About Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author of more than fifty books, is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL.

Border and Bombs — Response by Austin Fischer

A clip is circulating of Robert Jeffress, pastor of FBC Dallas, using Romans 13 to argue that the Christian response to the Paris attacks is “borders and bombs.” It got me curious about Romans 13, so I went back to my trusty New Interpreter’s Bible to see what the trusty N.T. Wright has to say [Read More...]

Helping Your Child’s Brain

By Joshua Straub: Here are five fun ways to build your child’s brain each day: Take Time Each Day to Be a Kid Again Tell Family Stories Give Your Child the Gift of Boredom Ask Yourself One Question Whenever your kids are emotionally overwhelmed, ask yourself, “How can I respond in an emotionally safe way [Read More...]

First Candle of Advent

With Christians around the world, we use this light to help us prepare our hearts and minds for the coming of God’s Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. May we receive God’s light as we hear the words of the prophet Isaiah: “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived [Read More...]

Advent Sunday Prayer

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to [Read More...]

First Family Reads

From WaPo: President Obama, a diligent Small Business Saturday shopper, patronized Petworth’s Upshur Street Books for the first time this afternoon. The uber-local independent bookstore, which opened just over a year ago, highlights the city’s “past and present, and work from local authors from poets to politicians.” Obama, along with his daughters, Sasha and Malia, carried books in their [Read More...]

Family Dinners

Anne Fishel is a co-founder of the Family Dinner Project, a professor at Harvard Medical School and the author of “Home for Dinner.” Each year, more than 9 in 10 Americans gather around the table with family and friends for Thanksgiving. But only 50 percent of us eat with our family on a regular basis. That’s too bad. Twenty [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings, 28 November 2015

Lisa Sharon Harper, and a white angel Christmas: After a full day of work I went to Union Station to run errands. I stopped in the Christmas store to buy a gift for my niece. They had a wall full of beautiful ballerina angel ornaments. None of the adult ones I wanted were black. I [Read More...]

Self-Directed Study

Will this work? Erin Siegal McIntyre: Nothing in particular stands out about the two adjoining rooms at South Burlington High School, one littered with desks, the other lined with simple grey cubicles. Yet the 30 students working inside are taking part in a uniquely personalized curriculum unlike anything their peers—or most U.S. high-school students—ever get [Read More...]

The Blood Still Cries

By John Frye. Beheaded. Not a pleasant word; not a pleasant reality. It is barbaric in the minds of most, if not all of us. Yet, the word has worked its way into news headlines as Middle Eastern terrorists stalk the planet with a view to world-wide domination. The Roman Empire’s crude means of execution [Read More...]

Chronic Critique Syndrome, by David Roseberry

By David Roseberry, pastor at Christ Church Plano. The week of Thanksgiving is one of the few times of the year I find relief from a sickness I have. I have CCS.  Chronic Critique Syndrome. I have had it most of my life. I remember noticing it early on after my call to the ministry [Read More...]