Credibility: A Terrible Thing to Lose

John William Burgon became Dean of Chichester Cathedral in 1876 and is usually referred to as “Dean Burgon.” He is remembered for his passionate defence of the historicity and Mosaic authorship of Genesis and of Biblical inerrancy in general. (Wikipedia) While he may be commended for his defence of the Bible’s veracity, he was also somewhat simplistic and took seemingly leaps of faith where empirical evidence … Continue reading Credibility: A Terrible Thing to Lose

Where the Romans breached Jerusalem wall — Ferrell’s Travel Blog

There is abundant evidence of the presence of the Romans in Jerusalem and the land they would later call Palestine. Now comes specific evidence of the place where Titus’ army breached the Third Wall of the city. The Israel Antiquities Authority released this information earlier today. — “ — Impressive and fascinating evidence of the […] via Where the Romans breached Jerusalem wall — Ferrell’s Travel … Continue reading Where the Romans breached Jerusalem wall — Ferrell’s Travel Blog

NT Inscriptions — Gallio Proconsul of Achaia (Acts 18:12)

At one time I saw an advertising slogan which, to me, seemed very effective: “The closer you look, the better we look.” This slogan invited the prospective buyer to carefully examine the product on offer  to see the manufacturer’s attention to the minute details of the item. This same slogan may be applied to the bible. We moderns possess a staggering wealth of relevant historic … Continue reading NT Inscriptions — Gallio Proconsul of Achaia (Acts 18:12)

New Testament Inscriptions — Erastus of Corinth (Acts 19:22; Romans 16:13; 2 Timothy 4:20) — HolyLandPhotos’ Blog

Part of a pavement found near the theater of Corinth which mentions “Erastus” who was the aedile of the city. An “aedile” was in charge of the financial matters of the city — and was very wealthy. The pavement was laid about A.D. 50. The New Testament book of Romans was written by Paul from […] via New Testament Inscriptions — Erastus of Corinth (Acts 19:22; … Continue reading New Testament Inscriptions — Erastus of Corinth (Acts 19:22; Romans 16:13; 2 Timothy 4:20) — HolyLandPhotos’ Blog

Gate Complex at Tel Lachish, Israel and Hezekiah’s Reforms Connected by Archeological Discovery

A truly fascinating discovery occurred recently in the field of Biblical Archaeology. The suggestion of symbolic defilement by use of representative articles at worship sites informs much to us about ancient cultic practices. Of course it validates Israel’s ancient existence (some groups deny Israel existed in antiquity) and is  consistent with the biblical record. Haaretz; Hamevaser; The Jerusalem Post, September 29, 2016 An Israel Antiquities Authority … Continue reading Gate Complex at Tel Lachish, Israel and Hezekiah’s Reforms Connected by Archeological Discovery

129. Roman Catholic Theology after Vatican II: An Interview — Vatican Files

October 1st, 2016 Excerpts of an interview published in Unio Cum Christo. International Journal of Reformed Theology and Life, Vol. 2, No. 2 (October 2016). Since Martin Luther’s reformation, three major events in the life of the Roman Catholic Church have marked its reaction not only to Protestantism but also to developments in the modern… via 129. Roman Catholic Theology after Vatican II: An Interview — … Continue reading 129. Roman Catholic Theology after Vatican II: An Interview — Vatican Files