I buy her pizza, and she lets me come over and play The Last of Us on her ps3.
I’m gonna like being a part of this family.
Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.
So, let me get this straight. You thought Jesus was the Son of God, the most important person…
Let’s also keep in mind the fact that the vast majority of the population was all-but, if not completely, illiterate. What use are books in a primarily oral culture? The existence of Thomas, various non-canonical gospels, and the Q tradition point towards a variety of stories that were indeed written down. There is no doubt that the oral tradition vastly exceeds what remains today within the canon.
American history classes are an object lesson in refusing to acknowledge that your fave is problematic
"Control yourself," whispers the conscience.
"Stop," whispers the wallet.
"Shut up, we’re in a bookstore," whispers the heart.
This was such an odd comment on a picture to wake up to. Mainly because: a) I’m possibly one of the most un-southern people you’d ever meet in the south, b) (though you can’t see it) I was wearing Chacos with my jeans rolled up, and c) we were dancing to The Cramps.
Was it the shirt? What makes me look “stereotypically southern”?
Diving into some new on reads on this cloudy Friday evening. I’m excited to finally spend some time with Brown, who is undoubtedly a giant in New Testament studies.
Udo Schnelle, Theology of the New Testament, trans. M. Eugene Boring (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2009), 52-3.
Interesting stuff here, especially coming from a German scholar. I’d also add that the individual/community encounter with said texts throughout history further proves the point about the lack of a theology of the New Testament. Complicating the issue is the fact that the many Christianities have differing canons.