Denis Lamoureux on Biblical Genealogies

| February 24, 2014

Over at the Patheos blog, Pete Enns has been posting about this short video series by Denis Lamoureux. You’ll recall that Dr. Lamoureux was one of the contributors to the 4 Views on the historical Adam book. His position was “no historical Adam.” He’s an evolutionary creationist. I think many of you will find this […]

Richard Bauckham on the Pooh Community

| January 7, 2014

You have to love this. Well known NT scholar Richard Bauckham’s essay on the (Winnie the) Pooh community — a satirical jab at what NT historians do to the gospels and Jesus study. A sample: Such insight into the tensions between various factions in the Pooh community could easily be extended into more debatable territory […]

Thoughts on Some New Testament Salvation Language

| January 5, 2014

I recently received a question from a reader asking me to comment about the NT phrase “born again” with respect to its relationship to “saved” language in the NT. What follows are a few thoughts. Here was the question: “My question, that I hoped you would get to in above threads, is the difference between […]

What is it with the Hebrew Roots Movement?

| December 24, 2013

I’m not that familiar (or interested) in the Hebrew roots movement, but in the past month or so I’ve gotten several emails about it and its ideas. I’m presuming that not everyone associated with the movement thinks as poorly or oddly as the folks I’ve been directed to for commentary on their teachings. At least […]

First the Josephus Code – Now the O’Reilly Code?

| October 18, 2013

First it was the Josephus Code. Now I’m getting emails about Bill O’Reilly’s new book, Killing Jesus. Let’s take a deep breath. O’Reilly’s book is just another book on Jesus written by someone who doesn’t know much about the academic study of the gospels. Neither O’Reilly nor his co-author are biblical scholars, so what should […]