Justin Brierley has a lot to answer for. He can’t just wheel out one video with an exciting guest and then be done with it. That would only distract me for an hour or so, then I could go back to everything else I’m supposed to be doing. Instead, he’s launched a whole series called … More Tom Holland meets Tom Wright
I’ve just finished listening to the latest edition of Unbelievable, on the above subject. Representing the ‘Yes’ campaign, Joseph Cummings. ‘No’, Nabeel Qureshi. This was definitely one of the best recent episodes; the dialogue was respectful and enjoyable. The conversation hovered around the issue of what we would say about Judaism for longer than I liked. (The … More Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?
It’s always nice to finish a series. Back in 2010 I read and reviewed The Longest Week by Nick Page – an in-depth historical look at the last week of Jesus’ life in Jerusalem. As such it also functioned naturally as a harmonisation of the Gospel accounts. Come 2012 I was able to add my review of … More Book Review: Kingdom of Fools by Nick Page
This week Melvyn Bragg’s show on BBC Radio 4 In Our Time discussed The Trinity. If you’re anything like me and you enjoy a bit of history and theology, this is one not to miss. It offers a great historical introduction to the topic but advances quite far (as far as it can in 45 minutes) down … More The Trinity
Listening to the Unbelievable podcast, hosted by Justin Brierley, is often an exercise in patience. He’s currently running an excellent three week series on “Was Jesus just a…?” and the first show asked the question, “Was Jesus just a zealot?” (Click to listen.) The focus of discussion was a book published in July 2013 by … More Was Jesus just a zealot?
Well, if NT Wright’s life work has taken a step nearer completion with the publication of Volume 4 of his dogmatics/institutes/magnum opus on Jesus, Paul and the New Testament, my life’s work has just been expanded to encompass trying to read the thing. This latest edition heaves its way in at nearly 1700 pages, according to … More Tom Wright and the many volumes of God
It is something of a coincidence that not long after I wrote my last post about Roger Olson on Relational Theology, I by chance discovered a book by him while on holiday in Derbyshire. Perhaps I’m a pessimist, but I didn’t really expect to find a theological book in a store advertised as a tourist … More Unexpected finds
“The Bible – From Myth to History” A few years ago I took a year-long course with my church for training in leadership and ministry. One of the many benefits was having the chance to learn from those who have been at it a long time, especially Roger Forster; in turn what he brought very … More A Test of Time – David Rohl
I posted a little while back commenting on Leonard Verduin’s treatment of the case of Michael Servetus in whose death John Calvin seems to have played some kind of significant part. Well, I’m still reading that book (The Reformers and Their Stepchildren). My incessant bad habit is starting books before I’ve finished. This begins to … More Leonard Verduin writing about the Cross
Before you read this post I must reject two possible assumptions you may have formed by looking at the title: 1. That I’m about to comment on anything in particular that Barack Obama might have said or done lately – frankly I have no idea what he’s been up to lately; 2. That the title … More The Audacity of Obama