Monthly Archives: May 2017

Who Saved the People Out of Egypt: Ιησους or κυριος

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Yahweh’s Divorce from the Goddess Asherah in the Garden of Eden

Originally posted on Mythology Matters:
Hebrew Bible scholars have long recognized that the writer who penned the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and much other narrative in the first 5 books of the Hebrew Bible…

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Why Did Jesus Tell Mary, “Mine Hour Is Not Yet Come” (John 2:4)?

In John 2:1-11, Jesus and his disciples are at a wedding, and the wedding feast runs out of wine.  Jesus’ mother Mary tells Jesus about the problem, and Jesus replies, “Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour … Continue reading

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Church Write-Up: Reagan on Memorial Day; Keswick Lives; Jewish Literacy in the Time of Jesus

I went to the “Pen Church” this morning.  Here are some items: A.  We saw a brief video about Memorial Day.  In the background was a speech by President Ronald Reagan.  Reagan said that many of us see soldiers as … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: The Dawn of Christianity, by Robert J. Hutchinson

Robert J. Hutchinson.  The Dawn of Christianity: How God Used Simple Fisherman, Soldiers, and Prostitutes to Transform the World.  Nelson Books, 2017.  See here to purchase the book. In The Dawn of Christianity, Robert J. Hutchinson covers the time from … Continue reading

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The Epistle of Jude and Early Catholicism

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Review: Remembering the Reformation: Martin Luther and Catholic Theology

Originally posted on Bob on Books:
Review: Remembering the Reformation: Martin Luther and Catholic Theology, Declan Marmion, Salvador Ryan, Gesa E. Thiessen (eds.). Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2017. Summary: A collection of papers exploring Martin Luther in historical context and his roots…

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The Epistle of Jude in Early Christianity

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Biologos: Did Darwin Promote Genocide?

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Church Write-Up: We Support Each Other, but We Walk Our Own Spiritual Walk

I visited two churches last Sunday.  The first is a non-denominational evangelical church.  I will call it the “Pen church” because I got a new pen there.  And these pens are long-lasting!  The second church is a largely African-American Baptist … Continue reading

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