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March 20, 12 AM

Below is the editors' overview of the new Festschrift for John Nolland: The Earliest Perceptions of Jesus in Context: Essays in Honour of John Nolland. Thanks to Aaron White for providing it.These essays  have been written by a number of friends... [John Nolland] [New Book] [t&t clark]

March 19, 11PM

Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert, with Katie Casselberry.  Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence.  Moody Publishers, 2015.  See here to buy the book. Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert teach economics at Covenant College and are involv...


John Walton’s done it again, a new “lost world” book. This one has a new advantage: he wrote it with Tremper Longman, a fellow Old Testament scholar. The method of John Walton is to break it all down into theses so I will give Tremper... [Uncategorized]


Dustin Lawson just wrote me: "I was looking into a doctorate in philosophy of religion at Ohio State University then I picked up and read your book "Unapologetic." Now, I am reconsidering."Dustin is a former disciple of Josh McDowell, yes that McDowell, t...


Indulge me a quick(ish) preface to this announcement of recent purchases. Today marks exactly one year since I stood before a room full of witnesses and made vows to my wife. I mention firstly because it’s one of the more monumental moments in my li... [Apologetics] [Biblical Studies] [Book Deals] [Books (Misc.)] [Catholicism] [food] [Inerrancy/Inspiration] [Just Ordered] [New Testament] [old testament] [philosophy] [scripture] [theology]
I was asked to present some thoughts today on academic freedom from a Wesleyan perspective for a faculty forum. I of course have no authority to speak but shared my thoughts with a handful. Here are my basic thoughts:1. First, the 1940 Statements of Princ... [Academic freedom]


Congrats to Miguel M. who won our latest ETC blog giveaway. His copy of A New Approach to Textual Criticism is in the mail. For those that didn’t win, Amazon now has the paperback for just $13.28 which is 33% off. With free shipping, that’s cheap... [A New Approach to Textual Criticism] [givewaway]


Here are the details. The Museum was dicey before but now it’s jumped the shark and revealed that its real purpose is to drive a political agenda, not educate the public about the Bible. [Modern Culture]


Truth by Jim via Zwinglius Redivivus (#104632)
Put yourselves to the test to make sure you are in the faith. Examine yourselves. Do you not recognise yourselves as people in whom Jesus Christ is present? – unless, that is, you fail the test. (2 Cor. 13:5 ) [Bible]
Celebrate your champions by getting them 60% off (and console the runners-up by snagging them at 57% off). The tournament is over, but the savings last all month, and they include all resources that competed in the tournament. Commentary champion: NICOT/N... [articles] [Products] [Championship] [commentaries] [expositor's bible commentary] [Logos March Madness] [New Testament Exegesis] [NICNT] [nicot] [Old Testament Exegesis]


Is when people who aren’t Christians hijack Paul’s notice to the Corinthians that they, the Christian community, are the Temple of the Holy Spirit. If you aren’t a Christian your body isn’t a temple, it’s a cesspool of deprav... [Modern Culture]

12 PM

The title credits of Star Trek: Discovery unfold on a background of age-stained paper. Perfectly geometrical lines and calculations take solid colour and form as a ship over a planet, a human body being outfitted with a space suit, a gun, a communications... [blog posts] [Star Trek] [Star Trek: Discovery Event]
I recently received the following scenario from a Logos user: I’m studying a Greek word that is translated “walk” as in Ephesians 4:1. When I generate a Bible Word Study report for the Greek lemma I see all the ways the lemma is translated in my Bib... [Training]


In a tightly contested bid for a fourth presidential term, Russian president Vladimir Putin narrowly beat opposing candidate Vladimir Putin, reports coming from Moscow indicated early Monday morning. Triumphant candidate Vladimir Putin humbly accepted the... [mockery]


The Strange Remains blog recently published a worthwhile post on the fakery of giant (and otherwise) human remains in the 19th century. I recommend it. Folks who are into newspaper reports of giants in North America are often ignorant of the fact (or just... [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Giant PaleoBabble] [Paleobabble] [19th century] [america] [Giant] [mummy] [newspaper] [skeleton] [Smithsonian]


