Top 10 Discoveries in Biblical Archaeology in 2021 — BiblePlaces.com

When I was first studying biblical archaeology and history, we would learn about the latest discoveries every few months from the newest issue of Biblical Archaeology Review or from The Jerusalem Post, if we scanned its printed pages carefully, or from reports from our professors. Journal articles were also helpful, when we had some extra… Top 10 Discoveries in Biblical Archaeology in 2021 — BiblePlaces.com Continue reading Top 10 Discoveries in Biblical Archaeology in 2021 — BiblePlaces.com

Melchizedek the Divine

It’s probably cool and in fashion in the theological scholarly clique to regard Melchizedek as a true believing Jebusite. By the way, while I highly regard scholarship (some is necessary for sure, though some effective ministers have done without it and learned from God teaching them from the bible-think of Gypsy Smith), in my observation the highest touted scholars have not been whom God has … Continue reading Melchizedek the Divine

Where Are All the Heretical Bishops in the Second Century? — Canon Fodder

I’ve noticed that Michael Bird has recently posted an article on heresy and orthodoxy in early Christianity. From what I can tell (I can’t see the entire article because it’s behind the paywall), he is pushing back against the popular narrative, originally suggested by Walter Bauer in his 1934 book Orthodoxy and Heresy in Earliest… Where Are All the Heretical Bishops in the Second Century? — … Continue reading Where Are All the Heretical Bishops in the Second Century? — Canon Fodder

Faith and Infant Baptism in Augustine and Aquinas — PeterGoeman.com

The historical evidence shows that infant baptism was regularly practiced from at least the 3rd or 4th century until the present day. One of the topics of discussion in the early church was how baptism could be an expression of faith when infants are not capable of expressing their own faith. Of particular importance in… Faith and Infant Baptism in Augustine and Aquinas — PeterGoeman.com Continue reading Faith and Infant Baptism in Augustine and Aquinas — PeterGoeman.com

John 1.17-Why Wasn’t Grace and Truth Communicated in the Mosaic Covenant?

For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. The primary purpose of Moses’ Law was to reveal sin and guilt and thus, was not gracious (Rom. 7.7). The aspect of truth to which John refers in our verse speaks to the fulfillment of all the mere figures presented in Moses’ sacrificial system. Previously in 1.14, John describes how the … Continue reading John 1.17-Why Wasn’t Grace and Truth Communicated in the Mosaic Covenant?

Learning from Speaking and Writing

When You Feel About Your Work Like Calvin Felt About His… | Zwinglius Redivivus When You Feel About Your Work Like Calvin Felt About His… | Zwinglius Redivivus Learning does not only come from hearing and reading. As a person shares their faith addition instruction is also sometimes, if not most of the time, achieved. This is the primary reason I blog. I do not … Continue reading Learning from Speaking and Writing

The Incarnation Was the Eternal Son’s Addition Not Subtraction

Christians are free to celebrate the anticipation of Christmas Day how they want. I have never really lit candles representing Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace but certainly don’t mind others doing so providing that they, hopefully in some way, think of the incarnation every day. That’s how I like to think of Christmas and Easter, not only on their accepted calendar dates. Initially, Advent referred … Continue reading The Incarnation Was the Eternal Son’s Addition Not Subtraction