St. Augustine: Really Bad Protestant

The Moonie-owned Washington Times measures how good a Christian you by such metrics as knowing the longest chapter in the Bible and similar ephemera. All this demonstrates is that the editors have no idea what a “good Christian” is. Sure, Bible knowledge is important, but it’s not make or break. Here, for example, is St. [Read More…]

I did an interview with Jeff Cavins on “Connecting the Dots”

Jeff is such a nice guy.  You can find out more about Unlocking the Mysteries of the Bible by clicking on the link!. Listen to Connecting the Dots live Monday through Friday at 5 PM Eastern here. [Read more…]

Logos Bible Software is Having a Big Summer Giveaway

They’re currently giving away a Verbum Scholar library as part of their big Summer Sale promotion. Here’s the link to the sale: Here’s the direct link to the giveaway: Tweet: FB post: When they ask for a coupon code, use “MARK15”. [Read more…]

New Testament Scholar N.T. Wright takes the Jesus Seminar Apart…

…piece by piece until there is nothing left of this fraudulent scam. Fun reading for those of us who care about serious biblical scholarship. [Read more…]

The Sign of Jonah and Asking Questions to Keep from Finding Things Out

The gospel yesterday was about Jesus refusing to give a sign: Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to him, “Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.” But he answered them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign; but no sign shall be given to it except the sign of the [Read More…]

Questions about the Betrayal by Judas

A reader writes: I’ve been reading the gospel narratives of the Last Supper tonight, and an ongoing confusion with a part of the story has resurfaced. I thought maybe you, and your scriptural book smarts, might be able to rescue me from this quandary. In all the gospels, Jesus tells his disciples that one of [Read More…]

The First Epistle of St. Paul to the Cartoonists

Tom McDonald has written a fine piece about the rank hypocrisy of those who scold Christians on their Philistinism for failing appreciate Piss Christ or the genius of caking the Blessed Virgin with elephant dung or the thousand other cowardly acts of bravely facing the applause of the Christ-haters–all while wringing their hands over Muslim sensitivities [Read More…]

Cool Little Epiphany

Ever since the Risen Christ told the disciples on the Emmaus Road… “These are my words which I spoke to you, while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, [Read More…]

This is a Big Deal

Lower rent Egyptians got mummy masks made from scraps of papyrus, sort of like papier mache. So what? So this: it looks like at least one mummy mask dating from the first century has, among other scraps, a fragment of the oldest know gospel manuscript in history, a piece of the gospel of Mark. It [Read More…]

The Most Bible Geekiest Thing in All of Space and Time

I dedicate this post to Scott Hahn, Michael Barber, Ted Sri, and Tim Gray. [Read more…]