Friday, March 18, 2011

Friday Wrap up

Here is some stuff I ran across that you might have missed this week.

Joe Lunceford has a piece on women in 1 Timothy 3:11. Should it be translated Wives, Women or Deaconess?

In light of all the hub bub surrounding Rob Bell's new book, Michael Bird has posted some Thoughts on Universalism.

Richard Mouw, President of Fuller Seminary, has also responded to Bell's book.

And Ben Witherington concludes that there is a hell and that Love Does Not Always Win.

James McGrath notes that you can take Aramaic online from the Arshama Project.

Joel Green has pointed out some some articles on Catalyst that help you to chose resources for building a good biblical studies library.

Phil Vanderploeg has a nice review of Susannah Heschel's The Aryan Jesus:Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany. Phil does a good job of summarizing the book.

My Invention of the Rapture post has proven to be quite popular (I am always amazed and a bit disappointed at what rises to the top). Similarly, Ian Paul over at Psephizo has a good post in which he tackles two of the most often used biblical passages to support the rapture theory and tells us why they do not support any such theory.


  1. Thanks for the "shout out" Dr. Byron!

  2. I enjoyed the discussion by Mr. Lunceford concerning the translation of of women in Timothy 1. Very helpful as at our church we are in the process of choosing new deacons to serve.