Monthly Archives: September 2017

Book Review: The Cause Of All Nations

Originally posted on Edge Induced Cohesion:
The Cause Of All Nations:  An International History Of The American Civil War, by Don H. Doyle Every once in a while a fond reader of diplomatic history such as myself will find a…

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R.I.P., Figabuddy

His name was Figaro.  I called him my “Figabuddy.”  He passed on this morning.  He was a sweet, lovey kitty.  We miss him. 

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Book Write-Up: The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest

John H. Walton and J. Harvey Walton.  The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest: Covenant, Retribution, and the Fate of the Canaanites.  IVP Academic, 2017.  See here to purchase the book. Biblical scholar John Walton is known for his books, … Continue reading

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Did the exodus really happen?

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Review/Critique of Ehrman, Bauckham and Bird on Memory and Jesus

Originally posted on Larry Hurtado's Blog:
A newly-published article gives an incisive discussion of recent publications by Bart Ehrman, Richard Bauckham, and Michael Bird on memory, tradition and the historical Jesus:  Alan Kirk, “Ehrman, Bauckham and Bird on Memory…

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The Authorship of Hebrews: Ancient External Evidence

Originally posted on The Jesus Memoirs:
The Authorship of Hebrews: Ancient External Evidence Irenaeus of Lyon and Hippolytus of Rome: “…  and a volume containing various Dissertations, in which he mentions the Epistle to the Hebrews and the so-called Wisdom…

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Church Write-Up: Grace, God and Non-Believers, Divine Guidance, Gnosticism

I visited two churches last Sunday.  One was an African-American Baptist church.  The other was the evangelical church that I call the “Pen Church,” since I get a free pen there when I attend.  The sermons at both churches overlapped … Continue reading

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Paul’s Radical Gentile Mission

Reblogging for future reference. Reading Acts One of the basic assumptions most Christian have about Jews in the first century is that they kept separate from the Gentiles. Josephus said that Jews “did not come into contact with other people … Continue reading

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Murphy-O’Connor-turning point

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
Jerome Murphy-O’Connor, in his Paul: A Critical Life, put the Jerusalem Conference and the confrontation with Peter (Galatians 1 and 2) at a turning point in Paul’s ministry.  Before this Paul had operated under the auspices…

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Book Review: How To Listen So People Will Talk

Originally posted on Edge Induced Cohesion:
How To Listen So People Will Talk:  Build Stronger Communication And Deeper Connections, by Becky Harling [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my…

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