Forgetting Jesus–a Christmas resolution

A few years ago, 10 perhaps, I was at an academic conference that featured a debate of sorts on the resurrection of Christ between N. T. Wright and John Dominic Crossan, well-known scholar of early Christianity. I say “debate of sorts” because I think the evening was billed to be a dual between Wright and the [Read More...]

Getting Jesus Right: 2 Quick Comments on Week 4 of “The Bible” on the History Channel

Bottom line, I think the New Testament is being handled a lot better than the Old. Here are two thoughts on the last episode. 1. A young adult I know was watching the last episode with a few of her friends. One friend, a young man, who wasn’t churched or familiar with the Bible, said, [Read More...]

Raw Revelation: The Bible They Never Tell You About

Today’s post is a brief interview with Mark Roncace (Ph.D. Emory University), associate professor of religion at Wingate University in North Carolina. He recently published Raw Revelation: The Bible They Never Tell You About. The book is aimed at everyday readers of the Bible who have come to see that the Bible raises it’s own [Read More...]

It’s Not Every Day Jesus Comments on Your Blog

I recently hosted a 3-part guest blog series by Eric Seibert (Messiah College) on the topic of God’s violence in the Old Testament (part one here). It’s a touchy subject for some, and the comments left over several days reflect the diverse points of view people hold, and generally with both respect and passion. Not unexpected, some comments [Read More...]

Jesus, Women, and the Universe (and it all hangs on the Yankees)

I received recently advance copies of three books that look pretty darn interesting. I intend to get to these books and review them here—as soon as I free up some time, which is to say, as soon as the Yankees win the World Series, or, should they lose, as soon as I am released from the hospital. [Read More...]


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