Lying and Deception

| March 26, 2010

As a follow-up to the “God and deception” post, let me sketch out my position on the issues I raised. I define a lie as the deliberate utterance of a falsehood — something contrary to reality — with specific intent to deceive or conceal the truth.† The focus is what is uttered.† I think deception […]

Does God Lie?

| March 15, 2010

This has been on my list of things I really want to dive into (having taught ethics for a number of years). We know that there are specific statements asserting very clearly that God does not tell lies (e.g., Num. 23:19; Titus 1:2). However, God does use deception.† Some of you no doubt will want […]

More Bart-Capades

| March 14, 2010

Boy am I tired of getting questions on Bart Ehrman’s stuff. Put simply, Bart is a fundamentalist, someone for whom his pet subjects only have two answers: his and the one he wants to caricature. Bart sees no gray areas; tolerates no nuancing of questions and responses to those questions. It’s just fundamentalism with a […]

Richard Bauckham Website

| March 12, 2010

Just wanted to alert readers to a new website that where some of Dr. Bauckham’s materials are accessible. A good bit of Dr. Bauckham’s work is very useful for divine council studies with respect to New Testament connections (i.e., godhead studies).

The Bible in Public Schools

| March 8, 2010

In case you were unaware of it, the SBL has been at the forefront of an endeavor to teach the Bible in the public schools. Below is a Fox News interview with Kent Richards, Director of SBL. Kent is a very nice guy and the right strategic person behind this project. I recall discussing it […]