Category: Christian Scriptures

There Was No Spain? (Evangelical [Atheist] Eisegesis #1)

The “Exposing Religion” Facebook group seems to think Paul couldn’t have gone to Spain (Romans 15:24, 28) because it didn’t exist. Yikes!

Jonathan Burke Responds to My Post on Satan and Demons (part 2)

For those who are interested, Jonathan Burke has posted the second video in his series responding to my views on Satan and demons in Paul and the Gospels. (Click here for the previous post containing part 1.) I’ll refrain from making any substantive comments… Continue Reading “Jonathan Burke Responds to My Post on Satan and Demons (part 2)”

Amateur Hour #5 – The Book of Revelation w/Mark Edward

The book of Revelation has enthralled and mystified readers for the last two thousand years. What is it about? Who wrote it and when? Why is it sometimes referred to as an “apocalyptic” text? Mark Edward joins me to answer these questions and more.

Jonathan Burke Responds to My Post on Satan and Demons in the NT (part 1)

Last month, I wrote a brief post reacting to an episode of the Religious Learning podcast in which Christadelphian Jonathan Burke discussed his beliefs on the existence of Satan and demons. As I noted in that piece, while Burke and I are in agreement… Continue Reading “Jonathan Burke Responds to My Post on Satan and Demons in the NT (part 1)”

Doston Jones on Studying the Bible as Literature

Back in July, Doston Jones asked whether the New Testament authors were influenced by Greco-Roman literature. This may seem absurd: how could they not have been influenced? But there are certain Christians of the fundamentalist variety who think that the New Testament is utterly… Continue Reading “Doston Jones on Studying the Bible as Literature”

Recent Episode of the ‘Religious Learning’ Podcast: Jonathan Burke on the Existence of Demons in the New Testament

Kameron Mazurek recently hosted Jonathan Burke for a recent episode of the Religious Learning podcast. In it, Burke discussed a debate he had back in February with Sir Anthony Buzzard on the existence of Satan and demons as personal beings. (I’ve not watched the… Continue Reading “Recent Episode of the ‘Religious Learning’ Podcast: Jonathan Burke on the Existence of Demons in the New Testament”

Book Review: The First Biography of Jesus by Helen Bond

A review of Helen Bond’s book ‘The First Biography of Jesus.’

Musings on Mark: A Promising New Series on the Gospel of Mark

Over on Twitter, I was recently followed by @bibleautopsy. It must have slipped under my radar because I didn’t look into their profile, nor did I follow back. But after I saw a tweet in which they tagged Joshua Bowen, I wanted to see… Continue Reading “Musings on Mark: A Promising New Series on the Gospel of Mark”

Amateur Exegesis – Season Two Bibliography

The complete bibliography for season two of ‘Amateur Exegesis.’

The First Epistle of Paul to the Thessalonians – Amateur Exegete Version

A post containing my translation of Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians that was used throughout season 2 of the podcast.