A Worse Resurrection

My Sunday school class yesterday started with me suggesting that we could either carry on in Hebrews or do something more Eastery. Someone in the class asked, “Hebrews isn’t Eastery?” And that’s how it all started. We took a close look and saw that, on the one hand, the author mentions resurrection a couple of [Read More…]

Biblical Studies Carnival

At the blog Reading Acts you can find the latest Biblical Studies Carnival. Despite the date, there is a lot there that can be taken extremely seriously! Thank you to Phillip Long for putting the carnival together! [Read more…]

Hosanna (Cheesy Christian Version)

I’ve mentioned before that I think it would be fun to make a Christian version of the Toto song “Rosanna.” But I’ve allowed another Easter season to go by without making one. Maybe the reason is that it is so easy to do a really cheesy and theologically objectionable version by making as few changes [Read More…]

Early Christian Nicknames

The main reason there are so many nicknames in the New Testament is because there were no family names, and so it made it easier to refer to specific people when “Judah” or “Simeon” would have been vague. But that refers more to “Thomas” (a nickname meaning “twin”) than to his reputation as “doubting” (a [Read More…]

Think Outside the Book

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I Will Be Making a Guest Appearance on TV!

I have finally been given the green light to share some exciting news: I will be making a guest appearance on a particular BBC television series that many people know and love, centered on a famous fictional character! Have you guessed yet? Click through to read the details! [Read more…]

More Scenes from an Easter Service

Two more videos from the Easter service at Crooked Creek Baptist Church: [Read more…]

Reality (In You I Live) Live

I am grateful to my dear friends at Crooked Creek Baptist Church – Jessica and Tom Bartley, John Arnold, and Alan Peacock – for performing my song “Reality (In You I Live)” in church today, and to all those present who listened! [Read more…]

Easter Flash Mob

I’m grateful to Mike Bird for sharing the above video. Christianity is a diverse global phenomenon – indeed, so diverse that Eastern Christians will be celebrating Easter on May 5th this year! And so sharing this song, with words characteristic of the Orthodox branch of Christianity, on the day that Catholics and Protestants celebrate Easter [Read More…]

Happy Easter!

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