Category: Bible

The Key to the Gospel of John: Part Three

In my previous post, I claimed that the concept of ‘sign’ in John’s gospel has a specific, intentional meaning. I suggested that part of this meaning is a miraculous activity by Jesus. However, in the interim I found this excellent...

/ February 13, 2006

The Key to the Gospel of John: Part Two

Earlier, I raised the somewhat wild possibility that the fact that John is the “disciple whom Jesus loved” is the key to his Gospel. While I did not elaborate because my students were discussing the book (giving too much info...

/ February 11, 2006

The Key to the Gospel of John

My students and I are reading through the Gospel of John right now in my classes. I have always found the gospel of John to be not only enigmatic and illusive, but deeply enriching and attractive. Today in my classes...

/ February 1, 2006

Jesus’ Meaning

Mere-O friend Rick Radcliffe recently wrote one of the most thorough and detailed explications and critiques of Marcus Borg’s Christology (as elucidated in The Meaning of Jesus that I’ve read. Of course, Dr. Borg’s apparent view is that the gospels...

/ September 3, 2005

Evangelicals Desperately Need to Practice Spiritual Disciplines: an Exhortation from Romans

Last week I attended a summer class put on by a fairly typical Southern California church on spiritual disciplines. I thought it was cool that they even cared about spiritual disciplines – a subject grossly neglected by most evangelicals. For...

/ July 16, 2005

Under Review: Listening to the Spirit in the Text

(Note: I’m republishing this review as I am currently in St. Louis. Normal blogging returns Sunday). On a recent foray into our library, I picked up Gordon Fee’s Listening to the Spirit in the Text. A treasure trove of previously...

/ July 12, 2005

The Strong Doctrine of Biblical Inerrancy

I was just listening to a lecture by JP Moreland on the doctrine of Biblical inerrancy. A few highlights – these are not comprehensive arguments by any stretch but are aspects of the bigger argument that struck me: 1) The...

/ June 27, 2005

We May Have been Wrong

Recently, Mere-O featured a story in the Independent about previously unknown Greek texts being deciphered. It turns out the story may not be a story at all. From Hannibal at arstechnica: So as of right now, the rest of the...

/ April 20, 2005

The Sort of Thing Mere-O Goes Nuts Over

From the Independent: Now, in a breakthrough described as the classical equivalent of finding the holy grail, Oxford University scientists have employed infra-red technology to open up the hoard, known as the Oxyrhynchus Papyri, and with it the prospect that...

/ April 18, 2005

Reynolds on TNIV

Naturally, Dr. Reynolds offers a unique and insightful perspective: We are people of the Book. We cannot accept a post-literate culture anymore than we leave pre-literate cultures alone. We must teach all God’s people to read. Media other than books...

/ February 18, 2005