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Monthly Archives: March 2018
Church Write-Up: What Law Did They Think Jesus Broke?
I went to the Missouri Synod church’s Good Friday service. There was no homily, but the pastor, select people, and the congregation were reading through the passion story in the Gospel of John, singing songs at intervals. I usually write … Continue reading
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Jude and His Sources: Non-Canonical Books
Reading Acts Jude makes use of at least two books that were not considered to be inspired by the Church or the Jews. In v. 9 he alludes to the Testament of Moses and in vv. 14-15 he quotes 1 … Continue reading
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Political Narrative II: Why Some Progressives Are Tearing Each Other Apart — AwayPoint
Progressives are telling two different stories about the world we live in and the future we are trying to create. In important ways, they clash. Human beings are story tellers. Stories help us make meaning of events around us and … Continue reading
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Book Review: Kidding Ourselves
Originally posted on Edge Induced Cohesion:
Kidding Ourselves: The Hidden Power Of Self-Deception, by Joseph T. Hallinan This book is sort of the flip side of the author’s previous book on why we make mistakes. This is the sort of…
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Book Review: Why We Make Mistakes
Originally posted on Edge Induced Cohesion:
Why We Make Mistakes: How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things In Seconds, And Are All Pretty sure We Are Way Above Average, by Joseph T. Hallinan I was recommended this book by an…
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Revisiting the Minimal Facts Argument: A Hypothetical Discussion Between a Skeptic and a Christian
Originally posted on THINKAPOLOGETICS.COM:
This is a hypothetical discussion based on a discussion of the Minimal Facts argument that has been put forward in the book The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus by Michael Licona and Gary Habermas.…
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Jude and His Sources: The Hebrew Bible
Reading Acts Jude alludes to a number of stories from the Hebrew Bible. Jude rarely quotes the Hebrew Bible, but he alludes to key events which ought to be familiar to his readers. For example, in v. 5 alludes to … Continue reading
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Church Write-Up: Maundy Thursday Road Trip
I went to the Missouri Synod Lutheran church’s Maundy Thursday service. The pastor opened his sermon with an anecdote. He said that, when his children were growing up, he, his wife, and his children lived in Colorado. The maternal grandparents … Continue reading
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When was Jude Written?
Reading Acts While I have always thought of Jude as rather late (post 70 at least, if not in the 90’s), there are good reasons to date the book earlier. In his WBC volume on Jude and 2 Peter, Richard Bauckham argues … Continue reading
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“Triumph” and “Distinctiveness” of Early Christianity
Originally posted on Larry Hurtado's Blog:
I hope that readers will forgive my rather immodest notice yesterday of Tom Holland’s (postive) review of Bart Ehrman’s new book, The Triumph of Christianity, in The Spectator, immodest because the review includes also…
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