Constantine and the Canon: The Law of Unintended Consequences

| April 30, 2009

I had an interesting discussion a few days ago at work.  I’ve been trying to get one of my co-workers (Vince Setterholm) to guest blog for me on the canon matter since he’s done a lot of thinking about that.  I think he’ll end up contributing.  In the meantime, one thing he said really made […]

The Biblical Theology of Tithing

| April 22, 2009

A reader asked my opinion on this subject via email. In response I’ll point him and readers to a two-part treatment of the topic by Andreas Kostenberger and David Croteau.  I think their work is pretty helpful and it reflects my own thinking on the subject. Part One; Part Two Technorati Tags: New Testament, Old […]

Clarification from John Hobbins on Canonicity

| April 22, 2009

John is apparently following my re-posting (and that of Ros Clarke) of his canonicity discussions, and posted a clarification/answer to my question this morning on his own blog. He says: My wording, “establishing a direction of thought or action,” was not meant to set up a contrast between those things and “establishing a point of […]

John Hobbins’ Fourth Installment on the Canon

| April 21, 2009

John Hobbins’ fourth installment is about establishing coherent tests of canonicity.  Too often the tests proposed by apologetics textbooks and other works commonly circulated in evangelicalism are simplistic and self-serving, designed to point readers (only) to the Protestant canon. The problem with that is twofold: (1)  the primary data that *could* give us a good […]

Bart Ehrman On Coast to Coast AM Tomorrow Night

| April 17, 2009

In case you like late-night talk radio, you might want to tune in. The C2C site has a list of affiliates by state to catch the show. I’ve been on C2C many times. The host for this one will be Ian Punnett. Ian is a seminary grad (went to both Univ of Chicago Div school […]