On Hannukah

For our Jewish friends, this evening begins the celebration of Hannukah, or the Festival of Lights. That this celebration coincides with Christmas has nothing to do with the later Christian celebration, but rather with the reclaiming and cleansing of the temple in the second century BCE. The story goes that once the temple had been cleansed… More On Hannukah

Blogging through The Lost World of Scripture: Part 2, Proposition 5

Moving into part two, the discussion now turns the means of communication in the New Testament era. Brent Sandy takes the wheel and begins with proposition five—much of the literature of the Greco-Roman world retained elements of a hearing-dominant culture. I appreciate the assertive tone that Sandy takes from the outset, e.g., “Divine truth is… More Blogging through The Lost World of Scripture: Part 2, Proposition 5

Blogging through The Lost World of Scripture

This blog (obviously!) has been rather sparse in terms of new content over the last year or more. Life is busy with family, work, and school, and any down time is usually gobbled up by some other necessary chore (ask our DVR!). However, I’ve given some thought to doing something I’ve not done before–blogging through a… More Blogging through The Lost World of Scripture

Thinking Out Loud

I know it’s somewhat of a dead horse, but I am curious as to your thoughts on this. Do you find the view that first-century Judaism was inherently legalistic to be accurate? somewhat accurate, but in need of some qualifications? way off–a caricature at best? I know this is quite simplified, but I’m just thinking… More Thinking Out Loud

Book Review: The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown

The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown: An Introduction to the New Testament by Andreas J. Köstenberger, L. Scott Kellum, and Charles L. Quarles B&H | Amazon | CBD Thanks to the kind folks at B&H Academic for this review copy! I received this free copy in exchange for an unbiased review. Content wise, this… More Book Review: The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown