Jesus in Pop Culture White Horse Inn
What are they saying about Jesus in today’s music, movies, and television? Who is the Hipster Jesus, and how does he differ from the Macho Jesus? More importantly, how are these popular expressions of Jesus different from the real Jesus? Joining the hosts to discuss this important issue are David Zahl of Mockingbird Ministries, and James Gilmore, co-author of Authenticity and The Experience Economy.
“How can we trust a book containing so many miraculous stories, with so many miscopies and mistranslations? Isn’t it more reasonable to argue that the Bible should be read as mythology? Was the canon of Scripture decided upon for political reasons? Michael Horton discusses these questions and more with Craig Blomberg, professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary and author of Can We Still Believe The Bible?”
If you ever wanted to learn more about the Lands of the Bible but you’re not a traditional student or you can’t afford to travel to the Middle East, you will want to check out the free online “Survey of the Lands of the Bible” class that Mark Vitalis Hoffman is offering through Gettysburg Seminary.
Free Course on the Lands of the Bible http://blog.bibleplaces.com/2015/07/free-course-on-lands-of-bible.html
AMA Monday–“After the Supreme Court Decision on Marriage, What is in Store for Churches?” http://pastormattblog.com/2015/07/13/ama-monday-after-the-supreme-court-decision-on-marriage-what-is-in-store-for-churches/
Ordinary Christian Work http://www.challies.com/articles/ordinary-christian-work
John Hendrix at Monergism.com is making available a free eBook edition of J. Gresham Machen’s classic text Christianity and Liberalism.
This is one of those texts all Reformed Christians should read at least once. Here it is, for free. No excuses!
ht: Kim Riddlebarger
BiblePlaces Blog / by Todd Bolen
(by Ryan Jaroncyk)
As a layman, I have followed the “Jesus Family Tomb” and “James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus” Ossuary controversies fairly closely since 2007. In an attempt to bring greater clarity to those of us who are not archaeological, biblical, or philosophical scholars, I have composed lists summarizing what appear to be the pros and cons of each position. All of my research was conducted online and focused on reading scholarly blogs and magazine articles, scholars’ personal websites, book excerpts, and popular science and news media sources
Worth the time to read and ponder.
The Heresy of Indifference, by Burk Parsons
Indifference about doctrine is the mother of every heresy in all of history, and in our day indifference about doctrine is spreading like wildfire in the pulpits and pews of our churches. Ironically, the assertion that doctrine doesn’t matter is in fact a doctrine in itself.