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Category Archives: Acts
At church this morning, the pastor preached about the Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). The pastor was saying that love for neighbor is not about how we feel about our neighbor, and how our neighbor feels about us; … Continue reading
Irina Levinskaya. The Book of Acts in Its First Century Setting, Volume 5: The Book of Acts in Its Diaspora Setting. Grand Rapids, William B.Eerdmans/Carlisle: The Paternoster Press, 1996. This book is the fifth volume of a series about the … Continue reading
In The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture, Bart Ehrman argues that Luke-Acts does not believe that Jesus died to atone for people’s sins. Jesus’ death in Luke-Acts is significant in another way, according to Ehrman. Ehrman makes a variety of arguments … Continue reading
At my church’s Bible study last night, we did Session 11, which is entitled “Paul’s Peace Movement”. We’re going through Romans: The Letter That Changed the World, with Mart De Haan & Jimmy DeYoung. My posts on my church’s Bible … Continue reading
I finished The Cambridge History of Christianity: Origins to Constantine. I have two items. 1. On page 569, Robin Jensen states: “Paul had been arguing in the synagogue with devout Jews and addressed his speech on the Areopagus to Epicurean … Continue reading
For my write-up today on The Cambridge History of Christianity: Origins to Constantine, I’ll quote what Maureen Tilley says about early African Christianity on page 386: “The Semitic roots of Punic religion raise the question of the origins of Christianity … Continue reading
I started Brad Young’s Paul the Jewish Theologian. I have two items: 1. On page 3, Young quotes Abraham Joshua Heschel, who talks about Christian supersessionism: “The Christian message, which in its origins intended to be an affirmation and culmination … Continue reading
For my write-up today on volume 3 of John Meier’s A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, I have two items. 1. Acts 23:8 says that the Sadducees did not believe in angels or spirits. Meier finds this odd because … Continue reading
I finished Anti-Judaism in Early Christianity, volume 1, and I have two: 1. S.G. Wilson states on pages 157-158: “…the soteriological significance of Jesus’ death is never made explicit in the missionary speeches and is rarely apparent elsewhere in Luke-Acts. … Continue reading