Chris Tilling on How God Became Jesus

Over at the St. Mellitus website, Chris Tilling has a short video about his part in How God Became Jesus and why Christians should read Bart Ehrman’s How Jesus Became God. [Read more…]

Book Notice: Stanley Porter, How We Got the New Testament

Stanley E. Porter How We Got the New Testament: Text, Transmission, Translation Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2013. Available at Stan Porter’s book on the origins of the NT is based on a series of lectures delivered at Acadia Divinity College in 2008. In sum, Porter deals with three areas: The text of the NT, [Read More…]

Bob Gundry Reviews N.T. Wright’s How God Became King

In the latest issue of BBR (24.1 [2014]: 57-73), Robert Gundry has a critical review of N.T. Wright’s How God Became King, here’s the blurb: During his public ministry, Jesus taught extensively in words and deeds about the kingdom of God. IN How God Became King, N.T. Wright weds this material with Jesus’ self-sacrificial death to argue [Read More…]

My Blogging Life and Musings on My Writing Identity

Mike will attest to this. About once a year or so I email him and say something like, “Mike, I don’t know if I should continue to be your blog mate. I’ve not blogged in so long. And I feel guilty for not contributing to our blog. Maybe I should give it up.” Every time [Read More…]

This made me laugh out loud

HT: Sasha Flek [Read more…]

Bob (Gundry) on Tom (Wright)

In the recent issue of BBR (24.1, pp. 57-73), Bob Gundry published a critique of Tom Wright’s very popular book How God Became King called “An Exegetical and Biblical Theological Evaluation of N.T. Wright’s How God Became King: The Forgotten Story of the Gospels.  Many of course will know this book. It is typical of [Read More…]

Great Student Video on the Bible and Inerrancy

In my Knowledge of God course, I set two of my student the task of creating a short video on “Is the Bible Inerrant, Infallible, or Whatever?” Well, they did a cracking good job, and here are the results: [Read more…]

Craig Evans on “Fundamentalist Arguments Against Fundamentalism”

Over at, Craig Evans writes on Fundamentalist Arguments Against Fundamentalism. No surprises here at to who he has in mind! Bart Ehrman is arguing like a fundamentalist. It is an all-or-nothing approach. If the Bible is truly inspired (and therefore trustworthy), it must be free from discrepancies. But this is not how most seasoned [Read More…]

Stephen Colbert and Faith

I have to say that Stephen Colbert is my favourite American comedian and is the best source for American news. In fact, the other night, I had a dream that I wrote a book called, “Killing Colbert.” Yes, I write books in my sleep! Any way, Relevant Magazine has a great piece listing the moments [Read More…]

Responding to Daniel Kirk’s Strange Review

In scholarship you need a thick skin and you have to be willing to accept that criticism of your work can come at you fast and furious. Sometimes the criticism can be rather humbling especially when it has some degree of validity and publicly airs your mistakes for all to see. At other times the [Read More…]

Great Review of Con Campbell and Todd Billings on Union with Christ

Just read a delightful piece by Julie Canlis, “Beyond Tearing One Another to Pieces: Union with Christ in Reformed Scholarship,” JRT 8 (2014): 79-88, where Canlis gives a brief overview as to why Reformed folks get so worked up about union with Christ and then gives a very good review of Con Campbell’s and Todd [Read More…]

Communion for Children

Over at First Things, there is an article by Anna Nussbaum Keating on Why Can’t My Son Receive the Eucharist, which gives a catholic case for children participating in the Lords’ Supper/Eucharist/Communion. Gotta love this quote from Augustine: “Yes, they’re infants, but they are his members. They’re infants, but they receive his sacraments. They are [Read More…]

Beware the Dangerous Heresy of Michael Bird!

Joseph M. Holden, the president of something called Veritas Evangelical Seminary (a subsidiary of Norman Geisler industries), has written a post called ICBI Inerrancy is Not for the Birds, in which he draws attention to the cancerous and conniving heretical ravings of a certain Michael Bird. Apparently this Michael Bird fellow – along with other [Read More…]

Why Study at Ridley?

Thanks to Rob Bradshaw, I’m part of his survey of several theological colleges from around the world, and I give a promo of Ridley Melbourne. [Read more…]

What if Arianism Had Won?

Princeton University Press puts on a lecture by Diarmaid MacCulloch entitled, “What if Arianism Had Won?” [Read more…]