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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...

My wife and I make a practice of reading together every night before we go to bed. We've recently been going through the autobiography of George Müller—the guy who built several orphanages despite having no paycheck, never directly asking for money, and never going into...

My recent series "A Civil War Between the Church and the Gay Community?" (Part One, Two, and Three) has involved a discussion of the church's relationship to the state, with some special attention paid to the current debates over homosexuality and marriage. During that discussion,...

In the spirit of today's holiday in honor of one of the greatest men of the twentieth century, I thought it might be good to post a few brief quotes from Dr. King's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail," written April 16, 1963. These words are...

Not many get to be (or want to be) a biblical scholar, but lots of people want to read and understand the Bible well. What must one do to become a good Bible reader? J. R. Daniel Kirk gives exactly the answer that I have...

I'm way late to the game on this (thanks to being busy with my real work and falling behind on my feeds), but it's still worth posting: John Anderson has posted a wonderful interview with Duke NT professor Richard Hays, where Hays gives a lot...

Matthew Green has just posted a very interesting article, "The Church Dropout," which looks at the growing number of people choosing no longer to attend church, despite not having lost their faith, choosing less formal meetings or other forms of participation in Christian community. The...

There's a pretty good post on how various eschatological perspectives have influenced American foreign policy decisions over at the New Jerusalem Community Blog. Though not exactly precise in terminology (identifying "premillennial" with "dispensational" when the former does not necessarily imply the latter), the blog is...

John Hobbins over at Ancient Hebrew Poetry has put up an outstanding post on reading the Bible, gracefully making a point I've emphasized for years: Claims about the Bible work best if you take the time to actually read its contents with the empathy one reserves...

Due to term papers, I've not been able to keep up with blogging much, but here are the articles I've been wanting to blog about of late: Swimming Without A Suit (NY Times Op-Ed, Thomas Friedman): An excellent piece about the failure of the American education system...