The Hobbit Premiere in Wellington— Fly Air Hobbit!! … [Read more...]

The New Edition of Nestle-Aland Greek NT


Nestle-Aland 28 Has Appeared by larryhurtadoLast Friday I gratefully received a copy of the 28th edition of the Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graecae. For the moment, other pressing duties (including writing a slew of reference letters for former PhD students) prevent me from much more than a quick persusal of the Introduction. But anytime there is a new Nestle-Aland, it's news for NT scholars (and especially textual-critic geeks such me). So, for now, a brief notice of some of the … [Read more...]

Lady Liberty Dodges Sandy


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Blessing of the Day— the Westminster Choir sings “O Love that Will not Let me Go’ … [Read more...]

A New Review of a Week in the Life of Corinth


Here is the link to a new review of my A Week in the Life of Corinth--- review includes the kudo--- "this is the best in historical fiction" … [Read more...]

The Rest of Life…. a Book for You!


“A Kingdom Perspective on Sabbath, Play, Sex — and the Rest of Life” by Ben Witherington IIIBen Witherington III is Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary and a member of the doctoral faculty at St. Andrews University in Scotland.In this post, he introduces us to the newest (and final) book in his “Kingdom perspectives” series — The Rest of Life.* * *I have now written a series of books that I call “Kingdom perspective books.” Th … [Read more...]

What’s All the Racket?— The Racketeer


I've read a lot of John Grisham novels. In fact, I think I've read them all. Some are whimsical, some are deadly serious, some are somewhat in between. The Racketeer (352 fast turning pages/!3 bucks on Kindle) is one of the best, and it is somewhat reminiscent of a classic Redford and Newman movie--- the Sting. The premise, at first seems simple enough, lawyer in jail for crime he did not commit devises a scheme to get out Scot free. But in fact this story has more twists and turns than Route … [Read more...]

Adrian Warnock on What is a Christian?


Here are links to two stimulating posts by Adrian Warnock on What is a Christian, and What is an Evangelical? See what you think. … [Read more...]

Self-Designations and Group Identity– Part Seven


It will come as some surprise to many that the term 'Christian' or in this case 'christianos' in the Greek, is found exactly three times in the NT, no more, and no less. Paul does not use the term at all, he rather speaks of those who are 'in Christ', which has a different sense than 'christianos'. The former tells you where they are, the latter tells you who they are the adherents of. The three NT occurrences are two in Acts (11.25-26; 26.28), and one in 1 Peter 4.16. That's all folks. … [Read more...]