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pete's dragon
August 24, 2016 - 5:30 pm

Pete’s Dragon – Movie Discussion

Don’t go to the new Pete’s Dragon expecting to see a close remake of the original, but that’s not to say don’t go. It’s not the same. There’s no mean foster family, no travelling salesman con-artist…
nerve 2
August 23, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Nerve – Quotes

Read Shepherd Project’s discussion of Nerve here. Nerve: Are you a watcher or a player? Vee: This looks very sketchy. Vee: You just got suspended. I thought you were done with Nerve? Sydney: I’m an adrenaline…
nerve
August 23, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Nerve – Movie Discussion

A teacher of mine used to encourage us to “study the poets of our time.” What he was really saying was to pay attention to the thinkers and the voices in our pop culture, to what people in our day and time…
ffj
August 23, 2016 - 7:59 am

Florence Foster Jenkins – Movie Discussion

It’s kind of amazing that someone would dare to make a movie which works so diligently to showcase bad singing. Even more amazing is that I found myself wanting to see it. Perhaps most amazing of all is that…

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bibman
March 25, 2015 - 5:02 pm

What About Those Funny Footnotes? – or, a Short Primer on Text Criticism for Christians

Anyone who has read the Bible with serious intent to understand it will almost certainly have come across the occasional strange annotation, often in a footnote, that says something like “Many manuscripts…”…
mummy-mask-150118
January 22, 2015 - 9:10 am

Earliest Copy of the Gospel of Mark Found

Several news outlets are reporting that biblical scholars Craig Evans and Daniel Wallace are working with a team that may have uncovered the earliest known copy of the Gospel of Mark.  You can see full articles…
too-good-to-be-true
June 26, 2014 - 12:01 pm

Too Good to be True?

We all know the old adage:  if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.  But what about when the thing that looks too good to be true comes from someone we have every reason to trust explicitly, like…
enoch_scroll
May 10, 2014 - 9:56 am

A Layman’s Introduction to the Book of Enoch

In the past few years, interest in the Book of Enoch (also called Enoch and 1 Enoch) has experienced something of a revival.  It is referenced in numerous popular fiction works that make use of the Nephilim…

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boycott
August 21, 2015 - 11:00 am

Planned Parenthood and the “Spiritual Discipline” of Boycotting

This week saw the release of the 7th horrifying video detailing the practices of Planned Parenthood’s abortion and “harvesting” practices.  Personally, I cannot watch it.   While the vast majority of…
toughquestions
March 27, 2015 - 9:35 am

What are the “love feasts” in Jude 12?

Hey Dr. Smith, I have a question. I'm doing a NT theology paper on the theology of 2 Peter & Jude, but I'm also preaching this weekend at our church. Jude 12 talks about "love feasts," I'm curious if you…
lawprophets
December 10, 2014 - 6:15 pm

Jesus, Moses and Daniel: Matthew’s Parabolic Demonstration of Jesus as Fulfillment of The Law and the Prophets

INTRODUCTION Matthew’s use of the Old Testament has provided rich fodder for scholarly discussion over the past centuries.  In recent years, this discussion has often focused on those passages of Matthew…
birthanddeath
December 10, 2014 - 6:10 pm

Parallels between Matthew’s Birth and Passion Narratives

Thought our readers might find this interesting.  I don't have time to develop it fully at the moment, but the image below is a slide from my Gospels lectures in which I suggest a series of parallels between…