Monthly Archives: August 2013

The New Academic Year

As “back to school” week hits for me and countless others, it’s worth stepping back and reminding ourselves why we’re engaged in the academic pursuit and what it could mean for our lives and our faith. The following two posts … Continue reading

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Were the Fathers Inerrantists? A Response to Kevin DeYoung

Kevin DeYoung has co-authored some good popular-level books challenging the “emerging church” movement and calling my younger generation of Christians to participate in the local church. This is all well and good. But he’s got a post up today on … Continue reading

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In Laymen’s Terms: Testimonia

Continuing to dig into the literature on early Christian use of the Jewish scriptures, I’m now working through Martin C. Albl, “And Scripture Cannot Be Broken”: The Form and Function of the Early Christian Testimonia Collections (NovTSup 46; Leiden: Brill, 1999). Albl’s book, … Continue reading

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The Enduring Value of Tradition

A couple of excellent, thought-provoking quotes from D. H. Williams (see previous post) on the enduring role and value of tradition that I can’t help but share: “Unlike the trivial sort of gospel preaching that one encounters in too many … Continue reading

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