Category Archives: Theology, and Philosophy

Cyrus, David’s Heir?

What did it mean in the late sixth century BCE for the pagan king Cyrus, ruler of the foreign empire Persia, to be called “my shepherd” (Isa 44.28), and “his messiah” (Isa 45.1)? Is Cyrus also a “servant”? Indeed, while … Continue reading

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Godwin’d in 1, sometimes the comparison is apt, or: The horrors of progressivism and lopsided accusations of extremism.

Godwin’s law Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say -Warnings of slippery slopes not so fallacious. Pushing Infanticide -Denmark heirs of Mengele Monty Python oracles of our times –Here Eugenics in the United States -Although Californian/American progressivism inspired the Reich Abortion … Continue reading

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Bodies of the damned

What kind of body will the damned have? Will they be raised with glorious incorruptible bodies like our risen king’s? Will they be raised with another perishable body? It is frustrating enough that we know so little of the future … Continue reading

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The Minimum Wage Debate in link form

    The Minimum Wage is Racist Walter Williams Again Social Mobility in America The mainstream view on social mobility, and they speak with a british accent Sowell The validity of price controls in a given market is not an … Continue reading

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Markan Priority without Q, support from Mark 4 and parrallels

The synoptic problem-the explanation of the literary relationship between Matthew, Mark, and Luke-is intractable, despite (or perhaps because of) the efforts of brilliant men on all sides of the debate. Of the numerous possible relationships among the synoptics three are … Continue reading

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Drones, a Letter to the Editor

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Jesus’ Self Knowledge

        At what point did Jesus know who he was? In medieval and renaissance art we frequently see an infant, and sometimes newborn, Jesus standing erect, looking out of the painting at, and making the sign of … Continue reading

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A Summary of Jervell’s Perspective on Acts

Jacob Jervell’s work Luke and the People of God: A New Look at Luke-Acts has transformed studies of first century christianity and early jewish-christian relations. It informs and is informed by the new perspective on Paul as we continue trying to … Continue reading

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Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians in a Nutshell

In a nutshell 1 Corinthians is concerned with factionalism and paganism in the church of God at Corinth. The first, factionalism, is revealed as the focus of Chloe’s report in the first chapter and taken up in chapters one through four. After … Continue reading

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A Summary of the New Perspective on Romans

To understand the new view on Romans, and its bedfellow the new view on Paul, one must understand the old view (“of course it wasn’t called that at the time”). Prior to the work of Sanders, Dunn (who coined the … Continue reading

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