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March 19, 12 AM

For church on Sunday, I went to the Missouri Synod Lutheran church, its class on patristic interpretations of John’s Gospel, and the “Word of Faith” church. A.  The pastor at the Missouri Synod Lutheran church focused on two passages.  ... [church]
John Meade, who is currently gallivanting around North Carolina, alerted me to an article over at aeon which is relevant to this blog. It is about the different conception of “original” and “copy” in China. I’m not sure what I think honestly, bu... [original text]
Thanks to some inquiries sent to the Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd from frequent commentator and guest blogger Chris Buckley, I am happy to publish the responses from the editorial director at DLT David Moloney concerning the RNJB.Questions Submi... [RNJB] [Wansbrough]

March 18, 10PM

By Geoff Holsclaw: a professor of theology at Northern Seminary and pastor at Life on the Vine Christian Church. If you want to expand your understanding of Jesus’s death, Geoff is offering this free mini-course on The 3 Forgotten Reasons for Jesus... [Uncategorized]


Chapter 6: Salvation6.1 Predestination and Election6.1.1 The Rule of FaithChristians believe that God is sovereign. God is in control.Views of God that either 1) see him determining everything, including Satan and Adam's fall (hyper-Calvinism), or 2) see ... [Biblical Theology] [predestination]



The following excerpts are ripped from their context in Hans-Georg Gadamer's Truth and Method and applied to two issues that Gadamer does not directly address, but that I care quite a lot about: why those who view the Bible as authoritative should learn t... [Biblical languages] [pedagogy]


I am probably preaching to the choir here, but here is another article touting the benefits of reading. [reading]
I'm happy to announce that my article titled, "Τὸ πνεῦμα in 1 Corinthians 5:5: A Reconsideration of Patristic Exegesis" is now out with Vigiliae Christianae in volume 72, issue 2.Here's the abstract:This article questions the assumption that the... [Apostle Paul] [articles] [Emory] [Journal Articles] [NT] [patristic] [Pauline] [Ph.D] [scholarship]


I am so excited to be able (finally) to announce this great great news, a colleague in the New Testament department at Northern! Lisle, Ill.— March 18, 2018 — As part of Northern Seminary’s continuing expansion, veteran pastor/author/church planter... [Uncategorized]
Second Peter is something of a textbook case for Pseudepigraphy. Outside of conservative circles, few accept this historical Peter as the author of the book. As J. N. D. Kelly said in 1969, “scarcely anyone nowadays doubts that 2 Peter is pseudonymous.... [Jewish Christian Literature] [Peter] [2 Peter] [forgery] [pseudepigraphy]


Your Christianity should be so visible that no one needs to be told about it. It should be as apparent as your skin color. If it isn’t, you are doing your faith wrong. [Modern Culture]


Jailhouse video reveals California sheriff’s deputies watching and sometimes laughing as a schizophrenic man who had been strapped naked to a chair for 46 hours writhes on the floor of his cell, loses consciousness and eventually dies. The Tribune of Sa... [Total Depravity]


Next term, I am planning to use selections from Marx’s Eighteenth Brumaire in Shimer’s senior capstone course, and yesterday I spent some time working through the text. Part of my motivation in using it is obviously its contemporary relevance... [fascism] [Marx] [neoliberalism]


Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace; When he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive. (Prov. 17:28) [Bible]
Sam Gyimah is very taken by Seven years ago, the newly elected Tory MP for East Surrey wrote an article for Conservative Home, bemoaning the fact that there existed no “ for universities … to allow students ... [Modern Culture]
Clear and sure knowledge of the truth is not a thing to let itself be deceived by the artifice of words. –  Huldrych Zwingli [Zwingli]


From an essay in the Raleigh News and Observer: Here are the reasons why, all things being equal, Christians must go to church: Christianity is a team sport. Permit me a humble analogy. You might see yourself as a terrific baseball pitcher. But if you on... [theology]
Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fi... [Uncategorized]
I’d be a hypocrite if I didn’t tell you there may be spoilers below. The book to which I alluded last week—the one made into a movie—was Jeff Vandermeer’s Annihilation. I first saw the book in a Green store in Ithaca, New York. I figured it m... [Posts] [Religious Origins] [Bible] [Books] [popular culture] [literature] [environment] [HORROR] [environmentalism] [hypocrisy] [old testament] [Ithaca] [Jeff Vandermeer] [Annihilation]
Psalms 119 by Bob MacDonald via Dust (#104566)
For an intro see this post. Psalms 119 Fn Min Max Syll אַשְׁרֵ֥י תְמִֽימֵי־דָ֑רֶךְ הַֽ֝הֹלְכִ֗ים בְּתוֹרַ֥ת יְהוָֽה 1 All joy for those who are the complete of the way, who walk in the inst... [Psalms]


APRIL DECONICK: Gnostic America Conference, March 28-31, Rice University.I am pleased to announce the Gnostic America Conference. We will convene at Rice University on March 28-31. The conference is free and open to the public. We are exploring the aft...
FOR TRUMPETING: ISRAELI SHEPHERDESS USES MODERN SHEEP BREED TO REVIVE ANCIENT SHOFAR SOUND. Turning her flock's horns into shofars is part of God's plan, says Lewinsky, who calls herself a "traditional and God-fearing Jew" (Reuters/Jerusalem Pos...
SO ANGELS AND THE IDF DON'T KNOW ARAMAIC? Incarcerated Peleg Protestor Asks Friends to Send Letter in Aramaic So IDF Won’t Understand (Yeshiva World). Visit PaleoJudaica daily for the latest news on ancient Judaism and the biblical world.


There was quite a bit of discussion a while back about whether the Muslim God and the Christian God are the “same God.” I had said a little about the topic in some posts written at that time. But now I want to explore some related questions... [Christianity] [Islam] [Christian] [jesus] [Muslim]
One of the standard phrases used when speaking of the DPRK (North Korea) is ‘hermit kingdom’. It is meant to portray a country entirely closed off from the world. You can neither enter nor leave, so the assumption goes, and no country or indiv... [DPRK] ['hermit kingdom'] [international relations] [North Korea]
NEW BOOK FROM MOHR SIEBECK: HEINZ-DIETER NEEF. Arbeitsbuch Biblisch-Aramäisch. Materialien, Beispiele und Übungen zum Biblisch-Aramäisch. [A Guide to Biblical Aramaic. Materials, Examples and Exercises in Biblical Aramaic. 3 rd revised and expanded edi...