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Mark 1:9-11, AEV

Previously I had posted my own translation with notes of Mark 1:1-8. Today’s post will be of Mark 1:9-11. Though only three verses in length, it is an important episode in the ministry of the Markan Jesus. Here we see his baptism both in… Continue Reading “Mark 1:9-11, AEV”

Musings on Mark: The Baptism of Jesus (2) – Baptized in the Spirit

“You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”  Mark 1:11b, NRSV In my first post covering Jesus’ baptism I argued that the baptism Jesus underwent implied that he too needed to repent of his sins (Mark 1:4). Not only is… Continue Reading “Musings on Mark: The Baptism of Jesus (2) – Baptized in the Spirit”

Does the Bible Contain “Undesigned Coincidences”?

“For many gave false testimony against him, and their testimony did not agree.” Mark 14:56, NRSV A few weeks ago, Dean Meadows of the apologetics organization Apologia Institute wrote a short blog post entitled “Undesigned Coincidences and the Reliability of Scripture.” He writes, What… Continue Reading “Does the Bible Contain “Undesigned Coincidences”?”

Evangelical Eisegesis: SJ Thomason and “God’s Promises,” part 7

This is the final post in a seven-part series responding to the blog post “Babylon Will Never Be Inhabited” by pop-apologist S. J. Thomason. You can read the sixth post here. All biblical references, unless otherwise noted, are from the English Standard Version (Crossway,… Continue Reading “Evangelical Eisegesis: SJ Thomason and “God’s Promises,” part 7″

Final Post of 2017

I recently came across a new version of John Lennon’s song “Imagine,” sung by the talented members of the acapella group Pentatonix. Even as a young fundamentalist and evangelical I found the melody beautiful and now as an atheist the song resonates more than… Continue Reading “Final Post of 2017”