Category Archives: +Apostles’ Teaching

Bible, Theology, etc.

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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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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Bible Papers: Don’t Let This Be You!

Top 10 ways to fail a Bible paper, provided for your edification by Phillip J. Long. Here’s the list. Read the whole thing for the explanations: #10 – “My youth pastor told me that. . .” #9 – Pauline Lit … Continue reading

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Have We Given Up on Jesus?

Words to ponder from Jim Somerville: Have we given up on Jesus?  Do we no longer believe that one of these days he will come back, and the Kingdom of this world will become the Kingdom of our Lord and of his … Continue reading

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November Biblical Studies Carnivals

The main event is hosted at Mitch Chase’s Soli Deo Gloria blog. Jim West’s roundup of biblical and theological links is posted. Brian Small has once again posted his monthly Hebrews highlights. Septuagint Studies Soirée #4. Phillip Long of Reading … Continue reading

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