A Great Quote in Light of the New Fragment of Mark “From the 1st Century”

I have been reading David Parker’s rather interesting volume An Introduction to the New Testament Manuscripts and Their Texts and in the introduction to the book he makes the following statement which I found quite amusing given the recent hubbub about a supposed 1st century fragment of Mark. At this point I would like to avow my intention to make no… Read more →

Evangelical Logic: Birth Control and Government

If: 1. Abortion is immoral 2. Birth control reduces abortions 3. Government mandates that increase the cost of insurance are equivalent to wealth redistribution 4. Wealth redistribution is immoral 5. The government mandate reduces abortion and redistributes wealth Then: Opposition to government mandate indicates wealth redistribution is more immoral than abortion, therefore money is of higher value than human life. Read more →

An Early Non-Literal Reading of Genesis

While studying the Apostolic Fathers last semester I came across a non-literal reading of Genesis in 2 Clement. Just as background, 2 Clement, which is not written by Clement, is an early Christian homily that probably dates to around the mid-to-late second century. It is interesting in large part because it is evidence of allegorical interpretation of the Genesis story… Read more →

Cool Resource

Harvard University Extension School has a website where they have essentially posted the lectures from online courses for free public consumption. Harvard open courses feature video of Harvard faculty. The following noncredit free Harvard courses are offered online by Harvard Extension School’s Open Learning Initiative. Featuring Harvard faculty, the courses are open to the public. Intensive Introduction to Computer Science The… Read more →