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The Stupid, it Burns

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Eisegesis 101

I heard an ELCA pastor last night say that the story of the Centurion and his request that Jesus heal his servant was a story about the Centurion (Luke 7:1-10) and his ‘boyfriend’. He claimed that παις in Greek means … Continue reading

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Trevor Is Why Pretending to Be A Theologian and Being a Theologian Are Not the Same Thing

And what qualifies dear Trevor to hold such an idiotic view?  Why he’s a college student with a passion, of course.  Who is in the process of earning a bachelor’s degree.  In business admin.  Not theology. Business admin.  And he’s … Continue reading

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What Better Click Bait than ‘The Mark of the Beast and COVID-19’?

And then when you get there the article informs you that there’s no connection between the two- but now that you’ve been sucked in by the deceptive title, why not hang out and read about the author’s view of the … Continue reading

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Dilettante of The Year

That’s lunacy. It’s both historically ignorant and, worse, it implies that no one but English speakers have a real Bible. Utter nonsense and, frankly, demonic. This is this year’s dilettante.

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BAR Warmed Over

BAR republished a piece yesterday that was first published several years back about ‘children’ in Ancient Israel.  Apparently when it first appeared it wasn’t as well received as one might imagine.  One commentator observed back in October of 2018 This … Continue reading

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Except Luther Never Said It…

But if you can cite a source in Luther (and not just about Luther) I’d love to see it.

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It Pains Me To Say This, Sir, But You Are An Idiot

And utterly ignorant of the history of Luther’s life.

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There Is Something Vaguely Anti-Semitic in Importing The New Testament Into The Old

As though the Old Testament has no meaning (or cannot be understood properly) without the New Testament when the truth is, the New Testament cannot be properly understood without the Old Testament. Nope.  You aren’t the first to notice something … Continue reading

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The Hanging of the Greens (And their Museum)

Andrew Tobolowsky writes, among other things In short, in trying to create a Museum of the Bible, the Greens have been unscrupulous and careless in collecting artifacts thereof. They have muddied the water that we desperately need to be clear … Continue reading

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More on the Dirk Obbink ‘Sure I’ll Sell You Some Old Stuff For Your Museum Right out of My Office’ Scandal

Ugh. For the field of papyrology this may be a moment of reckoning. One of their most distinguished luminaries—a MacArthur “genius grant” winner, no less—is alleged to have sold antiquities that he did not own. When I spoke to Nongbri … Continue reading

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When a Dilettante Teaches at a Seminary

This is what happens: This is what it looks like when a dilettante pretends to be an exegete.  The text is misrepresented in order to preserve an ideological viewpoint. Remember, just because a guy teaches at a Seminary doesn’t mean … Continue reading

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NT Wright and #ExileGate

False prophet!!!! Watch the video of the false prophet falsely predict the Exile’s 4900 year duration.

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Many Recent Books About Jesus In One Sentence

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Wrong. Have You Never Heard of, For Instance, Theodore of Mopsuestia? Or Jerome?

This is what happens when you have a blind hermeneutical commitment and are unwilling to recognize your own error.

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Speaking of Rank Speculation…

There’s an archaeologist who says he has discovered the very pillar in Jerusalem where Abram and Melchizedek met…  Nope, not the Onion.  Though by all rights it should be.  With many thanks to Mark Elliott for pointing it out- An … Continue reading

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‘Have God’s Ear in Prayer???’…

That’s not how prayer works.  God hears the prayers he wants to hear, not prayers uttered because someone is using a book, any book.  Lifeway, stop selling junk theology.  Get some theologians on staff and stop thinking the latest marketing … Continue reading

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The Museum of the Bible has Jumped the Shark

How absurd.  Next, they’ll put bags of garbage on display and call them Second Temple artifacts.

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Pandering 101

This is how you pander to a special interest group:

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Fad Theology

This is what happens when exegetes stop caring about the interpretation of scripture and find themselves looking for something to do to occupy their time: faddism and ‘WhatIfIsm’.

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