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Are You Ready for Some Football?

Well, my granddaughter is. Not that she can even say “football.” But she’s already learned to dress for the occasion. And she is quite the trendsetter. No doubt all the coeds will follow suit and wear houndstooth elephant bows to the all … Continue reading

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I finished N. T. Wright’s Paul and the Faithfulness of God! Part 4

Perhaps the central teaching of Paul and the Faithfulness of God is that Paul was essentially a Second Temple period Jewish thinker, steeped in the Scriptures, and absolutely persuaded that Jesus is the Messiah promised by the prophets and that the … Continue reading

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I finished N. T. Wright’s Paul and the Faithfulness of God! Part 3

I’m continuing to attempt to summarize N. T. Wright’s Paul and the Faithfulness of God. It’s rather like attempting to summarize the Encyclopedia Britannica — or for my younger readers, the Wikipedia. Wright’s book is truly encyclopedic (or Wikipedic). And so … Continue reading

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I finished N. T. Wright’s Paul and the Faithfulness of God! Part 2

Chapters 3-5 of the book are all about the Greco-Roman world in which Paul worked. It’s history — and I love it. I’m a history buff. The significance for Paul’s writings is not as obvious as the Jewish background covered in chapter … Continue reading

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I finished N. T. Wright’s Paul and the Faithfulness of God! Part 1

It’s been nearly a year and 7 hospitalizations since my copy arrived from Amazon on November 6, 2013, but I finally finished the 1,700-page book. Having a one-week vacation helped, but what helped more was Amazon’s offer to sell me … Continue reading

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N. T. Wright at Oklahoma Christian University

This video is from a Q&A session at Oklahoma Christian University, which is affiliated with the Churches of Christ and historically has been fairly conservative. It’s truly fascinating viewing. Among other topics, Wright discusses predestination, the organic church vs. the … Continue reading

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Apologetics: August 24, 2014 class (Jesus is the Messiah)

So this is the last class for the quarter, but less than half the classes have been recorded. I got a late start and I’ve had substitutes teaching while I’ve been on vacation or in the hospital. But I start … Continue reading

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Contact System Broken

Up at the top of this page, there’s a link called “Contact,” which in theory allows you to send me a private message. However, for some reason, the WordPress software stopped forwarding messages to my email. And I’ve just learned … Continue reading

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On Vacation

I’m on vacation this coming week, in Destin, Florida. A very nice place to vacation indeed. And I have all four kids, two daughters-in-law, and most importantly, two grandchildren here with me. So I plan to be a little distracted. … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 7: Is Marriage Indissoluble Because Covenants are Indissoluble?

[Mojohn: I’m convinced that "contract" is not the most accurate English word to describe the marriage relationship. God himself calls marriage a covenant (Malachi 2:14). As I understand covenants in the ancient Near East, a party was bound to perform his … Continue reading

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