Monthly Archives: August 2006

Skeptiticism and Secularism in Scholarship

James Crossley over at Earliest Christian History has a thoughtful post on secularism and scholarship entitled, “Sheffield and the Secular.” His post is in response to Michael Bird‘s post, “Secularism and Biblical Studies.” Michael’s point of departure is a recent … Continue reading

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My Top 10 12 Spiritually Significant U2 Songs

I’ve been on a bit of a U2 kick lately (what else is new, you may ask!). Here’s a cute story to illustrate: the other day my family and I went to pick up my oldest daughter from summer camp. … Continue reading

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I Just Want To Be A Sheep…

I rarely post anything connected to my family, but I have to make an exception. This morning at church my five-year-old son coloured a picture that I have to share with the world: I think we will name it, “God’s … Continue reading

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Doubt and Scholarship

Ben Witherington has a good post entitled, “Justification by Doubt“, that is worth a read. Here is an excerpt: But there is a particular trait of some Biblical scholars, indeed many of them, which I would like to comment on, … Continue reading

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Bono Interview by Bill Hybels

If you are a U2 fan, you may also be interested in my recent post, “My Top 10 12 Spiritually Significant U2 Songs.” I was lucky enough to catch the interview with Bono Friday (11 August 2006) at the Willow … Continue reading

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Bono Interview by Bill Hybels (Leadership Summit 2006)

If you are a U2 fan, you may also be interested in my recent post, “My Top 10 12 Spiritually Significant U2 Songs.” I was lucky enough to catch the interview with Bono Friday (11 August 2006) at the Willow … Continue reading

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My Political Compass

Joe Cathay “tagged” me to do a quiz that maps your political compass. While I try to stay out of the political arena on my blog, I did the quiz and here are my results: Economic Left/Right: -4.25 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: … Continue reading

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The Strange New World of the Bible

I believe that one of the greatest hindrances to the proper interpretation of the Bible is a false sense of familiarity. There are a number of things that contribute to this false sense of familiarity, including Bible translations that mistakenly … Continue reading

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Was Jesus a Shrimp?

Perhaps my title is a bit misleading… this post is not about how tall Jesus may have been (though if you are interested, he probably would have been just under five feet). Rather, it is about another Jesus sighting… this … Continue reading

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New Facsimile Images of Codex Sinaiticus Online

The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts has uploaded new images of Codex Sinaiticus. The images are from the full-sized black and white facsimile of the manuscript edited by Helen and Kirsopp Lake and published by Clarendon Press … Continue reading

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