Originally published at PCPJ. Quite a few media outlets have recently claimed that science has disproven the Bible. They point to a recent study showing that the DNA of modern Lebanese people match 90 % with the DNA of five Canaanites that died 3 700 tears ago. They then go on claiming that the Bible … Continue reading → Continue Reading No, the Bible Doesn’t Claim that the Israelites Killed All the Canaanites
Did the genocide of the Canaanites happen? Here are a few facts Christians should know. Continue Reading A Few Facts Christians Should Know About The Bible’s “Canaanite Genocide”
This summer as I’ve been reviewing my website and related links, I’ve discovered that an earlier article on my call to pastoral ministry is unfortunately no longer available. I had originally shared my story as part of a series … Read More › Continue Reading How God Called Me into Pastoral Ministry
The church I attend is part of a denomination which, based on the teachings of Paul, doesn’t allow women to be the senior minister in a congregation or to preach to a mixed gender audience. A few weeks back a young woman, bare-headed and wearing casual clothes, led the prayers in the Saturday evening service … Continue reading It was kind of amusing and revealing at the same time Continue Reading It was kind of amusing and revealing at the same time
Brian Zahnd joins the podcast to discuss his new book, Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God. In part 1, they focus on Brian’s story and the nature of the Bible: Brian’s work with Word of Life Church in St. Joseph’s, Missouri. (1:09) Writing theology at a pastoral level. (4:39) The artwork on the cover of Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God. (9:21) Brian’s fascination with the infamous sermon of Jonathan Edward, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, including how that sermon is not representative of Edward’s ministry. (12:59) Why we should not see...
Wednesday is my birthday and I always buy myself a new Bible study. So today I’m sharing the ones that… Continue Reading Five Bible Studies To Help Me Grow As A Shalom Sista
When someone is hurting, I want to do something. I want to take casseroles to the friend whose dad just died and be at the funeral. I want to change my FB profile pic along with everyone else in support of Weston from my home church who was in an extremely bad accident last week. And when a friend is moving a couple hours away due to cancer, I’m disappointed when I arrive too late to help load the moving truck (even if I would have probably just been in the way of the guys loading furniture).
I hate watching from afar. I hate feeling helpless.
Nouwen, Henri. A Letter of Consolation. New York: Harper & Row, 1982. Print.
I remember it well. Billboards were being purchased with warnings: The Rapture will happen in 2011. Do you remember this? Christian radio host, Harold Camping, sincerely believed and taught that the rapture was coming in May 2011. He was wrong…. Continue Reading Why rapture predictors are always wrong (Revelation in a nutshell)
In the context of Christian ministry, boundary training is often presented as training to prevent sexual misconduct. In my denomination for example, all new pastors take a Relationships with Integrity seminar, with a refresher course every six years. Given the seriousness of professional sexual misconduct and abuse, such training is essential. At the same time,… Continue Reading Boundary Training that Moves Beyond Sexual-Misconduct Problems
This is an interview episode with emerging biblical scholar, Christoph Heilig. We spend much of our time discussing a new volume, which engages the work of NT Wright, called God and the Faithfulness of Paul. Seriously, get this book!
Here’s a full bio:
Together with his wife Theresa, Christoph Heilig has studied theology in Gießen, St Andrews and Göttingen from 2009-2014 with a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation. He has received a Master of Letters in “Biblical Languages and Literature” from St Mary’s College (University of St Andrews) with a work on lexical semantics of the New Testament. His research aims at combining insights from the philosophy of science with the study of the New Testament books within their cultural contexts. Since October 2014, he has been working at the University of Zurich on a research project funded by the Swiss National Fond on narrative structures in Paul’s letters. His publications include Hidden Criticism? Methodology and Plausibility of the Search for a Counter-Imperial Subtext in Paul (Mohr Siebeck 2015 and Fortress 2017) and Paul’s Triumph: Reassessing 2 Corinthians 2:14 in Its Literary and Historical Context, (Peeters 2016). He blogs about his research on the “Zurich New Testament Blog,” which can be followed on Facebook. Some of his works can be accessed on his academia-page.
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