Book review of Bart Ehrman's 2020 volume 'Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife.'
Earlier this year I read with great delight Paula Fredriksen’s When Christians Were Jews: The First Generation (Yale University Press, 2018). Without going into great detail, Fredriksen’s work attempts to situate the early Jesus movement in its original Jewish context, specifically as an apocalyptic sect within Judaism. It wasn’t until the end of the first century and... Continue Reading →
“Entirely out of place is obscene, silly, and vulgar talk; but instead, let there be thanksgiving.”- Ephesians 5:4 (NRSV) “At least liberal scholars have some type of accreditation to validate what they say. You don’t have shit….”- YouTube personality Praise I Am That I Am Back in mid-June I posted to my website a review of The... Continue Reading →
Author: Praise I am That I AmBook: The Ultimate Guide to Debunking Biblical SlaveryPublisher: Self-publishedYear: 2020Total File Size: 1250 KBPrice: $9.99 (electronic) I. INTRODUCTION There is something to be said for apologists’ work on biblical slavery. In their attempt to downplay it or deny its existence, they reveal their own discomfort with the subject generally. We should all be uncomfortable... Continue Reading →
To view all posts in this review series, please go to its index. CONCLUSION The final chapter of Strobel’s book is titled “Reaching Your Verdict.” He begins by detailing healings that no doubt lend themselves to his own beliefs regarding the miraculous: a teenager with a life-threatening allergy is healed from its debilitating effects; a woman... Continue Reading →
To view all posts in this review series, please go to its index. INTERVIEW #8 – DOUGLAS GROOTHUIS What happens when God doesn’t intervene? What does the believer do when miracles don’t come? In ch. 13 of The Case for Miracles, Strobel opens with a personal anecdote concerning his wife Leslie who suffers with fibromyalgia. For those who don’t know what... Continue Reading →
To view all posts in this review series, please go to its index. INTERVIEW #7 - ROGER OLSON My first introduction to the work of Roger Olson was in his book Against Calvinism which I had read while a Calvinist in my late 20s. Though I did not find his writing persuasive, I appreciated his viewpoint and regret... Continue Reading →
Today over on the Mira Scriptura podcast is a conversation I had with @MiraScriptura covering a wide range of topics including my journey from Christianity to atheism, views on the Documentary and Supplementary Hypotheses, love for the Gospel of Mark, thoughts on Bernard Lamborelle's The Covenant, and much more. I also got the chance to play inquisitor... Continue Reading →