Ehrman

16 Dec 18
Revelational Apologetics

I have often heard, even from preachers, that if a Christian is approached by a skeptic claiming that the Bible is full of contradictions, the skeptic should be challenged to produce an example. While this may work for some, eventually the Christian will be met by a skeptic who can produce many examples of what certainly […]

16 Dec 18
ESSAY POTATO

With growing number of sustainability activists and initiatives calling for fashion revolution, the curtain on fast fashion is being pulled back and back again showing the devastating outcomes this industry brings on us and our environment. Everyone knows it’s better to buy consciously – but are we really ready to make a serious bid for […]

16 Dec 18
Blogging Theology

Christians point ‘to passages in the Bible that talked about one who suffered and was then vindicated, passages such as Isaiah 53 and Psalm 22. Jews, though, had a ready response: these passages are not talking about the messiah. And you can see by reading them for yourself, in fact the word messiah never occurs in them. Whether […]

16 Dec 18
God does not believe in atheists

I think the evidence is just so overwhelming that Jesus existed, that it’s silly to talk about him not existing. I don’t know anyone who is a responsible historian, who is actually trained in the historical method, or anybody who is a biblical scholar who does this for a living, who gives any credence at […]

14 Dec 18
INTROVERTED EVANGELIST

My family in Christ, The purpose of this blog is to investigate the biblical justification for LT. To start off with however I think I need to define some terms. A quick look at the Wikipedia entry for LT reveals that although the term is most commonly applied to the Church physically helping to alleviate poverty within […]

14 Dec 18
ChosenRebel's Blog

Melancholy with the artist Disclaimer: These weekend links, books and blog reviews do not mean that I agree with all of the content or perspective in any particular link. Their presence here means that I found them either thought provoking, interesting, persuasive, funny, useful, sad, informative, inspiring, and sometimes all of those things. I hope […]

14 Dec 18
The Amateur Exegete

Shaily Patel, “Excursus: Methods of Ideological Criticism,” in Bart D. Ehrman, The New Testament: A Historical Introduction To the Early Christian Writings, sixth edition (OUP, 2016), 193. Like feminist criticism, queer criticism is a way of reading the New Testament that contests certain norms depicted in the text, especially those that privilege heterosexuality and fixed gender […]

12 Dec 18
DR. RELUCTANT

This piece is based on transcripts of a lecture I gave on the subject. This lecture on the so-called phenomena of Scripture is necessary because in the modern and postmodern eras it has become more and more common not only to refer to the inspiration of Scripture, which is clearly a biblical doctrine, but to […]

12 Dec 18
The Dolly Insider

The Dolly Insider would like to shine a spotlight on our newest advertising partner, Fabric Friends & Dolls. They’re a highly recommended shop among BJD collectors and recently among Azone doll collectors. I’ve known of Fabric Friends & Dolls for a few years. But it wasn’t until a year ago that they started to really […]

12 Dec 18
Pondering Grace

Tidak terasa ternyata sudah hampir setahun lalu saya menulis post tentang buku-buku yang saya baca di tahun 2017 (lihat di sini). Padahal, sejujurnya, rasanya baru dua atau tiga bulan lalu saya menulis post tersebut. Kini kita sudah memasuki bulan terakhir di tahun 2018 ini, dan itu artinya saya akan membagikan apa saja yang sudah saya […]

12 Dec 18
The Amateur Exegete

Shaily Patel, “Excursus: Methods of Ideological Criticism,” in Bart D. Ehrman, The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings, sixth edition (OUP, 2016), 192. Postcolonial criticism emphasizes the influence that empires and imperial policies, both ancient and modern, have on the texts, history, and scholarship of the New Testament. Postcolonial interpreters analyze how […]

11 Dec 18
Christopher Queen, Prophetic Author

Ezekiel Prophesied Israel’s Rebirth Specifically Foretelling It Ezekiel 37:  18-28:  “When your people ask you, ‘Won’t you tell us what you mean by this?’ 19 say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am going to take the stick of Joseph—which is in Ephraim’s hand—and of the Israelite tribes associated with him, and join it to […]

11 Dec 18
Is Christianity True?

The December cover story for National Geographics is on biblical manuscripts and  features comments from Dr. Wallace, the director of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM). CSNTM, founded in 2002 by Dr. Wallace, utilize emerging technologies to preserve and study Greek New Testament manuscripts by digitally photographing existing manuscripts. National Geographics article […]