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Student and Scholar Spotlight: Dr. Robert Myles

​Dr ​Robert Myles is​ a Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Auckland. He received his PhD in Theology from the University of Auckland in 2013 and recently was  a Visiting Scholar at the University of Sheffield in the UK.  1,432 more words

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Author Interview: "Apostle Paul; A Polite Bribe" Part II

Tonight we are posting Part II of the Robert Orlando author interview for his book, the Apostle Paul: a Polite Bribe. As of this evening while I write this blog, over 1,100 of you have listened to Part I of the interview, which was posted last week. 299 more words


Miami Valley Skeptics Interview, Part 1: Jesus and the Gospels

Recently I add the pleasure to be interviewed by the Miami Valley Skeptics for a two part series. One about “Jesus and the Gospels,” and another about “Paul and the Birth of Christianity.” They asked me to join them on their show and answer a few questions they had formulated about the existence of Jesus, the letters of Paul, the nature of the Gospels, and the origins of Christianity. 4,592 more words

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The Virgin Prophecy

Josephus, writing well after the Jewish war with Rome in 65-70 A.D., looking back with hindsight, blames the destruction of their nation on an “oracle” which seems to state that a world leader will be born in Israel.

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Did Jesus leave a presence in the historical record?

This question assumes that because Jesus performed miracles, and even rose from the dead then surely there would have been a bigger reaction to him found in the historical record. 479 more words

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Jesus Research: New Volume

For those interested in latest developments in “Jesus-research” (which = especially research on the historical figure of Jesus), a recent volume comes recommended: James H. Charlesworth (ed.), Jesus Research: New Methodologies and Perceptions. 96 more words

Student and Scholar Spotlight: Dr. G. Brooke Lester

Dr. G. Brooke Lester is the Director of Digital Learning and an Assistant Professor of Hebrew Scripture at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. He Lester was raised in the Chicago area in the United Methodist Church, and was received into the Episcopal Church USA as an adult. 1,530 more words

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