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February 13 2016, 1PM

Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
Following are some of the things that they’re saying about the Commentary.* NT Wright:  “Jim who’s commentary?” Michael Bird: “Every time I read Jim’s work I’m astonished that his books haven’t been made in... [bizarre news] [Books] [Modern Culture]

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In his recent book The Revelatory Body: Theology as Inductive ArtLuke Timothy Johnson presents a remarkable thesis: Our human bodies are the fulcrum of God’s revelation. He contends that even Scripture itself points beyond itself to our human bodies... [Uncategorized]


And Karl Barth’s head would explode if he saw this.  From a Facebook friend’s page. It’s now obvious to me that Texas has no theologians.  Anywhere.  Did they, not only would Joel Osteen and Ed Young and TD Jakes and his ilk not find... [Modern Culture] [Texas and Texans]
The first review of Touching the Face of the Cosmos: On the Intersection of Space Travel and Religion has appeared, written by Robert A. Lee for National Space Society Review. Here is an excerpt:Readers who wish to explore the implications of space trav... [astronomy] [book review] [science fiction] [cosmos] [exploration] [Jerusalem] [New] [Paul Levinson] [religion] [Review] [space] [spaceflight] [story]
In Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, Donald Whitney lists out the multitude of passages that prioritize solitude and silence; not just the clichéd, “Be still and know that I am God” verse from Elijah’s storm. Jesus was led into the wild... [From my life] [Prayer]


Brian S. Rosner, Paul and the Law: Keeping the Commandments of God, New Studies in Biblical Theology 31 (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2013).     This volume addresses the much-debated issue of Paul’s view of the Mosaic Law. Indee... [book] [Law] [New Testament] [Paul]
Click here to view the embedded video.Deane Galbraith shared the above video of the recent debate between Bart Ehrman and Michael Bird about Christology in the New Testament.I’m still planning to blog my way through the Christology of Mark’s G... [Christology] [gospel of mark] [Bart D. Ehrman] [Bart Ehrman] [blogging] [Christological] [debate] [Divinity] [God] [jesus] [Michael Bird] [Mike Bird] [New Testament]


Посредники Бога в древней иудейской традиции(по редакцией Т. Гарсии-Уидобро, S.J. и А. А. Орлова; переводы с английского И.Д. Колбутовой; Библио...


The traditional view is that the author is James, the brother of Jesus. There is nothing in the Letter of James that does not resonate with what we know about James from the book of Acts and Paul’s letter to the Galatians. Of course there are scholars w... [james] [Jewish Christian Literature]
The movie Jupiter Ascending by the Wachowski siblings was released on DVDa while back, and unfortunately I have allowed a long time to pass before getting around to blogging about it. It took me a little while, when I saw The Theory of Everything, to r... [science fiction] [DNA] [genes] [immortality] [Jupiter Ascending] [Spirituality] [Wachowskis]


Die Internationale Martin Luther Stiftung hat einige wichtige Projekte und Veranstaltungen in diesem Jahr 2016 zusammengefasst. JugendUnternimmt Vom 15. bis 21. Juli 2016 werden zum vierten Mal junge Menschen aus ganz Deutschland im Rahmen derJugendUnter... [Luther]
Como era a apocalíptica na época dos Macabeus? Os Macabeus tinham uma visão apocalíptica de mundo? Quais grupos desta época tinham uma visão apocalíptica?Isto é o que procura responder este livro que será lançado no final de fevereiro de 2016, r... [historia]
A recent study suggests that most of the terraces in the hill country of Judah were built in the last 400 years and none of them as early as the Iron Age. But that may not be the last word. The plan to turn the archaeological site underneath Robinson’s... [forgery] [Galilee] [Judah] [Museums] [Temple Mount]


For many years I’ve been working on the ‘Person in the Pew’ commentary series. It is complete now with just 2 Kings coming soon from the publisher so I believe I’ll once again offer the entire series as a zipped file of pdf’s. Individual b... [Bible] [Biblical Studies Resources] [Modern Culture]
On February 12-13, 2016 at New Orleans Baptist (NOB) Theological Seminary, Professor Bart Ehrman and Dr Michael Bird debated the content of and issues surrounding Ehrman’s recent book, How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Preacher from Galilee (Har... [Biblical Studies Resources] [Modern Culture]


“It is customary to blame secular science and anti-religious philosophy for the eclipse of religion in modern society. It would be more honest to blame religion for its own defeats. Religion declined not because it was refuted, but because it became... [Judaism] [Abraham Heschel] [quote] [religion]


The Seminary in a Nutshell series so far:Chapter 1: The Calling of a MinisterChapter 2: The Person of a MinisterIntroductionMinisters have different personalities and strengths1. Just as we have different personalities with different strengths and we... [seminary in a nutshell] [Spirituality]
During seminary, I believe it was, a professor once told those of us in class, “You don’t get rich in academic publishing.” As the author of a widely used class resource, he added, “unless you write a textbook.” Both sides of his observation a... [higher education] [Just for Fun] [Posts] [1099] [academic publishing] [taxes] [TurboTax] [Weathering the Psalms]
AWOL: The Campbell Bonner Magical Gems Database. A very cool collection. These look to be mostly Greco-Egyptian, so much of what you see comes from Egyptian and Greek iconography and mythology. But there's some (probably indirect) Jewish influence as well...


