Is There a God?

Written by a former atheist, this article gives you six clear reasons to conclude that God exists. No arm-twisting. Concise and straightforward evidence answering the question, ‘Is There a God?’. Source: Is There a God?

Was Mark Confused Pertaining to the Location of the Feeding of the 5,000?

August 22, 2016; Revised August 23, 2016 My next book is scheduled for release this December: Why Are There Differences in the Gospels: What We Can Learn from Ancient Biography (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017—available December 1, 2016). This book is the culmination of seven and a half years of research that sought to… […]

It’s All About the Songs

Originally posted on Restoring Kingdom Builders:
The Swedish pop group ABBA had a career that roughly paralleled the seven-and-a-half years that I was a youth pastor. I was never crazy about their outfits … didn’t know the two female vocalists were each married to a different male vocalist … and wasn’t aware of their history or histrionics.…

Christianity in Third-Century Alexandria

Originally posted on Larry Hurtado's Blog:
A gem of an essay not often noted today on Christianity in third-century Alexandria: Aline Rousselle, “La persécution des chrétiens à Alexandrie au IIIe siècle,” Revue historique de droit français et étranger 52 (1974): 222-51. Rousselle considers the references to how Christians were treated, with particular focus on the difficulties…

Resistance to Grace:The Challenge of Pelagius in the 21st century

“It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.”Leo Tolstoy In the great capital city of the Western half of Rome’s Empire, Pelagius stood at the forefront of a sort of moral and spiritual reform movement, aimed at getting Roman Christians to live up to their professions of faith rather more credibly.[i] […]