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To paraphrase John Cleese, "and now for something completely overdue." A couple years ago I was sent a copy of Mark Roncace's book, Raw Revelation: The Bible They Never Tell You About for review on this blog, with the understanding that it might take a little while...

Another terrific review of Aslan's best-seller, aided by the botched Fox News interview. A few snippets: Zealot’s claim is essentially a conspiracy theory: Jesus was really a proclaimer of violent revolution, but the gospels and Paul covered up the evidence. Aslan then has a typical conspiracy-theory...

A couple weeks ago, Joel Willits posted a critique of the oft-used cliché "love the sinner, hate the sin," arguing: This slogan is one of the most unbiblical ideas I’ve ever heard that get’s touted as if it were actually a verse in the Bible. However,...

Christianity Today has posted a new article, Survey: Frequent Bible Reading Can Turn You Liberal,which details the surprising survey results pertaining to attitudes about consumption, social justice, terrorism, etc. The article suggests that consistent Bible reading pushes people leftward on some issues. For example: Some of the...

I had the opportunity to teach a five-week course of "Introduction to New Testament Literature" at UNC-Chapel Hill this summer, and I took the opportunity to reexamine and revamp a few aspects of how I've taught that course (or have seen others teach it) in...

I know I'm a bit late to the party here (teaching a summer course and doing home renovations have had me busy), but Timothy Gombis' "The Paul We Think We Know" in Christianity Today is worth the read. Gombis does an excellent job highlighting the...

I stumbled across a post on TheGospelCoalition site the other day that left me shaking my head at how modern theological perspectives are capable of completely inverting the New Testament message they're ostensibly based upon. The post is "The Pitfall of Perfectionism," by Tullan Tchividjian,...