Category Archives: New Testament

Introduction to the Bible Textbooks: Any Thoughts?

One of the new courses I will be teaching regularly at The King’s University College is a one semester introduction to the Bible (i.e., the Christian Bible, Old and New Testaments).  At Taylor, I taught an introduction to the Hebrew … Continue reading

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Defending Thomas

Rarely an Easter season comes and goes without a sermon on — or at least some sort of reference to — “Doubting Thomas.” I think, quite frankly, that Thomas has got a bum-wrap for his nickname as it suggests that … Continue reading

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Rowan Atkinson Sunday Gospel Lesson

Just in case you missed church this morning, here is a gospel lesson by Rowan Atkinson, a.k.a. Mr. Bean (If you offend easily, probably shouldn’t watch the video). WPvideo 1.10 All complaints may be registered at The Withering Fig or … Continue reading

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A Thought for Good Friday

I am always struck by the reality that the one thing we are called to emulate as followers of Christ is Christ’s self-sacrifice. May God grant us the grace and courage to have the same mindset as our Lord and … Continue reading

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Jesus Tomb in the News Again

There is another article out and about on the “Jesus Tomb” documentary by Simcha Jacobovici and James Cameron. This one claims that Jesus’ burial site was discovered in Jerusalem’s Talpiyot neighborhood. The 2,000 year old cave reportedly contained ten coffins; … Continue reading

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“Lord” in the NT and in Modern Translations

David Ker over at Lingamish has a series of posts on the Greek word kurios, “Lord” (κύÏ?ιος) in the New Testament. The first post introduces the series, while the second examines the relationship between the kurios and the slave. The … Continue reading

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Christmas According to John, Part 2

[Merry Christmas everyone! This is the second part of a Christmas sermon presented here with only minor editing. The first post may be found here] John’s Metaphysical Manger (John 1) The second passage I want to direct our attention to … Continue reading

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Christmas According to John, Part 1

[Since I am going to be quite busy the two days with family, church, and preparing a turkey dinner for twenty people, I thought I would post some more informal Christmas meditations. The next couple posts are made up of … 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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