Flotsam and jetsam (6/24)
- Scot McKnight offers an explanation of his position on historical biblical scholarship. He’s taken some heat for a CT article he wrote criticizing historical Jesus studies. And, he wants to make it clear that he’s not criticizing historical scholarship in general, but the historical Jesus project in particular.
- Given the recent announcements about interreligious seminaries, it seems fitting that Richard Dawkins is thinking about starting a “free-thinking” (i.e. atheist) school. It’s too bad he probably won’t call it an atheist seminary. That would have been perfect.
- TGC has posted some new book reviews, including Against All Gods: What’s Right and Wrong About the New Atheism (IVP, 2010) by Phillip E. Johnson & John Mark Reynolds and Ancient Word, Changing Worlds: The Doctrine of Scripture in a Modern Age (Crossway, 2009), by Stephen J. Nichols and Eric T. Brandt.
- HuffPo announces the launch of Religion and Science: A Contemporary Discussion. It sounds like it will be an ongoing forum for discussing the issue. The initial post, Why Religion Is Not Delusion, points out a number of problems in the comment assertion that religious beliefs are simply delusional.
- Kevin DeYoung is doing a series critiquing John Stott’s “complemegalitarianism” (i.e. his attempt to develop a mediating position between complementarianism and egalitarianism). You can read the first two posts here and here.
- And, I could tell that I’d been paying too much attention to the World Cup when I saw a headline this morning about Venezuela and I immediately thought it was referring to those obnoxious trumpets.