizing and commenting on the articles in the book Beyond Old and New Perspectives on Paul, which discusses Douglas Campbell’s proposal for interpreting Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Douglas Campbell’s claim that Paul placed…

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Campbell-another way to read Romans 1-3

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
In Beyond Old and New Perspectives on Paul, Brittany E. Wilson has a chapter called “Rereading Romans 1-3 Apocalyptically”. She says that an apocalyptic reading of Paul seeks to avoid more traditional individualist readings “in which…

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Two Perspectives on Bernie Sanders’ Health Care Plan

I want to share two articles about Bernie Sanders’ health care plan.  The first is opposed to it and agrees with Chelsea Clinton’s characterization of it.  The second offers a different perspective. Chelsea Clinton Was Right: Everyone’s Health Care Is … Continue reading

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Avoiding Complacency, or Independence of God

At church this morning, the pastor made an interesting statement during the prayer part of the service.  Our bulletin lists people to pray for, and our church was on the list.  The pastor said that it is acceptable for a … Continue reading

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Pseudepigrapha Saturday: Psalms of David

Originally posted on The Biblical Review:
Introduction to the Text:  When the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947, there were some additional Psalms, one of which was Psalm 155 (keep in mind that the typical Bible only has 150…

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