- Scot McKnight has begun discussing Tim Gombis’ new book Paul for the Perplexed.
- Carl Trueman explains why he thinks we shouldn’t accuse Luther of antisemitism. Joseph Tyson tackles a similar question as he addresses whether antisemitism is rooted in the NT, specifically the Gospel of Luke.
- Roger Olson argues that evangelicals need to be more clear about the different flavors of postmodernism. He thinks that would clear up a lot of the confusion that surrounds whether postmodernism is a friend or foe for evangelicals. (He also critiques the neo-fundamentalists again. Methinks someone has a bit of an ax to grind here.)
- Diglot reviews The Intertextuality of the Epistles: Explorations of Theory and Practices edited by Thomas Brodie, Dennis MacDonald, and Stanley Porter.
- And, here’s a list of the 9 best science fiction novels for young adults.
I’m off to a faculty retreat this morning, so just some quick links today.
- iMonk continues its discussion of the new evangelical coalition, with a post on Robert Webber, the ‘father’ of the ancient-future stream. There’s also a good discussion of John Armstrong’s appreciation of Tradition.
- Justin Taylor offers a really nice summary of comments and resources on Martin Luther that Carl Trueman has recently made available.
- Jason Goroncy reflects on the cost and grace of parish ministry.
- Brian LePort wrestles with the question of whether the reference to Quirinius in Luke 2:2 is an error. He’s gotten some good suggestions for resources and I hope he’ll post his conclusions when he’s done.
- The Catholic Mass will be undergoing its most significant revisions in 40 years.
- If you need to waste some time this morning (dont’ we all?), here’s a quiz to see how well you know your Crayola colors.
- And, apparently the world is running out of helium. Is that bad?