The Clarion Call to Watered Down Evangelicalism


President Timothy Tennent gave the following address at our September Convocation  at Asbury this month.  In my view, it hits on a lot of crucial points that need to be addressed going forward (Reprinted with permission) Our Mission to "theologically educate" by Timothy C. Tennent, Ph.D Fall Convocation, 2011 In his 1937 landmark book, The Kingdom of God in America, Richard Niebuhr memorably described the message of Protestant liberalism as "A God without wrath brought men … [Read more...]

The British vs. the American PhD Process

The UK PhD: Structure and Pressures larryhurtado | September 10, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: Several days ago I promised to engage questions about how it is that examiners of PhD theses in NT/Christian Origins can report the sort of incidents mentioned to me (which I hope are exceptional) where a student is obviously lacking in basic language tools.  Those considering PhD studies and fellow academics as well may find the following of … [Read more...]

Rob Bell is Leaving Mars Hill


Rob Bell is leaving Mars Hill for 'broader' forms of ministry. We will find out in due course what that means. Here is the link to the CT article announcing this.... … [Read more...]

The Story of Jesus— to Air at the SBL

SOJ 1sheet David Suchet

I am pleased to announce that Tom Wright and I will be hosting an evening with this remarkable high def  show on Jesus at 7 p.m. Sunday night in San Francisco at the SBL meeting with full discussion afterwards. A good time will be had by all.   Ya'll come. … [Read more...]

Flusser's Jesus— A Review Article

What follows here is a review I did for JAOS (the Journal of the American Oriental Society) which was recently published.    Enjoy. The Sage from Galilee: Rediscovering Jesus’ Genius. By David Flusser and R. Steven Notley. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2007. Pp. xix + 191, illus. $20 (paper). When in 1968 David Flusser first published a book in German on the historical Jesus, it is fair to say that he could not have imagined where this effort would lead. One of the … [Read more...]

The Lead Codices Hoax Exposed

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Avoidance— A Christian Problem


I was sitting in the dentist office, waiting to have my teeth cleaned when I notice a sign sitting on the lower shelf of the divan across from my chair. It had a picture of a man who looked frightened, trying to look away from something.  It had this saying--- 'Those whose lives are ruled by fear ironically avoid  what is necessary to remove it.' I thought, 'boy is that a Christian problem--- avoidance.' Perhaps it is because we have been taught to 'be nice', to 'play fair',  to 'get … [Read more...]

'A Week in the Life of Corinth'

Have you ever wanted to take an imaginary journey back to Paul's Corinth for a week?  Well you now have a chance to do so through the eyes of Nicanor, a freedman of Erastos, who has quite the adventuresome week.     This new novella with full closer look explanations of the social setting to fill out the picture, will be out next summer courtesy of InterVarsity Press.  A good time will be had by all. BW3 … [Read more...]

Parsonage Parsing (Parsonage's Passing)

The glass was thick and wavy, In the decrepit manse by the road You could see the outside barely Curvy, not well disclosed. The dust of ages had settled Upon the clapboard floor, Must hung in the air Like it’d been there evermore. The cobwebs on the eaves Had a settled look Here for the duration However long it took. The old bookshelf listed To the right hand side And on its shelf a single book The Good Book did abide. I picked up the tome The binding now quite loose Not from … [Read more...]