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From the Archives: God Is Not The Archives

From the Archives: God Is Not The Archives

A throwback from Adam Morton. 

One great benefit of regularly preaching and teaching from the Bible in exchange for money, aside from the money itself (fine, not spectacular), is that it forces me into confrontation with portions of scripture that would otherwise escape notice. My spiritual discipline is inadequate to compel this in any other way. Take that under advisement as you read. By the call of God I have a certain limited authority, and by sheer divine grace expressed through good genes I have fair powers of recall–nevertheless, my knowledge of chapter and verse would not impress anyone who has long made…

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The New Yorker on Modern (Re-)Interpretations of Jesus

The New Yorker on Modern (Re-)Interpretations of Jesus

For all you New Yorker readers out there, I’d like to recommend an interesting (though unsurprising) article in this week’s issue entitled “What Did Jesus Do?”.  The premise of the article is a familiar one: to strip away all the tradition and fairy tales of Christian tradition, and get back to who the historical Jesus really was. In typical New Yorker fashion, the author, Adam Gopnik, pays homage to the usual suspects (Richard Dawkins, Bart Ehrman), while also admitting that these guys basically “write the same book over and over” (true).

All that aside,…

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Bart Ehrman and the Rashomon Effect

Bart Ehrman and the Rashomon Effect

I recently caught part of the March 31 debate between Bart Erhman and Craig Evans on the reliability of the Gospels. While listening to Dr. Ehrman drone on in his typical, dated, liberal textual criticism of the Bible, something struck me: Dr. Erhman has completely ignored the Rashomon effect.

Dr. Ehrman’s argument is basic (and more than a little sophomoric): that the Gospel writers contradict each other in some of the things they record Jesus saying and doing, and so these discrepancies mean that none of the events recorded in the Gospels can be trusted. But Ehrman…

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Bart Ehrman on The Colbert Report

Old news by now, but great nonetheless [thanks, Jake!]:

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
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How To Make A Funeral More Depressing

How To Make A Funeral More Depressing

There was a thought-provoking piece on NPR this morning about the rising popularity of “non-religious” songs being chosen for funerals. Interestingly, the song at the top of the list was Sinatra’s “My Way”. Here are the lyrics:

My WayAnd now, the end is near;And so I face the final curtain.My friend, Ill say it clear,Ill state my case, of which Im certain.

Ive lived a life thats full.Ive traveled each and every highway;And more, much more than this,I did it my way.

Regrets, Ive had a few;But then again, too few to mention.I did what I had to doAnd saw it through without…

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