Monthly Archives: November 2011

Dialogue with Joel (re: Thom Stark’s “The Human Faces of God”)

Joel Watts writes the blog Unsettled Christianity.  He recently published this post about Thom Stark’s response to my review of The Human Faces of God:  What Scripture Reveals When It Gets God Wrong and Why Inerrancy Tries to Hide It (a … Continue reading

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“Holy Is the Lord God Almighty” – Chorus

Chris Tomlin leads the singing of Holy Is the Lord God Almighty.  Lyrics are included. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf9uP6b7qns&feature=related]

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Daniel Wallace Debates Bart Ehrman about the Reliability of the New Testament Manuscripts

Mike Licona brings news of Daniel Wallace‘s October debate with Bart Ehrman about the reliability  of the New Testament texts in this two-minute video clip: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rfoWCgq1h90] HT:  Jim West at Zwinglius Redivivus In the clip Dan mentions a website where you … Continue reading

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Notwithstanding Richard Dawkins, Design Requires a Designer

Richard Dawkins fancies himself that he has effectively dismissed the argument that the observation of design implies a designer.  That is, he, in effect, denies that we can observe creation and infer that we were created by God, as Paul … Continue reading

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N. T. Wright Points the Way to the Kingdom of God

In these two video clips (which total less than ten minutes) N. T. Wright points the way to the kingdom of God on earth – which begins with seeking Jesus anew. Wright is headed the right direction.  But he won’t … Continue reading

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Professor Craig Keener on the Gospels as Ancient Biographies

Dr. Craig S. Keener is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary.  Here is roughly fifteen minutes of video which has him distinguishing the literary form of ancient from that of modern biography:  Keener post at the Centre for Public … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Thom Stark

[Note:  Thom Stark wrote a book titled The Human Faces of God:  What Scripture Reveals When It Gets God Wrong (and Why Inerrancy Tries to Hide It).  I wrote a 12-part review of this book which begins with this introduction. … Continue reading

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Thom Stark Responds to My Review of His Book

I wrote a 12-part review of Thom Stark’s The Human Faces of God:  What Scripture Reveals When It Gets God Wrong (And Why Inerrancy Tries to Hide It).  The review begins with this introduction.  Thom wrote a response to the … Continue reading

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How Much of the Word of God Is Making Its Way into Our Everyday Speech?

The King James Bible brought the word of God to the English masses – and it affected the way they communicated.  That is, biblical allusions became commonplace in speaking and writing, where they were not before.  (For more see The … Continue reading

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The Word of God Is Closer to Us Than We Realize

Courtesy of Kenneth Kidd, feature writer for the Toronto Star, we learn the following: In his book Begat: The King James Bible and the English Language, David Crystal tallies nearly 300 everyday expressions that were birthed with the King’s James Bible … Continue reading

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