Colbert on Catholics and Contraception

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cContraception Crusadewww.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire BlogVideo Archive … [Read more...]

The Art of Persuasion— Rhetoric for Ministers


Here is a link to a lecture I gave to all the ministers of the Western N.C. UMC in February 2012 at Myers Park UMC in Charlotte on the importance of rhetoric for understanding the NT, and understanding the nature of Christian preaching. … [Read more...]

Early New Testament Fragments?


(The following appeared on Larry Hurtado's blog in regard to the Green Collection) Newly-Identified Early New Testament Fragments? by larryhurtadoOver the last couple of days have appeared numerous postings on reports that fragments of several early NT manuscripts have been identified (e.g., A statement by Dan Wallace in a recent debate with Bart Ehrman seems to be the source of these reports. … [Read more...]

Keener on Miracles


Here is a little taste of my colleague Craig Keener's wonderful two volume work on Miracles. … [Read more...]

Corinthian Leather Set on Fire by Kindle


I am pleased to announce that our latest novel, Corinthian Leather is now available with glorious color pictures (on Kindle Fire). Word up to those Down Under........ its available now. … [Read more...]

The Storm on the Horizon— General Conference

(Here is an article reposted by Good News Magazine). See what you think. BW3Outsider influence over homosexuality at General ConferenceBy Karen BoothIn 1989, Hunter Madsen and the late Marshall Kirk published a groundbreaking book entitled After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the ‘90s. The book offered step-by-step instructions for winning the war to normalize homosexuality in America as well as tips for overcoming the greatest obstacle: C … [Read more...]

The Trifecta— Three Excellent Murder Mysteries


I have to confess I am a full-fledged fan of the writings of P.D. James. She could write about cricket and I would read it....and that is saying something. In fact I did recently buy on Kindle her tiny introduction to the book of Acts. Its beautiful, but too svelt, unlike her novelsP.D James' powers of description rival those of her biggest influences Jane Austen (and I would add Charles Dickens). The difference is that she writes murder mysteries, which is largely a modern genre of … [Read more...]

New Sherlock Season II— Now We’re Talking!

  The problem that the new Sherlock Holmes was unable to solve was how to be in two places at one time.  And so, like the first season we have exactly three episodes for the entire second season of Sherlock on BBC One. But what episodes they are. One about romance (a Scandal in Belgravia based on a Scandal in Bohemia and focused on Irene Adler, the true femme fatale) one about the chase for the hounds (the Baskerville Hounds), and one about a life and death struggle with the … [Read more...]

Podcast on Early Devotion to Jesus with Larry Hurtado


Here is a helpful discussion by Larry Hurtado on early devotion to Jesus and other relevant topics for the study of the NT.  Check out this podcast. … [Read more...]