Daily Archives: April 10, 2018

Review: No Other Gods

Originally posted on Bob on Books:
No Other Gods, Ana Levy-Lyons. New York: Center Street, 2018. Summary: A liberal, progressive reading of the Ten Commandments, moving beyond personal morality to the social and political implications of the commands. It seems that…

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Examining Divine Biblical Genocide: Reprobate Culture [Part 5]

Originally posted on Bishop's Encyclopedia of Religion, Society and Philosophy:
Welcome to part 5 of this series. We will focus on common apologetic defenses of biblical genocide and the justifications given for them, and why they do not succeed…

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The Prelapsarian Ostrich: Paradise Lost or Portrait of a Good Creation?  

Originally posted on Naturalis Historia:
What was the ecological state at the beginning of creation? Were perfectly suited plants and animals created for a perfect world, did these plants and animals adapt to a fallen world, or were they all…

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Early Christian Textual Transmission, Part 3

Originally posted on Variant Readings:
In my first posting prompted by Larry Hurtado’s reflections on textual transmission, I brought up a recent article by Matthew Larsen, “Accidental Publication, Unfinished Texts and the Traditional Goals of New Testament Textual Criticism.” In…

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Justin Martyr and the Gospels

Originally posted on Larry Hurtado's Blog:
In a response to my blog-post about early textual transmission of the Gospels, Brent Nongbri points to Justin Martyr in support of the idea that in the early 2nd century we can’t really…

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Church Write-Up: Confession, Real, Unique, Chosen

Here is my Church Write-Up on last Sunday. A.  At the Missouri Synod Lutheran church, one of the texts was I John 1:9: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to … Continue reading

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