The Passion, prophecy, the pedigree of proof-texting, and a podcast

Mark Goodacre’s latest NT Pod discusses the high concentration of “according to the Scriptures” tags in the Gospels’ Passion narratives and asks whether the Passion narratives are prophecies historicized (as argued by Crossan) or tradition scripturalized. The specific context of his discussion is the Passion narratives, but the principle that will explain it goes for […]

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

More discussion of Christocentrism in the Old Testament

Keith Reich over at Know Thyself has put up a post along the lines of my recent one about why I reject Christocentric readings of the OT that view certain passages as consciously or unconsciously about Jesus. He gives several good examples and reasons why he does, too. My hard and fast rule for reading any […]

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Mondays with MacDonald (on the purpose and limits of the Bible)

Sad, indeed, would the whole matter be, if the Bible had told us everything God meant us to believe. But herein is the Bible itself greatly wronged. It nowhere lays claim to be regarded as the Word, the Way, the Truth. The Bible leads us to Jesus, the inexhaustible, the ever unfolding Revelation of God. It is Christ “in […]

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Christocentric readings of the Bible in the blogosphere

Although I was once critical of “Christocentric” readings of Scripture in general, I have recently considered that there is really only one brand of it that I have major problems with. Specifically, I dislike a Christocentric bibliology that views the entirety of the Bible as sub-consciously or self-consciously about Jesus. Jesus’ foot was the one […]

Friday, September 24th, 2010

A Faroese solution to divine violence

I’d like to point out a new contribution to the recent conversation in the blogosphere on the topic of the OT vs. NT depictions of God’s disposition — and not just because my blog is referenced! Arni makes some excellent statements, including the following: Jesus not only preaches non-violence and lives non-violently when there was ample […]

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010