Category: Jesus

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”

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”

Did Jesus Plan to Start a New Religion? Matthew Thiessen’s Answer

“Did Jesus plan to start a new religion, then? No.” – Matthew Thiessen

Helen Bond: The Markan Jesus’ Timelessness

Helen K. Bond, The First Biography of Jesus: Genre and Meaning in Mark’s Gospel (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2020), 165.

Jesus in Our Own Image

On the temptation to make Jesus in our own image and likeness.

Joel Marcus: Neither a Deity Masquerading as Human nor Divinized at the Transfiguration

Joel Marcus, Mark 8-16: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary, The Anchor Yale Bible (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2009), 1117-1118.

Book Review: ‘Jesus and the Forces of Death’ by Matthew Thiessen

A review of Matthew Thiessen’s 2020 volume ‘Jesus and the Forces of Death.’

Matthew Thiessen: The Jesus of the Gospels Argues on the Basis of Torah

Matthew Thiessen, Jesus and the Forces of Death: The Gospels Portrayal of Ritual Impurity within First-Century Judaism (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2020), 173.

Do the Matthean and Lukan Birth Narratives Contradict? One Attempt at Reconciliation (and Why It Misses the Point)

A theologian tries to reconcile a contradiction but can’t see the forest for the trees.