QOTD: Robert Jewett on preaching and gospel

Good quote from Robert Jewett’s Romans commentary (p. 642), where he notes that “the compelling power of the gospel resides not in its preachers but in Christ himself, who becomes present in the preached gospel for those who believe.” [Read more...]

“The NT is not a Christian Document”: Logos Mobile Education Course: Jewish History & Literature

I’m please to announce the upcoming release of a Logos Mobile Education bundle featuring two courses by myself and David deSilva called Between the Testaments Bundle. David deSilva’s course is on the Old Testament Apocrypha. My course is a survey of the history and literature of the Jewish Second Temple period, the time between the [Read More...]

QOTD: What Does Gospel Genre have to Do with Twilight Novels?

I have to say that my favorite quote from The Gospel of the Lord is this one: [P]utting the heading “Gospel” on a document does not really determine its genre any more than inscribing “Recent Observations on Nocturnal and Hematophagic Humanoids” on the cover of a Twilight novel turns it into a scientific research paper.     [Read more...]

How Angry Atheists Worship

After seeing all the crazy and ad hominem things in the comments section on my recent ABC article, I thought this picture was very apt.   HT: Jim West [Read more...]

Scot McKnight on Inerrancy

Scot concludes his review of Biblical Inerrancy: Five Views by offering his own assessment about inerrancy as a tradition and as a hermeneutic. He raises some big issues about whether inerrancy brings light or simply creates a fight. Is inerrancy as historical referential precision really going to hold up against a lot of historical and archaeological [Read More...]

Will Ending Religion End All Violence?

Journalist Sam de Brito had a piece in the weekend’s Sydney Morning Herald called, God is with us, unfortunately, where he went on a tirade arguing that if we got rid of religion then we could get rid of all the violence and hardship troubling this world. Remove questions of God from Israel and Gaza and you’re [Read More...]

How Do We Tell One Story of Jesus?: The Plurality of the Four Gospels and the “So Called Historical Jesus”

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I continue to struggle with how to factor in the plurality of the four Gospels when presenting the story of Jesus. On the one hand, I am uncomfortable with the harmonizing and minimizing tendencies of my evangelical tradition when it comes to alleged contradictions in detail. Francis Watson I think is right when he recently wrote [Read More...]

20 Years a Slave of Christ

I just realized that this  month it is 20 years since I became a follower of Jesus. So I’m a bit nostalgic at the moment. 20 years of following the Jesus who loved me and gave himself for me. 20 years of being part of the household of faith. 20 years since my adoption as a [Read More...]


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