But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017 22:03

A Kindle Deal for the Barthians

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This is a good deal, Barthians.  I’m not sure how long it will last, but it’s a steal.

imageFor many students of Scripture and Christian theology, Karl Barth’s break with liberalism is the most important event that has occurred in theology in over 200 years. In Karl...

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017 20:40

Hawarden ‘Old Testament in the New’ Conference, 2018

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Dear colleagues,

It is once again time to start making firm arrangements for this year’s Hawarden Seminar on the OT in the New. You are all very welcome to join us at Gladstone’s Library from the evening of Thursday 22nd March to lunchtime on Saturday 24th March 2018. The library staff...

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017 04:56

Early Textual Transmission of Christian Texts

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No one knows early transmission of texts like Larry- so you should read this.

Larry Hurtado's Blog

Assumptions and claims about the transmission of the texts of early Christian writings continue to require correction.  Old assumptions and claims die slowly, advocates sometimes seeming so wedded...

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From the University’s web page

Dr Jim West from Ming Hua Theological College will be visiting Newman University Birmingham on 25th September for a public lecture on ‘The Intersection of Academic Biblical Studies and the Life of the Church’.

Dr West will be visiting the...

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Sunday, 17 September 2017 20:02

#ICYMI – It’s an Anglican Church of England Church…

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This is the best video on facebook.  And it’s why Richard Goode is my BFF

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Authors: Jim...

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Sunday, 17 September 2017 12:25

Allow Me To Be Uncharacteristically Blunt…

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‪Christianity doesn’t need advice from the likes of McLaren and its survival isn’t dependent on his absurd notions.‬  And if you think it does, you’re an idiot and a heretic.

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Filed under: Modern Culture

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Sunday, 17 September 2017 07:41

Frustration Week

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Ask a curator frustrated us all. It wasn’t really about those in positions to do so answering questions though. It was the pretense of accessibility and accountability.

Roberta Mazza

Dear readers I should say this has been a week of social media and e-commerce failures. Having all been...

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Sunday, 17 September 2017 04:42

Meeter Center Scholarships

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The Meeter Center is delighted to announce that they have a new fellowship available starting in 2018-19. Thanks to the generosity of the Meeter family, a fellowship of $,3500 for a month to six weeks’ research at the Meeter Center in Grand Rapids will be open to faculty and independent...

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Thursday, 07 September 2017 10:19

The Proper Subject of Theology…

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Is God.  So why do so many modern theologians spend all of their time talking about their feelings?

Filed under: Theology

Authors: Jim...

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Watch the video.  It’s appalling.

I mean, seriously. From hurricane victims? It’d be totally different if it were the usual crowd. Those people deserve to lose their money for attending your cult anyway. But hurricane victims? Have you no shame, Osteen?

Filed under: Modern...

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Monday, 04 September 2017 23:31

Through the Bible 2017-2018 – Michael Langlois

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Do you want to study the Bible?

This year again, I teach a course of Introduction to the Bible and to exegesis at the University of Strasbourg.

This is a first-year course for students preparing a bachelor in Protestant Theology or a University Degree of Initiation to Religions.  We...

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Tuesday, 29 August 2017 23:29

Jonathan Edwards’ Admonition to Congregations

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If Christ gives you a minister that is a burning and shining light, take heed that you do not hate the light, because your deeds are reproved by it; but love and rejoice in his light; and that not only for a season, like John the Baptist’s apostatizing hearers: and come to the light. Let your...

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For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. (2 Tim. 4:3-4)

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Tuesday, 29 August 2017 06:58

Texas Needs Help

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This is a map of people awaiting help……  Each marker indicates from 1-100 people… via facebook…

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Authors: Jim...

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Nifty.

Hendrickson Publishers Blog

imageIn a region where most artifacts remain in the field, the enormous work of documenting and analyzing the early history of Christianity is open to original research. Often the first scholar to reach isolated communities in remote parts of Turkey who guide his work,...

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Monday, 28 August 2017 21:53

Once More: Disaster Relief

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If you’re looking for a way to help the people affected by Hurricane Harvey, I recommend Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief.

Southern Baptists do Disaster Relief better than anyone else.  And you can trust them to use your money in the wisest and most helpful ways.

SBDR teams...

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The Confession of Belhar, 1986

1. We believe in the triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who gathers, protects and cares for the church through Word and Spirit. This, God has done since the beginning of the world and will do to the end.

2. We believe in one holy, universal Christian...

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Sunday, 27 August 2017 19:26

On Your Day, St Augustine…

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imageAdolf von Harnack wrote of you

Augustine comes before us, in the first place, as a reformer of Christian piety, altering much that belonged to vulgar Catholicism, and carrying out monotheism strictly and thoroughly. He gave the central place to the living relation of the soul to God; he took...

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Sunday, 27 August 2017 05:41

Disaster Relief

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If you’re looking for a way to help the people affected by Hurricane Harvey, I recommend Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief.  The Red Cross uses lots of the money you send it for overhead.  The SBC doesn’t.  And the SBC works on the ground providing meals (which...

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imageFor Jesus and his contemporaries, what we now know as the Old Testament was simply the Scriptures—and it was the fundamental basis of how people understood their relationship with God. In this book John Goldingay uncovers five major ways in which the New Testament uses the Old Testament. His...

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Chris Tilling likes it… so… whatever.

Reading Acts

Eerdmans recently sent me an uncorrected advanced copy of Douglas Campbell’s Paul: An Apostle’s Journey.The book will not be released until January 2018, so consider this a sneak peek at what I think will be a popular...

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Tuesday, 22 August 2017 20:01

Archeteles

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The 23rd of August, 1522, was the day on which Archeteles was published in Zurich by Zwingli.

This is Zwingli’s reply to the admonition which the Bishop of Constance, the diocesan of the city of Zurich, addressed to the chapter of the Great Minster on May 24, 1522. Zwingli was not mentioned in...

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Tuesday, 22 August 2017 19:40

Luther’s Encouragement for the Struggling Papist

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I would not dream of judging or punishing you, except to say that you were born from the behind of the devil, are full of devils, lies, blasphemy, and idolatry; are the instigator of these things, God’s enemy, Antichrist, desolater of Christendom, and steward of Sodom. – Martin Luther

Fil...

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