Margaret Mitchell’s Paul, the Corinthians, and the Birth of Hermeneutics– Part Twos


Whatever else one might want to say, Margaret Mitchell (no not the one from Atlanta who wrote Gone with the Wind) can really write. Ruminate on the following paragraph (found on p. 5 of her recent monograph):"Though he denies his power as a wordsmith, Paul does later from a distance claim metaphorical distinction as a 'wise master-builder'...Without the self-effacement he used earlier, in ch. 3, when comparing himself with Apollos (and perhaps Cephas), Paul is adamant that he was their … [Read more...]

Margaret Mitchell’s Paul, the Corinthians and the Birth of Christian Hermeneutics


Some books are rather like coal mines. There's lots of stuff but its dirty, and yes it can be used as fuel for the fire (not to be confused with grist for the mill) and occasionally, though rarely you will find a diamond worth keeping forever.... but it's rare.On the other hand there are books that are like gold mines--- you have to labor hard with them, but what you extract is pure gold, always gold. Margaret Mitchell's new book is one of the latter. Don't let the slender size of the … [Read more...]

Jon Stewart on the Jesus’ Wife Papyrus

The Daily Show with Jon StewartGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on FacebookN.B. Jon Stewart is a Jewish comedian. … [Read more...]

Trouble with the Curve

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While Clint Eastwood needs to stay away from weak and rude political satire at political conventions, he certainly shouldn't quit his day job. I must admit I was predisposed to like this movie because: 1) it's a baseball movie and I'm a baseball kinda guy; 2) it's filmed in and the story involves the North Carolina mountains and the Atlanta Braves; and 3) I like Amy Adams as a maturing young actress and Clint gets to play his grumpy old man routine once more, very effectively. Justin … [Read more...]

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N.T. Wright at Asbury (1999) Part Three

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Simon Gathercole on the Jesus’ Wife Papyrus

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The following is the analysis of Simon Gathercole of Cambridge, who has as one area of his expertise, apocryphal Gospels.The Gospel of Jesus’ WifeThis piece of papyrus has been authenticated by two reputable scholars, Profs. Roger Bagnall and AnneMarie Luijendijk. There are doubts, however, which have been raised about its authenticity, especially by scholars at the International Congress of Coptic Studies in Rome, where there is a good deal of scepticism. This is a tiny fragment of t … [Read more...]

N.T. Wright at Asbury (1999) Part Two

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N.T. Wright at Asbury (1999)– Part One

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