“Holy rusted metal, BArT ehrMAN!” (yes, I just typed that; many cheese-ness awards shall I win…) ;)
Respected (and prolific! given the rate he publishes blogs and books!) New Testament Scholar Ben Witherington III is doing an astoundingly in-depth review of Bart Ehrman’s ‘Jesus Interrupted’ (parts 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 and 5) and see Ehrman being humorously interrupted – as many have been! – on the Colbert Report here). I’ve only skimmed a couple of them (they’re quite long!), but I’ve seen enough to see that he’s done a patient and – very, very, VERY – thorough job.
absolutely frickin’ genius.
(hat tip BW3)
(also – don’t miss the web links right throughout – many of the names, etc. have links to relevant webpages!)
My first narrative sermon – based (loosely, but hopefully faithfully!) on Luke 6:1-11. Continue reading “sabbath narrative sermon”
No, not the recent U.S. election… rather the biblical doctrine of election.
(This will be a quick one) Continue reading “on election”
A new-ish series of vids with Bishop N.T. Wright speaking to various issues related to Christian belief. Tom really works hard here to offer very well-compressed and summarised statements on some very intricate and rich concepts. Enjoy. Continue reading “wright – various issues”
It has been said before that “______”s (insert whatever Christian denomination you wish to pick on) are against pre-marital sex because it might lead to dancing… :)
But on a more serious note, the topic of ‘pre-marital sex’ (a.k.a. ‘sex before marriage’) is an interesting one. Many Christians can assume that there is a specific verse in the Bible forbidding it…
There is no such verse.
But really, there is no such thing (as we shall see) as pre-marital sex, either… Continue reading “pre-marital what?”
In this sermon to head-masters/mistresses, Wright touches on quite a few important concerns – especially for our time. In particular, he focuses on at least two examples of foolishness ( 1) economic foolishness demonstrated in the current ‘crisis’, and 2) the foolishness of the so-called ‘evolution-creation debate’) and the need for wisdom. Good stuff, Bishop.
Monday nights, 1, 8, 15, 22 September 2008
7:00 – 9:30pm, Laidlaw College – Auckland Campus,
80 Central Park Drive, Henderson, Waitakere
Heaven and Earth: Where are we going? Does it matter?
We are excited by the opportunity we have to introduce you to some of the new faces at College. This group includes Dr Martin Sutherland (Vice Principal Academic) and the Heads of School Dr David Williams (Counselling), Dr Rod Thompson (Theology), and Dr Meredith Wheeler (Mission and Ministry). They will all be taking part in the series alongside Mark Strom.
Hopefully, there will be discussion over the talks over at http://wineskinreview.blogspot.com
Anthropocentric Ethics – In Ancient & Modern Perspective
The author/composer/poet/community which produced the text we know of as Genesis 1 observed many things. Just one of these is the uniqueness of humans in relation to our environment.
Day and night, earth and sky, sea and land, vegetation, and fruits, creatures great and tiny, both in the sea and on land…
And then behold – human beings. These humans are at the pinnacle of creation and are invested with the task and responsibility of governing the entire earth. Continue reading “anthropocentric ethics”