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A Case for Theological and Biblical Training: The Example of Christ and His Apostles, Part 2

In apologetics, one of the tests applied to the New Testament documents  when determining their authenticity is the criterion of embarrassment. According to the criterion of embarrassment, if the author of the work reveals embarrassing details about themselves, then the document is more likely to be authentic than if they paint a faultless picture of perfection. 955 more words

Worship

The Disciples Worship Jesus: Worship Part III

Another excellent biblical example of worship we find in Matthew 28:9. It reads:

And behold, Jesus met them and said, ‘Greetings!’ And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him.

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Biblical Studies

A Case for Theological and Biblical Training: The Example of Christ and His Apostles, Part 1

​​Jesus never went to bible school. The Apostles didn’t get a theological education! Such points of view are not uncommon and often betray a distrust of formal theological schooling at best and a hostility toward formal ministry training at worst. 759 more words

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Humor in Biblical Studies

Almost a year ago I finished expanding my posts on Brodie’s Jesus-didn’t-exist book and Ehrman’s yes-he-did book into an article for an academic peer-reviewed journal, to be published later this year. 883 more words

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Pride: A Sin Examined

Psalm 10:4

In his pride the wicked man does not seek him;
    in all his thoughts there is no room for God.

I have been thinking a lot lately about pride.  1,176 more words

Christianity

Implied Truth: Equally Important

If I were to say, “Today is the last Sunday July and it’s sunny and crazy hot,” what all have I communicated? Explicitly, I’ve said, “It’s Sunday and it’s hot.” But, I’ve communicated other things that are equally important. 1,846 more words

Faith

Worship: Part II (Isaiah 6)

One of the greatest examples of worship inside of the Scriptures is Isaiah 6. It’s not the prophet himself that does the worshipping (at least it’s not recorded that Isaiah worshipped God in the moment of the revelation), rather, it is the… 808 more words

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