Why An Obsession with Eschatology is a Waste of Time, Part 14

| July 28, 2010

Nearing the end of this (have to check my list). It’s time for “when was the book of Revelation written?” The two candidates are, of course, before or after 70 AD (the latter in the 90s). I think the most thorough recent discussion on this is by Greg Beale in his massive commentary on Revelation […]

Mr. Potatohead Explains the Synoptic Problem

| July 28, 2010

You just have to love this. Thanks due to Mark Goodacre. Technorati Tags: Marcan priority, Potatohead, Synoptic Problem, video

Mike to Speak in PA in October

| July 27, 2010

Not sure I should reveal this in light of the recent comment free-for-all on my eschatology thread!† But I guess it’s okay since that won’t be the topic. I don’t want to obsess, you know. Anyway, I’ll be in PA near the Poconos in mid October (15-17) by invitation. I’ll be speaking at that event […]

Why an Obsession with Eschatology is a Waste of Time, Part 13

| July 24, 2010

I want to start this post with something I’d do in class during my teaching days at Christian colleges that I think will make this post — which is about the question of whether there is such a thing as a rapture or not — more comprehensible. When I taught through New Testament Survey or […]

Another Thoughtful Critique of Bart Ehrman’s “Orthodox Corruption of Scripture”

| July 23, 2010

Some careful analysis here by Rafael Rodriguez, courtesy of the Evangelical Textual Criticism blog. And you know what makes his critique so enjoyable? He applies logic. Think of that! I once said in a doctoral seminar that I thought a course in logic should be a pre-requisite for graduation for every biblical studies scholar. I […]