Daily Archives: 27 Sep 2012

Francis Watson’s Revised Essay in Bible & Interpretation, Including Some VERY Important Observations in an Appendix By Stephen Carlson

You can read the revised essay here.  Take note as well of the appendix.  Carlson is at the top of his form.  And once you read it, you’ll get off the fence, and you’ll stop ‘limping between two opinions’.

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The Vatican Slams Harvard and the ‘Jesus Wife’ Fragment

The Vatican newspaper has added to the doubts surrounding Harvard University’s claim that a 4th century Coptic papyrus fragment showed that some early Christians believed that Jesus was married, declaring it a “fake.”  The newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, published an article … Continue reading

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The Bishops Are Right

When the archbishop of Newark, N.J., said that people who support same-sex marriage should refrain from communion, he was just one of several bishops taking aim at such unions. His comments came on the heels of the Bishops’ campaign about … Continue reading

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Just Because the ‘Jury is Still Out’ Doesn’t Mean A Decision Hasn’t Been Reached: The Strange and Inexplicable Ongoing Defense of the ‘Jesus Wife’ Fragment

McGrath cites Ehrman who … is quoted as saying what I think most appropriately cautious scholars would say based on the currently-available evidence: “[T]he jury is out still, but it’s not looking good for authenticity.” In fact, James, and Bart, … Continue reading

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A New Blog To Read

It belongs to Francesca Stavrakopoulou of the University of Exeter (and a fellow SOTS-ian and a truly learned and delightful young lady).  Like Chris Tilling and James Crossley, she has earned, through her work (in other places) a permanent link … Continue reading

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No, Facebook, If Rick Warren is Going to Be There I Definitely Won’t Be…

Not that I had any interest in attending something called @R12 (some ‘resurgence conference) – first, because I don’t waste my time on nonsense conferences which herald Rick ‘The Heretic’ Warren as a headliner and second because I wouldn’t attend … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day (And Timely Too)

Hmmm…the same scholars who think a single manuscript fragment of a 4th century Coptic document must be true will then say that thousands of manuscripts attesting four 1st century Greek documents must not be true. I just love scholarship. — … Continue reading

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Colloquium Announcement

I am exceedingly pleased to announce that, following our colloquia with Jodi Magness and Avraham Faust, Eric Meyers of Duke University will be our guest on the biblical studies list to discuss his new volume, ‘Alexander to Constantine‘. Drawing on … Continue reading

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Thank Heaven the NFL Ref Strike is Over, Otherwise We Might Have to Hear About the Deadliest Day yet in Syria…

More than 300 people were killed in Syria on Wednesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, in one of the bloodiest days in the 18-month uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad. World leaders meeting at the United Nations have … Continue reading

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Weekly Update

It’s Thursday, so it’s time for the weekly stat update-  it was another pretty good seven days (from last Thursday through last night at midnight)- I’m still a bit sad that no one from Antarctica has shown up… since virtually … Continue reading

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If You’re Looking For a Name For Your Emergent ‘Congregation’…

Here’s one for ya, seen on the twitter- name your ‘church’ Macademia Jubilation Congregation!  It has all the right elements: nuts, ‘happiness’, and it avoids the use of the word ‘Church’.

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