Immediate Reaction: SCOTUS and Hobby Lobby

By now you’ve likely heard: the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled 5-4 in favor of Hobby Lobby’s (and other companies) contention that it should not be forced to provide certain types of contraception for its employees due to the religious beliefs concerning abortion (click here for the full text of the ruling).Continue reading “Immediate Reaction: SCOTUS and Hobby Lobby”

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Book Review: The Case for Christ: Student Edition (Strobel)

Lee Strobel may be the most well-known Christian apologist of our time; he is certainly one of the most proficient, having written and co-written nearly thirty books on apologetics, in addition to working on numerous audio and curriculum series. Having read several of Strobel’s books over the years, I was delighted when The Case forContinue reading “Book Review: The Case for Christ: Student Edition (Strobel)”

Recommended Reading: June 21-27

Below are this weeks suggested blog posts from around the internet. As always, I hope that you find them interesting and thought-provoking. Cheers, JP If You Only Read One Article, Read Dusty Tomes vs Sharpened Minds by Stephen Sutherland Theology and Religion Rhyne Putman on the Development of Doctrine by Michael Bird I am notContinue reading “Recommended Reading: June 21-27”

The Ordered Body: Richard A. Horsley

This post is part of our ongoing series on Head Coverings in Corinth. Today we turn to Richard A. Horsley’s perspective as found in I Corinthians (Abingdon New Testament Commentaries). Upon examining Horsley’s contextual concerns, his interpretation of First Corinthians 11.2-16, and the conceptions of the human body within that passage, we will note thatContinue reading “The Ordered Body: Richard A. Horsley”

The Socially Gendered Body: Richard B. Hays

This post is part of our ongoing series on Head Coverings in Corinth. We begin with Richard B. Hays’ perspective found in First Corinthians: An Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching. As we examine the context, his interpretation of First Corinthians 11.2-16, and the conceptions of body that come from this passage, weContinue reading “The Socially Gendered Body: Richard B. Hays”

Head Coverings in Corinth

The next two weeks Pursuing Veritas is running a series on contemporary scholar’s perspectives on Head Coverings in Corinth. This series is based on a paper written for a graduate seminar at Wake Forest University that focused on topics surrounding the human body and sexuality in Early Christianity. The topic of head coverings is oftenContinue reading “Head Coverings in Corinth”

Early Christian Soteriology

By the early fourth century, the Christianity had spread across the Roman world with surprising speed, tenacity, and relative uniformity of belief. While the early Church was by no means completely uniform in doctrine, belief, or practice, the vast majority of Christians professed what has become known as Christian Orthodoxy.[1] Heresies such as Docetism, Ebionism,Continue reading “Early Christian Soteriology”

Book Review: Revelations of Divine Love (Julian of Norwich)

In the history of the great theological and spiritual tradition known as Christianity, there have been a plentitude of insightful and profound writings by a heterogeneous mix of individuals and communities. In the nearly two millennia since the Jesus Movement began, only a choice few of these works have risen to the become the proverbialContinue reading “Book Review: Revelations of Divine Love (Julian of Norwich)”

Recommended Reading: June 14-20

Below are this week’s suggested blog post from around the internet. As always, I hope that you find them interesting, insightful, and perhaps even a bit challenging. Cheers, JP If You Only Read One Article, Read Why Do People Become Catholic? by R. R. Reno Theology and Religion Should a Theologian’s Life Affect How WeContinue reading “Recommended Reading: June 14-20”

Church Search: Roman Catholic Church

This post is part of our ongoing Church Search. For more information on our search and the churches we have visited already, please click here. During the “First Exposure” phase of our search, we are visiting different churches to gain a basic understanding of their doctrines and practices. Following these visits, we will post someContinue reading “Church Search: Roman Catholic Church”