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 al … [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 roadYou could see the outside barelyCurvy, not well disclosed.The dust of ages had settledUpon the clapboard floor,Must hung in the airLike it’d been there evermore.The cobwebs on the eavesHad a settled lookHere for the durationHowever long it took.The old bookshelf listedTo the right hand sideAnd on its shelf a single bookThe Good Book did abide.I picked up the tomeThe binding now quite looseNot from a … [Read more...]

More Hurtado on the Sad State of NT PHD Studies


Tools of the Trade . . . Encore larryhurtado | September 5, 2011 at 9:33 am | Categories: Uncategorized | URL:, my posting yesterday on "Tools of the Trade" has already generated a number of comments, several of which raise some reasonable questions.  So, instead of replying to them individually, I'll try to do so in this further posting.  I'll attempt to be succinct, but this will be longer-than-most-of-mine posting.First, some comments have to do with … [Read more...]

More Animal Crackers (BBC Funny Animals

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Dialogue with Scot McKnight on 'King Jesus': Part Two

In this post Scot and I will have a dialogue about points I want some clarification on, and points in which we may have some differences.   Let me say from the outset,  that I think this book is fundamentally right in what it objects to about the soterian Gospel, and in what it asserts is the real full Gospel, focused on Jesus,  not just on his soterological benefits.Comment and Question One:  On pp. 35-36 you say that the story of the Bible is the story of Israel.  I do not entirely agree with … [Read more...]

Pat Metheny and Jazz Fusion

For close to forty years Pat Metheny, and his right hand man Lyle Mays, have created some of the most influential and popular jazz in the whole post-Coltrane, post-Miles era, and yes he still wears his hair and his shirts as if he was a refugee from the 60s.   As is so often the case, though the Pat Metheny Group (and various individual permutations with Pat teaming up with others or going solo) has had success in the U.S., it has been even more wildly successful in Europe.   On top of all th … [Read more...]

'The Debt' of Sin

Some movies are worth remaking,  and Ha Hov (the original name of the movie in Hebrew) is one of them.  Here is the publicity summary of the movie----"The espionage thriller begins in 1997, as shocking news reaches retired Mossad secret agents Rachel (Helen Mirren) and Stephan (Tom Wilkinson) about their former colleague David (Ciarán Hinds). All three have been venerated for decades by their country because of the mission that they undertook back in 1966, when the trio (portrayed, re … [Read more...]