An observant reader of the New Testament will note that all four of the Gospels are formally anonymous. The Synoptics do not give any hint concerning authorship, while John’s Gospel only hints at the author’s identity in the cryptic title … Continue reading Not So Anonymous: Evidence for the Early Existence of the Titles of the Gospels
There is a fascination with the idea of “lost Gospels” or “secret Gospels” that were “suppressed” by the “theological winners.” The canon of the Bible is only in the form it is because a certain group won out, so the … Continue reading Different Gospels: Quotations from Apocryphal Gospels
It is sometimes assumed at the popular level that much of the form of Christian theology and belief derives from the time of Constantine and was perhaps even foisted upon the church by Constantine himself. (People, for whatever reason, like … Continue reading Early Summations of Christian Belief
In my review of Michael Todd’s book Crazy Faith, I mentioned his vision of faith is essentially in line with a health, wealth, and prosperity gospel. This vision of faith seems especially influenced by what is commonly known as Word … Continue reading Word of Faith Influences in Michael Todd’s Teaching
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Welcome to my blog. You can expect to find me writing about church history, theology, biblical exegesis, critiques of false teaching, and perhaps the occasional book review. Whatever I write about, my hope is that it is useful for the equipping of the saints for ministry.