Katherine Weber of the Christian Post asked me some questions this week about the recent revelation that the Gospel of Judas had been authenticated by a number of means. See http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/08/17656331-scholars-reveal-how-they-scrambled-to-authenticate-gospel-of-judas for the news report, and http://www.christianpost.com/news/gospel-of-judas-free-of-forgeries-but-still-fake-heretical-says-new-testament-scholar-93781/ for Katherine’s article (published 11 April 2013). Below are her questions and my responses. This will also be published in the Christian […]
News on the Christian Renaissance Apologia Conference coming up on April 12–13: I’ve mentioned this apologetics conference a couple of times on this site, but I thought I’d give a lot more information on it this go-around. First, a word about Christian Renaissance. This is a new concept in apologetics. In fact, it’s much more […]
Just released from the giant publishing firm, Houghton Miflin Harcourt: A New New Testament: A Bible for the 21st Century Combining Traditional and Newly Discovered Texts, edited by Hal Taussig. The advertisement from HMH distributed widely via email last week was not shy in its claims for the 600-page volume. The subject line read, “It […]
Here is a big event coming up in April. It is a new kind of apologetics conference in the Dallas Fort-Worth metroplex. If you’re in the area, you owe it to yourself to go! Visit the website to find out more information.
There’s an old Italian proverb that warns translators about jumping in to the task: “Traduttori? Traditori!” Translation: “Translators? Traitors!” The English proverb, “Something’s always lost in the translation,” is clearly illustrated in this instance. In Italian the two words are virtually identical, both in spelling and pronunciation. They thus involve a play on words. But […]
As I write this, America is just four days from choosing its president for the next four years. This has been touted as perhaps the most important election in ‘our’ collective lifetime. If you believe the ads that both candidates have conjured up against the other, it’s important because if you don’t vote or if […]
My alma mater, Biola University, is addressing LGBTQ students who have formed an underground group. Here’s the link to the announcement in Biola’s school newspaper. This is not the first evangelical school to face these issues. Wheaton, Westmont, Azusa Pacific, and several others are dealing with it. Take a look at the link and tell […]