2011 Harold Camping Bunkagesis Award — Voting Begins

| October 22, 2011

In a stunning turn of events, Harold Camping got the end of the world wrong again. Go figure. But his nonsense will not be wasted. As promised, it’s time to open voting for the first annual Harold Camping Bunkagesis Award. Just follow this link below to vote for your favorite example of someone who should […]

Bart Ehrman vs. the Son of God in Mark 1:1 – A Response

| October 21, 2011

I’ve posted on Bart Ehrman and his work several times before on this blog (e.g., here and here). My contention with Bart is that he’s a fundamentalist — someone who is unwilling to process an issue in any other way than the black-and-white, either-or fallacy that he himself has framed. I’m sympathetic to him only […]

On Academic Journals: The JSTOR Treasure-Trove

| October 18, 2011

Came across this today, from the erstwhile AWOL blog of Chuck Jones. Click here for a reminder on why you need to get access to JSTOR.† AWOL has posted an exhaustive list of journals accessible through JSTOR.† Just gives you an idea. I’ll be posting some things to come on commentary recommendations and journal recommendations. […]

Tools for Biblical Research, Part 2: Access to Scholarly Journals

| October 13, 2011

In the wake of the last post (the NT commentary example), I’ve had several requests about commentaries and journals. I’ll say something about commentaries in future posts, but those of you who are keeping up already know that I view them as one of several go-to resources, as opposed to them being the end of […]

All Commentaries are Not Created Equal, Part 2

| October 6, 2011

To continue with what separates a good commentary from a lame one (with respect to engaging the original text), we’ll look at a New Testament example this time. For newcomers, please see my first example, as well as the post that started this trajectory about ending Bible study as most think of it. Like the […]