Recommended Reading: October 8

apostle-paul-preaching-on-mars-hillIf you read one article this week, engage In the Beginning, the Gospel by Scot McKnight.

Have more time to read? Check out the selections below, gathered from around the blogging world.

Theology and Religion

Evangelicals, Heresy, and Scripture Alone by Matthew Block

ETS, Heresy, and the Task of Christian Scholarship by Brandon Smith

Interceding for Sodom – The Sins of a Nation by Fr. Stephen Freeman

The Purpose of Doctrine is Not Church Growth by Drew McIntyre

Biblical Studies and the History of Christianity

September Biblical Studies Carnival via Randy McCracken (See also Jim West’s contra-carnival, including Biblical Studies links from all seven continents)

Why and How Did Jesus-Devotion Erupt? by Larry Hurtado

Five Essentials of Biblical Interpretation: Canon by Ian Paul

An Argument Against Academic Elitism from a Young Academic by Jessica Parks

The Distinctiveness of Early Christianity by Larry Hurtado

Worldviews and Culture

On Church and State and Our Current Politics by James Howell

The Politics of Vulnerability by R.R. Reno

The Modern Roots of Pagan Halloween by Beth Allison Barr

The Evangelical Case Against the Candidacy of Trump by Joe Terrell

The Academic Curtain by Thomas Sowell


Published by Jacob J. Prahlow

Husband of Hayley. Dad of Bree and Judah. Lead pastor at Arise Church. MATS from Saint Louis University, MA from Wake Forest University, BA from Valparaiso University. Theologian and writer here and at Conciliar Post. Find me on social at @pastorjakestl

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