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On Facebook, you can watch a video of my SEBTS library talk...
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NPP Discussion at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
If you are in Wake Forest tomorrow.
The Benedict Option and Christianity in a Post-Christian...
I had the pleasure of speaking at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (L....
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New N.T. Wright Biography on Paul
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Joshua Jipp on Jesus the Economics Teacher
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Scot McKnight on Colossians and Philemon
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Rhys Bezzant on Luther's 95 Theses
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Mark Nanos Essays on Paul within Judaism
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The Aryan Jesus of German Scholars and Pastors
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Reflections on the End of the Acts of...
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Why Systematicians Really Need to Use the Old...
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