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The Jesus Seminar Revealed - Part Three

In the last part of our report, we looked at the founder of The Jesus Seminar and Westar Institute, Robert Funk. He was a leader in the new “quest” for the historical Jesus until his death in 2005. 1,995 more words

Faith Defense

The Jesus Seminar Revealed - Part Two

In part one of our report, we looked at The Jesus Seminar and its impact on other “seminars” conducted as part of the Westar Institute. 1,519 more words

Faith Defense

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’.

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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