Peter lists a series of vices that were acceptable in the Greco-Roman world. Some of these are associated with entertainment (theater, the games), others may be associated with banquets in the temples. While some of these might be family celebrations and ... [Jewish Christian Literature] [Peter] [Diaspora] [Thomas Schriener]


Would you like to deepen your ability to teach, preach, and write for your church context? Do you have a desire to take your church into the rich perspective of the New Testament? Join me and my new colleague, Pastor Professor Dennis Edwards, for this inn... [Uncategorized]
This week's Mass Readings Explained is now out for the readings on Palm Sunday.  Hope it is helpful!
Chapter 6: Salvation6.1 Predestination and Election6.1.1 The Rule of Faith6.1.2 Passages in TensionIsraelElection in the OT is a matter of Israel being chosen from among the nations. However, there were strangers in the land whose "salvation" was integrat... [Biblical Theology] [predestination]


Wipf & Stock is offering 50% off of their entire inventory until April 3. Use the code INV50 during checkout. Note that all sales are non-refundable. You can access the website here or the list of titles here. [Books]
From Ross Douthat, who has written a book on Pope Francis, To Change the Church, that will surely be a benchmark for many: The conversation has become predictable. A friendly acquaintance — a neighbor, a fellow parent, our real estate agent — asks abo... [Uncategorized]
In 100 years of basketball at Loyola, no team has won more games than this year's Ramblers (30-5).
They aren’t really acting like Christians- “Other men live that they may eat, just like unreasoning beasts; for them life is only their belly—we eat only to live. Eating is not our main occupation, nor is pleasure our chief ambition. Food is... [Modern Culture]
The term θέμις [themis] (“custom/law/legislation”), which was important in pagan Greek law and was mythically personified as Themis, daughter of Uranus and Gē/Gaia and mother (with Zeus as the father) of the Hours, of Dike, Eunomia, and Eiren... [Books] [Greek] [Translation Theory]
The cardinal stepped down as archbishop in February 2013 after three priests and one former priest alleged Cardinal O'Brien had made sexual advances toward them 20 years earlier.
The meeting will help the Vatican prepare for its synod on young adults in 2018.


Jesus understands you when you are disappointed.
Je suis invité en Suisse par la HET-PRO pour une journée d’étude sur “Les manuscrits de Qumrân au lendemain de leur 70e anniversaire”. Cette journée d’étude aura lieu le 21 mars 2018 de 9h à 17h30 à la HET-PRO, à Saint-Légier. Ma communi... [Conférences] [Rencontres] [apocryphes] [araméen] [archéologie] [christianisme] [épigraphie] [Évangiles] [hébreu] [histoire] [judaïsme] [Nouveau Testament] [philologie] [Qumrân] [Bible] [religions] [Tanakh]
Je suis invité en Suisse par la HET-PRO pour une journée d’étude sur “Les manuscrits de Qumrân au lendemain de leur 70e anniversaire”. Cette journée d’étude aura lieu le 21 mars 2018 de 9h à 17h30 à la HET-PRO, à Saint-Légier. Ma communi... [Conférences] [Rencontres] [apocryphes] [araméen] [archéologie] [christianisme] [épigraphie] [Évangiles] [hébreu] [histoire] [judaïsme] [Nouveau Testament] [philologie] [Qumrân] [Bible] [religions] [Tanakh]


