Monthly Archives: January 2018

Book Write-Up: Live Like Jesus, by Putty Putman

Putty Putman.  Live Like Jesus: Discover the Power & Impact of Your True Identity.  Minneapolis: Chosen, 2017.  See here to buy the book. Putty Putman has a Ph.D. in theoretical quantum physics and is the founding director of the School … Continue reading

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Peterson-Judges as a hit-piece on Saul

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
I am going to treat Brian Peterson’s discussion of the book of Judges in a positive way. First, I need to express frustration that his approach sometimes appears obscurantist to me.  He treats the judges as…

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Church Write-Up: Is the Law a Transcript of God’s Character?

For church this morning, I attended the Missouri Synod Lutheran church, its Sunday school class on patristic interpretation of the Gospel of John, and the “Word of Faith” church. I will start with the “Word of Faith” church, since my … Continue reading

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Book Write-Up: Biblical Leadership

Benjamin K. Forrest and Chet Roden, ed.  Biblical Leadership: Theology for the Everyday Leader.  Kregel Academic, 2017.  See here to purchase the book. Biblical Leadership: Theology for the Everyday Leader has thirty-three chapters, plus an Introduction and an Epilogue.  It … Continue reading

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Peterson-the editing of Joshua

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
I doubt anyone disputes that the Book of Joshua is closely linked to the Book of Deuteronomy.  In Deuteronomy 31 Joshua succeeds Moses as leader.  Joshua 1 and what follows carry on from there. Much of…

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Two Views of Suffering: Atheist Existentialism and Christianity — Douglas Groothuis, Ph.D.

By nature, we all avoid suffering, and suffering comes in so many varieties. We attend funerals and sob. We visited a loved one in a psychiatric unit and wonder how live ever got this bad. We consider animal cruelty and … Continue reading

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Bart Ehrman and Jodi Magness on the Burial of Jesus and the Empty Tomb

Originally posted on Κέλσος:
It’s been almost four years since Bart Ehrman’s How Jesus Became God was published, and one of the points of controversy that arose when the book was first released is the fact that Ehrman does not endorse…

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