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There have been lots of posts this weekend that ought not to be missed. First, Mark Vernon has an insightful and provocative post on Christian agnosticism. Elsewhere there’s a great analogy that gives a sense of what the Gospel might have sounded like to its earliest hearers. Funnily enough, Mark Goodacre has a podcast on Paul’s sense of humor, while Phil Harland has a whole series on Paul and his communities. James Tabor blogged about the identity of the Beloved Disciple. SansBlogue discusses the meaning of Psalm 90:12. There are helpful links for grad students in New Testament. There’s an expensive book on Greek that comes highly recommended, and so now many are wondering whether one can simply send one’s kidney direct to Eisenbrauns, or whether you have to sell your kidney to get cash and then pay Eisenbrauns with it. There’s an article on Christian pluralism in JRRT. Clayboy posted on the resurrection. John Shuck preached on the Song of Songs. This is surely your last chance to contribute to the next Biblical Studies Carnival if you haven’t already done so.

Lots of science bloggers and many others have noted the recent band t-shirt evolution ruckus. Presumably the school that withdrew them saying they never intended to “promote evolution” also desists from promoting algebra, or calculus, or heaven forbid French or Spanish, or any other well-established fields of study that it might be not only appropriate but necessary for a school to “promote”. Some schools even promote learning in general. Imagine that!

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  • Hi James,Thanks for the link! For what it's worth, pluralism isn't necessarily the same thing as universalism, though they often do go together. There are pluralists who aren't universalists and universalists who aren't pluralists.Thanks again!-Chris

  • The distinction is important, and I'm not sure why I switched it. It must be the influence of the unveiling of the identity of "Gregory MacDonald"… 🙂