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Orcrist the Philistine-Cleaver

August 28, 2011 | 7 comments
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Orcrist the Philistine-Cleaver

One of the difficulties in reading the Old Testament is an unconscious assumption of uniformity between their time and ours. Modern readers often assume that they shared the same doctrinal understandings, worldview/Weltanschauung,assumptions, or culture as we do today. This is not the case, and often contributes to difficulties of interpretation and understanding.1 The Old Testament worldview and cultural setting turns out to have much in common with Lord of the Rings.2 If you want to get a general feel for the world of the Old Testament, watching or reading Lord of the Rings approximates that foreignness in general, if... Read more »

YSA and the Bible: Observations from a KJV Conference

August 26, 2011 | 51 comments
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YSA and the Bible: Observations from a KJV Conference

On Saturday June 11,  nearly 200 YSA gathered at the Lincoln Center chapel, the same as houses the Manhattan Temple, for a YSA conference that centered on the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. Saturday from 1-4, three one-hour workshops were held on the Bible. Three Bible Nerds were on hand to teach:  Jon H (MA, Biblical Studies, Yale) covered the writing and transmission of the books of the Bible; Jon R (MA, New Testament, Duke) spoke on using modern translations and other study aids, with extensive slides and books on display; We each submitted a brief teaser... Read more »

So long, farewell

August 14, 2004 | 4 comments
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This is my last post, out with a whimper. Read more »

Being fair to FAIR

August 2, 2004 | 25 comments
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I confess to being involved in apologetics. I enjoy it. Read more »

O Death…

July 26, 2004 | 6 comments
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Due to the juxtaposition of certain events, I have recently been contemplating life, death, and the eternities. Read more »