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.

One Faith, One Church

Source: Somewhere in Pope Francis’s office is a document that could alter the course of Christian history. It declares an end to hostilities between Catholics and Evangelicals and says the two traditions are now “united in mission because we are declaring the same Gospel”. The Holy Father is thinking of signing the text in 2017, [Read More...]

I say No. What say You?

Is gay celibacy a new version of conversion therapy? By Brandon Ambrosino: Jones is a blogger for Spiritual Friendship, a site devoted to exploring gay celibacy, a issue of increasing interest in Christian circles. Last fall, The Washington Post reported that gay celibates were “emerging from the shadows.” Gay Christians, it seemed, had found a new way to reconcile their [Read More...]

Caught in the Malestrom?

Men write books about women all the time; men, in fact, often dictate — that’s not too strong of a term, mind you — what women can and cannot do; men write about what women are permitted by the Bible to do in the church. But very few women write books about men, but now someone [Read More...]

The Problem(s) with the “Institutional” Church

No matter how many define it or (don’t define it) and no matter how many are using the expression, lots gets packaged into a tight and hot bundle when someone critiques the “institutional” church. Here’s “Daniel”: Daniel: I see the institution, the hierarchy, the bureaucracy as crippling the body of Christ. I see it as [Read More...]

Good News from the Week

Source: (NEWSER) – There’s keeping a promise to a friend, and there’s this: A couple in suburban Buffalo has adopted the four daughters of a friend who died of cancer, reportsWKBW. “She said if anything ever happens to me I want you to take my girls and I instantly said OK,” Laura Ruffino tells the TV [Read More...]

Prayer for Our Week

Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. BCP [Read more...]

Skydiving Record in Illinois

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Northern-Sponsored Tour

Northern Seminary is sponsoring a tour to Turkey and Greece to visit the sits of the apostles Paul and John. And I will be the lead teacher. Our tour will be nearly two weeks long and we will visit major cities and sites. The tour also will include a marvelous stop at none other than [Read More...]

A Theology of Religions (by Daniel Strange)

THEIR ROCK IS NOT LIKE OUR ROCK: A THEOLOGY OF RELIGIONS Daniel Strange is Academic Vice Principal and Lecturer in Culture, Religion, and Public Theology at Oak Hill College (London, UK).  The following interview is based on Dan’s book, Their Rock is not Like our Rock. The interview was conducted by David George Moore.   Dave [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings, 1 August 2015

Moriah Balingit, on teaching: McGranaghan now teaches environmental science at Loudoun Valley High School, and his un­or­tho­dox class gets his teen students into the wild as much as possible. They take field trips in canoes and hike to the woods nearby to study trees and wildlife. Students even suit up in galoshes to wade into [Read More...]