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Richard Dawkins, Knowledge, and Faith


SteveCornell: Re: Richard Dawkins, Knowledge, and Faith: “Atheism is the most daring of all dogmas, for it is the assertion of a universal negative” (G.K. Chesterton) Steve Cornell Senior pastor Millersville Bible Church  ... (06/05/2011 - 00:41)

Before Abraham was...


Frank4YAHWEH: Re: Before Abraham was...: I do not believe that when Yahshua (“Jesus”) said “Before Abraham Was, I am.” that he was claiming to be “God”, “divinity” or that he existed before... (21/04/2011 - 20:26)

New creation and the kingdom of God


reddneo: Re: New creation and the kingdom of God: Peace be unto you. We believe the heaven and the earth and the host thereof were created from everlasting, as it is written in Proverbs 8:24-26. For Christ was a priest forever after the order of... (05/08/2010 - 04:48)

Contradictions in the Gospels: Problems or Opportunities?


j david smithson: Re: Contradictions in the Gospels: Problems or Opportunities?: I do not understand my anyone is concerned about Bart Ehrman’s opinion concerning anything as regards Christian apolegetics.  He,  of course,  is a non-believer by his own ... (23/07/2010 - 09:58)
Jacob: Re: Contradictions in the Gospels: Problems or Opportunities?: “So I don’t think there are two disconnected ways of understanding the NT - that of the academics, who have access to a ‘truer’ understanding of the texts, which... (17/03/2010 - 15:55)
Jacob: Re: Contradictions in the Gospels: Problems or Opportunities?: Yeah, I mean “forged” as in built or constructed an interpretation of some set of events—I don’t mean “forged” as in a forged dollar bill.   Thanks for... (16/03/2010 - 23:50)
peter wilkinson: Re: Contradictions in the Gospels: Problems or Opportunities?: Jacob - I guess you meant in the final line of your penultimate paragraph that ‘forged’ was as created as in a blacksmith’s forge, rather than a ‘forgery’, as in... (16/03/2010 - 21:30)

A non-believer's lament...


Tim: Re: A non-believer's lament...: CHRIS: Thanks alot for sharing your reflections…, it seems you have experienced, and continue to experience, quite a colorful journey. I think I may have seen the Borg presentation on... (14/06/2010 - 17:06)
ponderer: Re: A non-believer's lament...: Check out Marcus Borg’s youtube video on religious pluralism. It was a great help to me and it could be of some help to you, too, perhaps. Chris. (11/05/2010 - 17:24)
ponderer: Re: A non-believer's lament...: As far as I am concerned, “something more” is very sufficient in leading one toward deeper paths of spiritual experience with what I would call “the Real.”  If there... (11/05/2010 - 17:17)
Tim: Re: A non-believer's lament...: Good question… The entire jbas concept is, at root, an interpretation of joshua ben adam’s ‘kingdom’ of god teaching, focusing on the essence or spirit of jba... (12/03/2010 - 14:27)

The Lost World of Genesis One - John H. Walton


john doyle: Re: Sailhammer: So the Promised Land is really in present-day Iraq? That really is a revolutionary theory. (04/04/2010 - 02:34)
fresno dave: Re: Sailhammer: Hey John, thanks for engaging.   Sailhammer actually equates Garden of Eden/Promised land. See this  and this (04/04/2010 - 02:08)
john doyle: Re: Sailhammer: I’d never heard of Sailhammer’s theory before — thanks, Fresno. Though Walton doesn’t address the position directly, he offers some relevant commentary. Walton contends... (31/03/2010 - 16:37)
fresno dave: Re: The Lost World of Genesis One - John H. Walton: Thanks for this..As usual, your comments are helpful in considering books we may not be aware of.  You may also be aware of Sailhammer ( a well-respected evangelical scholar)’s... (30/03/2010 - 19:59)
john doyle: Re: Some More General Thoughts: Not a good one though. (16/03/2010 - 20:46)
peter wilkinson: Re: Some More General Thoughts: Now there’s a thought. (16/03/2010 - 20:04)
john doyle: Re: Some More General Thoughts: “the spelling has been anglicised” You mean “anglicized,” don’t you? Sure, that sounds fine, but I’d like to see it formatted in book form —... (15/03/2010 - 20:18)
peter wilkinson: Re: Some More General Thoughts: John  your contributions to the published volume of Sir Toby would be as presented on the OST website - except that the spelling has been anglicised. If you’re not happy with that, let me... (15/03/2010 - 20:07)
john doyle: Re: Some More General Thoughts: I expect that Walton and I were writing our books concurrently. Some of the rationales behind our conclusions are very similar (e.g., the meaning of bara’ and tohu, the importance of 24-hour... (15/03/2010 - 19:02)
peter wilkinson: Re: Some More General Thoughts: I enjoyed reading your comments, John. Nice that somebody has finally caught up with you at last, though a shame they got into print first. I’m not quite sure what you mean by:... (15/03/2010 - 11:46)
john doyle: Some More General Thoughts: Walton’s interpretation of Genesis 1 is essentially covered in his Propositions 1 through 9; the remaining 9 propositions are more theological and even political than exegetical. It seems to... (15/03/2010 - 06:29)
john doyle: Propositions 7-9: Temple: Now we’re at the heart of Walton’s argument. If Genesis 1 isn’t about God making the material universe or giving form to it, and if Gen. 1 is about assigning functions to the stuff... (15/03/2010 - 01:58)
john doyle: Propositions 3-6: Proposition 3: “Create” Concerns Functions Walton does a word study of bara’ which is translated as “create” Gen. 1. It’s long been recognized that God always... (14/03/2010 - 23:29)

Chiasm and inclusio


fresno dave: Re: Chiasm and inclusio: Peter: yes, I think you are onto all kinds of valid connections.   I also think many times there are chiastic elements that are not full-blown, and not intentional…at least ... (04/04/2010 - 02:03)
peter wilkinson: Re: Chiasm and inclusio: It has been suggested that chiasm is a common, maybe subconscious habit of speakers, where to reiterate what they have said, they repeat the points, but in reverse order. Use of... (31/03/2010 - 12:31)

Guerrilla Worship - Liverpool Flash Mob


The world has moved on.: Re: Guerrilla Worship - Liverpool Flash Mob : Hey Andrew, I watched the video and read the caption and I have to say, I am not sure if I agree that this is in fact worship. I can see that they are trying to make it obvious that they care for the... (21/03/2010 - 08:11)

Why YOU Should Plant a Church


The world has moved on.: Re: Why YOU Should Plant a Church: Bob, what a wonderful article, I thoroughly enjoyed it! I love when you wrote “all I can say is that I think that many church plants that seem to be failures by the standard of “Did they... (21/03/2010 - 06:38)

Day One: A Sir Toby's Creation Myth


john doyle: Re: Day One: A Sir Toby's Creation Myth: I’ve pretty well finished editing this book now, which stands at 35 thousand words. In it, as can be seen in the videos, the Sage proposes that Genesis 1 is a description of a 7-day interval... (16/03/2010 - 20:56)

A Generous Orthdoxy - Brian McLaren


john doyle: Re: A Generous Orthdoxy - Brian McLaren: I see that Andrew has written as series of posts about McLaren’s new book on his P.OST blog. Inasmuch as he formerly wrote McLaren-based posts and commented on others’ evaluations of... (16/03/2010 - 20:56)
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