Category Archives: Context

The many sins of Newsweek’s expose on the Bible (COMMENTARY) – Justin Taylor

Justin Taylor, writing for the Religion News Service, adds his critique of Newsweek’s recent article on the Bible to others about which I’ve posted.  He closes with this: If Eichenwald wants to engage his subject matter with the true intellectual … Continue reading

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A Christmas Gift from the Mainstream Media: Newsweek Takes a Desperate Swipe at the Integrity of the Bible (Part 2) | Canon Fodder

Here’s how Michael Kruger begins “Part Two” of his critique of Newsweek’s “hit piece” on the Bible. On Christmas Eve, I wrote part one of my review of Kurt Eichenwald’s piece, and highlighted not only the substantive and inexcusable litany … Continue reading

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Newsweek on the Bible — So Misrepresented It’s a Sin – Albert Mohler

Al Mohler joins with Michael Kruger and Daniel Wallace to create a chorus of criticism for Newsweek and its writer Kurt Eichenwald and their cover story “The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin.” (8 min read; 2,083 words) Newsweek on … Continue reading

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Predictable Christmas fare: Newsweek’s Tirade against the Bible | Daniel B. Wallace

Yesterday I drew attention to Michael Kruger’s scathing criticism of Newsweek’s recent major misrepresentation of the Bible.  Another New Testament scholar, Daniel Wallace was similarly incensed. Dan Wallace concludes his critique with this: I applaud Kurt Eichenwald for stirring up … Continue reading

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Michael Kruger Addresses Kurt Eichenwald of Newsweek

On December 23, 2014, Newsweek published a 9,000-word cover-story by Kurt Eichenwald titled “The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin.”  Professor Michael J. Kruger of Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte gives it its due this first installment of a response. … Continue reading

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“Jesus of Testimony” – New Documentary Testifies to the Historicity of Jesus Christ

First below, I’ve posted the trailer (3:34) for this new documentary, and then the documentary (2:14:34) itself. Jesus Of Testimony Trailer from Nesch Bros on Vimeo. Jesus Of Testimony from Nesch Bros on Vimeo. With Easter approaching, this is the … Continue reading

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Septuagint as Targum: Use of the Septuagint in Hebrews 10:5 by Kevin D. Johnson

Septuagint as Targum: Use of the Septuagint in Hebrews 10:5  [Editorial note: as of August 23, 2014, this link is no longer being supported by the publisher.] This is a scholarly article of 2,100 words, which includes footnotes and a bibliography. … Continue reading

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Internet Claim That Jesus Is Like Mithras Debunked by J Warner Wallace and Chad at Truthbomb Apologetics

Atheists on the Internet say the strangest things.  One of these strange ideas is that belief in Jesus was spawned by belief in the ancient deity Mithras. This 350-word post will put to rest any concern you have about this … Continue reading

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The Old Testament and Other Ancient Religious Literature by Rick Wade

This 2,200-word post by Rick Wade describes how the Old Testament is both similar to and different from other literature of its time and place.  Ancient Israel was part of an age and location often referred to as the Ancient … Continue reading

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The Briefest History of Organized Christianity

The history of Christianity can be characterized as a history of church splits.  There are currently tens of thousands of Christian denominations, not to mention all the non-denominational churches. At the 100,000-foot level, however, there are two major splits that … Continue reading

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