Craig Evans Rebuts Bart Ehrman

Craig Evans and others have written the book How God Became Jesus: The Real Origins of Belief in Jesus’ Divine Nature—A Response to Bart Ehrman in order to refute Bart Ehrman’s most recent book How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee.  In this video clip, Craig Evans is interviewed about the two books by Jerry Johnston of 100 Huntley Street.

(ht: Michael Bird, one of Evans’ co-authors)


How Did Jesus Read the Old Testament?

You can cut your reading time and still get almost 100% of the value of this post by skipping the six preliminary paragraphs and jumping straight to the list of ten points.

The ten points show that the Bible is about Messiah (i.e. Christ).  Jesus understood it this way, and taught it this way.  Therefore, we should see it this way, lest He say this to us:  John 5:39.

(8 min read; 1,928 words)

How Did Jesus Read the Old Testament? | The Christward Collective.

A Useful Exhortation on Bible Reading from Douglas Wilson

This links to a useful exhortation on Bible reading from Doug Wilson.

(4 min read; 1,065 words)

Bedrock Discipleship: Bible Reading

Service Post-Mortem

It appears that the transition from my old web hosting provider to the new one is complete, except for the mopping up.  That is, I’ll probably spend the next few days or weeks refining the presentation of the pages because many of the settings were altered slightly, but the major problems appear to have been resolved.  If you notice any other problems, please bring them to my attention.

Anyone following the blog through the WordPress Reader were not transferred over.   Apparently, there was a technical obstacle to that which could not be overcome. Anyone subscribing by e-mail, however, should have been effectively transferred.  Again, if any problems, let me know.

As I complete the finishing touches on the transition, I look forward to working on the additional capabilities that this new environment provides so that I can bring you more awareness of His grace.  Thanks for your patience.


Service Update

We are in the midst of the migration from one web hosting provider for this blog to another that I announced a few days ago.  The only change you should notice from this change is that the web site address for this blog will change from


That is, “wordpress” is being removed from the URL.  That should not create issues for you, because if you enter the old address you’ll automatically be forwarded to the new one.

Nevertheless, some issues have arisen.  For one thing, if you are signed up for an e-mail or RSS feed for each post you may not have received yours this morning.  They are working on that.  For another, some links are broken, such that if you click on a link, it may not take you to the proper page.  Also, you may run across duplicate posts or comments.  They are working on that, too.

If you encounter any other problems, please leave a comment about it below so that I can bring it to the attention of the folks that are working on this transition.

Over the past four years, I have written 6,733 posts and pages.  I should not therefore expect to transfer this much data, along with all the comments attached to these posts and pages, without a few issues.  I hope for your understanding.

Were the Gospel Writers Biased? by J. Warner Wallace

In this 4-minute video, J. (Jim) Warner Wallace, a former police detective, explains why the apostles’ deaths are credible testimony to the resurrection of Christ.

Service Announcement

In order to be able to support some additional services I want to provide you, I am switching web hosting providers.  This change will be take place over the next few days.  It may take as long as a week to complete.

We always hope transitions like this will be smooth, but there is a chance there will be some service disruptions.  For example, there may be an occasion or two when the web site is unavailable.  More importantly, there may be delays or omissions in the e-mail delivery of posts for those of you who are signed up for that.

Let’s hope for the best.  But if there are difficulties, at least you have been forewarned.  I will report to you when the transition is complete.

I need to send out this notice for each of my five blogs because I don’t have access to the e-mail addresses and therefore don’t know who is signed up for more than one blog.  Therefore, I apologize if you receive duplicates of this notice.

God bless you.


Are the Movies “Noah” and the “Son of God” Worth Seeing?

Thoughts on “Christian” movies in theaters these days:

From Ed Stetzer:

 Why I’m Recommending Christians Go See The Movie NoahPhil Cooke

I’ve been doing a series, looking at the issues of the Noah movie (both positive and negative). Here is Phil’s advice (with which I agree, if you are wondering).

See the full article at Christianity Today.

US-based British Bible scholar Mark Goodacre gives a 20-minute audio perspective (he says it’s not a “review”) on The Son of God.

NT Pod 72: Son of God Movie