Bible Scholar Takes Contemporary Miracles Seriously

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A recent issue of Christianity Today magazine featured a fascinating interview with New Testament scholar, Craig Keener. Keener, a prolific scholar who now teaches at Asbury Seminary, recently published a massive two-volume work entitled Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts. In his typically encyclopedic fashion, which required 1172 pages, Keener examines the evidence [Read More...]

God, No! Thoughts About Magic and Christianity

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A recent article in Religion News Service got me thinking about magic and Christianity. “Magicians say their craft makes them see faith as just hocus-pocus” begins by noting the recently published book by famed magician, Penn Jillette. In God, No! Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales, Jillette uses his platform [Read More...]

Touring Ancient Ephesus, Part 2

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Part 4 of series: Ancient Ephesus and the New Testament Touring Ancient Ephesus, Part 2 A tour of Ephesus usually begins, as I explained yesterday, at the eastern end of the city because from there you walk downhill rather than uphill. In the map to the right, the tour would begin just to the right [Read More...]

Touring Ancient Ephesus

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Part 3 of series: Ancient Ephesus and the New Testament Touring Ancient Ephesus Ancient Ephesus lies in a valley between two hills. This valley slopes toward the sea. Therefore, tours of the city tend to start at the eastern end and work toward the west, which means tourists can walk downhill rather than up. This [Read More...]


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