Class on the Easter and Resurrection Accounts in the New Testament

A first attempt at using a digital whiteboard while recording a class – one that is freely available online at Scriblink.com, since the classroom I am in does not have a smartboard. [Read more…]

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Class on the Crucifixion and Passion Narratives in the New Testament

Since this is another class without changing powerpoint slides, I’m making this one available as an mp3 podcast as well: [audio:http://wp.patheos.com.s3.amazonaws.com/blogs/exploringourmatrix/files/2012/10/Passion_narratives_default.mp3] [Read more…]

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Chasing Certainty

Another quote from Fred Clark's blog Slacktivist, turned into a poster by the Facebook group Christians Against the Tea Party.   [Read more…]

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John Byron on the Centurion’s Slave and Homosexuality in the New Testament

John Byron has offered a great response on his blog to my post about the New Testament’s relative lack of interest in the topic of homosexuality. He agrees with me on the point that at times it is appropriate to view a matter differently than New Testament authors did. And he makes the point that [Read More…]

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Paul’s Inclusive Vision: Another Poster

The folks in the Facebook group Christians Against the Tea Party have turned another quote from me into a poster. The result is above. If you like it, please do “like” it on Facebook!     [Read more…]

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Paul’s Inclusive Vision

Since someone made this image and shared it on Facebook, but with the quote attributed to someone else. Since the quote is from me (made in this post), I thought I’d modify it in the hope that eventually one or more with the correct attribution will predominate… [Read more…]

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Don’t Let the Fact That Paul’s Letters are Now Christian Scripture Undermine Their Message and Authority!

Paul, in his time, made a case for relaxing Scriptural stipulations about the need for anyone within Abraham's household to be circumcised in order to be part of the covenant (Genesis 17:9-14). He did the same with regard to the people of God being called to observe the things written in the Law of Moses, [Read More…]

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Can Non-Liberal Christianity Be Saved?

I shared Ross Douthat’s recent New York Times piece, asking whether Liberal Christianity can be saved, on Facebook, and it has generated quite a lot of response. Let me start by sharing some thoughts of my own, and then share a number of links to blog posts and articles elsewhere that relate to this topic. [Read More…]

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Pamela Eisenbaum Lecture on Paul

Here’s a lecture by Pamela Eisenbaum entitled “The Paul I Know: A Jewish Evaluation”: HT Bruce Prescott [Read more…]

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Paul’s Thorn in the Flesh Revealed

  HT Jonathan Robinson and everyone else who shared it! (via here) UPDATE: The cartoon is apparently by Tim Davis. [Read more…]

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April Fool’s Biblical Studies Carnival

Jonathan Robinson has posted a very entertaining Biblical Studies Carnival. In the process he noted that 85% of Biblical Studies graduates cannot spot what is wrong with this picture: The reason, of course, is that 85% of Biblical studies graduates are too young to recognize any of the characters in the picture… Click through to [Read More…]

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