Author Archives: Jim

About Jim

I am a Pastor, and Lecturer in Church History and Biblical Studies at Ming Hua Theological College.

Luther- On What Makes a Theologian

From his lectures on the Psalms from 1519-1521, WA 5,163.

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Reactions to Donald Trump’s UN Speech, in Pictures

If a picture is worth 1000 words, we can only guess the words these poor people are thinking.  I’ve made some suggestions…

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Look What’s New In BibleWorks 10

That’s right- it’s the 2017 edition of the Luther Bible.  Hooray.

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Early Textual Transmission of Christian Texts

Originally posted on Larry Hurtado's Blog:
Assumptions and claims about the transmission of the texts of early Christian writings continue to require correction.  Old assumptions and claims die slowly, advocates sometimes seeming so wedded to them that they exhibit…

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Wheaton College, Trump’s Election, And ‘Evangelical’ Support of Trump All Show us One Thing…

That many of those who call themselves Christians these days have literally no idea what Christianity is, teaches, or involves.  Period. They are Christians in name only, not in commitment.  They are frauds.  They are devoid of theological understanding.  They … Continue reading

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Wheaton College? What the Devil Is Wrong With You Kids?

Several football players at an evangelical college outside Chicago are facing arrest over actions that took place during the alleged hazing of a freshman teammate in March 2016, according to a stunning report published by the Chicago Tribune on Monday. A DuPage … Continue reading

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Martin and Katie: A Love Story

Give a listen to this Timothy George podcast. Dean Timothy George talks with Annemarie S. Kidder about the marriage of Martin Luther and Katherine von Bora.

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The Unreformed Martin Luther: A Serious (and Not So Serious) Look at the Man Behind the Myths

After five hundred years of examining the life of the “father of the Reformation,” we must surely know all there is to know about Martin Luther. But is that true? Did he really nail his Ninety-Five Theses to the church … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times

This is perfectly true.  It’s also true that teachers make the school.

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”Daniel” in Early Codices

Originally posted on LXX Studies:
I’ve posted my latest on the ETC blog. The post attempts to show how MSS further contextualize the conceptual world of the biblical. I include lots of images of Daniel MSS to try to visualize…

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Unconditional Love Rightly Defined

Unconditional love does not mean unconditional agreement. And disagreement does not necessarily mean hate. Just ask any parent who has had a disagreement with their child. The disagreement does not lessen the parent’s unconditional love, though the child may feel … Continue reading

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The Complete Hebrew – Greek Bible

Hendrickson have just published this new volume: Hendrickson’s The Complete Hebrew-Greek Bible combines under one cover the complete text of the Hebrew Bible and the Greek New Testament. Ideal for pastors, students, scholars, and anyone else who has studied both … Continue reading

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Does Christianity Today Know the Difference Between a Denomination and a Congregation? It Doesn’t Seem So…

I wonder if anyone at CT knows what’s wrong with that headline….

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Carta Online

This is going to be a fantastic resource.

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Jim West (I Hear He’s Great) Will Be Speaking at Newman University

From the University’s web page– Dr Jim West from Ming Hua Theological College will be visiting Newman University Birmingham on 25th September for a public lecture on ‘The Intersection of Academic Biblical Studies and the Life of the Church’. Dr West … Continue reading

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#ICYMI – It’s an Anglican Church of England Church…

This is the best video on facebook.  And it’s why Richard Goode is my BFF

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Quote of the Day

This, rather, should be our general rule: whoever glories in himself glories against God. –  John Calvin

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Allow Me To Be Uncharacteristically Blunt…

‪Christianity doesn’t need advice from the likes of McLaren and its survival isn’t dependent on his absurd notions.‬  And if you think it does, you’re an idiot and a heretic.

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Signs of the Times

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Frustration Week

Originally posted on Roberta Mazza:
Dear readers I should say this has been a week of social media and e-commerce failures. Having all been invited by the Museum of the Bible to join the @AskACurator ‏ day on on Wednesday on…

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