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June 18, 2013
Reading Genesis for All it is Worth! (RJS)
Last Thursday I put up a post The Garden in Ancient Context looking at the...
June 13, 2013
The Garden in Ancient Context (RJS)
I picked up a fascinating book a few weeks ago - Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers,...
June 06, 2013
The Primacy of Scripture, Adam, and the Fall (RJS)
The questions surrounding Adam and Eve and the Fall in Genesis 2-3 and concerning the...
June 04, 2013
Jesus on Adam and Eve (RJS)
There has been small internet storm surrounding the remarks by Andy Stanley on Adam and...
June 03, 2013
Andy, Denny, Adam, Eve
Andy Stanley has come into the crosshairs of Denny Burk again, this time over how...
June 03, 2013
Which Books Get to be in the Bible? Says Who?
Go to your Bible, open up to the New Testament, and you will find a...
May 30, 2013
I Know That My Redeemer Lives (RJS)
Should our interpretation of scripture, especially Old Testament texts be confined to the intent of...
May 21, 2013
It is a Defiling Skin Disease … Say What? (RJS)
Over the last year or so I have been listening to scripture straight through in...
April 03, 2013
Listening to God
Anyone who engages in public discussions about the Bible seems to follow a predictable path...
March 09, 2013
Bible in Public Schools?
Jonathan Merritt says No, what say You? On Sunday night, the long awaited mini-series “The Bible” premiered...
February 26, 2013
You Can’t Take the Bible Literally – Right? (RJS)
Tim Keller's book The Reason for God grew out of his experience talking with young...
February 21, 2013
An Old Question Not Yet Settled
An issue for conversation, an issue I find arising more and more often in New...
February 18, 2013
Gospels and Contradictions, Mike Licona
There is a bit of a dustup among the Baptists in the south (not sure...
January 03, 2013
The Bible Is Not the Center (RJS)
The Bible has always played an unimpeachable role in Christianity ... It is not, however,...
December 27, 2012
What About the Virgin Birth? (RJS)
Not quite a year ago I wrote about the relationship of science and virgin birth...
December 20, 2012
Finally in Print! (and a question about Moses) (RJS)
Last April I posted on a new e-book by Peter Enns and Jared Byas designed...
December 18, 2012
Promise and Fulfillment? (RJS)
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the...
December 14, 2012
With Modern Eyes We Misunderstand (RJS)
After the post last week Is Evolution a Must Win Battle? I was made aware...
December 11, 2012
Indispensable but Insufficient! (RJS)
The second essay in the new book by Marc Zvi Brettler (Brandeis University), Peter Enns...
December 04, 2012
Restoring Theology to Biblical Theology
The problem is that Old and New Testament scholars, almost uniformly, ignore (systematic) theology in...
December 03, 2012
Biblical Theology and Canon
In the late 80s and early 90s perhaps no Old Testament scholar had built around...
November 30, 2012
NT Wright’s “Worldview-Story” as Biblical Theology
In a spectrum from history to systematic theology, where does someone like NT Wright fit?...
November 28, 2012
How the Early Christians Read the Bible
It is not unusual for a first-time Bible reader to encounter a New Testament author...
November 28, 2012
Biblical Theology as Salvation History
How does one read the Bible "biblically," that is how does one read it right?...
November 26, 2012
When is Theology Truly “Biblical”
Everyone claims their theology is biblical. Which means "biblical" is used by everyone and so...
November 15, 2012
The Roles of Biblical Criticism (RJS)
The introduction to the new book by Marc Brettler (Brandeis University), Peter Enns (Eastern University)...
November 08, 2012
The Bible and the Believer (RJS)
A couple of years ago Pete Enns, along with Marc Brettler (Brandeis University) and Daniel...
October 23, 2012
These are the Generations of Adam (RJS)
This it the final post on Peter C. Bouteneff's book Beginnings: Ancient Christian Readings of...
October 11, 2012
A Conversation About Genesis (RJS)
We’ve been looking at the question of beginnings from the perspective of the early church...
October 09, 2012
Basil Again, With a Little Athanasius on Top (RJS)
Perhaps this post would be better titled "Atheism is an Age Old Problem." One of...
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