Category Archives: Biblical Studies

What is the Church?

After mentioning a few erroneous definitions and assumptions about what the church is, Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears, professor of theology at Western Seminary, Portland, OR., based on Acts 2:42-47, offer a summary of what they consider “a biblical definition … Continue reading

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Book Review: Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament by Chris Wright

Paperback: 267 pages Publisher: IVP Academic (March 8, 1995) Language: English ISBN-10: 0830816933 Amazon.com WTS Books A Summary According to the Preface, Knowing Jesus grew out of the the sad reality that many Christians who love Jesus knew little about “who he thought he was … Continue reading

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The Scholarly Consensus on the Pastoral Epistles

In his latest post noting Ben Witherington’s critique of Bart Ehrman’s latest title Forged, James F. McGrath writes, “While Ehrman’s book is by no means above criticism, Witherington’s suggestion that that Ehrman misrepresents the scholarly consensus about the Pastoral Epistles … Continue reading

Posted in Bart D. Ehrman, Ben Witherington, New Testament Studies, Pastoral, Pastoral Letters, Pauline, Pauline Theology | Tagged , , , , | 33 Comments

Rethinking Women Preachers: What about the New Creation?

For sometime now I’ve been rethinking this whole business of women preachers, you know, women in ministry.  After reading Rod of Alexandria’s latest piece on Julia Foote, whose contribution some would consider “proto- black feminist or proto- womanist theology,” I … Continue reading

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What is the deal with Ken Ham?

So what if Peter Enns and the contributors at Biologos continue to read the earlier portions of Genesis differently than Mr. Ken Ham?  Is the Gospel somehow at stake?  Is belief in God being undermined?  Is the authority of Scripture … Continue reading

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