August 31, 2005

If you haven’t been to Mark Goodacre’s site, it is the best place I’ve seen for collecting and sorting out online sites for NT studies. I’ve visited often myself, but don’t think I’ve ever mentioned it here. Read more

August 31, 2005

Three major books on the resurrection have come out in the last few years, and each of them takes us well beyond the age-old debates and evidence that are continually re-hashed and offered up as boilerplate apologetics. N.T. Wright’s The Resurrection of the Son of God, Alan Segal’s Life after Death, and now the extensively-documented, wide-ranging, and always provocative Resurrecting Jesus by Dale Allison. We need a conference on the resurrection to put all this together. Read more

August 31, 2005

One of those sayings with a funny name, “The Prohibition of Foreign Missions by Jesus,” comes from Matthew 10:5-6. Jesus here tells his followers to concentrate on the “lost sheep” of the house of Israel and not go off to the ways of the Gentiles or to a city of the Samaritans. Jesus’ mission was itself shaped by the same (Matthew 15:24) — but it began to spill over to the Gentiles. This saying, along with what follows, is very… Read more

August 30, 2005

If you have followed the flap that some have with NT Wright, Jimmy Dunn, EP Sanders and others about the New Perspective of Paul and justification by faith, The Blue Rajah contends Leon Morris was not unlike them well before them! Worth reading. Read more

August 29, 2005

I’ll be off to class early tomorrow morning, so I’m posting this one tonight. And if I don’t get something off early, Kerry Doyal writes me and tells me I’m sleeping in or something. In this third post on Jesus’ view of “missional” as can be seen in Matthew 9:35-11:1 (the so-called “mission”ary discourse), we will focus on Matthew 10:1-4. The crucial part of the text reads: “Then Jesus summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits,… Read more

August 29, 2005

This is the first in a series of posts by Brad Boydston and me on Doug Pagitt’s new book, Preaching Re-imagined. We will be posting these on both Brad’s site and this site, so you can go to either to read them. (more…) Read more

August 29, 2005

Mike Herman of Christianity Today has notified me that Tom Brokaw will be airing Sept 9 a new program about the influence of Evangelicals in the political realm. (more…) Read more

August 29, 2005

Psalm 55:17 (18 in Hebrew): “Evening, morning, and noon.” Notice how the English translations translate. (more…) Read more

August 29, 2005

Because of the combination of a growing student body and the retirement of two colleagues (Cal Katter, Jim Nelson), we have an opening at NPU in the Biblical and Theological Studies Department. We are looking for someone who can teach 2-3 surveys of the Bible and also either some Theology or some Bible (either OT or NT). Please pass the word. (more…) Read more

August 29, 2005

The Real Shepherd, the Pastor of pastors, Jesus himself, was a compassionate person whose compassion for people drove him to prayer and to action for the people. A missional orientation will only be genuinely missional to the degree that it is prompted by compassion. Some missional operations are doing the right thing for the wrong reason: they are focused on doing what is good but they do so out of anger or arrogance. Genuine Kingdom missional work is a work… Read more


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