Tragic things happen, and you get to live with the knowledge that it’s your fault. A 13-year-old girl has died after authorities say she was shot Saturday by her 9-year-old brother, local media reported. Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell said ... [Modern Culture]
Expository Times 129/7 (2018)N. T. Wright, "Messianic Grammar? A response to Matthew V. Novenson, The Grammar of Messianism: An Ancient Jewish Political Idiom and Its Users," 295-302 Matthew V. Novenson, "On The Grammar of Messianism, in Dialogue wit... [Expository Times] [Μεσσίας] [εσχατολογία]
Early Christianity 9:1 (2018)James Carleton Paget, "Some Observations on the Problem of the Delay of the Parousia in the Historiography of Its Discussion," 9-36 (abstract)N.T. Wright, "Hope Deferred? Against the Dogma of Delay," 37-82 (abstract)Timo Laato... [early christianity] [Παύλος] [εσχατολογία]
On Sunday, March 18, I had the opportunity to "launch" Texts to the Holy at a Ben Yehuda Press poetry reading at the JCC in Tarrytown, New York. The reading was organized by Maxine Silverman, a fellow Ben Yehuda Press poet. To open the reading, Maxine of... [speaking / teaching] [Texts to the Holy]
In a long footnote to an article on Rahner’s theology of divinization (p. 277, fn 43), Francis Caponi quotes Rahner saying “If the ordination [to a supernatural end] cannot be detached from the nature, the fulfillment of the ordination, from God’s ... [Theology - Creation]
Jeremiah 30 by Bob MacDonald via Dust (#104604)
Notes are below the text. They strayed into translation issues and programming. But there are a couple of puzzles for you there. Jeremiah 30 Fn Min Max Syll הַדָּבָר֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר הָיָ֣ה אֶֽל־יִרְמְיָ֔הוּ מֵאֵ֥... [Jeremiah] [translation]
It’s been five decades since Pastor Richard Wurmbrand stunned the world with his stories of persecution behind the Iron Curtain. With over 10 million copies in 60 languages, Tortured for Christ offers an inspiring true account of faith under fire that e... [Products]


THE BIBLE AND INTERPRETATION:Curses in the Book of Deuteronomy and in Old Aramaic Inscriptions The law code of the book of Deuteronomy is capped with a series of curses that threaten harm upon any individual that should fail to keep the Deuteronomic laws...
THE ANXIOUS BENCH: Mary Magdalene’s Myth: The Latest Chapter (Philip Jenkins). Professor Jenkins has not yet seen the new Mary Magdalene movie (nor have I), but it has inspired him to discuss some issues about the historical and traditional Mary Magdele...
PROF. JEFFREY H. TIGAY: Why Are Laws for Priests Included in the Torah? ( Torah’s program to democratize knowledge and create an educated laity.Visit PaleoJudaica daily for the latest news on ancient Judaism and the biblical world.
NEW BOOK FROM MAGNES PRESS:Studies in Mishnaic Hebrew and Related Fields Proceedings of the Yale Symposium on Mishnaic Hebrew, May 2014 Edited by: Aaron J. Koller, Elitzur A. Bar-Asher Siegal Purchase options: Price Site price Printed book $ 47.00 $ 42.3...
One of the questions that I ask students in my course on the Bible and music is “what does crucifixion sound like?” We survey a range of treatments of the passion story that involve music, including straight settings of biblical text, classic ... [music] [Crucifixion] [film] [jesus] [score] [soundtrack]


It’s Lent but our text in 1 Clement turns us toward Easter, so during Lent let us pause to consider how we might think and see resurrection as the end of our Lenten season. Our series on the Friday With Our Fathers (FWOF) uses for its text Michael H... [Uncategorized]
And none of the people around him will tell him.  Because they are worse than he is. [Modern Culture]
Worst idea ever, or worst idea of all time? A Michigan candidate for US Senate has proposed arming homeless people with pump-action shotguns in an effort to reduce crime. Brian Ellison, who is running against Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow, says h... [Modern Culture]
America’s phallic affair with guns should give us pause to wonder what the true motivation is. My wife sent me an NPR story on the World Peace and Unification Sanctuary in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania. Congregants gathered carrying AR-15s, saying that t... [American religion] [Current Events] [Posts] [Religious Violence] [Sects] [Social Consciousness] [Christianity] [Doomsday Clock] [evangelicalism] [gun control] [NPR] [Scott Neuman] [World Peace and Unification Sanctuary]
You are invited to this conference in Zurich on that topic: [Conferences]


Texto griego 30Κἀκεῖθεν ἐξελθόντες παρεπορεύοντο διὰ τῆς Γαλιλαίας, καὶ οὐκ ἤθελεν ἵνα τις γνοῖ· 31ἐδίδασκεν γὰρ τοὺς μαθητὰς αὐτοῦ κα... [exegesis] [Nuevo Testamento]