Category Archives: Concepts

The Problem with the Word “Inspiration”

When I wrote about “Inspiration Versus Inerrancy” the other day, someone responded that the word “inspiration” is problematic because its meaning can vary so much.  For example, you can read that a movie was “inspired” by a true story or … Continue reading

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Inspiration Versus Inerrancy

Conservative evangelicals were tired of liberal evangelicals who proclaimed the “inspiration” of the Scriptures in an equivocal way.  Liberals might agree, for example, that the Bible was “inspired,” but only in the sense that a beautiful poem might be an … Continue reading

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Eschatology Begins Here

Eschatology Begins Here is a post by Scot McKnight at the Jesus Creed blog.  Scot is referencing N. T. Wright’s book Paul and the Faithfulness of God. Tom Wright and Scot McKnight are correct to see eschatology as centered and anchored in … Continue reading

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Blessed are the meek according to Peter Liethart

Blessed are the meek (150-word post from Peter Liethart at First Things blog).

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The Keryma According to Wikipedia

Wikipedia define “Kerygma” as: (Greek: κήρυγμα, kérugma)…the Greek word used in the New Testament for preaching (see Luke 4:18-19, Romans 10:14, Matthew 3:1). It is related to the Greek verb κηρύσσω (kērússō), to cry or proclaim as a herald, and means proclamation, announcement, or preaching. The article goes on to outline just … Continue reading

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Larry Hurtado on Daniel Boyarin’s “How Enoch Can Teach Us About Jesus”

Here’s how this blog post (titled “Enoch & the ‘Son of Man’”) begins: In catching up on articles in journals, I came across Daniel Boyarin, “How Enoch Can Teach Us about Jesus,” Early Christianity 2 (2011): 51-76, and am provoked … Continue reading

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Sitting at the right hand of an ancient king meant sharing the throne with him

Daniel B. Wallace is here quoting Martin Hengel on the meaning of “sitting at the right hand of,” referring to Psalm 110.  The verse Wallace has in immediate focus is John 17:5: Now what’s key here is he says ‘Glorify … Continue reading

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If You’re Serving a God Who Doesn’t Speak to You, Aren’t You Serving an Idol?

The Scriptures decry idols because “they have mouths, but cannot speak” (Psalm 115:5).  How then can some people say that the Scriptures make no claim to be speaking for God? God is not mute. Yesterday’s post is relevant to this … Continue reading

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Background to the Gospels: Part 2 – Hellenism « Reading Acts

Background to the Gospels: Part 2 – Hellenism « Reading Acts.

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Background to the Gospels: Part 1 – The Hebrew Bible « Reading Acts

Background to the Gospels: Part 1 – The Hebrew Bible « Reading Acts.

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