“aha” moments: biblical scholars tell their stories (6): Christopher W. Skinner

Today’s “aha” moment–the 6th in the series–is by Christopher W. Skinner (PhD, Catholic University of America), Associate Professor of Religion at the University of Mount Olive in North Carolina. Skinner is the author or editor of 6 books, including John and Thomas: Gospels in Conflict?: Johannine Characterization and the Thomas Question (Wipf and Stock), What Are [Read More...]

“AHA” moments: biblical scholars tell their stories (3): Daniel Kirk

Today’s “aha” moment is brought you by Daniel Kirk, associate professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary, where he has taught since 2008. When he’s not watching a Coen Brothers movie, Kirk blogs at Storied Theology (“telling the story of a story-bound God”). His has written Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul?: A Narrative Approach to the [Read More...]

updating Jesus as times change: hey, it’s in the Bible

The idea that God was “updated” is not restricted to the OT, a topic we’ve looked at in several recent posts, focusing on the work of Mark S. Smith (begin here with several follow up posts). Smith’s work suggests that post-exilic priest-scribes revised and edited older traditions in order to contemporize God as new circumstances and challenges arose. In this post, [Read More...]

Did the Old Testament predict Jesus’ birth? A nice, new, learned, short book tells you

I recently received a copy of Steve Moyise’s most recent book, Was the Birth of Jesus According to Scripture? I’ve read a few of Moyise’s other books (like here and here), and I always learn something from him. He also has a knack of getting to the point but saying it gracefully. (Moyise is professor of New Testament at [Read More...]

Good News: King Jesus is in the House

Recently, David Williams posted his next piece in his series “What is the Gospel?” My comments and links to William’s previous posts on this topic are here and here. I sense that some readers still feel that Williams is asking a dumb question. “What is the gospel? It’s about how you get saved, silly.” What Williams [Read More...]


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