Category: Book Reviews

Two Reviews of Paula Fredriksen’s ‘When Christians Were Jews’

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… Continue Reading “Two Reviews of Paula Fredriksen’s ‘When Christians Were Jews’”

A Brief Response to Praise I Am That I Am by a “Disgruntled Apostate”

“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… Continue Reading “A Brief Response to Praise I Am That I Am by a “Disgruntled Apostate””

Book Review: ‘The Ultimate Guide to Debunking Biblical Slavery’ by Praise I Am That I Am

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… Continue Reading “Book Review: ‘The Ultimate Guide to Debunking Biblical Slavery’ by Praise I Am That I Am”

Book Review: ‘The Case for Miracles’ by Lee Strobel, part 9

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… Continue Reading “Book Review: ‘The Case for Miracles’ by Lee Strobel, part 9”

Book Review: ‘The Case for Miracles’ by Lee Strobel, part 8

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… Continue Reading “Book Review: ‘The Case for Miracles’ by Lee Strobel, part 8”

Book Review: ‘The Case for Miracles’ by Lee Strobel, part 7

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… Continue Reading “Book Review: ‘The Case for Miracles’ by Lee Strobel, part 7”

A Conversation with @MiraScriptura

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,… Continue Reading “A Conversation with @MiraScriptura”

Book Review: ‘The Case for Miracles’ by Lee Strobel, part 5b

In part one of my review of Lee Strobel’s The Case for Miracles I covered chapters 1-3, a section featuring Strobel’s interview of the skeptic Michael Shermer. In part two I covered chapters 4-6 featuring his interview with Craig Keener. In part three I covered… Continue Reading “Book Review: ‘The Case for Miracles’ by Lee Strobel, part 5b”

Book Review: ‘The Case for Miracles’ by Lee Strobel, part 5a

In part one of my review of Lee Strobel’s The Case for Miracles I covered chapters 1-3, a section featuring Strobel’s interview of the skeptic Michael Shermer. In part two I covered chapters 4-6 featuring his interview with Craig Keener. In part three I covered… Continue Reading “Book Review: ‘The Case for Miracles’ by Lee Strobel, part 5a”

The Weekly Roundup – 10.19.18

The Weekly Roundup, ladies and gents! Bernard Lamborelle posted a response to @MiraScriptura’s “Bernard Lamborelle vs. Mirror Reading” entitled “Facing cognitive dissonance.” The humility exhibited in Lamborelle’s piece is exemplary and it is refreshing to see two people with opposing views respond to one… Continue Reading “The Weekly Roundup – 10.19.18”