The Protestant Reformation is one of the most significant events in human history yet most people, even Protestants, know nothing about it. In honour of its 500th anniversary which falls today, below is a great primer on the world changing period. Continue reading “Crash Course on the Reformation”
Is it really just a metaphor? The question of metaphorical versus literal has been touched upon before on this blog but in this interview it is taken to a whole new level. New Testament scholar, Dr. Erin Heim discusses the concept of metaphor and then applies it to the question of what Paul meant by adoption. This the subject of her latest book Adoption in Galatians and Romans: Contemporary Metaphor Theories and the Pauline Huiothesia Metaphors. Now the stuff to do with modern metaphor theory is a bit challenging but it is well worth paying close attention to.
Poverty is a huge issue Continue reading “Serving the Poor”
The gospels are often described as ancient Greco-Roman biographies but what were they like and how do they differ from modern biographies? Continue reading “The Gospels as Ancient Biographies”