Five Things Everyone Should Know About the Bible

The Christian Bible remains the most influential written work of Western Civilization, influencing language, government, economics, social groups, institutions, and culture. While many people own a Bible and some even read it on occasion, there are some things that you should know about the Bible that you might not have heard before. (1) The writingsContinue reading “Five Things Everyone Should Know About the Bible”

On Launching a New Blog

This week marks two momentous occasions: first, the completion of my Master of Arts degree from Wake Forest University. And second, the launching of this new blog, Pursuing Veritas. Pursuing Veritas is a blog dedicated to reflecting upon theological, historical, and cultural topics from the perspective of a follower of Jesus Christ who lives inContinue reading “On Launching a New Blog”

Bible Translations, Not Inspired

Occasionally I will run into someone who holds and unusually “high” view of a certain translation of the Bible. The most notable (or notorious, depending on your position) are those people who subscribe to the “King James Only” position. But there are also people I have met who argue for the supremacy of the RevisedContinue reading “Bible Translations, Not Inspired”

Book Review: Lost Scriptures (Bart Ehrman)

In Lost Scriptures: Books that Did Not Make It Into The New Testament (OUP, 2003) New Testament scholar and textual critic Bart D. Ehrman compiles a translation and brief introduction to forty-seven writings of the Jesus Movement and Early Christian Church. Providing the scholar and student easy to understand and accurate English translations of theseContinue reading “Book Review: Lost Scriptures (Bart Ehrman)”