TIMES HAVE CHANGED: Vellum: UK's last producer of calf-skin parchment fights on after losing Parliament's business. As of next month, archive copies of Acts of Parliament will cease to be printed on vellum, saving £80,000 in costs (Adam Lusher, The Indep...
WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST: Former ISIS sex slaves now army of ‘Sun Ladies’ ready to defeat terror group (Hollie McKay, Fox News).They call themselves the “Force of the Sun Ladies,” a name that reflects the culture’s solar reverence. Monotheistic an...
FORTHCOMING BOOK FROM BLOOMSBURY/T&T CLARK:The Seleucid and Hasmonean Periods and the Apocalyptic Worldview (The Library of Second Temple Studies) by Lester L. Grabbe (Editor, Series Editor), Gabriele Boccaccini (Editor), Jason M. Zurawski (Editor) ...
TELEVISION: Meet the "Of Kings and Prophets" Cast featuring Ray Winstone (Aaron Welsh, ABC).The cast of of Kings and Prophets contains a group of seasoned actors and that deliver suspenseful performances that’ll keep you on the edge of your se...

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Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses 91:4 (2015)Christopher M. Tuckett, "'For Freedom Christ Has Set Us Free' (Gal 5,1) Freedom and Constraints in Paul's Hermeneutics and Ethics," 547-567 (abstract)Geert van Oyern / Pattu van Cappelen, "Mark 15,34 and the ... [ETL] [Αποκάλυψη] [Γαλάτας] [Παύλος] [Πράξεις] [αποκαλυπτική] [κατά Μάρκον]

February 12, 11PM

Because I'm fairly stupid about politics, I often wish theologians would put all their cards on the table. I suppose to the properly trained eye they already do this, but I am not yet able to gather all the implications of terms like "kenosis" or "process...
UCG slides by Gavin R via Otagosh (#69714)
It's nice to see the Silenced website ( active once again. Recently a couple of notable pieces on the decline of the United Church of God (UCG) have appeared, once the largest of the schismatic groups from the Worldwide Church of God.Marking U...
From the Evangelicals to the Catholics, from Wheaton to Mount St Mary’s: Professors from universities across the country — from Stanford to North Carolina Central to the University of Nebraska to Harvard — signed a petition Tuesday calling on th... [Uncategorized]


At Caesarea Maritima, visitors may see the high-level aqueduct at the point where it comes to an end likely due to erosion from the waves of the sea. According to Murphy-O’Connor the eastern channel (on the right) was “built by a Roman Procurator abou... [Archaeology] [Bible Places] [Bible study] [Book of Acts] [israel] [New Testament] [Photography] [Travel]
Some people celebrate Valentine’s day and some do not. Both categories of people though tend to talk about Their OpinionTM of the day. Every year, you will probably be able to find statements from both sides of this “debate” that are ass... [ethics] [Feminism and LGBT] [history] [Resources, Food and Environment] [society]


I guess they’d be ok with people being eaten, because it’s ok to kill people (evidently).   Apparently the Vegan’s are not a very bright tribe since for them killing people is acceptable but killing animals is worthy of death. A pub h... [Modern Culture]


Kudos to Gary Leonard and Ian Boyne for a letter appearing on Gary's blog today. The response so far has been positive.Mind you, no comment from Douglas yet...
In case you missed it, Dave Pack is now claiming to be "that prophet" of John 1:21-25 (KJV). That's contrary to what he's said in the past. Why the sudden about face?If you're wondering who Dave is, stop reading now, it's complicated and you might wa...


Let’s go! Di, 01.03. | 19:00 Uhr | Luthers Geburtshaus, Lutherstadt Eisleben | Eintritt frei Wunder oder Zufall? Ein Porträt des Reformators überlebte einen verheerenden Stadtbrand im Eisleber Petriviertel. Um das Bild rankte sich fortan eine Lege... [Conferences] [Luther]


This is an important essay the subject of which should concern every academic. After getting shut down late last year, a website that allows free access to paywalled academic papers has sprung back up in a shadowy corner of the Internet. There’s a batt... [Modern Culture]
Oh, the depth of his worthlessness, covetousness, and robbery; how unsearchable are his thefts and how inscrutable his greediness! For who has known the shrine of his heart? Or who has first given anything to the church that he did not afterward snatch aw... [Luther]
Not the Onion… A Kentucky lawmaker filed a bill Friday that would limit the distribution of erectile dysfunction drugs. The bill would require men to get consent from their current spouse. CBS Affiliate WYMT reports, the bill filed by House Repres... [Modern Culture]


Ex believers are as boring and tiresome to listen to as ex marrieds who whine about their former spouse.   Get a grip.  No one cares about your precious feelings.Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
Click here to view the embedded video.Another interesting archaeology video, this one courtesy of Israel Today. The temple mount is not a place where archaeological digs can legally take place. But there has been a project to sift through the dirt moved ... [Archaeology] [israel] [archaeological] [Excavation] [mount] [project] [sifting] [temple] [treasures] [video]
I’m currently reading Evidence for the Rapture: A Biblical Case for Pretribulationalism.  I received a complimentary review copy of this book from Moody Press, but this is not my official review.  Rather, in this post, I want to wrestle wit... [Bible] [religion]


This is Mary Lou Bruner. Mary Lou believes that baby dinosaurs lived on Noah’s ark, school shootings are a product of kids learning evolution, and the New World Order is working to reduce the world’s population by about two-thirds. Mary Lou also just ... [Modern Culture] [Texas and Texans]