Memory, Acts, and the Letters of Paul

I sometimes wonder if I am unusual in not always remembering things that I have done and experienced at times in the past, about which others appear to have a clear recollection. I suspect that this is just the way that memory works, and that the other individual had recalled the event in the intervening [Read More…]

YouTube Video: Conversation with Anthony Buzzard

Here is the video recording of the conversation I had with Anthony Buzzard yesterday about Christology, monotheism, and related subjects. I talk about how I came to a personal faith and ended up studying the things that I did, and explaining my views on the Christologies in the letters of Paul and the Gospel of [Read More…]

Psalm 110:1 and Hebrew Vowels

I thought I would try to clarify the point I was making when the webinar last Friday got interrupted. I don’t at all dispute the interpretation of Psalm 110 as involving Yahweh saying to another distinct figure, whom the author of the Psalm refers to as his lord, that he bestows upon that individual an exalted [Read More…]

Resuming the Conversation with Anthony Buzzard

Unfortunately, my conversation with Anthony Buzzard got interrupted by an internet outage in my building. So we’re planning to resume the conversation next Friday, a little later than we started this evening (or a little earlier than we got interrupted – whichever way you prefer to look at it). When the video recording of the [Read More…]

Conversation Tonight With Anthony Buzzard

I thought I would post a reminder about the conversation tonight. It will be recorded, and so you can just watch and listen later. But if you’d like to listen as it is happening, and perhaps even join in, then here is the link to follow, for your convenience:  http://zoom.us/j/725748189 [Read more…]

The Fake Jordan Lead Codices

It is distressing to see people blogging and “news” outlets reporting once again about the lead codices from Jordan as though they might conceivably be authentic ancient artifacts. It has been shown that they take text and images from known artifacts and reproduce them over and over again in an attempt to produce something that aims to [Read More…]

Kirk and Hurtado Conversations with Anthony Buzzard

In preparation for, and to help promote your interest in, the conversation that I’ll be having with Anthony Buzzard tomorrow (which you can join in and ask questions in too if you like), here are his previous discussions with J. R. Daniel Kirk and Larry Hurtado: It is worth joining the conversation just to experience [Read More…]

Conversation with Sir Anthony Buzzard

Tomorrow evening, I’ll be having a conversation with Sir Anthony Buzzard about my work on Christology and monotheism in early Christianity. If you’re interested in this topic, mark your calendars and listen in! [Read more…]

Singing Psalm 109

Psalm 109:8 got significant attention in recent years as Sen. David Perdue used it as a prayer against President Barack Obama. And so I wondered about musical settings of the Psalm. Some of them skip precisely those kinds of details, as for instance this version by Carol Clayton: Orlando di Lasso likewise selects a smaller section of the Psalm [Read More…]

Call for applications: Workshop on “Religious Experience at the Intersection of Body and Cognition” (University of Sheffield, April 28-29, 2017)

Via Meredith Warren on Facebook. “Call for applications: Workshop on “Religious Experience at the Intersection of Body and Cognition” taking place at the University of Sheffield on April 28-29, 2017. Deadline to apply is 15 January.” [Read more…]