Scholars Discussing Paul

Fortress Press featured the above video on its website, which has N. T. Wright, Richard B. Hays, and Michael Gorman talking about Paul’s letters. The website also has a discussion guide as well as a couple of other videos. [Read more…]

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Paul’s First Powerpoint to the Corinthians

Via Corinthian Matters and First Things, I learned of the above, which is a translation of Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians into a different format, that of the terrible PowerPoint… [Read more…]

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Before and After A Polite Bribe

Two bits of news related to the book and movie A Polite Bribe. First, the DVD is available for pre-order on Amazon. Second, here is the pre-screening panel discussion from the showing in Madison, Wisconsin: [Read more…]

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Mark Goodacre and Robert Orlando: Polite Bribe Pre-Screening Interview

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Paul’s Missionary Tube Map

From theologygrams. This is too fantastic for words! [Read more…]

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1 Timothy 5:18, Pauline Authorship, and the Gospels

In 1 Timothy 5:18 it says: For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain,” and,“The laborer deserves his wages.” One text quoted is from the Jewish Scriptures. The other is a saying attributed to Jesus in the Gospels. And so the author of this text, not only [Read More…]

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Salvation by Arrogance Alone?

In a recent conversation on the blog, the common conservative Evangelical conversation point was brought up, which envisages God asking a recently-deceased person “Why should I let you into my heaven?” When asked what his own response to such a question would be, the person who brought it up provided a lengthy speech. While such [Read More…]

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Have You Even Read Paul?

Fred Clark has a post that starts off being about the whole Duck Dynasty hullabaloo, but in the process focuses on the character of Paul’s letters and the nature of prooftexting. Here’s my favorite part: Quoting Paul to defend exclusion is like quoting Tony Soprano to defend pacifism. Maybe you can find something Tony said [Read More…]

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A Polite Bribe (and Send Me Father)

Larry Hurtado blogged about the NYC premier of Robert Orlando’s movie A Polite Bribe, and Mark Goodacre mentioned that the movie will also be coming to his area. So what can I share? Not only that there are plans for the movie to be screened in Indianapolis on Tuesday, February 4th, but also that Orlando has [Read More…]

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Same Sex Relations and the Jerusalem Council

The Butler Religionists club had a discussion about same-sex relations as viewed by a variety of religious traditions. I mentioned that Acts 15, with its depiction of a decision by Jewish Christians about what Gentiles needed to adopt from Jewish customs in order to make it possible for Jews and Gentiles to have fellowship, neglects [Read More…]

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Another Polite Bribe

I had the chance to finish watching the documentary A Polite Bribe, which I blogged about briefly on a previous occasion, and so now want to say more about it. I honestly cannot think of another single documentary film about the Bible which has such a wide array of the very best and best-known scholars [Read More…]

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