Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Value of Arguing Without Changing Our Minds

Derek Rishmawy just posted a great Oliver O’Donovan quotation over on his blog (from the superb Self, World, and Time: Ethics as Theology Volume 1, which I have also been enjoying lately), within which O’Donovan observes the benefits of arguing even when … Continue reading

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Jesus, the Goat for Azazel

The following is a long excursus from my previous post on the meaning of Mark’s account of Jesus’ time in the wilderness. As it grew longer, I decided to remove it from that piece and post it separately. Joey Cochran … Continue reading

Posted in #Luke2Acts, 1 Samuel, Bible, Genesis, Leviticus, Luke, Mark, Matthew, NT, NT Theology, OT, OT Theology, The Atonement, Theological | 22 Comments

#Luke2Acts – Some Notes on Luke 3 and 4

The following are an extensive list of thoughts on Luke 3 to 4, arising from the Twitter Bible study, #Luke2Acts. I hadn’t originally planned to post this. However, as I got rather absorbed into these two chapters, I thought that … Continue reading

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#Luke2Acts – Some Notes on Luke 1 and 2

Yesterday the new Twitter group Bible study, #Luke2Acts, began with Luke 1 and today we have been looking at Luke 2. The following are some of the thoughts that I have had while reading the first couple of chapters. Most … Continue reading

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Open Mic Thread 2

I set up the first open mic thread on this blog a couple of weeks ago now. The open mic thread is where you have the floor and can raise or discuss issues of your choice. There is no such … Continue reading

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Guest Post on the Commission of John 20

I’ve just guest posted on the commission and gift of the Spirit in John 20. Take a look! The commission accounts of the synoptic gospels place their primary accent upon a task that is laid before the disciples, a task in which … Continue reading

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Twitter Bible Reading Group

Anyone who has been following this blog for any period of time should know that I find few things more exciting than reading and discussion of Scripture. I have already participated in a couple of Twitter Bible reading groups in … Continue reading

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