New Testament

Evangelism

"Evangelism"<p>November 13, 2017<p>Listen to Audio Email to a FriendPrint<p><i>John 1:41 - He (Andrew) first found his own brother Simon and said to him, "We</i> …

Faith

Issue 43

Little-known and remarkable facts about the history of the Bible<p>The King James Version was the culmination of 200 turbulent years of Bible …

Jesus

Ghetts announces New Testament album, listen to new single “Slumdog Millionaire”

The grime MC links up with Stefflon Don on a new banger.<p>Grime MC Ghetts is set to release his new album, titled <i>Ghetto Gospel: New Testament</i>, early …

Music

Am I Wrong to Prepare for a Nuclear Doomsday?

<b>Audio Transcript</b><p><i>Saber-rattling between international leaders is a military tactic probably as old as saber swords themselves. But when those sabers</i> …

North Korea

What do we miss when Biblical translations are concerned more with doctrine than ‘plain’ meaning?

Vladimir Nabokov once famously said of the task of translation:<p>Reflected words can only shiver/ Like elongated lights that twist/ In the black mirror …

Theology

Are Christians Supposed to Be Communists?

It was in 1983 that I heard the distinguished Greek Orthodox historian Aristeides Papadakis casually remark in a lecture at the University of Maryland that the earliest Christians were “communists.” In those days, the Cold War was still casting its great glacial shadow across the cultural …

Opinion

Basie's New Testament Band

The history of the Count Basie orchestra is generally divided into two broad periods—the Old Testament band, which lasted from 1935 to 1950, and the …

Jazz

The Tears and Laughter of the New Testament: Why David Bentley Hart's Translation is a Glorious Failure

<i>Wesley Hill is Associate Professor of New Testament at Trinity School of Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania.</i><p>Tucked away near the end of the book</i> …

Faith

FATHER ROD BOWER, PRIEST OF HATE

What part of the New Testament does Father Rob Bowers consult when he abuses and ridicules people on his church noticeboard? How much hate is in his …

Announcement: Our Next Webinar

Teaching the Church to Read the Bible Date: 10/24/17 Time: 10am CST Registration: http://goo.gl/7PTeB4 Description: Teaching your church how to read …

Theology

Jesus the Aryan - The Marginalia Review of Books

Susannah Heschel on the Reformation’s Troubling Legacy<p>“Our <i>Volk</i>, which stands above all else in a struggle against the satanic powers of world Jewry …

Theology

The Gospel According to David Bentley | Paul V. Mankowski

<i>The New Testament: A Translation</i><br>by david bentley hart<br>yale, 616 pages, $35<p>David Bentley Hart’s new single-handed translation of the New Testament will …

Theology

Where Did the Bible Come From? Answering 4 Common Questions About the Bible: Part 3

“…no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as …

Theology

Why Are Some Books in the Bible, But Not Others? Answering 4 Common Questions About the Bible: Part 2

I will never forget my first day as a young child at a new school. Recess time came, and with it that dreaded moment where two team captains stand to …

Theology

What Is Doctrine and Why Is It Important?

<i>This sponsored post is adapted from the all-new</i> ESV Systematic Theology Study Bible<i>, which features 400+ doctrinal summaries explaining core</i> …

What I've been reading

1. The New Testament, translated by David Bentley Hart, Yale University Press. I’ve spent a good bit of time with this book, and if you own and read …

Economics

Pharisees Profile - Jewish Faction in Gospels

The Pharisees were an important, powerful, and popular group of religious leaders among the Jews of Palestine. Their name might come from the Hebrew …

Theology

It's all Greek to me

‘It’s all Greek to me’… how many times have I heard that phrase? How many people have asked what on earth Greek has to do with the Bible? Well, the …

Language

Must Elders Be Skilled in Teaching?

Does the qualification that pastors and elders be “able to teach” (1 Timothy 3:2) mean <i>skilled in teaching</i> or something more akin to <i>willing and able</i> …

Jesus

One Thing Sets Elders Apart

<i>Able to teach</i>. Ah, that memorable criterion in 1 Timothy 3:2. That flashing light that distinguishes the elders from the deacons. That one …

Jesus

Reading The Bible

I regularly advocate that people read the Bible s-l-o-w-l-y, prayerfully. I encourage the practice of Lectio Divina where I suggest “Use only a small …

Theology

Want to Serve the Poor? Appoint Deacons

As such, if a local church wants to be more effective in serving the poor, then appointing deacons is a step in the right direction. I say that for …

Christianity

Review: Preaching in the New Testament by Jonathan Griffiths

Is preaching simply an invention of the Reformation? Is the preacher a quirk of Protestantism, with no counterpart in the early church? The …

Theology

Born Again (Part 4): The New Birth in the New Testament

Like the Old Testament, the New Testament speaks of regeneration on many occasions and in many ways. Perhaps the most well-known example is Jesus’ …

Faith

Same-sex marriage: What does the Bible really have to say?

As Australia faces a postal survey on same-sex marriage, we are seeing a steady stream of articles arguing the Yes or No case.<p>Many on the No side are …

Australian News

What does the Bible really have to say about same-sex marriage?

For Christian groups to claim the Bible speaks against same-sex marriage is simply a misreading of biblical values.<p><i>Opinion by Robyn J Whitaker,</i> …

Australian News

Archaeology and Jesus

Does what we dig up in Israel confirm what we read in the Gospels? <i>Archaeology + Jesus</i> investigates, following New Testament scholar Dr. Craig Evans …

Archaeology

Defending the Accuracy of Scripture, One Coincidence at a Time

How the Bible’s little details can pack a big apologetic punch. Asked whether it is rational to believe that Jesus rose from the dead, many of us …

Theology

Researcher gives seal of approval to 53 biblical characters’ existence

Thanks to a researcher’s unique system, 53 individuals in the Hebrew Bible have been proven as genuine historical characters through material …

Israel

6 Misconceptions About the New Testament

Follow @ThePoachedEgg <i>Switch to mobile friendly version</i>6 Misconceptions About the New Testament<i>By Leah Baugh</i><b>1. The Gospels give contradictory accounts</b> …

Theology