Author Archives: Darrell Pursiful

So, What’s the Status Quo, Anyway?

Chaplain Mike takes aim at this article: So, Thom Schultz suggests that the church learn from Kodak’s failures. This is our “Kodak moment,” he warns. Unless we (1) accept the reality that things are changing and churches are declining, (2) … Continue reading

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Why Bart Ehrman Is Good for the Church

Greg Monette nails it, I think. Even though my own faith had to confront the sorts of issues Ehrman raises before Ehrman really came on the scene, I can identify with a lot of what Greg says. He concludes his … Continue reading

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Gospel of Thomas Mnemonic

This is right clever: G = Gnostic (obviously a question as well of definition, history, provenance & theology) O = Origen (knows of a Gospel according to Thomas, Hom. Luke 1) S = Sayings (GT 1: ‘these are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke’) P = Parables (many: … Continue reading

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Philemon

A former slave, fearing his ex-master’s anger, seeks out a powerful ally who might plead on his behalf. The story of Philemon? Actually, it is also the story of Sabinianus, whose freed slave came for help to the Roman senator … Continue reading

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Biblical Studies Online

This web resource looks like it’s going to be quite good. Bookmark it now. I think you’ll be glad you did. Share this: Digg this postRecommend on FacebookTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this postTell a friend

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What If?

You may or may not be eager to delve into the ritual details of the Jewish Day of Atonement, but Adam Kirsh’s latest blog at the Tablet offers an important insight into what the Talmud is all about generally. In … Continue reading

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What Do You Know about Global Christianity?

Take the Pew Research Center’s ten-question quiz on the word’s Christian population. Share this: Digg this postRecommend on FacebookTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this postTell a friend

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Amen and Amen

Larry Hurtado offers “A Plea for Affordable Book-pricing.” Share this: Digg this postRecommend on FacebookTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this postTell a friend

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Read Big. Read Real. Read Together

Wisdom from Pete Enns about how to address the decline of Bible-reading in churches. He doesn’t go into specifics, but he does set out the three main reasons behind this decline (as described by the folks at Biblica) and condenses … Continue reading

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Biblical Studies Blog Carnival for December 2013

It’s posted at Cataclysmic. Go see! Go see! Also, the fifth Septuagint Studies Soirée has also arrived at Words on the Word. Share this: Digg this postRecommend on FacebookTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this postTell a friend

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