Tags » Jesus Seminar

The Jesus Seminar Revealed - Part One

The Jesus Seminar was a group of “scholars and specialists” interested in renewing “the quest of the historical Jesus.” The name Jesus Seminar would imply that this group had good credentials and would reveal something important about the real life and ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. 1,964 more words

Faith Defense

it's a girl: the Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven

Greek New Testament translator Ann Nyland has the following footnote on Matthew 18.2:

Bible versions traditionally translate the personal pronoun here as ‘him’, but the personal pronoun in the Greek is “it” following the neuter grammatical gender of ‘child’.

1,631 more words

Glimpsing Glory: Transfiguration

Transfiguration Sunday, Year C

February 10, 2013

Luke 9:28-36

2 Corinthians 3:12 – 18

My grandson Samuel’s favorite books right now are two pop-up books. You know the kind of book: when you turn the page characters or animals mushroom up into 3-D figures that are larger than the book they came from. 1,894 more words

Biblical Interpretation

The Pope and 7 Other Translators

Pope Francis in a tv interview recently suggested a particular translation of what we know as Matthew 6:13a. For what’s in The Lord’s Prayer, for this Greek in the New Testament, 270 more words


The Man, The Myth, The Legend

“Now, my question is, who watched the sheep while Moses went up to the burning bush?!” My student Moses said.

My co-teacher and I exchanged glances and started chuckling. 623 more words

Destroying a Paradigm?

Recently I had a new visitor to the blog where I promote my book (EscapeFromReligion.wordpress.com) and this person left a rather lengthy comment. Since the remarks were primarily directed to non-believers rather than the merits or failures of my book, I decided to publish it on this blog instead. 512 more words