October 23, 2018

Reading a Michael Heiser book is like eating marzipan— its rich, and requires only digesting small bites at a time. Some of the things I appreciate most about his books are: 1) his notes are rich with detail for those who want to pursue matters further; 2) he brings in ANE detail in a way many scholars cannot do; 3) he writes in a way that laity and clergy can benefit from such a study without being overwhelmed. I’m not… Read more

October 22, 2018

We now have the fourth making of a film based on the premise we find in A Star is Born— and doing such a thing is exceedingly difficult because the comparisons are inevitable. The first iteration of this film had a different name and emerged in the 1930s with Janet Gaynor. The second iteration in the 50s should have had more success— Judy Garland was an absolute star in the film and was robbed of a Oscar. The third attempt… Read more

October 21, 2018

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October 20, 2018

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October 19, 2018

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October 18, 2018

Here Ralph is lecturing at my alma mater, UNC, and in Wilson Library, named after my Great Uncle— Louis Round Wilson Read more

October 17, 2018

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October 16, 2018

Ralph Wood is a friend of mine who teaches at Baylor. I’m very pleased to be able to provide you with some samples of his excellent lectures on Christian literature…. Read more

October 15, 2018

The recent re-publication of Richard Watson’s Institutes (kudos to Lexham Press) brings to light important systematic reflections on Wesleyan theology, not the least on the very real problem of Christians committing apostasy. Watson has some very choice things to say on this problem, and the following is some excerpts from Vol. II of his work pp. 366-78. In the first place, Watson stresses that if one affirms particular atonement (i.e. the notion that Christ only died for the elect, who… Read more

October 14, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/02/opinion/earthrise-moon-space-nasa.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage This is a moving short film, which reminded me of how narrow-minded jingoistic nationalism really is, when we are all God’s creatures living on a globe that from space has no boundaries, no borders, no cities, just one good earth. Read more

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