August 13, 2011

Sometimes serendipity just happens.  And it happens at unexpected times and in unexpected ways.   Well I guess that’s why they call it serendipity.   Tonight my wife was going to a dinner as part of a meeting about sustainable agriculture and community sponsored agriculture.   Asbury University is going to start a student farm,  to help students who are going to do overseas missions so they will be able to help the people they will serve with something as basic as subsistence… Read more

August 12, 2011

It’s a long climb up the hill to become a Bible scholar.  And finally, there is a book out that tells you how it can be done— at least one man’s journey, namely mine.   Zondervan has done a nice job with the production, and it is now available on Kindle, at Amazon at CBD etc. I will just say that, of course there are many ways to become a Bible scholar, some easier than others, but there are certain constants… Read more

August 12, 2011

Let’s admit it,  Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts are some of the best American actors in the business,  hands down.  In various ways, they are some of the most likable.  I mean, who can hate Forrest Gump personified, or Everyman?  And Julia with those angular looks and funky smile and laugh and ability to play a whole variety of roles is something to behold.  She is never dull and boring. So when I heard they were doing a movie together… Read more

August 11, 2011

Here is yet another useful post from my friend Larry Hurtado on recent scholarship on Greek manuscripts.  BW3 —————– Early Christian Manuscripts Volume larryhurtado | August 3, 2011 at 9:38 am | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/pYZXr-aC Over the last decade or so, a number of scholars have emphasized the study of early Christian manuscripts as artifacts of ancient Christianity.  NT textual criticism has tended to focus on NT manuscripts and mainly for the wording of NT texts.  But in… Read more

August 10, 2011

There are good books, and there are great books on the historical Jesus, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Historical Jesus (Baker, May 2011, $22.99 list).  falls into the latter category, on top of which its a lot of fun to read.   Bruce N. Fisk has done what I wasn’t sure was possible at this juncture —- make the Third Quest for the Historical Jesus interesting and entertaining again.  The greatest compliment I can give to a book is, that… Read more

August 9, 2011

Don’t you just hate it when you get lied to by advertisers?  Shouldn’t there be a law that says that if statements are demonstrably false, they should not be able to be put in a TV commercial.   If only it were the way things worked. I live in a coal state, a state which depends on the coal industry for a lot of its blue collar jobs.   And yet the coal industry knows perfectly well that it has… Read more

August 8, 2011

Here is a link to a radio show I did for Issues Etc.  on the supposed finding of the tomb of Philip the Apostle in Hierapolis in Turkey…. Read more

August 7, 2011

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August 6, 2011

John Piper sings about John Stott’s expositions. Scott McKnight: John Stott Remembrances Filed under: Uncategorized — scotmcknight @ 9:30 am Share Today I want to open up the Comments to anyone who wants to record memories of John Stott, and you can also drop links to obituaries and memorials about this great man’s ministry. Perhaps you want to comment on what you have learned from him, which of his books has been most influential, or some personal experience. I hope… Read more

August 5, 2011

David Hull is one of our fine Asbury students who has spent the summer as an intern at IHOP in Kansas City this summer.      He has written the following report…..  Read it carefully.  BW3 —————– Brothers and sisters, As I am approaching the end of my summer internship here at the International House of Prayer, I wanted to take a moment and thank you for your prayers and support, as well as for your words of encouragement throughout the summer!… Read more

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