#Book Review Part 1: From Text to Performance


From Text to Performance: Narrative and Performance Criticisms in Dialogue and Debate (Biblical Performance Criticism) Edited by Kelly R. Iverson About the Author Kelly R. Iverson is Associate Professor of New Testament at Baylor University. He is the author of Gentiles in the Gospel of Mark (2007), and coeditor of Mark as Story (2011) andContinue reading “#Book Review Part 1: From Text to Performance”

Really Recommended Posts 1/8/16- Hyperbole, Voluntarism, commentaries, and more!


Shared from J.W. Wartick, a snippet, great post.   Happy New Year! Let’s kick off the year with another round of “Really Recommended Posts.” It’s cold so we’re doing an owl post edition. The topics I have for you, dear readers, include divine voluntarism (what?), hyperbole and the Canaanite conquest narratives, Leibniz’s contingency argument forContinue reading “Really Recommended Posts 1/8/16- Hyperbole, Voluntarism, commentaries, and more!”

The Cloud Rider


Shared from Spoiledmilks, a snippet of Lindsay’s excellent review of Dr. Mike S Heiser’s amazing book The Unseen Realm.   One of the biggest enemies of God’s people was another god called Baal. Israel was a monotheistic community, but they usually didn’t live like it. Baal was the storm and fertility god. So if hisContinue reading “The Cloud Rider”

The “At’s” of the Second Coming


Shared from Mike’s Place on the Web, a snippet, excellent piece! The very tiny Greek word, en, is used a lot in Scripture, especially in relation to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. It means “at,” and yet it means a little more than just “at.” It has to do with a fixed point inContinue reading “The “At’s” of the Second Coming”

Book Review: “American Exceptionalism and Civil Religion” by John Wilsey


Shared from J.W. Wartick, a snippet, excellent review! John D. Wilsey’s American Exceptionalism and Civil Religion sheds light on the ways that Americans through history have conceived of the United States as a blessed nation. The book is organized around various historical periods, from the origins of exceptionalism in the earliest colonial periods to modern times. OneContinue reading “Book Review: “American Exceptionalism and Civil Religion” by John Wilsey”

Brief response to Scot McKnight’s latest


Shared from Dr. Chris Tilling’s blog, a snippet of this excellent review! I’m a big fan of Tom Wright even if I’m largely convinced by certain apocalyptic readings of Paul. So I am invested in these conversations at numerous levels. Here’s a few thoughts, then, in response to Scot McKnight’s most recent review post ofContinue reading “Brief response to Scot McKnight’s latest”

Book Review | Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage


Shared from Heather C King, a snippet, book review. Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage by Greg Smalley and Erin Smalley Greg and Erin Smalley share what they call 12 Secrets for a Lifelong Romance in their new book, Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage.   Each chapter offers up a tip/secret/marriage principle, such as honoring one another,Continue reading “Book Review | Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage”

And He Struggled With the Angel


Shared from Spoiledmilks, a snippet of this excellent book review!   Since I didn’t want you to think The Unseen Realm was only about Nephilim, I wanted to write about the Trinity as seen in the Old Testament. Last time I looked at the blurring between the Angel of YHWH and YHWH himself in GenesisContinue reading “And He Struggled With the Angel”

Book Review: A Reader’s Greek New Testament (3d ed)


Shared from Eis Doxan, a snippet of this excellent review.   Zondervan has recently released the third edition of its Reader’s Greek New Testament and I will say, having used it for a little while now, it is a noticeable improvement over the previous edition. On the one hand, there are no drastic changes. TheContinue reading “Book Review: A Reader’s Greek New Testament (3d ed)”