Daily Archives: March 19, 2018

What is a Virtuous Life? – 2 Peter 1:5-7

Originally posted on Reading Acts:
Like several other places in the New Testament, Peter offers a list of virtues to describe what a “godly life” might look like. The structure of the list is like a staircase (a and b,…

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Margaret Froelich on the Death of Aesop and Luke 4:16-30 — Κέλσος

Reblogging for future reference. Both teaching and dissertation work have been keeping me occupied of late. I have an exciting announcement about an important conference that I have been accepted to present at later this year, which I will discuss … Continue reading

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Is 2 Peter an Example of a Testamentary Letter

Originally posted on The Jesus Memoirs:
In 2 Peter 1:14-15, Peter learned via a revelation of Jesus about his impending demise. The first image used for Peter’s death is that of laying aside his tent, tabernacle, dwelling, or habitation (skēnōma), which is…

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2 Peter and the Divine Nature

Originally posted on The Jesus Memoirs:
What does it mean to escape the corruption of the world and become partakers of the divine “nature” (physis) in 2 Peter 1:4? Here are some options: Theosis: the deification of Christ-followers in their…

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Church Write-Up: Odds and Ends, 3/18/18

For church on Sunday, I went to the Missouri Synod Lutheran church, its class on patristic interpretations of John’s Gospel, and the “Word of Faith” church. A.  The pastor at the Missouri Synod Lutheran church focused on two passages.  The … Continue reading

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top 12 books for progressive Christianity 101 — Samantha Field

Reblogging for future reference. One of the questions I get asked most often is “what are the books I should read to learn about progressive Christianity?” or a variant of that, like “what are some good books to get away … Continue reading

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