A Week in the Life of Corinth— Goes Live


Imagine what it would be like to spend a week in Paul's Corinth--- as a freedman caught between two wealthy patricians who want your services.....and then you meet Paul. This little novella is now available in a print edition, and it includes all kinds of pictures and explanations of daily life in Corinth in the NT era, all supporting the novella itself. And yes... there will be a Kindle edition eventually. Here's a affordable opportunity to get inside the life of first century … [Read more...]

A Recent Article on Grieving and Christy

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Here is a link to a nice article that my friend Peter did for the Louisville newspaper at Easter.http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120406/COLUMNISTS22/304060076/Daughter-s-death-brings-home-Bible-scholar-s-beliefs?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CHome%7Cp. … [Read more...]

Easter from a Different Perspective— Happy Easter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ElSJs-5N3js … [Read more...]

Palm Sunday Sermon— Great Expectations


(The following sermon was preached April 1 at the Woodlands UMC in the Woodlands Texas). GREAT EXPECTATIONS, MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENTS--- MT. 21.1-11  We are used to seeing Palm Sunday as a day of great celebration, and indeed it was and is,  but not for the reasons we usually think.  We associate the day with Jesus being King and riding into Jerusalem as a king, and with children waving palm branches in his honor.   The Gospel story in fact tells a slightly dif … [Read more...]

Doubting Thomas, Right on Q


Here is a very nice review by Larry Hurtado on an important new monograph on the Gospel of Thomas.  See what you think.-------- Gospel of Thomas and the Synoptic Gospels by larryhurtadoI've just previewed a forthcoming book that mounts an impressive case for the view that The Gospel of Thomas reflects acquaintance with (and reaction to) the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke): Mark Goodacre, Thomas and the Gospels: The Case for Thomas's Familiarity with the … [Read more...]

Women and the Ministry Part Two

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=u5VQe_nuNJg … [Read more...]

Women in Ministry Part One

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=r2M6HswlH3A#! … [Read more...]

What Does the Term Monotheism Mean?

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Here's a link to an important series of interviews about the meaning of Biblical monotheism.  See what you think.http://www.dburnett.com/?p=1322  … [Read more...]

The Atlas that Didn’t Shrug

Atlas of Early Christianity by larryhurtadoHere's another important work of earlier date and so not well enough known today:Atlas of the Early Christian World, by F. van der Meer and Christian Mohrmann, trans. Marry F. Hedlund and H. H. Rowley (London/Edinburgh:  Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1958).It is quite simply an incomparable work (to my knowledge).  The most important and the unique material is the maps, 40 of them, plus the large maps on the inside covers.  The uni … [Read more...]