Daily Archives: April 26, 2019

For Fellow Arminians and Quasi-Arminians (Non-Calvinists): Prevenient Grace — Roger E. Olson

For Fellow Arminians and Quasi-Arminians (Non-Calvinists): Prevenient Grace I recently had a very interesting discussion with a non-Calvinist Baptist theologian and denominational leader. He interviewed me for his podcast about soteriology. 30 more words via For Fellow Arminians and Quasi-Arminians (Non-Calvinists): … Continue reading

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Papias — Vridar

Two very different posts about Papias have recently appeared online. On Bart Ehrman’s blog, Papias and the Writers of the New Testament: Guest Post by Stephen Carlson. 31 more words via Papias — Vridar

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Is Jeffrey Dahmer in Heaven? — Deeper Waters

Can someone who’s a cannibalistic serial killer be with God forever? Let’s plunge into the Deeper Waters and find out. Atheists often like to talk about the atrocities of God in the Bible that they see. 578 more words via Is … Continue reading

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How Do Theologians Learn to Talk Like This? — Debunking Christianity

Reblogging for future reference: Fine-Tuning Christianity…Until It Vanishes One of my seminary professors—a bit more cynical than most—wisecracked about Karl Barth’s 12-volume magnum opus on Christian theology, “Nobody knows 8,000 pages about God—not even in German.” The key word here … Continue reading

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The fall of Lucifer — Triablogue

Two traditional prooftexts for the fall of Lucifer are Isa 14 and Ezk 28. Although Isa 14 isn’t directly about the fall of Lucifer, it employs civil war in heaven imagery. 338 more words via The fall of Lucifer — Triablogue

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Balaam the seer — Triablogue

In the past I’ve explored the possibility that the talking donkey episode (Num12) is a vision: http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2014/07/balaams-vision.html That interpretation goes back to Maimonides. As I think about it, there’s an additional argument for that interpretation. 80 more words via Balaam the … Continue reading

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Matriarchy and Feminism in Genesis — Bible Films Blog

I’ve been looking at the biblical Matriarchs on film and particularly how that is viewed from a feminist perspective. Part of the problem with this starts with the question of who exactly qualifies as a Matriarch in the Bible. 1,918 … Continue reading

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