Category: Pauline Epistles

‘The Pharisees,’ edited by Joseph Sievers and Amy-Jill Levine – A Brief Review

“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!” If your upbringing was anything like mine, then perhaps you heard those words spoken from the pulpit from time to time. In my home church, it was usually uttered by some fiery evangelist directing his ire at… Continue Reading “‘The Pharisees,’ edited by Joseph Sievers and Amy-Jill Levine – A Brief Review”

‘Paul the Apostle’ by J. Albert Harrill: A Brief Review

In J. Albert Harrill’s 2012 volume Paul the Apostle: His Life and Legacy in Their Roman Context (Cambridge University Press), the professor of classics brings to life one of history’s most enigmatic characters. Situating him in his ancient Jewish and, fundamentally, Roman contexts, Harrill… Continue Reading “‘Paul the Apostle’ by J. Albert Harrill: A Brief Review”

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 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)”

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”

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.

Script for Amateur Exegesis – Season 2, Episode 10: “Closing the Letter”

Script for Amateur Exegesis – Season 2, Episode 10: “Closing the Letter”

Script for Amateur Exegesis – Season 2, Episode 9: “The Lord’s Day, A Thief’s Night”

Script for Amateur Exegesis – Season 2, Episode 9: “The Lord’s Day, A Thief’s Night”

Script for Amateur Exegesis – Season 2, Episode 8: “Avoid Porneia, Love One Another, and Live Quietly”

Script for Amateur Exegesis – Season 2, Episode 8: “Avoid Porneia, Love One Another, and Live Quietly”