Thursday, January 19

Round the Sphere Again

  • You'll find this week's Christian Carnival posted here at Dunmoose the Ageless.

  • Mark D. Roberts has a series of posts titled The Bible, the Qur'an, Bart Ehrman, and the Words of God that I highly recommend. I was particularly interested in the posts that deal with Bart Ehrman's book Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why:
    1. Do We Even Have the Bible God Inspired?
    2. The Text-Critical Case Against Biblical Inspiration, Section A
    3. The Text-Critical Case Against Biblical Inspiration, Section B

    He promises more posts in this series as well, so if you enjoyed those, you'll want to go back to check for more.

  • Mark Roberts also links to two reviews of Bart Ehrman's book:
    1. Review of Bart Ehrman, Misquoting Jesus, by P.J Williams at Evangelical Textual Criticism, a blog you'll want to bookmark if you're interested in textual critical issues.
    2. Review of Bart D. Ehrman, Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 2005) by Daniel Wallace.

  • And there are more Ehrman links: On the Dividing Line, James White has been taking on Ehrman's remarks in an interview on NPR:
    1. December 16
    2. December 20
    3. December 22
    4. December 28
    5. December 29
    6. January 3
    7. January 5
    8. January 10
    9. January 17.

  • Dan Edelen has a intriguing series with some of his suggestions for ways for the church to improve:21 Steps to a 21st Century Church: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.

    You probably won't agree with them all, but that's beside the point, because they'll make you think.


  • The Parableman discusses the ideas and statements of the Emergent Church in Emergent Church: Apostate or Nothing New Under the Sun?
    It might well be that the Emergent Church has something new to offer that isn't constitutive of apostacy. But the two most obvious ways to take some of their central claims do seem to me to be ambiguous between two primary interpretive frameworks: (1) that they are saying something new that in fact distances them from central Christian teaching and (2) that they are saying something that isn't really new among evangelicals but because of their false categories they've taken to be new.

  • Update: Oops, I forgot. There's more fundametalism discussion:
    1. At Jordan's View: Fundamentalism: Not Necessarily a Bad Word
    2. From Smart Christian: AMERICAN CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTALISM
    3. Doug at CoffeeSwirlsgives us Fundamentalism: Legal and Narrow?

  • Magic Statitics give us A primer on crime statistics, which discusses how crime statistics are collected and what must be done in order to make meaningful comparisons of crime statistics between nations.

  • Dr. Bob explains why cancer screening is not as simple as you might think. Once again, it's all about statistics.

  • There's more discussion on the comments of this post.

  • Keep checking out Best of the GodBlogs.

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