Blog Archives

Flotsam and jetsam (7/7)

  • Ben Myers offers an excerpt from an upcoming paper on “Prayer as Theological Method.” This particular section focuses on one of George Herbert’s sonnets and the way that Herbert uses poetry to create a space for prayer.
  • Evangel discusses some of the difficulties inherent in the idea of a soteriological “age of accountability“.
  • Larry Hurtado briefly reviews Jimmy Dunn’s Did the First Christians Worship Jesus?: The New Testament Evidence, noting a few points of minor disagreement. James McGrath offers a brief response to Hurtado’s claim that the early Christians did not participate in any sacrificial practices.
  • Phil Sumpter continues his discussion of Brevard Childs’ exegesis, this time looking at the development of two distinct traditions regarding the origin of Moses’ office among the Israelites.
  • Mike Bird offers a very nice summary of the events leading to the “Incident at Antioch” (Gal. 2:11-14).
  • And, if you feel like you need to protect your children from the nefarious influence of religious rhetoric, you can now install GodBlock, a web filter that is “is targeted at parents and schools who wish to protect their kids from the often violent, sexual, and psychologically harmful material in many holy texts, and from being indoctrinated into any religion before they are of the age to make such decisions.” That’s fabulous. (HT Jim West)

Flotsam and jetsom (6/16)

Why is there no UK team in the World Cup? Why do the various “provinces” enter as nations?

North Carolina man claims to have seen Sasquatch. I wonder what I should do to get on the news?

– Learn how to be a good thinker.

– Philip Sumpter explores Brevard Childs’ principles of exegesis.

– More Karl Barth: This time on writing theology.

– Halden is rereading Bonhoeffer’s Life Together and has shared some thoughts.