Friday, March 4, 2011

Friday Wrap Up

Here is a wrap up of some of this week's stories that you may have missed.

Craig Blomberg outlines why he thinks it is important to believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus.

Ben Witherington talks about why he thinks the Gospels are historically reliable.

Curt Niccum has a short but informative piece on selecting a Bible translation.

There will no longer be any booty calls in the Bible! The Catholic Church is publishing an updated version of the New American Bible in which words like "booty" are to replaced. Apparently young people have a different mental image when they read about the armies of Israel collecting the "booty" of their enemies.

Also, the Pope is due to release a new book in which he exonerates the Jews from culpability in the death of Jesus. The article claims that he will deal with the controversial statement in Matthew 27:25 "Let his blood be upon us an dour Children." I wonder why it has taken him so long?

There has been a lot of rumblings over the last few weeks in reaction to Jennifer Knust's book Unprotected Texts in which she argues that the Bible's message on Sex is Surprisingly Mixed. This week Robert Gagnon, author of The Bible and Homosexual Practice, responds by arguing that the Bible's message on homosexuality is clear.

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